by Robert Wilkinson
Sometimes I hear from people who feel like they are victims of bad luck or bad karma, and are unhappy with some aspect of their life. Often they are in some form of difficulty and having a hard time with their life choices, and believe that by "putting it in God's hands" it hopefully will be better in the future. While surrendering to a "Higher Power" is always a good thing to do, it does not mean we don't have our own part in participating in bringing good karma out of bad, or better "luck" for ourselves in the future.
Our birth chart does show how to time our life choices correctly. All "bad luck," "bad Karma," or "bad yoga" are the results of prior causes we can and should correct in the moment we confront these. None of these things has the power that your Eternal Consciousness has, since they are impermanent forms. Stop giving power to these things. You can reverse all of these things easily by being conscious on a level beyond these things. But YOU must choose to make "good karma," "good yoga," "good luck." WE create all the "good luck" there is in Heaven and on Earth by taking responsibility to choose wise actions at critical moments.
We all have past karmas to fulfill, usually through people and circumstances. These teach us how to move out of unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and actions, as these behaviors create "bad luck" and "bad karma" in our future. We have the power to turn misfortune into beneficial and altruistic thoughts, words, feelings, and deeds if we so choose. By doing that we lessen our problems in the future, and create beneficial "karma" or "luck" by virtue of our heart's ability to attract that which is its perfect delight. In fact, we are doing or not doing this every moment we think, feel, and act.
Though there are times we are weak in Spirit and yield to the delusion that the source of our suffering is outside our ability to cure, ultimately it forces us to take responsibility for cultivating our Highest intention, regardless of outer circumstances. When we are weak, we tend to seek the cure in other things and people. There is nothing wrong with knowing we need a healer, but we must cooperate with the cure.
That is the secret to all rituals, mantras, all affirmations, all beneficial actions and results. It is true that many times a "ritual," "mantra," "affirmation," prayer or some form of "karma yoga" done on our behalf by another has a concrete beneficial effect and "good things happen to us." That is because we pick up on the vibration and choose to align with it, whether we know it or not, or how and why it works.
There are times a high being or several are allowed by their own higher Karma of Service to put out such a powerful Thoughtform, such as pujas and "demonstrations" (a la Florence Scovel Shinn) that it creates a temporary field in which we can move forward, consciously or unconsciously, so that each of us can become that which we seek. Still, while High Beings may create "Heaven's Luck" for us, it is only so we can willingly cooperate with our Highest Self, become strong, and learn to steer our lives in beneficial directions.
We are part of a group work, and external things show us our connectedness within a greater process. When we are strong, we offer cures to other things and people, and willingly accept the cures offered to us, since we are part of a larger Ray group Soul.
Even to believe that someone calling for a "demonstration" on your behalf has more power to do that than YOU is somewhat of an illusion. You and that which heals you are ONE. All good things in our life serve to help us grow out of giving our power to external things to hinder us. When we are aligned with our Higher Self, we have the power to send out vibrations that attract whatever is beneficial to our highest intention and evolution.
Spirit, God or something "higher up in the universe" might look after us and guide our footsteps in our life's path, as those are eternally the field in which we live and breathe and have our Being. Still, from one angle of vision, the God or Spirit that guides us is not separate from our Highest Self, our Atma-Buddhi-Manas operating at a subtle but very high plane of consciousness from which all our forms, feelings, and ideas result. Our Highest Self is not separate from our Father-Mother God in Heaven that is ONE. You ARE the God you seek.
There is no power but God. Repeat this: THERE IS NO POWER THAN GOD. No thing has power. Only God has power. Thou art That. Open to the Way, and God will show you, since YOU have the power to know God. The healer, the healing, and the healed are ONE. We may be human, but we are simultaneously and indivisibly Eternal Consciousness, a spark of Divine Mind that is Omnipresent, Omniscient, and Omnipotent. We have more power, wisdom, love, and intelligence than we think.
© Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson