by Robert Wilkinson
Through the years I've heard many complain that they feel like they have bad karma or bad luck. I've also heard many who thought that by "turning it over to God" somehow their lives would change for the better. Today we examine how we can consciously cooperate to make our lives a more joyous adventure.
This is an article I published 3 years ago, with many additions and subtractions. The last time I published a link to the original article, I prefaced what you're about to read with this:
Due to on-going stressful aspects in the collective field, it's important to focus on what we can do to maintain optimism and productive momentum during this time.
Today we're going to re-examine... issues of negative mental states, unfortunate karma or "luck," and what is available for us to use for ours and others' benefit as we navigate the tides and waves of life. You will find many gems to consider and use to make your mind, feelings, and life into more positive states of Being-ness than you may have imagined before now.
This article is a useful reminder of what we can do to counter the prevailing negative "atmospheres." I believe we have more power to change our karma, and therefore our "destiny," than we usually think. It does take some degree of self discipline, applying a higher Love, Wisdom, and Intelligence. Over time these help us succeed in transmuting the negative to the positive, suffering to compassion, and ignorance to Higher Awareness.
Those who are unhappy or in difficulties, having a hard time with their life choices, often believe that by surrendering to "a higher power" their life will be better in the future. While surrendering to a "Higher Power" is always a good thing to do, we still have to do our own part in participating in bringing good karma out of bad, or better "luck" for ourselves in the future.
Our birth chart shows how to time our life choices correctly. All "bad luck" or "bad Karma" are the results of prior causes we can and should correct in the moment we confront these.
No "bad luck" or "bad karma" has the power that our Eternal Consciousness has, since they are impermanent forms created by perception. Stop giving power to these negative states. We can transmute and reverse much that brings suffering by being conscious on a level beyond these things.
We start with choosing to make "good karma" and "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. Just remember that it may take us some time to turn the ocean liner of our life and point it in a better direction.
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.
We all have had moments when we are weak in Spirit and yield to the delusion that the source of our suffering is beyond our ability to cure. That's a universal part of the human experience. These moments are a challenge for us to rise above our "mind suffering over its own suffering," and take responsibility for cultivating our Highest intention, regardless of outer circumstances.
When we are weak, we humans also 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, as well as all actions that produce beneficial 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 Saint, Sage, or another high being or several are allowed by their higher Karma of Service to put out such a powerful Thoughtform, such as pujas and "demonstrations" (a la Florence Scovel Shinn). These thought forms create a 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 consciously cooperate with our Highest Self, become strong, and learn to steer our lives in beneficial directions. That takes applying our Spiritual Will toward a greater good.
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.
Everything in life, whether pleasurable or painful, serves 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 very well look after us and guide our footsteps in our life's path, since our lives are eternally the field in which we live and breathe and have our Being. And yet, 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.
The Teacher, the Teaching, and the Taught all exist simultaneously. There is no separation between you and your Highest Self except in your lower self's identification with the parts of you that suffer.
Our "Higher Triad" is our Spiritual Body. This is the source from which all our life forms, feelings, and ideas result. Our Highest Self is not separate from our Father-Mother God in Heaven that is ONE. We ARE the God we 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.
Again, 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, 2010 Robert Wilkinson