I've sat here many times, waiting for life to kick the butt of the person who did me wrong, hoping that his suffering would make him understand mine, and I could then stop hurting and feel justified. Life really doesn't happen that way. I mean, you may get "lucky" and live long enough to see somebody get their "just dues", but what does that really solve, except to fuel your anger and thirst for vengeance...meaning, you're still suffering?
Karma is different from the Laws of the Universe, such as, if you pollute your drinking water, you won't have clean water to drink. This is just common sense. Karma has more to do with ongoing emotional "punishment and reward" scenarios between people, that continue from lifetime to lifetime. Karma is chosen.
I often get asked by clients what my views are on karma. Here is what I responded to someone today:
"Karma...I have different views probably than most. I don't think life makes us suffer because we did something bad, or rewards us because we did something good. People may tend to do this, but not God or the Universe or Life or whatever you want to call the creative force. I think we reincarnate over and over. We come back in, choosing to suffer because we did something in a previous life that we feel guilty about. So we choose a life to re-live where we suffer a fate similar to our previous victim. We are "atoning" for our "sins" so to speak. I believe this is why we experience deja vu...a feeling like we've been here before...because we have. We live the same lives over and over until we feel we "get it right" or learn the lesson. We also reincarnate with the same people over and over and switch roles. Lets say you had slaves that you starved and abused. You die, and before incarnating again, you may regret what you did and will choose a life where you are in a similar type of situation - maybe you are homeless starving on the streets and get beaten up. Sometimes you will choose a life that you are the victim of the actual person you enslaved. It isn't until we choose to forgive, that we get released from these unnecessary cycles. Forgiving the other people that did you wrong and forgiving yourself. Usually if someone did something to you, chances are you did something to them at another time, or you feel you deserve to suffer for something you did that you most likely don't remember. (A lot of times a Past Life Regression can help you understand and resolve a lot of these repetitive cycles with specific people.) The hardest ones to forgive are the biggest lessons. It may take many tries, or it may take a lifetime to forgive, but we free ourselves when we do this. By understanding and forgiveness, you release yourself from this cycle of suffering."
Forgiveness is freedom.
(Warning: This article may contain beliefs that will be threatening not only to one's ego, but disturbing to one's viewpoint, and so therefore I ask for an open mind, as I do not ever write anything without extensive experience, decades of study, deep contemplation, and having gone through this loss with a boyfriend and friends.) To answer this question, one must first define hell, the "other side", what is going on there, and if hell actually exists outside the ego mind belief. When we cross over (taking into consideration a belief in reincarnation here), the "Other Side" is exactly what we expect it to be. I mean that statement as literal. Having said that, exactly who are these beings on the other side who control everything and "teach" us - helping us to "progress"? By "these beings" I refer to the so-called guides who help souls progress from different levels, mentioned by various authors, such as Michael Newton and Sylvia Browne. Who are these beings? For myself, I believe they are beings that perpetrate themselves as either "of the light" or "of the dark", to keep this whole unnecessary cycle of reincarnating continuing ad nauseam. I personally do not trust anything that tries to teach me how to be a lightworker, or an accomplish of the dark. I no longer participate in the game of light against dark, as it is only just that - a game, and the only way to escape it is to forgive this world, this cosmos and the other side as the holographic illusion that it really is. Sylvia Browne did hit on one part of it when she said there was a final stage you get to where the soul goes back to God. The problem is these "beings" create the temptation of staying in the reincarnation cycle, by urging us to review our lives and correct our "mistakes", but how many mistakes can actually be made in an illusion?
So, what happens, then if someone commits suicide? Depending on the individual's belief, they will go to a perception that lives out what they think their soul corresponds to - this light or dark side. So, if a person commits suicide, because they want to make other's pay for hurting them, they may be aligning themselves with a dark agenda and go to a place of imagined suffering. Remember its all a holographic perception, even over there. If they took their life because they were worn out and could not go on, or other non-vindictive reasons, they cross over, heal and recover. When I ask where the soul is, the spiritual heirarchy or lightworker perpetrators may tell me the individual is making a choice to accept self-love and then they can fully cross over, but I know this is merely the asking of the individual to choose light or dark. Essentially, they are not being taught real love, in which there is no separation between souls, but are tricked (as we are here) of continuing the idea that we are all separate ego personalities with different destinies. The choice for the soul, then is where they want to visit on that side. Hell-like or heaven-like? So, it is no different for a suicide or anyone else crossing over where they end up - its a self-perception choice.
This may seem disturbing to you reading this, who have lost loved ones to suicide or by other means. Believing that everything happening on the other side is a game can seem hopeless, but it truly is just an extension of what goes on here on Earth. An endless cycle of birth and death is unnecessary, because there is a true Heaven. This is oneness with God, the choice to return to God, giving up the unreal creations of the ego-self, and thereby exiting the reincarnation cycle altogether.
Similar explanations to this can be seen from a variety of perspectives, such as David Icke's belief in an alien Reptilian matrix universe that we are caught in, but whatever the belief, the common ground here is that this universe is a hologram, does not exist, and the ultimate spiritual goal is to traverse it. Suicides, in my opinion, and in my experience of contacting them after death, are the same as regular deaths. They do not reincarnate back immediately through a revolving door, as some suggest, unless they actually choose that. They are not punished or treated any differently other than how they believe that they should suffer or be rewarded.
This article requires some study to understand the deeper concepts I am suggesting here. Please feel free to share your comments.
Animals Have Sovereignty - Souls
Society’s belief that animals have no soul or spirit is not agreed upon by all of us who can look in the eyes of our pet and see emotion and an intelligent being looking back at us. The Native American Indians and many tribal cultures around the world revered and respected all animals' rights to acquiesce or agree to die and become food, clothing or sustenance as needed in the circle of life. These tribal cultures gave back to the animals as well, and recognized that human souls reincarnate into animal bodies.
I would like to share with you my own recent experience with my kitty, adopted from the ASPCA. Her name from the shelter was Amy Jo, but it didn't suit her. She had a painted face, like war paint, but was loving,
She said, "My name is ‘Spirit of the Hawk.”
affectionate and laid back. I was having trouble re-naming her. I'd had her for about two weeks, and I decided I needed to get to it, but still nothing came to me, so I jokingly asked her, "How about 'Biscuit Butt?". Amy Jo looked directly at me, and I had words form clearly in my mind. She said, "My name is 'Spirit of the Hawk'". I was shocked, and in awe! I said, "Well, that is a rather long name. Obviously you are Native American? Do you have a shorter everyday name?" She didn't speak to me any further.
About two days later, I was at work, in the middle of giving a massage, when the psychic information came to me that my kitty's name was a Native American word, and the name of a tree. I started going through the names of trees in my mind, until I got to the "Sequoia" (I only knew of this name because I had visited the Sequoia National Forest). It hit me that Sequoia was an Indian word...the name of a tribe?...I knew I had heard it before.
After googling "Sequoia", I found "Sequoyah", the name of the Cherokee Indian Chief who wrote down the Cherokee language, and taught his people to read and write. He also led them on the infamous "Trail of Tears".
I next googled "Sequoyah" and "Spirit of the Hawk" together to see what would come up. Imagine my surprise when I was led to the website of a Cherokee Indian looking to reunite with his people. He was a direct descendant of Sequoyah, and had been given his Indian name, which was "Spirit of the Hawk"! Wow! Was my kitty a piece of the soul of Sequoyah?
QUESTION: Have you had any experiences of your own with the sovereignty of animals? Please share!
Here is a wonderful video about an animal communicator and a black panther you may have seen passed around Facebook, that is amazing! www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6FyGlDnbgM
My first trip into my past lives occurred in 1989, and turned out to be one of the sessions that would later help convince me that reincarnation is real. The woman assisting me with the regression had me lie comfortably on my back on her couch, relaxing into a meditative state. She was recording the session (back in those days we were still using tape recorders and cassette!) so that I would remember the details for later.
I regressed to a life on the Eastern coast of the United States. I lived in a small village with dirt roads and log cabins...a very small settlement. I could see myself clearly standing in the middle of the log cabin where I lived, staring at a very modern-looking fireplace. I was a woman, wearing pioneer type garb (long dress). I immediately had the sense that I didn't own the home, but stayed there as a nanny-type family member. I remember thinking, "How can there be this modern-looking fireplace in an old log cabin? I must be imagining this or making it up."
I kept talking, describing the log cabin and fireplace to my regression therapist. Then the scene changed to a later time in that life. I saw my death, and I felt a great sadness for the woman that lay there.
A few days after the session, I picked up a book at the bookstore titled, "You Can Remember Your Past Lives", by Edgar Cayce. In the center of the book was a section of sketches. There were drawings of houses and furniture from different cultures and time periods. As one perused the pictures, you were supposed to gauge your reactions to them. If you had a specific liking or positive response to a house or piece of furniture, it meant you probably lived during that time period in that particular country and had a good life experience. If your response was negative, you probably lived then and had a bad experience. A neutral response meant you probably didn't live during that time in that particular location.
As I flipped through the pages, I came across an exact drawing of the fireplace I saw in the regression! I couldn't believe it! The entry for the picture read, "English North American Colonies; and subsequently the United States - Fireplace and Ovens 1608-1720 Log Cabins."
Question: Are there certain countries, cultures and time periods that attract or repel you for no explicable reason? Do you think you have lived before in other lives?