Tag Archives: Freedom from the bondage of karma

Oh, the Heart of Kindness!

31 Jan

 

“Blessed ones, as you enter this year filled with its promise and yet with some trepidation, wondering what might come to your doorstep next, I also come with hope. For hope is surely the star that we follow to the place where the Lord lay and where Christ is born in each heart.

It is good to know that all things that come to your doorstep can be dealt with by the living fire and the fount of Love within your heart. The key is not to react, not to become negative but rather philosophical, to say to yourself:

“Who knocks there? Whose footstep do I hear? Is it that of friend or foe? It matters not, for I give love and have plenty to spare. In this my calling in life, I shall greet all that comes to me with a chuckle, with a point of laughter, with the wisdom of the Mind of God, with my gaze fixed on him and yet kindness always flowing to my neighbor.”

In this stance, then, be not reactors, beloved, but know that life is full of promises and many packages wrapped, some with love and some with cords of enmity. Receive them all and deal with them justly, honorably and with that deep fire of love that has compassion for evildoers who have lost the key to the heart of God that you yet hold in your treasure chest of Love.

Be Not Moved by Circumstances or Karma

Oh yes, beloved, do not allow yourself to be moved this way and that because of circumstances. Do not ever discount the moment of karma. For is not every particle of sand that descends in the hourglass the sign of passing karma that can be dealt with, that must be dealt with at the moment when it passes through the nexus?

This must seem an impossible task–how to be there at the right point in time and space to greet your karma so that when it passes through the nexus it does not create a pile of karma beneath and therefore require you to start all over again.

Yes, beloved, when you are in the right place in consciousness, you are always at the point of the nexus, the nexus of the mighty figure-eight flow that delivers to you the lightning of the Mind of God through the Sacred Heart of your Holy Christ Self. Being at that point of equanimity, you can be philosophical about tragedy and sudden loss and also hold the reins of the ecstatic mood when great good things come your way.

In the peace-commanding presence of the centeredness of being, know wholeness. My prayer for you this year is that the Christmas wind, which is the wind of the Holy Spirit, shall bring to you peace of mind, wholeness, centeredness and, above all, charity toward yourself, toward all. Charity, beloved–for charity does engulf with flames of Love all pride and ego-centeredness that beget self-condemnation and the condemnation of others.

Wholeness, Achieved through Love, Is the Goal

Yes, beloved, I would have you walk the earth as the children of Wisdom and I would have you deal with life and circumstance by the fiat of the spoken Word.

Yes, beloved, wholeness is the goal. It is achieved through love, yes, and wisdom. But as you have been told, without God’s will, without that faith, without that fire of the true-blue chela, you will find it difficult, (yea impossible, as the scriptures say,) to please God. And, blessed heart, if you are not able to please God, then you will become among all people the most miserable.

See, then, and understand that pleasing God does not require gymnastics of the mind or ultimate feats of this and that but simply the gentle heart. Oh, the gentle heart, the heart of kindness, the heart of Maitreya, the heart of the Bodhisattva!”

thesummitlighthouse.org This excerpt on the heart of kindness is from Lanello’s Christmas Eve 1992 address published in the Pearl of Wisdom®, Vol. 36, No. 2

The Daily Descent of karma

3 May

Chela on the karma balancing path

 

Elizabeth Clare Prophet teaches that the best way she can explain the descent of karma is that each day our karma comes down to us in a little brown paper bag. If we can rise early and give our prayers and fiats quickly before we go to work—or whatever is on our schedule—we can get a great percentage of that day’s karma out of the way.

However, a portion of the day’s karma that is sent our way may be from actions dating all the way back to our lives on Lemuria and Atlantis. If we don’t clear it, it just sits on us all day long and piles up in our electronic belt.

Without being too concerned about it, we can accept that each day we are going to have a certain amount of karma returned to us because we asked for it and set ourselves on the path to the ascension. Our karma is also returning to us more speedily than to those not on the Path, but by the grace of God and by the mercy of the violet flame we can daily transmute it if we will.

Freedom from the bondage of karma can come only when the law of cause and effect has been fully worked out. Jesus himself revealed this law when he said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away,”6 and “One jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled.”7

By divine mercy and grace, individuals have had hidden from their eyes the extent to which they have lowered their standards throughout their lifetimes. Mercifully, we have had a veil of forgetfulness placed over our eyes at birth. Thus, we do not remember the things we have done in past lives when we didn’t know the law and didn’t realize what we were doing.

Think That Your Karma Is Light

It is better to think that one’s karma is light rather than heavy. For when people think they have a heavy karma, they become worried or depressed about it and become lethargic, almost unwilling to begin paying off the karmic debt, feeling that it is too overpowering to contemplate.

If we feel we have a heavy karma, we may say, “What is the use? I just can’t do it. I have so much going against me that there is no use even trying.”

When individuals believe their karma to be light and they begin to release it swiftly into the sacred fire, a great feeling of joy sweeps through their being. Joy has the ability to cause us to relax and it can free us from problems that we may have carried for centuries.

Some people may shrug and say, “Well, it’s just my karma” and stop trying. They just accept karma as extra weight without realizing that God offers us his mercy and grace to help us surmount it. Unfortunately, the karma is there–it’s a fact. We cannot ignore it, for we created it in the first place.

However, there is another side to this equation: We can’t just slide along day by day either, making little effort to balance our karma because we think everything will turn out all right in the end. Remember, we have been told that the ascension is not an automatic process. We have to work for it!

We have been given the knowledge of the violet flame to transmute our karma–all the misqualified energy in our electronic belt. And this comes not by our merit but by grace, by the love of God. It is his gift to us!

We have a choice. When we realize we have sent forth injustice and by cosmic justice that injustice will return to us, will we endure this karma forever? Will we multiply it again and create a bigger injustice because we are resentful? Or will we call upon the Lord, invoke his Holy Spirit, his violet flame, and ask that all life that we have ever wronged anywhere, anytime, be blessed and freed from this burden?

Grace

In our discussion of karma we must include the concept of grace. There is a way out and grace is a great part of it! I am sure that none of us could ever make it by ourselves. We try and try as hard as we can, and then the grace of God takes over and carries us the rest of the way home.

A song that you may have sung in Sunday school is called “Amazing Grace.” One of the verses says, “‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.” When you look back over all the millions of years of embodiments, see how wise it is to hold on to that concept of grace, for it can sustain you through many a dark day. Nevertheless, we have been offered our freedom at last and by his grace we will make it.

 

The Path to Your Ascension – Rediscovering Life’s Ultimate Purpose by Annice Booth, based on the teachings of Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet.