1. "In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"
I wholeheartedly agree with this - with the caveat that the "taking" may be in some other dimension. You can put out love your entire life and never receive anything near
equal. It depends on your "spiritual agenda" or life plan - something most people overlook.
2. "What you put out is what you attract" -
Law of Attraction
This is a load of crap. WHAT ABOUT THE LIFE OF JESUS THE CHRIST?
... along with other prophets and teachers of high vibration who spent their lives serving lesser evolved humans? What did they "attract"?
LOA began with a campaign of highway billboards seductively advertising - first a blank background with just these few words: "Shhh- it's Coming" -- followed up with variations of: "Have you heard about THE SECRET"? This heavily marketed theosophy garnered widespread media attention and, in my humble opinion, is nothing more than a devious ploy to divert open-hearted seeking people - and New Age gurus - far away from the TRUTH. The LOA obscures basic laws of spirituality. Let me explain.
We begin our life journey with a blueprint; a wireframe, an agenda. That
in large part,
** dictates what we do or do not attract **.
Pure and simple. It has nothing to do with "vision boards" or wishing upon a star in order to manifest your dreams. I even hear teachers saying "Dream your life into being". This offends me because it puts us in the category of *wanting to be as God* .. to usurp and override our very specific life plan which was meticulously designed and sanctioned by OUR higher self with our Creator, in consortium with our highest Master Guides & angels. Therefore, I do not believe the LOA is something inspired by light energy. In fact, I believe it is definitely the reverse.
3. "Life is what you make it"
Well, ok. Yes, to an
extent that is true if you mean that life hands you a variety of experiences which you can make better or worse, depending on how you process and work
with them. Other than that, please refer to #2 above and understand that we began this journey with a very specific wireframe containing nodes and nexus points of people, places, events and props with which to proceed on a learning adventure. How we work with those things determines "what life is for us" ... within those parameters. Think of your life as a TV episode of "Survivor" or "Paradise Island" - with all sorts of material to evoke ego responses and develop your id*.
*What is the id? -- article by simplepsychology.org?
4. "Karma is a bitch"
Whoa. Let's slow this one down a bit. What is karma, anyway? It is a law of physics, spiritual physics. Think of it as a kind
of life ledger - a way of keeping balance of soul energy accounts; transactions and interactions. When a soul inflicts wounds upon another, or violates a spiritual principle of some kind, a "karmic
debt" is created. That debt needs to be 'paid' or cleared, so the ledger (the record of your overall life experience) can be balanced. We are given opportunities to settle our karmic accounts
both in the present lifetime, and in other lifetimes past and future. Shamans believe you can heal or clear karmic issues in your current lifetime, and transcend the timeline because in the
spirit realm there is no time. It's like looking at your hand sideways. You only see one finger extended, with all the others stacked behind, but existing simultaneously. Pretend those fingers
are past, present and future - all existing at once. Time is one of the lower vibrational elements which gives us material to work with for our growth and learning. It is very useful, it is
mysterious, it can be manipulated, and it will be a while before it is fully understood.
Some people think they can cancel out their bad deeds by doing good deeds. It might be possible in some cases, but in your current lifetime, it would be
the same as owing money to one person, but paying it to someone else. It doesn't work that way. You need to make amends with the one you owe. If that's not
possible, you may need to settle the account some other way, or make a soul contract to come back in another lifetime together with the ones you owe, in
a new situation, and have an opportunity to make ammends. Many people do this, and squander the opportunity so they have to repeat the situation over and
over through many lifetimes until they get it right.
If, say you were perpetrator of some kind of mass slaughter in one lifetime, you may choose to come back in a future lifetime
as the victim of some mass atrocity. Maybe you persecuted Jews or Black people, or some other minority, or women. You might live a subsequent life as one of those people in order to learn,
grow, and clear the debt(s).
it all about?" It comes down to this.
We are here attending the EARTH ACADEMY OF NEGATIVE LEARNING. I call it that because it is a scientific fact that energy rotates counter-clockwise around planet Earth. The default energy, therefore,
is negative. It takes extra effort to go against the tide and persue positive things such as health, wholesomeness, virtue and spiritual light. Within this paradigm, our life is a field experiment similar
to a holodeck session like we saw in the Star Trek series.
-or- you can think of life as an episode of "Survivor" or "Paradise Island".
You can also think of your life as putting on a grand theater production. Our purpose is to learn, grow (spritually) and experience. We need people, props, events and settings in order to have a robust
oeuvre, or composition. In this way, we can see the people, the drama and all the surprises in our lives as something wonderful and very meaningful.
I believe our parents and our family members are designed to set up life challenges.
A happy, supportive family provides certain experiences rich in learning material, just as a tormented or isolated life does. Everything is valuable for our learning and growing.
In short, life is designed to present experiences for us to explore ourselves and develop the person we will ultimately become. We may carry past-life and/or ancesral issues which
are unresolved. This is our chance to clear karmic debts and resolve certain issues (complete karmic lessons) once and for all. We may be studying a certain paradigm from many aspects which require multiple
lifetimes to play out. We may simply want to experience certain things. But for these wonderful opportunities, we need material to work with.
I tell the organic farmers in my area that the shit in their lives is the compost required to grow godliness. The light bulb
goes on and they get it.