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Karma and Free Will
The subject of free will is greatly misunderstood. I
like what "A Course In Miracles" says about free will: "Free will does
not mean you can establish or change the curriculum (universal laws)
-- it only means you can elect what to take at a given time." As an example,
the soul lesson called "karma" can be a long, slow and painful one, or
it can be learned and dispelled quickly by forgiving and letting go of
the past and embracing the present. This can only be done with astute self-observation
and a willingness to understand deeply all the traps and detours of
the ego. The more aware we become, the faster we vibrate and the higher
we go on the dimensional scale.
Free will has its limitations. Within a given level
(density/dimension), there is a certain amount of free choice. When
we choose to enter a particular density or dimension, we also agree
to abide by the laws of that density or dimension, unless we have mastered
them and come solely to guide others into higher realms, and even then
we are still somewhat under the laws of that realm. For example, Jesus
and others were able to perform so-called miracles because they used
the laws of higher dimensions to supersede the laws of 3D.
I think we tend to confuse free will with ego-based
decision making. They are not really one and the same. Again, it depends
on what level of awareness we are coming from. Another way to look at
this is to consider that very few of us have free will, because our wills
are imprisoned within our habitual beliefs, programming and conditioning.
From higher dimensional points of view (6th density or higher), it's all
free will. At some point (pre-incarnation or whenever) we made a decision
to have a veil put over our awareness. This made us subject to the laws
and deceptions inherent in 3D without remembering the knowledge of how to
transcend them. Stuck in 3D illusions, we then made decisions based on
fear, scarcity, need for approval, etc. Once we use our free will to choose
awareness over ignorance, then our future decisions are not dominated by
fear and 3D illusions.
There is a certain amount of pre-destiny inherent in
the Divine Plan. Eventually, all of us will ascend into higher realms.
We have within our DNA the blueprint for ascension.
Because of free will, we can delay the perfect unfoldment of that
DNA blueprint. In a temporary sense, we can override it with negative
beliefs and stuck emotions. In actuality, if we let go of our judgments,
guilt, fear and constant worry and strife, the program unfolds more
easily. Let it go and let it flow -- and it DOES just magically happen.
But the paradox is, we must work hard to unlearn all the lies and distortions
we have been taught for millennia that says the path to enlightenment
is a struggle -- you know, "no pain, no gain" and all that. I'm reminded
of one of my favorite sayings: "Letting go is easy, it's hanging on
Our exercise of free will is dependent on what aspect of
the self we identify with. We may seem to be bound by the laws of
the physical world, but only if we are attached to that perception.
For example, once we let go of our identification with the body, we
are no longer at the mercy of the medical profession. We are then free
to let our spiritual awareness decide what is best for our bodies.
In summary, I believe free will is what one has when
one is free of all illusions. Probably none of us on planet Earth have
free will because our wills are imprisoned by limiting thoughts and
beliefs. But then, when we are free of all illusions, the concept of
will becomes meaningless anyway because there is only God's Will, which
is the creative force.
Changing the World
Sometimes we try forcefully to make changes in the world.
However, the main value of protesting a cause may be the experience
it gives the protestors. I think some souls need to have this lesson.
Others may simply wish to transcend all of it and learn to be "spirits
in the material world.” This is not to say that it’s wrong to get involved.
If your God Self prompts you to protest, then do so. Keep in mind,
however, that it may or may not have any effect on the karma or free
will of others. Since we are all connected, then in essence, everything
we do affects everything else. However, in 4D and lower levels, karma
and free will can dominate a soul’s experience. Not everyone who came to
Jesus to be healed received a miraculous healing. “Except as ye have faith,
ye cannot enter the Kingdom,” means that if your consciousness is dominated
by thoughts of fear and lack, it’s going to be very hard to use your
free will to create beauty and joy.
When we look at the world it often appears that spiritual principles
do not apply here. It seems that the most aggressive, ruthless and
uncaring people are the ones that get the 'goodies', but that's only
because they are more focused on getting material things because they
believe that is where salvation lies. If your priority is Spirit then
you will discover the treasure deep within your heart (your God Presence).
This experience will be worth so much more than any trinkets of this world.
Because of free will, it is possible, theoretically, for
someone to abdicate responsibility for their own creations (karma)
to another, if this is a lesson the souls involved want to experience.
An evolving soul, however, generally would not want to miss out on soul
lessons by having another “'take over” their karma. After all, in karmic
relationships, you tend to keep attracting the same kind of person (and
experience) until you learn the lesson. It may be that at some future
time, the soul whose karma was “intercepted” by another soul might realize
that an important experience has been missed.
This raises another question regarding abductions and
other so-called interference in free will. It is my perception that
most, if not all, abductees have a soul contract with the abductors,
although most likely they are not aware of the contract. In most cases,
they belong to the soul group or ET race of the abductors and are simply
incarnated in human form. In this case, the abductors may intercept such
souls to help them awaken to their higher identity. This doesn't necessarily
condone experimentation and such, but it offers another viewpoint.
If I'm tempted to wonder why the world is run by thugs
who appear to be less intelligent and loving than me, I remember that
each soul has his/her specific lessons to learn, and perhaps some of
us have already learned how to control and manipulate the masses in
other life sequences, and therefore, we have no desire to play that game
in this life. Our leaders are a reflection of our moral values – collectively,
that is. If the majority of people are “sheeple”, meaning souls that
wish to be led instead of leading, then they will elect leaders that
reflect their “sheeple” mentality. Security and reassuring words will
be more important than freedom and learning to think for themselves. “If
you trade freedom for security, you deserve neither” is a popular expression
among the more enlightened.
In today's media environment, it only takes one soul
(with a lot of charisma, persuasion and money) to change the world
by writing and producing a film or media event. Getting it aired is
another matter, but if it's got disaster, death and trauma, well, that
sells. It's up to the free will of the populace as to whether or not to
indulge the producer by going to see the film. If the theme of the movie
is disaster, that could trigger an avalanche of fear and negative feelings.
The film could then act as a massive trigger of actual 3D disasters and
could affect the 3D timeline. At the very least, the film could increase
the likelihood of natural or man-made disasters. Most “sheeple” are gullible
and easily mind controlled, and can be led to believe almost anything if
it is pounded into them by the media. Constant focus on negativity, killing,
rape, torture, abuse and lust for power tends to increase belief in these
things, and increases these manifestations in the world. While this may
be obvious to the enlightened, it is not so for the "sheeple." For more
on these subjects, see Illusions and
Perception, Earth Changes and The Illuminati and the Dark
The Law of Karma
Some of this will be a review, but it needs repeating
because karma is a highly misunderstood principle. The law of karma,
or cause and effect, is a fourth-dimensional principle. That means
it operates in the first, second, third and fourth dimensions, but not
the higher ones. The common perception of karma involves the idea that
what goes around comes around. This is partly true, but only if one is
stuck in the lower four dimensions. Once we fully understand our actions,
behaviors, thoughts, feelings and perceptions, we can then use our free
will to consciously create a different path of karma. By aligning our
heart, mind and body, we make decisions with our whole being, thereby avoiding
what is called “residual karma.” The idea of residual karma involves incomplete
decisions, or decisions that leave a lot of unfinished business. If we come
to closure with our relationships, and keep our agreements, we do not create
additional karma. When we forgive ourselves, we actually erase karma.
To repeat a major idea, a stumbling block in understanding
karma and free will involves the “all is illusion” viewpoint people
use to escape responsibility for everyday life and to avoid looking
at issues. One ignores a starving child because “it’s their karma; they
created it” or some such drivel. What these ivory tower detached souls
fail to realize is that love is a higher law, and love will respond
to a call for help. It may not necessarily involve giving to or working
for a social agency, but it will most certainly not involve going into
denial about the suffering of others. Understanding why they suffer is
not the same thing as sitting detached in intellectual supremacy, while
rationalizing about the suffering.
The 4D Law of Karma is, thankfully, superseded by the
5D Law of Love. You cannot reach 5D without letting go of intellectual
superiority and embracing God’s Love. So God’s Love transcends karma.
Fifth dimensional consciousness is love and unity, and
love always finds some way to respond to a call for help. Millions
of our brothers and sisters are calling out for help, and the Love Within
will respond if we open to it. Love's help may or may not appear as outer
action, but closing our hearts to suffering is definitely not a 5D response.
A Personal Note
I'm clear that I came to Earth from a future timeline
in order to assist the awakening of humanity. At one time I resided
in what could be called 6th dimensional Venus. It was beautiful beyond
description. Little by little I remember more and more details of that
future timeline. However, my attention is now on present-day Earth
and how to be the most effective healer and teacher. Since time is ultimately
an illusion, I am on Earth and 6D Venus simultaneously right now! Notwithstanding
that mind-blowing fact, my dropping down to 3D Earth was a decision made
from the higher realms of love. It is up to each of us that remember some
of our greatness to manifest that greatness in this dimension.
Finding Your “Dharma”
Is your present path bringing you joy? Does it feel
fulfilling to your soul? Do you feel complete doing what you're
doing? Or do you fantasize doing something else?
The Infinite One has a unique plan of unfoldment for all
of us and we just need to get out of the way and let it unfold. This
doesn't necessarily mean being passive, but for many of us, we are
way too busy and distracted to hear the clarity of Spirit. Our One
True Self will tell us where to be and what to do as things accelerate.
In our Selves, we are always safe and at peace.
Mother Earth’s Karma
So what about the planetary level of karma and free
will? The Earth is a sentient being with her own consciousness. At
the planetary level, I don't think karma is applicable, except for
Gaia's desire to help souls experience their collective karma. The planetary/cosmic
realm operates under certain natural laws particular to the density
in which they are residing. If people on Gaia ignore those laws, they
may suffer the consequences (such as jumping off a building has consequences
due to the law of gravity). If Gaia purges humanity because humanity is
destroying her, that is not Gaia's revenge, or even Gaia's desperate survival
tactic. It is simply the manifestation of natural laws that seek balance
and harmony, similar to the rubber-band analogy. If the environment gets
too stretched out of shape, it may snap back into balance traumatically.
We are all interconnected. On some level, people being
influenced by others have agreed karmically to be influenced, although
they are likely not conscious of this. The actions of world leaders are
not violating anyone's free will in the ultimate sense because we
all agreed to be here on Earth and experience these fascinating times.
However, a highly evolved, compassionate being will only seek to influence
in a way that promotes self-awareness and evolution. When one looks
at the current state of world affairs, it’s often hard to see that everything
is evolving perfectly. But it is. And the sooner we realize this, the
sooner we jump to a higher level of understanding – a level beyond karma
and even free will.
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