As spiritualists, we look for the balance in all things. We try not to add to negativity. We realize that we are all connected, and are a part of each other. In the realization of as above, so below, we are likened to the cells that make up the God and Goddess. We each have our own needs, but we function as part of the whole. Like ripples in a pool, each action we chose to take will effect the whole, and then returning to us.
Karma is the thought that what ever you do will return to you threefold. Try to do good acts and it will return to you in good. As you begin to look for karma working in your life you will see it manifest. The more you are aware of your actions and thoughts, you can control and guide them to the best and highest good for all. The more you are aware the faster your karma will return to you. If you don’t recognize the karma for what it is, you may have to repeat a lesson over and over. Sometimes even into the next lifetime.
You might have created a karmic debt prior to this life. You will chose how to repay that debt until you learn the lesson you are meant to, until you remedy the repeating cycle of negative karmic debt by evolving past the situation.
You are only responsible for your own karma. If you seek apologize and forgiveness from another, you may wish to consider first forgiving yourself, for you are the one who chose to be hurt in this life as you gave someone the power to do so. You can’t expect someone to give you something if you can not first give it to yourself. You can become attached to the outcome of a specific relationship, with your own fears coming into play, not the actions of the other person. For you to attach your fears to their actions is inappropriate for you are responsible for your own happiness. People will treat you as you allow and teach them to treat you.
You are being provided the means to grow through your life, and you will chose how you act or react to everything in it. Find the lesson within the suffering and learn by transforming all your sorrows into lessons that must be learned for personal growth. It is not about being defeated but by learning each lesson as it comes. Our fears are based on past traumas and bind us to the pain we experience. When we cling to this pain and past traumas it is because we are afraid to chose love, or to be loved. It is our instinct to isolate ourselves with fear, but at the same time, be reaching and yearning for love. Be embracing your flaws and working with them and releasing your past you are opening yourself up to be loved by loving yourself. If you can not forgive and love yourself, you will never find it without.
Everyone who crosses your path, holds a lesson for you to learn. Some are more painful than others. If you love and respect yourself, you will find it easier to act in harmony and maintain the balance for the best and highest good for all, and feel worthy of love as you always have been. When you commit dishonorable acts, even in secret, you will know and it will reinforce your belief that you do not deserve love. You must live with yourself and your actions first, and are always responsible for them. You may find it hard to connect to someone if you fear they will see your dishonor, so by embracing your flaws, admitting your mistakes, and trying to make things right you will be stronger and more open to connections with others.
Love, honor, respect, and truth must first come from within for our external world is an extension and physical manifestation of our spirit.