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Good Karma, Bad Karma

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Life is more and more complicated, as civilization evolves, so we all long for simplicity! In fiction we love to see a clear line between good and bad, and often the first few minutes of a Hollywood movie defines who is the villain an who is the hero! But in the cosmic perspective, it’s not that simple – as a matter of fact, the happy ending of the movie, where the hero kills the bad guy, is just the beginning. For the cosmic eye, the perspective of reincarnation and karma, makes it clear, that the karmic tie between two living beings, will demand interaction until the very point of forgiveness and reconciliation, will relieve and neutralize  the karmic wave of divine teaching. This might take several lifetimes of encounters in different roles and shapes, as the drama class of the master teacher himself!

The encounter of two persons has it’s own karmic pattern, often beginning with a confrontation. From beginning of time, all strangers where potential enemies, a rival of territory, mating battles and power struggles! This was due to survival instincts and still a living part of our organic animal side! Action movies and thrillers, illustrate these hormone reflexes very vividly, and it’s so nice, just to be swept away by this convincing bias of clear cut Good and Bad sympathies from the TV couch, indulging in the simplicity of a fight for a just case, using whatever force and weapon is necessary to accomplish the mission! For a minute, we are in a karma free zone, like a bubble in time, a perfect illusion of order -kill the murderer, and all is good!

But as every bullet will return to the shooter, this illusive bubble will burst! The encounter will continue from life to life, roles will be reversed, identity shifted and circumstance mirrored back in the perfect setting, to return the exact same quality of energy, we once imposed on the other! For each impact of the karmic wave pattern, suffering will evolve our  capacity of compassion and empathy, and at the same time transform the karmic relationship very slowly, from enemy, to opponent, to preferred and most worthy opponent, to  most respected opponent, to respected allied, to friend, to best friend, to lover, to sisters and brothers, to children……and through many lifetimes all conflicts and antipathies will be resolved, forgiven, outlived and transformed to that point, where the relation is totally relaxed and neutral again….and it will be time for paths to part, to give free all mutual obligations! This is the final graduation of the divine college of relationship study, and in the cosmic view – we will all pass!

So what is Good and what is Bad in this broadened perspective? Yes, very simple – all is Good! What we call Bad or evil, is only lack of knowledge! Martinus calls it “the unpleasant Good”! It might be hard, it might hurt; but it’s the most loving and adequate lesson we need to get on back on track! It’s the perfect mirror of life, and to look for old sides of our self in the eyes of our opponent, and to consciously take steps towards forgiveness and tolerance towards those who confront us, those who harm us, those who dislikes us or those we dislike, is the strongest form of spiritual practice we could ever imagine!

And as everything begins in the mind, the strongest form of meditation is to take five minutes each day to think positive on these individuals! Just relax, imagine the person in front of you seen from his or her best human side, imagine the person genuine happy and joyful and when you are ready, imagine the two of you embracing each other in forgiveness and friendship! Give it time, be tolerant to yourself! Forgiveness is a process that can take time – sometimes many lifetimes, so every small step is a huge victory, and finally you will succeed, and experience the transformation of  relations on all levels, until you have no more enemies left – just a world full of dear friends, brothers and sisters of all races, species and steps of evolution.

This perspective do not make us passive spectators to the suffering of our fellow beings, just excusing our indifference with the claim: “That’s his or hers karma”! In the contrary, cosmic empathy will make it impossible to stand passive! The pain of our brothers and sisters is a pain in our own organism, and real brotherly love will force us to act and engage in any helping activity possible! This natural act of humanity and compassion is at the same time Good Karma for those victims of “Bad” or unpleasant  Karma, and will – in our own fate, create bright waves of future Good Karma to return, when we are in need ourselves!

So life is not black or white, theres is no Good and Bad, but only the cosmic principle of contrast, necessary for the experience of life itself ! By this rule, life comes in all shades, conducted by the law of  reincarnation and karma, to carry us further on the eternal path of spiritual evolution. And when times are dark, in times of crises; often the light is equally brighter! Shining waves of help and support, comfort, protection, healing and relief, will find it’s way and lighten up the shadows and bring hope and peace to a troubled mind!

For each major crises on earth, thousands of victims will wonder and ask: “Why me!” Old paradigms and dogmas will fall, failing to explain this crucial question, and the search for a higher purpose and justice is born…… and for a modern, logic mind – karma is the only plausible answer!  Like a candle in the dark, divine logic and love, will show us the cosmic justice of karma and reincarnation. It will not justify or inspire acts of violence and crime, but it will explain the mission of pain and suffering in this part of human evolution on earth!  And it will make it obvious, that the path ahead is that of brotherly love, forgiveness and compassion, and make us understand clearly, that we all have the key of a better and more joyful life,  in our own hands!