“Continuing on the mystery path and the discussion regarding the wheel of karma, which we are attached to in our current existence, the question quickly arises, how do we remove ourselves from the wheel? The simplest way to teach or describe this lesson is to explain that every act, thought, deed, and word that we create, comes back to us through this wheel”. – Kala Ambrose
This is a difficult lesson for many students to embrace, for it is a major step in understanding that what you think, is not hidden, rather it is reflected all around you in your life. We were taught that our thoughts were secret, that no one knew what we were thinking. What a profound concept, everything you think, is reflected and then created in your life. Once you begin to focus on this concept that you create your reality, the awareness quickly sinks in that if you are displeased with any portion of your life, that according to this principle and universal law, you assisted in creating and attracting these series of events into your life.
This concept forces the student to wrestle with the ego and the mind. We all want to believe that we are good people who do no harm to ourselves or others. To accept the idea that the negative events occurring in our lives are a direct reflection of our thoughts, words, actions and deeds is to embrace the fact that we can never blame another person again for anything that occurs in our lives. No one can ever again “make” us angry, we choose to be angry; no one can make us happy or sad, rather, we choose to have this emotion.
In addition, in some cases, we have brought this karma back with us from a previous incarnation and thusly have attracted these experiences to us again, in order to learn and master this lesson and move forward. When this is understood, it becomes pointless to keep up a wall in an attempt to avoid the experiences and difficulties of life, as they are being created or have been created by you to continue on your path of development. The quickest way to move through the lesson is with compassion and understanding for all involved, with the realization that this experience will soon pass, which allows the soul to be free to move on to new experiences. Many of these experiences quickly end when a student works through their fears, to the point where they are ready to see and speak their truth. For many, this is a most difficult task.
The wisdom student is taught that if you do not like a certain aspect of your life, examine your thoughts and beliefs about this subject. To make a change in this area, begin by changing your thoughts. For example, many people say to justify their feelings or actions: “I can’t help it, I was born this way or raised this way by my parents”, or “You do not understand me, I am very sensitive.” These are called defense mechanisms. To be a student of the wisdom teachings, you will need to embrace the understanding that heredity is a temporary situation, not a permanent one.
We are the creators of our destiny, and this occurs every moment of our lives. It is our decision as to whether it will be done consciously or unconsciously. When this is understood, one can no longer blame everyone and everything else for the situations surrounding them. As the student learns these concepts, they must take a deep look at their life and then begin to change the picture by an overhaul and reconstruction of their mind. This in turn, creates new chemical reactions in our bodies, moving from destructive chemicals created by worry, fear, stress and anxiety to love, peace, joy and abundance.
Another deeply surprising awakening is that, if you can think a thought, then it has already been experienced on some level. This teaching has been expressed by many inspired and creative people, including Walt Disney when he spoke, “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It”. The reason we do not create more with our minds is because the lower self and the ego is controlling. It prefers to stay with what is familiar, as the lower self deals with fear as a primary motivating factor.
Ego works daily to convince the lower self and mind that this is the best choice. The mantra of the ego says, if one stays with the familiar, the fears have been weighed and considered and one will be in greater control of all situations. The belief is that in keeping with this system, one stays safe and prepared for whatever is going to happen next. The ego never lets the mind forget that a negative experience is always sure to be looming around the next corner. What the person does not see, is that the ego while doing this, slowly builds brick by brick, or shall we say, thought by thought, a wall around the person and the soul, which limits the person from the full expression of their soul. It also slows down one of the reasons to be on this plane, which is to gain and learn through experiences.
Continue on to Lesson Three with Kala…