And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes
The tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass
Environment is but his looking glass
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 karmic 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.
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 have previously been 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 created and attracted 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 to others. To accept the idea that some of the negative events occurring in our lives are a direct reflection of our thoughts, words, actions and deeds is to embrace the fact that no one can “make” us angry, we choose to be angry; no one can make us happy or sad, rather, we choose to have this emotion.
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 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 esoteric 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.
Each week here on Kala’s Bohemian Blog, I’m sharing tidbits, pearls of wisdom from my book, 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled. If you are interested in more information, please check out the 9 Lessons book or consider studying with me at my school, The Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.
Noted wisdom teacher, author, intuitive, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose’s teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices, reporting on new discoveries in the scientific and spiritual arenas or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations.
Kala is the author of four books including the award-winning 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled, Ghosthunting North Carolina, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body and Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead.
A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Enrepreneur Intuition, Haunted History and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, Edgar Cayce’s ARE, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, and at her school, The Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.