“Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” —Chief Seattle
Today we explore the concept of karma, the ebb and flow of energy in our lives. We will discover that with awareness, we have the opportunity to mindfully harness this natural current to create a life where our dreams and desires open with effortless ease.
So often we hear about good karma and bad karma, but in reality, karma is simply a reciprocal exchange—what we give, we receive in kind. Through meditation, we connect more deeply with the present, increase our awareness of “what is,” and emerge from the silence with a sense of balance and a desire to make right, conscious choices in our lives. In this way, we begin to recognize our own undeniable role in creating the story of our lives and begin to align ourselves with those choices that are the most nurturing for ourselves and everyone around us.
Our centering thought for today is:
“I am a powerful creator.”
Our Sanskrit Mantra for today is:
“Om Kriyam Namah.” My actions are aligned with with cosmic law.
We look forward to spending time together in meditation.
Take a moment to observe one choice before you today. Prior to making a decision, check in with your inner voice and ask yourself, “Is this the most nourishing choice for me and everyone around me?” If the answer does not feel right to you, then consider making another decision. If when you check in with yourself, your choice feels right in your heart, then proceed with abandon.
Today we tapped into our Karma as a tool for abundance. What you put out is always coming back to you. By choosing actions and thoughts to nurture others instead of hurting them, will ultimately manifest for ourselves as well. If you don’t like what is manifesting for you in your life, change your choices, which will change your karma, which changes your life.
We are not just passengers along for the ride.
We are not powerless. Not everything is preordained.
We can make new choices, and even re-write our lifetime contracts.
We must recognize our influence on our lives. With every action there is an action that returns.
When we choose to be happy and help with success for others, we receive happiness and success.
By being aware of the choices we are making, we can choose to bring fulfillment to ourselves and others. This seems easier said than done, but it can be done. It starts with a small choice, and eventually all of these choices snow-ball with great force and power.
We also opened up to living in equanimity: mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in difficult situations.
By focus on the beauty of the whole rather than our contrasts of good or evil, or winner or loser; we can release and accept the present moment in our mindful and stilled minds. We can wash away our past karma and alter our vibrational resonance by releasing the past to create a better future.
“We are our own masters of our destinies.”- Deepak