Category Archives: Karma

Be Your Own Architect

A big sign of personal growth is realizing that you are dealing with things in your life better than you used to, but realizing this only after the situation occurs or at least much further into it. (As opposed to actively having to figure out how to mentally handle every new thing at its start.)

When you work hard enough to be a better, kinder, more centered you, eventually it comes more easily.

I don’t just write about trying to live a better, more positive, freer, karma friendly life. I try to live it to the best of my own abilities. I’ve spent so much time, focusing on getting rid of negative thoughts, working towards better karma, happiness, and overall balance, that I can now do things that would have been much more challenging in the past, often without even thinking about them. I just start innately doing the best possible thing. Whether it’s being kind to people I’ve have issues with in the past or dealing with the big stuff life throws my way that I can’t control with as much grace and dignity as possible. (I’ve also seen a remarkable shift in my stress levels lowering.)

Be your own Architect, build your self up to be centered, clam and kind. Negativity is easy, but it will never very make you the best you can be.

 

-Star

Karma: Energy Starts With You

To attain good Karma you must put good energy into the universe.

Do not expect to have good things and energy come your way without effort.

Making sure you take care of yourself is a very important part of this.

If you do not take care of yourself and have good energy and within yourself, what you put back into the universe will be limited.

If you take care of yourself, the good energy you put back into the universe may be limitless. 

-Star

 

Mistakes and Challenges: Perception Counts.

We make mistakes, and we come up against challenges frequently but it’s how we handle these things that mold us.

Do we break down?

Do we give up?

Do we pass our troubles off to someone else?

Or do we work hard, push on through, and ask for help when needed?

Of course some things we cannot control. In these cases, it is how we handle them that matters.

If we can handle the hard moments, with dignity and pride, and put as much good energy into a bad energy situations as possible we will see more positive outcomes. Even if the only outcome is better mental stability, peace of mind, happiness, and the creation of more positive energy in the universe.

The problems we face and mistakes we make only drag us down when we let them. Of course, we are not perfect, but if we strive to have a better outlook on life, we will see how much better our lives can be.

-Star

Achieving the Unattainable

I am always trying to find balance in everything in life. (Mostly because I spent my youth without it.) Expecting to achieve that perfect balance in all aspects of our lives is an unattainable goal. While we should not expect perfection, we should continue to strive for balance anyways. (We cannot expect  perfection because we cannot control the actions of others or the world around us, and trying to leads to more chaos/unbalance.)

One of the things we need to strive for balance is in self-care and care for others. If we only ever put ourselves first there is no balance, or if we only ever put others first there is also a problem. (I’ve found myself in the latter category most of my life.)

On a daily basis, I try to think, what do I have to do today? How could these things help or affect my partner, pets, family, and friends etc… How can I help others while helping myself?

Working towards balance in this and all things is one of the most centering, rewarding, and often helpful things we can do for ourselves and others in this existence.

-Star

 

The Individual vs. The Belief

I will not hate or dislike some solely based on their religion. I cannot say this enough.

I take each human being on a case by case basis.

I understand not everyone follows their religion strictly, and others quite strictly.

Some take their religious teaching metaphorical, some literally.

Some people are raised in a religion from birth, that they can not escape, or can only leave at the risk of being cut off from their families or death.

Some people join a religion, change their world view, and then realize there is no way out.

If your belief system teaches disregard for me, intolerance, mere tolerance, or even wishes me ill will or even death, I will not hate you. I may be more cautious around some people, even if they are kind to me, but I will not, and cannot fuel hate with hate.

Are there some religions, and belief systems that I think the world would be kinder without? That there would be less war and violence without? Of course. There are many things about some belief systems, that sadness me, that I wish would be stricken from the earth.

However, the earth, the universe, all life is about balance. We need evil to have good. One is not possible without the other. (We also must continue to seek balance when it is lost. ) 

As long as you are, and genuine and kind to me and mine, I will do the same in kind.

-Star

 

Small Kindnesses

 

Many people do small kind things for friends, family members and people they know.

Many do medium and large acts of kindness for family and those they truly care about.

We often forgot, to do small acts of kindness for strangers, maybe it’s because we believe only larger acts will have an impact.  This is not true.

Small acts of kindness not only make you feel better and they are an act of self-care and good karma and they pass along a bit of kindness and good energy to something or something else as well. (Unless you go around bragging about every nice thing you do then you aren’t doing them for the right reasons, and this make have a negative impact.)

Small acts of kindness are not hard.

-Hold the door for someone even if you’re late, or the weather is bad.

-Let the person in front of you in line at the store, cut back in front of you after they forgot that one single item in the store.

Pick up litter even if it is not yours as a kindness to this home we call earth.

Leave out small makeshift shelters for stray animals or wild animals in the winter. (I see a lot of bunnies where I live.)

When you are mad at someone or something, say nice things to people you are not mad at.

Even if you are having a horrible day, find time today and every day to do and say kind things to friends, to family, to loved ones, acquaintances and yes to random strangers you may never see again. Even do it to people who are not kind to you, this is a hard one I know!

One kind act a day makes us and the world less gray. 😉

-Star

 

 

 

Karma in thought

I frequently see the word Karma thrown around lightly. I see it mostly being used to describe how someone else will get what is coming to them. First it is better to focus on your own Karma, then that of others.

Most people see Karma, as the future result of actions and words, and how resulting choices will affect them in the future. (Also how it will affect them in future lives for those that believe in reincarnation.)

What people fail to know, fail to understand, or fail to remember depending on how much they know about the truth of Karma, is Karma is starts with what you are thinking.
Karma begins in the mind. If it is not nurtured there, your words and actions will not be as effective. If your words are kind, and your actions are kind but that thoughts are unkind, regardless of who or what you are thinking about, your Karma will not be inline.

Personally, I see Karma as energy that directly links my actions to my present and future self. It is not just an abstract idea. It is something that when cultivated correctly, will make you feel lighter and better, not just in the future but in the here and now.

Focusing on changing how we think, to affect our Karma is not always easy, and it takes practice. Yes we all will slip up at times, but we can always find our way back. I have been trying for years to be kind to people who do not always treat me kindly or fairly, but I realized real change comes when I changed my thinking as well. I know that this can be difficult, we all have down days, but it is worth it.

Just remember Karma is in word, action AND in thought, and you will find yourself in a better place.

-Star

Ps. – Currently working on tips for helping your mental Karma/Energy, when faced with negative/people things.

From Cacophony to Calm

Most of my life has been a whirl of chaos, a cacophony of sounds, a train of ideas that seldom reach their destination, and a completely lack of focus for more than short snippets of time. The process of being able to find, focus, and accept myself, seemed unattainable until the last year or so. Slowly I have begun to unlock the things that have been keys to who I am now and who I am becoming. My life keeps coming back to certain things, Karma, Energy, Creativity and Connecting with myself. This blog is an exploration of these things and about any and all experiences that might be intertwined with them.

I will note, these are my personal experiences and views, you may have things in common with me, or you may see me as mad, but if you learn something, are entertained, or for brief second have been lightened, I have done my job.

-Star