Filling your karma bucket

Think about it. It’s fun, isn’t it? I heard the phrase, “I’m filling my karma bucket.” at an event in Omaha in February 2015 called, Startup Weekend. It stuck with me. And today recall with a smile as I read the book “How to uncover your past lives.” by Ted Andrews.

Evolving as a human reveals much. Books like this one are a joy. Filled with exercises and wisdom. Here are a few of my favorite passages:

The chakra system is adjusted and attuned to the physical glands and nervous system, as well as to levels of consciousness. The chakras mediate all energy coming into and going out of the body. They tie the subtle bodies to the physical so that integration of the true spiritual essence can occur.

Love it! Elegant and helps paint a beautiful portrait in my mind.

Here is another passage about parenting and birth:

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, “Speak to us of children.”

And he said:

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

“They come through you but not from you, and they are with you yet they belong not to you.

“You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.

“You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dremas.

“You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you, for life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.”

This is from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, copyright 1923 by Kahlil Gibran and renewed 1951 by Administrator C.T.A. of Kahlil Gibran estate and Mary G. Gibran.

Being a parent myself, I looked to books and media and other forms for guidance on how to best help my children grow into successful adults. On one extremely frustrating day, my son said to me, “stop reading the books.” He was in Junior High school then. Very wise advice.

Here is another good passage from the book “How to uncover your past lives.” by Ted Andrews:

The angelic hierarchy is just as real as we are, only without physical bodies. They have bodies of lighter substance that are mostly invisible to our self-limiting perceptions. We exist in a living universe, and most of the good we know–be it the beauty of nature, the gift of birth, or the wonders and blessings of life–we owe to these beings.

Humanity is smug. We like to believe that we are the highest form of life. We do have a divine spark but so do countless other life forms. And there are many more that express that divine spark much more radiantly and consistently than we do.

This year, I’ve been learning about earthly angels. The beings here on earth that bring light and love consistently. I wonder if earthly angels are simply “wannabees.” 🙂

Throughout the book, as mentioned above, are exercises. Each one helps to reveal truths originating in past lives. Relationship struggles and joys. Situations. Life path blocks. According to the author, some tie back to past lives. I did a few exercises this week and discovered a very comforting scenario that explains a lot about struggles in a current relationship.

“How to uncover your past lives.” by Ted Andrews. A wonderful book. Thank you, Ted, for sharing your gifts.



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