By Lori Lines
A few years back I made a correlation. I had been doing a little research on the subject of Karma and, when traveling through my own Dark Night of the Soul, I kept receiving spiritual messages about the importance of practicing mindfulness. As the Age of Light ushers in (for most of us we are already there), we need to be aware, more than ever before, of those thoughts and actions that take place within and without because those thoughts and actions (intentional or not) are creating our reality at an accelerated rate. I have received the information that with the Age of Light, one can expect "instant karma." And, with instant karma, we are simultaneously waking up, becoming more and more sensitive to the energies swirling around us. We are awakening to the truth on many levels of our existence. And, with that said, our emotional highs are higher than ever as well as our emotional lows are lower than ever. Where once there was just one big dark night of the soul for a person, and karma coming around over many years or lifetimes, we are now having more dark night of the soul periods, where karma is experienced anywhere from immediately to just a few years.
So, I asked my Higher Self, that in this Age of Instant Karma and Age of Light, how do we mitigate our thoughts (intentional and unintentional) and still be able to take full accountability for those thoughts? This is what I understand: There is much work to do to harness our thoughts in the first place so that unintentional thoughts are less common and there are practices that can be used to mitigate, move, or make up for those thoughts so there is not an unintentional consequence. One thing the Guides want to make clear is that instant karma is not a trick and the Age of Light does not make everyone perfect. So, do not worry that you may be tricked or put in a precious position by moving through enlightenment.
We are constantly understood and forgiven and it's imperative to do this for ourselves. What is more important to understand is that the patterns in our thoughts and the accrual of the patterns is what builds up the energy of Karma. For example, if you think violent thoughts every time you are driving, even if none of those thoughts are intended but becomes a habit, then you will start acquiring Karma around that.
Therefore, it is so important for you to get to know yourself so well that your habits are known to you and your habits are decided by you. it is up to you to notice the thought patterns that you have and then, if you want to, make a decision of how to let those go and then begin a practice of letting them go - whether it's through meditation or listening to loving music, or saying something kind out loud. There are millions of ways to practice letting habitual thoughts go.
The way you choose to let go of habitual thoughts that create negative karma is an will be very necessary as you move into this enlightenment.
Also, things you have been denying in your life create a thought pattern that accrues Karma. So, the better you know yourself, the better you are going to be at navigating yourself through enlightenment.
How to do this? By practicing mindfulness to strengthen your awareness.
Mindfulness meditation practice is intended to assist us in not controlling our karma but to demystify it by going within, strengthening our intuition, so that we can be intentionally more co-creative in our experience rather than just being an innocent bystander or "victim" in our lives. Therefore, our lives will be lived more efficiently in the evolution of our souls...moving us into light and happiness more quickly.
If you are interested in hearing more on my teaching/mentoring program on mindfulness, please contact me for more information.
Author Lori Lines
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