I have been wanting to write a blog post about karma for a while now but kept shelving it. I haven’t found the right words to say in order to express how I feel. Not to sound to heavy about it or to offend anyone, I have tried to let it go. But, it’s not my nature to let things go. If I don’t say what’s on my mind, it will just feel heavier and heavier as time goes by. So, I am just gonna go for it.
Karma (in case you need a definition):
Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation
Theosophy. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person’s deeds in the previous incarnation.
We see it all the time all over social media. “Karma is a bitch and so am I.” ” Karma will take care of her/him.” Or you have someone talking shit about you and you “don’t want that negativity in your life BUT… Karma blah blah blah.”
Do you realize that in starting a comment off with statements like, ” I am a good person but” or “I am not not a negative person, but” then proceed with one of the above karma cliches, you are actually being negative? I can go on here about how when someone betrays you, stabs you in the back or (gasp) blocks you on social media ( the nerve!) the biggest middle finger you can give that person is to not respond at all. That was one of the biggest life lessons I had learned anyway. Instead of “liking” or commenting, I see these posts, shake my head and keep scrolling. Actually, there has been so much of it that I have considered getting off of Facebook completely. Since that is not socially possible if I want to talk to my friends or still be included in social events, I stay active. I see what I want to see and get back off. It is exhausting to read so much hate and negativity all day long.
Those who have known me for a very long time might be wondering, “Who is she to talk? She is as cranky as they get.” But you are remembering the old Mary from her 20’s and even early 30’s. Yes I still have a sadistic sense of humor. And yes, everyone has pet peeves. I guess this negative karma thing is a new peeve of mine. Sometimes I have a strange way of expressing myself while writing what I mean to say. However, I have grown so much in the past five years. Old labels are hard to shed.
I found this “karma cleanse” photo while searching in Google. I thought it was a perfect way to turn this around and end with some good old self love-based karma. Did you read it? Yes? Good! Now let is resonate within you. When you start to say what you are grateful for, show love and over all just be a happier version of yourself, you are turning your own karma around. Don’t be so negative! Want to know something? Fear-based karma also applies to you. Shocking- I know! So why would you want to condemn your soul to the same fate? Making small changes here and there can make all the difference in not just how you see things, but how you feel. I can tell you letting go of all negative thoughts and feelings makes you feel lighter and more free. It’s a wonderful feeling!