Just what do I mean by Grace and karma in this message?
Within a higher organizational order, Grace is our birthright which is given to all of us whether we think we deserve it or not. It is a divine gift that is not earned and it is totally free and fully merited.
Karma refers to the principle or order of causality, where individual or cultural intentions and actions influence the future of individuals and even cultures. Positive intent and good deeds can contribute to positive karma and future individual happiness, while negative intent and bad deeds can contribute to bad karma and future suffering. Basically, it is the concept of “You reap what you sow.”
Let us delve a bit deeper into the concept of Grace and karma as it pertains to our intentions and actions. Grace moves us out of the order of polarity and into the field of unity. We recognize that we are one, we are interconnected, and in fact we are only as strong as the weakest link in this chain of life. We do not experience as “we” and “them.” A Christian may say, “What you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do unto me.” Our intentions and actions always take into consideration their effect on the whole. We live from an altruistic stance where goodwill and good deeds are offered without the thought of reciprocity or recognition. Grace is not elusive. Invoke Grace for yourself and the world each day, and be grateful to live within the flow of Grace.
If we choose to live within the order of karma or the concept of duality; an “us or them” perspective, our intentions and deeds are from an individual need or desire, and we expect a return on our actions and efforts. Just look at our politics, our countries at wars and our fractured relationships. When we view our world as strong/weak, right/wrong, healthy/diseased, and many other strong polarity beliefs, we will continue to experience both the positive and negative reactions from our actions. This is only fitting and this is karma as we consider it in this discussion.
Be assured, we will reside both within the higher order of Grace and the order of karma throughout our days. What is important is that we recognize our intent and choose what order in which we wish to reside. Both bring results.
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