Karma very clearly tells us that
You need to take responsibility
For your challenges
If you want to be able to move past them.
Difficult thoughts, emotions and feelings
Will get stuck inside of us
If we can’t find a way to release them
But one of the most fundamentally important things
To grasp about karma is this:
You do not deserve the hand you’ve been given
And those same thoughts, emotions and feelings
Don’t belong to you.
All of that pain and stress and difficulty is arising
From a history
That started long before you were born
And from an environment
That is shaped by forces we don’t control
Trauma is written into our fabric.
Our beings are an extension
Of a moment so explosive it created space-time
Can you imagine the noise that made?
And the feeling of being torn into this world.
The most incredible thing about this
Is that human beings have arisen out of this Universe
With the capacity to take all of that
Brutal and terrifying life force
And occasionally turn it into something
That makes you shed a tear
Or burst out laughing
Or just stop and pause for a moment.
This is alchemy in action.
Transforming chaos and darkness
Into joy and understanding
Happens moment by moment
Conversation by conversation.
We are all an expression of the fabric of the Universe
And if you have the capacity
To take something terrible from your experience
And release it in a way that doesn’t hurt others
Or to support someone else to do the same
Know that the Universe will be grateful for your service