Karma is coming around ladies and gentlemen. Maybe you've noticed…
Are you being bombarded with situations you do not like, do not want to experience, or dearly wish to escape? Perhaps they are things you have avoided in the past, perhaps they just trigger certain emotions you generally choose to hide from. It may show up in surprising ways, events you don't see coming -- accidents, things breaking, even unexpected deaths.
Everything you've been afraid of and tried to avoid is now coming up to confront you.
This is karma my friends, but not in the usual way we talk about it. This isn't about payback or you-get-what-you-give. It's about coming face to face with all the things you have been running from in life.
Karma isn't a bitch, she's just a tough teacher. She needs to be, her task is a big one -- she's guiding you to your wholeness.
Your lessons are challenges presented to you which you are supposed to grow from. Avoid them, and they will come back around eventually. Eventually is now.
We have a major shift coming soon and some things have to be settled before we can move on. Whether or not you choose to allow these things to confront you will determine whether or not you get to ride into the new paradigm.
Imagine a train stopping to pick up passengers. It's going somewhere pretty freakin' awesome, but you've got to buy your ticket to get on. Don't want to ante up? Then have fun at the station. The less willing you are to deal with what is coming around, whether by retreating into denial, attempting to avoid it, checking out, or dumping yourself into coping mechanisms, the longer this process will drag out and the more unpleasant it will be. Keep an eye out for these behaviors.
These are challenges you must face now. This is a huge opportunity -- a huge window -- but make no mistake about it, at some point this opportunity will pass and the train will pull away, with you on it or not.
“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, or evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.” ~Henry Miller
You do not to want to be left behind, so find your inner grit, find your suck-it-up-and-just-do-it. Have faith in strength unseen. Have faith in your resilience. Ask the universe for support.
All this is happening now at a very quick pace, and it can be taxing, so be sure to give yourself time and space to rest and recuperate. But don't quit, don't stop. Keep going. Keep walking through the discomfort, the pain, the difficulty.
Try not to get caught up in the story, whatever it may be. Let this be about rounding out your edges, filling in the gaps. Trust that what you are receiving now is something you must learn for your future well-being and just let it happen.
Learn something about yourself. What does being slapped in the face with everything you've tried to avoid in the past tell you about you? What kind of person have you been? Is that fitting to the kind of person you want to be? Have you been playing small?
Let these trials break open the box you've put yourself in, let them smash it to pieces. Step up to the challenge so you can move closer to who you are meant to be, to your dharma, your true purpose.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” ― Gautama Buddha
Yogi Bhajan says that a teacher is one who confronts you, who confronts your ego and forces you to surrender your mind games. Life is the teacher now. You are being confronted with your old karma. Step up. Do it different.
Get on the train. It's going to some seriously magical places.