Mar 19, 2012

OUR LIFE PURPOSE

At some point during our lifetime our soul prompts us to ask “What is my purpose on Earth?”



We start looking for answers as our curiosity grows. We all come to earth to fulfill a great number of tasks.  We have a responsibility towards the material world and we have to fulfill it.  We are to meet the challenges that confront us in our daily lives, and overcome them.  However, don’t forget that we have a soul that needs nurturing.  In order for us to be able to keep up with our daily worldly activities we must learn to receive guidance from our souls.  


There are three elements in a human:   Body, Mind and Soul      
All three must be nurtured and encouraged.


Material and Spiritual Love
We come to earth to experience the different facets of love.  The entire Universe revolves around various forms of love.  The more affection we bring into our existence, the more we will receive it in our lives.  Love starts in the physical realm, then blossoms into the spiritual realm.  Before we can experience spiritual bliss we must experience love on a smaller human scale.


Forgiveness
If you are looking for a way to encourage your spiritual growth, within your soul you have an instrument to do so.  It is called ‘forgiveness’.  


Sooner or later we have to learn to forgive.  A means to encourage your spiritual growth dramatically is to forgive. The wheel of Karma turns forever. 


The Law of Karma states that every action has a consequence.  One way to escape from the tedious cycle of cause and effect is to use the power of forgiveness.  First we must accept and forgive all the harm that has been done to us in the past.  Do not continue the cycle by responding angrily to the individual/s who mistreated you.


The Law of Karma  
Karma means ‘action’.


The Law of Karma is a Universal system that is based on the concept of cause and effect.  The law of physics states that every action produces an equal reaction.  The Law of Karma works on the same principle.  Positive karma encourages progress of the soul, and negative karma hinders the progress of the soul.  Karma can also mean the choices and/or decisions that one makes through free will.


Throughout our lifetime (as well as our previous lifetimes) we are engaged in a series of choices.  There are really only two options:  either we make a positive choice or we make a negative choice.  We are tested in a wide variety of contexts.  We make choices involving our family situations, our physical bodies, our career and so on.  


After a choice has been made the results of that choice are apparent at various intervals.  Many of the results will be witnessed in this lifetime;  other outcomes will not be witnessed in this life.  The laws of nature decide when and how we will witness the results of our actions. Some choices we make affect us individually, but we also make choices that affect others.  We are constantly making individual choices that affect our body, mind and soul.   


Every choice that we make that involves another individual directly affects our own soul.  When we make a decision that relates to another person, we may not immediately see its results.  However, as soon as that action takes place, it is recorded.


Many of the decisions we make are complex.  There are rarely simple cases of ‘wrong’ and ‘right’ or black and white.  If all decisions were simple we would all be enlightened and the Law of Karma would cease to exist.  The critical factor is our intentions.  


No matter what decision/s we make, if our intentions are good we are heading in the right direction.

All souls in this world must rectify and learn from the choices we have made.  Certain souls are given the opportunity to make choices that affect a large number of people (for example, a political leader).  As a result, that person’s karma is connected to all affected by his or her decision.  If a decision is made with good intentions, even if they present obstacles, our soul will immediately grow as a result of considering and helping others.


The principles of Karma do not only apply to one lifetime.  It is an eternal system of debits and credits;  an invisible bank account with multiple transactions.  All the circumstances that we encounter in this lifetime as a result of choices from past lives are pre-destined.  All the choices you make in this lifetime from the time you are born, are products of your free will.


It is important for us to realize that free will and predestination play a role in the growth of our soul, and we must be open to both aspects.


The purpose of our lives is to balance our karma and learn from our life lessons.

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Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes