Last night I was listening to an interview with James Van Praagh as he took part in an online event called Healing with the Masters. James is a well known psychic medium who communicates with souls who have transitioned to the other side. I understand that many people are believers in this, and I also understand that not everyone believes that our souls continue on after this life. I do. Even if you're not a believer, please stay with me here, because I'd like to share a perspective that if we can remember to live by, might change a lot of lives for the better.
First, I'd like to say that I believe no human on this earth knows about such things 'for sure'. We're only going to know 'for sure' how this all works, when it's our turn to leave this world. My personal experiences are what make me a believer in the after life, and that we are souls from spirit having an experience here in human form. The goal of the experience being that of love.
So, last night I'd drifted off through part of the interview and was nudged awake so I could hear a specific part of the conversation, I'm sure to inspire this blog! haha It was about karma.
After working for many years communicating with those on the other side, it's James' belief that when our souls cross over, we experience what is called a life review (this is not a new concept but keep reading), where we are taken on a journey back through our entire lives. He believes as we experience this journey, we are made to FEEL (not see but FEEL) how we made others feel. He says we are made to feel it even more magnified than how it was felt by those we experienced with. Interesting concept right?
James went on to say it is never too late to change our lives and learn to be a better version of ourselves while we're here (which is nothing new to me but maybe someone reading might feel like it's too late - well let this inspire you!). He said it's actually best, to make those changes here in this lifetime versus waiting or not changing at all. He believes it's more powerful as far as affecting our over all karma if we do. He spoke about our crossing over experience being one that felt like heaven versus one that felt like hell, depending on the karma factor we lived out while we were here in this life.
It's interesting how we humans are self absorbed most of the time, making it quick for us to pull up those memories and feelings of when we were hurt by others, yet we don't always think about how OUR words and actions might have hurt someone else. We have all hurt others and we have all been hurt by others. Period. The starting point from here, is the willingness to forgive ourselves and do better from now on.
So, imagine if we all decided to take full responsibility for our lives and our actions from this day forward? Imagine if we stop focusing so much on how others made us feel and waiting for karma to get their asses, and start focusing more on how we make others feel? Imagine keeping in mind this concept of a day that will come where we are made to feel how we've made others feel? Imagine.
We're not perfect though, and likely will not get through our entire lives without being the cause of someone's pain at some point, but if we let this concept remind us to live our lives more aware of how we affect others, the more peace we live while we're here and the less pain we feel when our souls go home. Keep in mind too, that the happiness we've made others feel will also be felt in our life review! Kinda makes a guy wanna spread that around instead?!
So there you have it, food for thought.
Peace, Love and Karma Baby