Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Every action generates a force.....


Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind...what we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success.

I will put the Law of Karma into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:

1. Today I will witness the choices I make in each moment. And in the mere witnessing of these choices, I will bring them into my conscious awareness. I will know that the best way to prepare for any moment in the future is to be fully conscious in the present.

2. Whenever I make a choice, I will ask myself two questions: "What are the consequences of this choice that I am making?" and "Will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to me and also to those who are affected by this choice?"

3. I will then ask my heart for guidance and be guided by its message of comfort or discomfort. If the choice feels comfortable, I will plunge ahead with abandon. If the choice feels uncomfortable, I will pause and see the consequences of my action with my inner vision. This guidance will enable me to make spontaneously correct choices for myself and those around me. ~Deepak Chopra~

I came across this while researching info on the web tonight and liked it. Ultimately, I measure the consequences of my choices against the witness of my inner spirit as guided by the Holy Spirit. There is power in prayer. I KNOW this and yet at times I wrestle with my self will vs what I perceive to be the right choices. I guess we all do at times.

I like this analogy that I heard a while ago of comparing our inner spirit signals to a traffic light regarding our decision process.

1. Pray about your decision, meditate in thought about it and be willing to listen to God's guidance.

2. Yellow light in your spirit- caution. It doesn't mean you can't-but it may be that something else has to be worked out and may be about timing.

3. Red light - STOP-don't do it!

4. Green light-everything feels right - Go for it!

14 comments:

Orcadia said...

I have been back and forth to read this post and have hesitated to write a response. I think because I have been pondering both on the deeper meaning and how it applies in my life, also because of some things that have been going on in my own life recently. It is certainly an interesting perspective and it is something that will make me think. Having read your post so many times now, I am unlikely to forget it! ;)

SeaSpray said...

Hi Orcadia - I have been back and forth thinking about taking it down.

I am not a karma girl - not into Buddhism, Hinduism, reincarnation, etc. - eastern religions but Jesus 2000 years ago said that we reap what we sow - so I can embrace that.

I believe this life is a one way trip. (I'll come back to this)

That said - I still liked what Mr Chopra said. We would all do well to follow his advice when making certain choices - the kind that need balanced though processes before moving ahead.

I mention the Holy Spirit because I am a Christian and my understanding of the scriptures is that he was sent here in place of Christ after the ressurrection as the counselor, comforter etc.

I think it is important to have the ability to be introspective and thus able to discern and follow through with appropriate choices but I also think it is important to look to the one who is omniscient and has said that he has a plan and a purpose for our lives and our best interest at heart.

Back to reincarnation - I do know some Christians that say they believe the Christian message AND reincarnation BUT in my opinion that is a contradiction.

Jesus sacrificed his life on the cross. He died and rose again in the resurrection 3 days later. He later ascended into heaven until the appointed time that he is to return.

Why did he sacrifice his life for us? So that if we have faith, believe his message accept him as Lord, asking him to forgive us of our sins (He paid the price for them) then we will have eternal life after we die. We are forgiven through his grace - not by works.

However, with reincarnation we have to keep coming back until we get it right and sometimes as less or more than we were depending upon how we lived our lives.

If reincarnation were true - then why did Jesus choose to die one of the most painful deaths known to man? It wouldn't have been necessary because reincarnation negates the need for the resurrection.

Sorry - not at all trying to be preachy - just sharing some of my belief system. Also - I think theology is one of the most interesting topics ever! It is an inexhaustible subject and I don't think we will ever have all the answers until we are on the other side.

I consider myself tolerant and appreciate that there are other points of view and I certainly don't feel the need to force my views on someone else. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman and never forces himself on anyone. But if someone is interested he will point the way to Christ. I figure if God doesn't force himself and allows free choice then who am I to force an opinion? Of course I did teach our sons but in the end the choice is theirs.

Anyway - I hope this wasn't offensive to you or anyone else who reads this and I love the exchange of ideas. :)

I am grateful for Gods unconditional love because for as strongly as I believe I still don't do all that I think I should. ha! I guess I am a work in progress! :)

Chrysalis Angel said...

That was a nice post Seaspray. I really didn't know what to say to it, as it speaks for itself. You do a great job of explaining yourself in all you write. Hope you'll have a great day.

Dr. Deb said...

I like that!!!

SeaSpray said...

Thank you Chrysalis and Dr Deb :)

Orcadia said...

Aghh!! SeaSpray. I think that I have not made myself clear. I am always doing that; I am a buffoon.

I really liked the quotes and your writing. I also had a deja-vu experience when reading it. Why I don't know, but it mus have stirred up some memories or something.

I agree with what you wrote both in your post and in your reply to my bodged comment.

I am usually a very open minded sort of person, but there are times (sometimes for good reason sometimes not) when I seem to have horse blinkers on.

I came from a family that was very involved with the Church of England and heard my parents quote the Bible so frequently that come adolescent rebellion stage, I went in tootally the opposite direction to science. Now many years later I have found that it is possible to combine the both and have found some fabulous blogs that explain that.

I fear that you think I was making a veiled cticism when in reality I was telling you how interesting your post was and , OK , it was difficult for me to find the words to reply, which was my problem.

SeaSpray said...

Hi Orcadia - not at all. I didn't think anything negative about what you said but rather because of my personal belief system I was wrestling with putting something up about karma which ties into the whole eastern religion philosophy.

I appreciate other points of view and the wisdom that is in them but when all is said and done for me it will always come back to my Judeo - Christian roots.

It is important to be self aware and cognizant of all around us but most importantly - for me- to remember who is the Alpha and the Omega, the I Am that I Am - the creator of all life.

Sometimes I think some people see some one with my beliefs as a mental midget in the grand scheme of things, narrow minded, tunnel vision, yada, yada when in reality I see God as limitless with more possibilities then our finite mortal minds can comprehend.

I also think that as science progresses there is more evidence that God does exist. I don't have any problem linking the two together.

I see an anonymous person left a comment disagreeing with the God connection in my Kidney stone post in which I also talk about God and put up someone else's article where the author talks about kidney stones being evidence for divine design that I have yet to address.

What are the other blogs you speak of - I might enjoy them.

I strongly believe in life after death and in a spirit world that we can't see with our limited dimensional views. I believe there are angels and also evil entities out there as well. Well, i guess that is stuff for another post. :)

Orcadia said...

I think that these addresses might get blocked by your spam identifier, so I will send them one at a time in case. There are four:

http://brahms.phy.vanderbilt.edu/~rknop/blog/?p=42

Orcadia said...

This one is part of a series of posts on a blog by an astrophysicist:
http://scienceblogs.com/interactions/2007/03/so_im_a_christian_shoot_me.php

Orcadia said...

Next post:
http://scienceblogs.com/interactions/2007/03/what_is_the_purpose_of_religio.php

Orcadia said...

And,
http://scienceblogs.com/interactions/2007/05/intelligent_design_a_trap_for.php

this one is a good one for school kids who are really challenging the Christian faith.

All the above are this guy's perspective, they do not necessarily represent my own views but they certainly have helped me explain some things to those who really, really challenge me!

Orcadia said...

Darn! Comments must be hungry this morning, it's just eaten the end of the html for the sites! Well, I hope they tasted nice.

The first url is full and OK.
The next one needs this extra bit after the last _a_christian_shoot_me.php
The next needs:
the_purpose_of_religio.php
The next should read (after the /)
intelligent_design_a_trap_for.php

I hope you find them interesting.

Jenster said...

Seaspray - like you, I'm a Christian and believe in the promptings of the Holy Spirit and everything else you've said in the post and your comments. I love that you don't eschew other things just because they're not "Christian", i.e., the Chopra reference.

And I love what you said about not being narrow minded because belief in God is limitless (or something like that).

Great post!

SeaSpray said...

Thank you Orcadia - I will look up asap. I just wrote a long comment in Dr Schwab's surgeonsblog.blogspot.com in response to his post "Bless the Child?" and want to go back to finish when I have time. There have been interesting responses.

I am very much someone who believes in the power of prayer and was drawn to his post like a moth to flame! I hope he is not offended by my long post. I don't think he will be because he has already indicated he doesn't have any problem with my posts and they are usually long although he may take issue with my views this time.

I love blogging - where else can you get the awesome exchange of ideas - world wide no less? :)

BTW orcadia - I think sometimes when religion is forced on a child that it is not uncommon for them to rebel. But to that I would say that it is ever important to teach about the love of God and that it is to be a relationship - back and forth- that grows in closeness, etc. There is a saying - some people know of God and then there are those that KNOW him. They learn the history and facts but they are never taught to develop a relationship with him. There are people we know but we don't care to be around them and then there are those we develop a relationship with and the more we get to know them the more we want to know them. It's all about presentation in my opinion.

I have also heard that some people view God as they relate to their earthly fathers. Absent father - absent God. Oppressive father - oppressive God. My father was absent but I think because of how this little old retired school teacher presented God and the importance of salvation through Jesus Christ that I developed a close and early understanding of Jesus and his Father and later learned more about the Holy Spirit.

Thanks Jenster - indeed we are kindred spirits! You might also be interested in Dr Schwabs post. He is located on my sidebar. I love his blog!

thanks for stopping by.

O.k. now I really am off to paint! :)