"The Karma News" by Past Forward, Past Life Healing
"The Karma News"
is a FREE E-zine from Past Forward, Past Life
Healing, of Marlton, NJ, USA. Prepared for friends, clients, and opt-in subscribers
Read by the spiritually aware and karmically minded world wide.
Holding unforgiveness in your heart... is like taking poison and expecting someone
else to die. In my work, I have seen that unforgiveness truly is the poison of life.
Most cancers, heart attacks, and strokes have unforgiveness of the self or others at
If there was any one thing that you could do today to improve your health,
it would be this... FORGIVE the actions and inactions of yourself and others.
Giovanna Zammit of United Communities of Spirit tells why it is so very
important to forgive... and really mean it.
"There is a great fallacy abroad that... 'Time Heals All Wounds.' This is
not so. Just ask a man who was beaten as a child or a woman who was never
loved when she was a girl. They will tell you how hard it is, as adults,
to let go, be vulnerable, and allow love into their lives."
"No, time does not heal all wounds. We have the responsibility to tell one
another how we feel, even if that feeling is scary. If you have hurt someone, tell
them how you feel about that -- and then listen to how they feel about that hurt,
listen until you can feel it yourself, listen until the river of tears runs dry.
Years are not a long time to carry an open wound, some of us carry wounds for a
lifetime" (& beyond -EM).
"..the relationship we have with everything that we touch includes the
touch of the heart through deeds and words. To act on spiritual
values, we should include a daily reflection about those we hurt or injured and
make amends for injury we know we caused. Forgiveness is not easy but making
amends is within everyone's reach."
"Forgiveness speeds the healing of the pain and sorrow we have caused others.
Tell them you are sorry for the hurt that you have caused and try to explain why you
think that it happened. Forgiveness may come or it may not, but asking for forgiveness
for the things that may have hurt someone is be a step in the healing process... (yours
and theirs -EM). Just today I picked up the phone and asked for forgiveness for
something that I have said. I did not get a response, but I know that I need to heal
myself from the hurt I have caused."
No matter what healing program you are on, it simply will not work effectively
if you are constantly damaging your energy field with regular doses of unforgiveness.
"Forgive us our tresspasses as we forgive all who have trespassed against us"
is not only the way to happiness, it is way to vibrant health!
So often when we proclaim our desire to the universe for more abundance - mainly
when we shout "I need/want more money" - it is the "because..." that follows it that
often blocks us from getting it. As in "I want more money because... I do not want
to work..." or "to hurt so-and-so..." or "to show 'them' that 'they' are or were wrong
about me..." If we want more money so that we can make a weapon of unforgiveness out
of it... then we may well be blocking our own access to getting the very abundance
we desperately seek.
Wait a minute, you might well say: What about criminals, con artists, and
others who are clearly misusing money... Why do they get money... and not me? The
answer is simple: for those walking "on the dark side", money becomes part of their
path and part of the lessons they need to learn about responsible actions relative
to money... and at one time you too were given this choice... and made the right
ones - eventually - or you would not be in the place of reading this eZine.
Those of you on the path of greater love, joy, and awareness...
and so part of that path is learning to use money with love. And if you are seeking
to use money in an unloving manner - do the math - you will not be likely to receive
it unless you can do so with loving intentions.
So what are loving intentions relative to having and using money, you might
wonder? These are to have & use money to:
* Love & accept yourself and others as you & they are now.
* Trust in the process & flow of life to fulfill your needs.
* Create peace & harmony within and around yourself & others.
* Be loving & compassionate with all people and things.
* Do your utmost for the highest good of all concerned.
* Use abundance to do what is true, necessary, and kind.
For those that are on the spiritual path, linking your desire for increased
abundance to your heart is CERTAIN to manifest your dreams. Disconnecting it from
your heart is certain to have the opposite effect.
It is true what they say: "when
love and skill combine, expect a masterpiece!!"
Stop reading this for a moment and say this word out loud: "sorry!" Did your tongue
fall out of your mouth? Did your head explode? Did the world stop turning? I would
venture to guess that it did not and yet so often people are simply incapable of
saying this word... especially to the very people they claim to love and care about
No matter how loving a person tries to be with others, no matter how throughtful,
no matter how caring, there will always come a time when they will do or say something
OR will fail to do or say something that they are truly sorry for. That is just
part of the human experience... making mistakes, learning from them, finding a way to
live with them and moving on. What saying "I'm sorry" helps with is the process of
moving on and leaving the past behind you.
Sorry is like an pick which loosens the
grip of events frozen in the past.
If you have made a mistake in the past, sorry keeps you from being "married to" that
point of view in the future. It opens the door both to you forgiving yourself and
to the generosity of others by your seeking their forgiveness.
The truth is that "love means having to say that you're sorry" at some point
in the relationship... and meaning it. For much worse than never saying you are sorry,
is always saying you are... but continuing to do or not to do the same sorrowful things
Here is where actions speak louder than words... saying you are sorry
means nothing unless you change your actions and/or behavior corresponding to your words.
It all comes down to karma really.
Fail to make a change for the better and
the lesson will be repeated more frequently with greater severity until it is learned...
or a worse karmic stage is set. So often people who are in love get separated by their
attitudes around those five simple letters: S-O-R-R-Y...
If you are one of them, remember it is never too late to say and mean
this all important word. Your tongue will not fall out and your head will not explode
and the relationship you save just may be your own.
We are all here to teach one another lessons and to learn lessons from one another.
In the course of this learning, people will come in and out of our lives. When people
come into our lives, it is usually an easy welcoming process. When people leave our
lives, the departures are not always so pleasant. Often we spend too much time pondering,
cursing, or regretting their absence from our lives.
The purpose of these exercises is to move your relationships with others
forward WITHOUT seeing or speaking to them. They bring the energy of transformation
(change) or indignation (closure) to your relationship with yourself and others. They
allow you to express - once and for all - what you wish to say to the "other person"
that you cannot bring yourself to say and/or do not have the chance to say.
They release that energy of change or closure to the universe. Since at the
level of pure energy, we are all one, the other person(s) you are trying to reach
will definitely "get the message". More importantly, these exercises allow you
to truly forgive so you can move forward in your life. For holding onto
unforgiveness really hurts you and not the other person... love yourself enough NOT
to hurt yourself.
FORGIVE, LOVE, AND LIVE HAPPY!
is really the key to healthy living. So often
people come into agreement with cancer (see "Wit" below) because their unforgiveness
was eating away at them. And if you think that this is all nice but does not really
work in "real" life, then I beg you to consider this "real life" example.
A friend who had cancer committed to "forgiving, loving, and living happy"
for 60 days because they refused to "chop, burn, and poison" their bodies with
surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. At the end of the time, after following this
simple program along with a sensible course of nutrition and medical therapies, there
was a noticeable decrease in the size of their tumor. Eventually, this person's cancer
went into remission and they have added years and quality to their life.
The past is still present... even in the present day news.
"The 'In' Crowd and Social Cruelty" was an ABC News Special hosted by John
Stossel. If you think that the hurt you do to others cannot last a lifetime, see
if this man's experience sounds at all familiar. "The bully of my middle school in
Wilmette, IL, scared me so much, I dreamed about him. I'd walk blocks out of the way
to avoid him. I'm now 55, yet the fear is still fresh. I wasn't even a prime target.
I was just an average geek" who managed to blend in with the crowd.
Fortunately, he was not "one of the 'bottom 20 percent' — the kids who really
worry psychologist Michael Thompson, author of 'Best Friends, Worst Enemies'. He says
almost every school has an 'in' crowd: popular kids who decide what's 'cool'." The
'uncool kids' are "the roughly 20 percent who 'lack' the social skills to make many
friends. They are often not only excluded, but picked on or severely bullied" at the
direction of the cool kids and with the help and/or approval of those "the cool
kids rule" through fear and intimidation.
Childhood is a karmic time: for in childhood we get done to
ourselves what we have done to others in one or more past lives. If we are bullied,
it is because we have bullied others. If we are hit or hurt, it is because we have
hit or hurt others. If we are teased unmercifully, it is because we have been unmerciful
when we should not have been.
As Martin Luther King Jr said: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only
light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." That is why
religious visionaries have preached: as did Jesus Christ, "love thy enemies, bless
that curse you, do good to them that hate you" and as did Buddha "hatreds never
cease through hatred, through love alone they cease. This is an eternal law."
And so it is.
For the whole story from ABC's 20/20 go to ABC News:
"The In Crowd & Social Cruelty".
"Based on the 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Margaret Edson, "WIT" features
Academy Award winning actress Emma Thompson in a movie by Mike Nichols.
Vivian Bearing is an English Professor with a biting wit that educates but
also alienates her students. With her teaching and her life rigidly under control,
Vivian would never let down her defences, until the day they are taken down for her.
Diagnosed with a devastating illness, Vivian agrees to undergo a series of
procedures that are brutal and experimental. For eight months her life must take
an uncharted course..." as she receives lessons in humanity. The witty observer of
human nature, Vivian sums up the lessons of her painful journey from life into death
'So the young doctor like the senior scholar (Vivian) prefers research to
humanity. At the same time, the senior scholar in her pathetic state as simpering
victim wishes the young doctor would take more interest in personal contact. Now I
suppose I shall see how this happened... when the senior scholar ruthlessly denied
her simpering students the touch of human kindness that she now so desperately seeks...'
Like most people, before her illness, Vivian was just living out what she
had learned as a child, proving once again the wisdom of these words by Dorothy Law
"The greatest gift you can give your child is a home full of love... because
children learn what they live,
If a child lives with criticism, he/she learns to condemn,
If a child lives with hostility, he/she learns to fight,
If a child lives with ridicule, he/she learns to be shy,
If a child lives with shame, he/she learns to feel guilty,
If a child lives with tolerance, he/she learns to be patient,
If a child lives with encouragement, he/she learns confidence,
If a child lives with praise, he/she learns to appreciate,
If a child lives with fairness, he/she learns justice,
If a child lives with security, he/she learns to have faith,
If a child lives with approval, he/she learns to like themselves,
If a child lives with peacefulness, he/she learns to trust themselves,
If a child lives with acceptance, he/she learns to love themselves,
to find love in the world, and to spread love throughout the world.
As the movie so accurately shows, Vivian as an adult was just passing on the
criticism, hostility, ridicule, and shame that she had experienced as a child and as
a young adult. Just as she was unable to forgive her own youthful failings, she was
unable to forgive the failings of students in her class... or of her own weakness as
a cancer patient.
In the end, what Vivian really died of was not the cancer in her body but the
inability of her mind and heart to forgive herself the wrongs done to her and the
wrongs she did to others. The lack forgiveness kills... if only Vivian had taken
regular doses of forgiveness rather than chemo... then she may have
lived and outgrown the crutch of wit.
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Inspirational Quote for the Month:
"He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he must pass."
"Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person
apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love
them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time..."
(Sara Paddison, HeartMath)
"...we are unconscious of our own strength. When it comes
to understanding the power we have to make a difference in our own lives, we might
as well be asleep. If you want to make your dreams come true, wake up. Wake up to
your own strength. Wake up to the role you play in your own destiny. Wake up to the
power you have to choose what you think, do, and say." (Keith Ellis, "Bootstraps")
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