"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.
IN THIS ISSUE: This Month's Theme -
The term "defining moment" has recently been popularized by author and
talk-show host Phillip McGraw, better known as Dr. Phil. Defining moments
are those which change and mold our lives today "making" us who and what
we are in our lives today.
To recognize a defining moment, think back to times when you or
others said "life will never be the same again" and you will have found it.
Three things that defining moments have in common are these: change from
old patterns to new ones, recognition and acceptance of the absolute need
to change, and confrontation of personal KARMA!
Most defining moments happen in the blink of an eye, especially
those relating to health. One moment you are living your life as usual
and then you "suddenly find out" you have a serious, life
Yet our bodies and minds work so slowly that nothing
is ever sudden. it is just that you have gotten used to ignoring that lump,
medicating away that pain, or otherwise not listening to the still, small
voice inside you urging you to do what you know you need to be doing.
And then "something happens", you "get the news" in a way that you
cannot ignore, and now you have "a problem". It is a problem simply because
you now must take action. Action is literally what Karma, a Sanskrit word,
means when it is translated into English. As with any problem there are
always only three courses of action.
The first is to do nothing: the decision called "letting
nature take it's course". When it comes to health, this means letting the
illness overtake you with whatever consequences there are, including death.
The second is to pretend to do something: the decision
called "letting your mind take it's course". When it comes to health, this
means attracting a healer that will misdiagnose you, forgetting to take
medications when needed, or not going for tests when they are ordered.
This has the same effect as doing nothing but proves to be easier on those
around you who can maintain the illusion that "everything was done that
could be done".
The third is to do something that will resolve the illness in a
meaningful way: the decision called "letting your Soul take it's
course". This is what illness is trying to get you to do. illness is
trying to get you to take a hard look at your life and ask yourself 2
* Is my life going in the direction that I want it to go?
* Am I becoming the person that I want to be?
Chances are that if the answer to either or both of those questions
is "No" then it is likely that you have become ill simply so that you can
rethink your current way of life.
Case in point: me. Prior to my recent illness, I had been
consistently working past what I already knew were the constraints of
body and mind. Since I was doing God's work, I just assumed/hoped that
it would all just work out somehow.
After nearly two months of non stop 100+ fevers
that left me physically, mentally, and emotionally drained, I came to my
own defining moment. This was when I realized that although I am becoming
the person I want to be, my life was definitely not going in the direction
that I wanted it to go... and I needed to change.
So I rethought my approaches to my work and I will be doing things
differently with a better result for all concerned in the future.
It reinforced what we all already know: all the answers lie within.
For in the end, I cured myself of the fever that doctors, specialists,
tests, and drugs could not help me with. I asked to be shown the lesson so
that this fever that was sucking the life out of me could finally come to an
end. Within hours of doing so and after "getting the lesson", the fever
vanished as mysteriously as it had come.
Of everything I used to ease my suffering, the one thing that helped
me the most was my
Far Infrared Comforter.
I spent almost the entire time swathed in it's gentle reflective fibers
which reflected my own energy back to me and helped me to rebuild my
weakened energy field naturally. After almost one year using
Far Infrared Technology, it has changed
my life for the better, forever. Thank you, Nikken!!
Fear, stress, struggle, overwork. if this is what you think you must endure
to achieve financial abundance. bad news, my friend, regardless of your bank
balance, you are truly poor.
Only those who live life in joy, freedom, fulfillment, and with
feet dancing on their path experience the true riches. True riches are not
so much a bank balance but the ability to freely choose how to live one's
life moment by moment. The availability and quantity of money heavily
influence that choice. For if you do not have enough money to put food
on your table and a roof over your head, then most of your day is caught
up in the struggle to make enough money to survive.
If you are making yourself miserable just to get money, there is
an important message from your Soul that you are ignoring. I should know.
I ignored that simple yet profound message for many years. When I look
back on my life, by far the biggest mistake that I ever made - and one I
hope you can avoid - is working at jobs I hated.
There were always great reasons for my taking life sucking jobs.
At first, it was career advancement, better pay, and experience that would
turn into more pay. Then it was working conditions that would better
support my failing health: health damaged in part by the quest to "get
ahead and make more money" by working hard.
Ironically, I came to the place where, with fear, stress, struggle,
and overwork, I thought I had "enough money" to make myself happy: being
able to travel and buy the odd, pricey spiritual items.
The defining moment
came when I realized that fear, stress, struggle, and overwork had made me
poor indeed because the effort to maintain such a lifestyle had drained
every bit of joy out of my life. Money had ceased to "make me happy" and
instead became burdens instead of blessings... I could not enjoy what I had.
It was at that moment I understood the simple yet profound message
Soul had been trying to tell me for so long: be happy now wherever you are
simply by choosing to do so. Just as fear, stress, struggle, and overwork
are poverty consciousness habits you can break so are joy, balance, flow,
and "goodwork" prosperity consciousness habits that you can learn. You can
only learn them by first chosing not to continue the poverty consciousness
habits any longer.
The first step in breaking the grip of poverty is to start to do
more of whatever it is you want to do rather always doing only whatever
it is you have to do. When you are caught in the trap of "have to", you
are actually always walking two steps forward to take one step back. Yes,
you do move forward but it is slow and exhausting.
When you start to walk
part of the time on the path of "want to", you begin to walk a step forward
each time. When you start spending more time on the path of "want to", you
will find that you can walk much quicker on the path of "have to" when
The beauty of this powerful prosperity tip is that it costs you
nothing to seek out and choose joy whenever you can. Joy is a choice that
only you can make from moment to moment - no one can make that choice for
you - only you can choose how you feel. Once you start consistently choosing
joy, the one thing you will begin to notice is that you will feel better
even if the level of your income does not change.
Feeling better about
your situation gives you the power to change it by digging you out of the
fear, stress, struggle, and overwork that are holding you in the prison
As always with everything in your life, the choice is yours.
The question that I get asked the most is. "is he/she the right one?"
Most people do not realize that there are always two answers to that
question... when it is viewed spiritually.
The first answer is that anyone that we are in a relationship with
is always the right one - from the standpoint of karma. Most of the
relationships we have on Earth, mainly those of the failed romantic variety
arise because we come together with karmic partners for the repayment of
past life debts. Especially when we feel about a certain relationship that it is
"only good enough for now" what we are really saying to ourselves is that
"Ok, let's get the karma over with".
The second answer is the one that people really want to know. As
in is this person Mr/Ms Right (the One) or just Mr/Ms Right Now (another
karma partner)? Often the answer can be found in the moment - the precise
moment - that we first met the individual. In that first moment - that defining
moment - we realize that because we have met this person, our lives can
never be the same.
Although it is natural for doubts and questions to
sink in later, once we connect with that person by looking into
their eyes, by hearing their voice, or by touching their hand, we feel the
transformation and know that they are "the one" beyond a shadow of a doubt.
The "one" does not have to be a "Twin Flame"/"Bashert" just the
one who we are meant to share our path with in this life. In fact, if
you look at the scores of defining moment stories that are flooding the
Internet, the top ranked stories invariably are those involving the first
time that life partners meet.
Many people find this upsetting because it runs contrary to the
usual human wisdom. that you should not judge another too hastily, that
you need to get to really know the person which takes time, that love can
only be built on a foundation of memories and experience that are created
over time. Of course, all of these are true because the only life that
matters is the one you are living now. The current relationship should
"make sense" in terms of who each of you are today.
Yet in that first defining moment when we meet our future life
partner, we connect with all the experience we have shared with them in
the past. How this works is best explained by an example.
have loved another with the very deepest love over the course of many
lives. Imagine that deep inside you can remember all the
love: the thrill of meeting, the excitement of courtship, the adventure
of marriage, and the happiness of a lifelong love shared.
Imagine that you have one chance to meet your dear one and that
each of you is determined this meeting must be noticed. so that the past
life love can be continued into the present - from a cosmic standpoint -
That is why the defining moment of meeting once again becomes so
important. it opens the window to the past life knowledge in a profound
and powerful way. That seldom happens otherwise in the course of a lifetime.
For those who are lucky enough to recognize and act on the wisdom of this
defining moment, the reward is usually a lifetime of love that is a truly
The most comforting thing about the modern conception of medicine is that
"illness happens". In this conception, illness is like the weather - random,
uncontrollable, and unreliably predictable. The true appeal of modern
medicine is that it robs us of any responsibility for agreeing to and
creating the illnesses we experience. Modern medicine would have us believe
that the fault lies "in our stars and not in ourselves" and that all we need
to do is pop a pill and all will be well.
This is what creates customers for drug companies. Like all good
businesses, repeat customers are the key to their success and so the emphasis
of drug-based care becomes masking symptoms (to keep customers coming back
for more) instead of solving problems (that would lose them cured and
vibrantly healthy customers forever).
The danger in the drug-based approach is that side effects from
medications often results in a person trading sets of less desirable symptoms
for more desirable ones or worse, getting multiple drug treatments for
all the complications.
This often leads to fatal drug interactions which claim higher
numbers of lives each year. If fatal drug interactions were recognized as
the serial killers they truly are, they would be outlawed and stopped.
Yet what happens is that families of such drug interaction victims are
compensated for their loss and such lawsuits are so minor in comparison
to the large profits that are made by drug companies that such things are
simply viewed as a cost of doing business.
There is an alternative model of illness, a holistic model, that
focuses on understanding how symptoms indicate problems and on how problems
can be cured so that individuals can enjoy states of vibrant health. The
holistic model assumes that we are spiritual beings come to Earth to have
a human experience of body, mind, and emotions.
It is this spiritual component that is the key to our physical,
mental, and emotional well being. For it is our spirit that can bypass
any man made drug if it is necessary for an individual to learn the lessons
that flow naturally from the process of illness, healing, and recovery.
These lessons are summarized in the Rules of Illness, Healing, and
Recovery that are this month's featured pages. My own illness reminded me
of the powerful yet basic truths that these - the three most important pages
on the site - have to teach.
Just as 100 years ago, the world learned the
importance of treating mind and emotions as well as body. 100 years from now,
the importance of honoring spirit will be fully recognized.
Sarah Hughes. If you do not know her name as well as her story, then you
missed one of the most dramatic moments of the ice skating competition at
the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
As if plotted by a writer, Sarah's story opens with
the skating world rocked by the obviously unfair, fixed judging in the
Pairs Competition. In fourth position before the final program of the
Ladies' Competition, Sarah Hughes was all but eliminated from medal
Of course, Olympic competitions come with olympic nerves that shake
the performances of the top three: opening a door that should have been
slammed shut on Number Four.
Undaunted and unburdened by expectations of success, Sarah Hughes
skates from her Soul with everything to gain and nothing to lose. Within
moments of it's start, it was clear this skate was the performance of a
lifetime. Technically flawless and elegantly artistic, Sarah's performance
showed what skating could be and should be at it's finest. Energized by
success, she goes beyond what was planned and throws in difficult jumps and
spins at the very end of the program.
No one watching Sarah Hughes could be in any doubt they had seen
the finest skating performance not only of the Olympics but the finest in
many years. In four minutes, she transformed herself from wannabe to
champion in one of the ultimate defining moments of all time.
And the judges, not daring to risk what would seem to be another
injustice, gives the crowd what they had been denied at the Pairs. They
give the gold medal to the one who had so clearly earned it and the crowd
goes wild! It is the classic Cinderella story!
Yet had they known the karma behind it. the enthusiasm might have
been diminished. Sigh! The outcome of major sporting events are agreed
to far in advance to provide the stages for life lessons that each
participant in karma must learn and teach.
Sarah Hughes was meant to win the gold and this was something she
knew and related at a very early age. There is footage of her saying: "I
am looking forward to when I win the gold medal." Unlike many little girls
who say such things, the certainty with which young Sarah spoke was something
that again came from her Soul.
The lessons from Sarah's experience that we can take
are these. That dramatic change which happens in a second often is the
result of years of preparation and expectation. That when we believe in and
honor our dreams that all things are possible. That when we go beyond what
we think we can do... that is when we truly come into our own.
"Things happen. Things you never see coming.
You think afterward, if I'd known: would I have changed things? Would I have
What would you do if an amazingly accurate psychic told you that
you were going to die in a week? That tough question faces news reporter, Lanie
Kerrigan, after she interviews a street psychic. In the week "she has left
to live", Lanie is forced to reexamine her life and decide what it is that
really matters to her.
So will it be her "life" (as a rising TV news anchor with the dream
job she always wanted) or will it be "something like it" (in a serious
relationship that opens her heart at a record breaking pace)? How this
woman faces and resolves the defining moment that she never saw coming is
not only hilarious but an excellent depiction of what a person needs to do
"when things happen". It's karma!
"Rabbit Proof Fence" with Kenneth Branagh
If you can overlook this movie's unfortunate
title, you will be rewarded with an amazing and inspirational tale of one
girl's extraordinary courage in her own defining moment.
In the early 20th century, the Australian government's policy was
to forcibly relocate "half caste" (half Aborigine-half white) children from
their parent's homes to a "camp" designed to turn them into obedient domestic
servants. Attached to the camp is a tracker whose job was to hunt down
runaways and discourage escape attempts.
No one had ever escaped until Molly, Gracie, and Daisy Craig did
so in the 30s. Although Daisy was eventually recaptured, Molly and Gracie
made a 9 week, 1,200 mile journey across some of the harshest spots in the
Australian outback to return to their home.
They used the
"Rabbit Proof Fence" which ran the length of Australia to guide them home.
Why they succeeded where others failed is that they never accepted their
fate as prisoners and they never lost sight of their dream of returning
home to those who loved them.
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Inspirational Quote for the Month:
"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your
life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on,
or blame. The gift is yours -- it is an amazing journey - and you alone
are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really
begins." (Anonymous from firstname.lastname@example.org 12/01/02)
"It is not so much our abilities that define us as our choices."
(Dumbledore to Harry Potter in "The Chamber of Secrets")
"The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves
too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have
occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decisions, raising in
one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material
assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever
you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic
in it. Begin it now." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
"Life Strategist Dr. Phillip C. McGraw hosts nationally syndicated
series Dr. Phil. Known to millions as the human behavior expert from The
Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil is also a #1 New York Times best-selling author
and co-founder of Courtroom Sciences, Inc., the world's leading litigation
consulting firm. Drawing on 25 years of experience in psychology and human
functioning, Dr. Phil deals with real issues in his signature
Dr. Phil's site offers real content that you can use to help with
the problems in your life. There are many articles and resources you can
use to heal your present life. Plus if you like his show and cannot watch
it because you work when it is on... there are daily summaries so you can
keep up with all that is new in the world of Dr. Phil!
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