This is a 3-part series of articles, written to respond to a reader’s question.
Part 3 of 3: Karma
“I have been suicidal many times in my life. I have studied metaphysics most of my life. I believe that we, along with our guides, plan our next incarnation and the lessons we will take on. If we and our guides plan our next incarnation, can suicide be written into our ‘blueprint’? If so, would this being planned ahead of rebirth, doesn’t that alleviate the bad karma associated with suicide? It seems if it is planned it is part of our spiritual evolution, yes? Or maybe it is the big picture and the bad karma is part of the learning process as well.” V.
Karma, of itself, is neither good nor bad. It holds no judgment of the energy it carries or the form it manifests. It holds no judgment because, in truth, God holds no judgment. This may disappoint a lot of people, but it is people who hold the judgment – each having taken a bite of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The life energy of Karma is the God energy. Karma is as aspect of the mind of God, designed to produce the “exact return” of all experiences which we create. Karma is the act of creating – creating experiences for ourselves and others, both in our own realm and in all the realms of life. Not everyone experiences the same form which karma takes when it manifests, but then not everyone experiences the same form which we initially create (for someone else or for our self).
All things are energy, including thought, action, the environment we’re in, manifestation and everything else. These are not just cliches or words of platitude. Not yet understanding these words, does not mean they are false or fanciful.
All of these items are energy in their essence and ultimately in their manifestation. Karma is the creation of different energy patterns, being “sent” into the Infinite – which includes the Earth, physical Universe, our personal lives, and all realms of consciousness. All of this exists because the Infinite Consciousness of God is its source of existence, and is its essence. Karma is an aspect of the Consciousness of God.
The experience that Neal Armstrong gave to the people of the Earth, is the experience making a circular journey, in some form, for all of life, and eventually back, in some form, to Neal Armstrong to experience, with all aspects and factors present in whatever form is available at some point in time. This journey includes to all life in the Universe. The experience that the 19 hijackers gave to the people of the Earth, is the experience making a circular journey, in some form, and eventually back, for all of life and the 19 hijackers to experience, with all aspects and factors present in whatever form is available at some point in time. This journey includes to all life in the Universe.
There is no judgment innate to Karma – judgement comes from the the current beliefs in duality within the human consciousness/mind. There is no Karmic label of good or bad. There is only the returning home of that which is sent out. The boomerang that is thrown outward is the one that returns home – in some form. (Not always the exact same form, but always with every aspect and factor to address.) There is no judgement to this process. It is the same ripple on the surface of the lake which goes outward that is reflected and comes back. The experience we create for others to be on the receiving end of, is the experience which comes back around in the circle for ourselves to be on the receiving end of – again, not always looking exactly like it but holding all facets. It then behooves us to consider, if we are able to, what the impact we are having on others and how we affect other people. If we feel it’s okay to send out certain experiences to others, whether helpful or harmful, then we are accepting that it is okay for ourselves to then receive the very same experiences upon returning.
With God all things are possible. In fact, only with the Infinite Consciousness of God, are all things possible. With God, Loving kindness is possible. Mercy is possible. Healing is possible. Patience is possible. Tolerance is possible, and forgiveness is possible. With God as our partner, our having a better impact and effect on others is possible. With God, we can “Love God above all else, and Love our neighbor as ourselves.” (Like breathing air is why we can continue to live our human life, the presence of God within our very being, is why we can love, why we can forgive, why we show mercy, patience, kindness, courage and more.) We can only Love God and Love our neighbor as ourselves, because it is the God within us – which is our Self – that does the loving. We love, because God within us, as us, which is us, loves.
The point of this is that all actions we make to happen in the world, impacts all of life, whether it is the gift of lifting people up to the stars; demonstrating life, love, and light; whether its judging and condemning ourselves and others; or bringing people down through destructive ways. This we have called karma.
Ultimately, our path will lead to ever higher realms of consciousness, and this will happen when we create experiences of higher realms of consciousness in the realm we currently are at – in other words, “making a heaven on Earth” for those with whom we have contact to experience. To put it another way, we climb the stairway to heaven by building the stairway for everyone to experience. (Neil Armstrong took all of us with him on his climb to walk on the Moon. Also, this is why we say that Jesus Christ was the example for us all – because He lived the life of Love, and then gave this life to All Life – for to be aware of.)
We strengthen God’s Love in the world, by Loving our neighbors as ourselves. We strengthen the presence of Heaven on Earth by making a Heaven on Earth for the people in our lives in whatever way we can. If we wonder how – it is as has been said many times – Loving kindness, patience, forgiveness, mercy, long-suffering, Oneness, prayer, meditation, brotherhood, faith in the God within all life, trust in the Infinite Consciousness of God, and more.
For anyone who contemplates suicide, I would simply suggest, first get permission from all the people in one’s life. Ask them if this act of suicide would create the same type of experience that it would for the one contemplating it.
… Or would this create a different type of experience in their lives.
If this is only a question of spiritual logic, then these questions are valid to be asked. But, if this turns out to not just be a question of logic, then deeper exploring of the heart and soul could provide much greater insight and much greater answers leading to finding something greater than previously thought possible, i.e. peace of mind and heart, healing of the soul, and/or a greater understanding of our purpose of being alive, just to name a few, if these are sought.
Go deeper. Seek deeper into the soul and the human heart. Never give up the journey into one’s own Self to discover the riches yet existing within the cosmos of one’s own Self. Consider the cosmos of the night sky as an easy to experience reflection of our own depths.
There is no need to guess about God or our spiritual path. God’s will is Love. All spiritual lessons begin and end with God and God’s Infinite Love. There is no separation between the two. The One Infinite God is also Infinite Love. And the Consciousness of Infinite Love does not withhold Love.
These 3 articles (3 parts of 1 article) are by no means all that can be put forth to discuss suicide from a spiritual perspective. As I mentioned, many, many books (possibly even libraries) can be written about these aspects. My own paradigm is that we can learn from our own experiences including the experience of reaching a point where we consider suicide.
Being human, our own experiences also give us insight into human experiences which push us to consider much about humanity including suicide, and in turn, when facing/dealing/healing this, then use that gained insight and understanding for self-exploration on our spiritual path and eventually for helping others to try to move through any experiences which led them also to consider suicide. Learning only about ourselves and our own life is not the end purpose of the spiritual path. The step beyond that is to rejoin the Oneness of all Life, and release/share the learning into the Infinite (which includes people in our life, and our world.) As we live our life, we are observed by those who learn from our examples – whether “good or bad”. One of the things we can be observed doing, is the human process of learning from our experiences. One of the things we can teach, is wisdom we’ve sought from our experiences and sharing with the world (or one other person) what we’ve learned.
The Individual Human Consciousness is a cosmos as vast as the one we see by looking up into a clear night sky. I’ve said it before – if anyone would like to gain a glance at one’s own consciousness, then look up during a clear night. Try to take it all in. Then realize that the wonders we see in the night sky, we see because it is reflecting our own self. If we don’t grasp this, it is only because we’ve not yet expanded our awareness to that vastness – which can indeed be done by using our own mind with all the capabilities the mind has, including exploring ever deeper into ourselves.
Just don’t forget – after the journey to expand, then to shrink back down when returning to the room and one’s own body.
God bless us, Everyone.
Part 3 of 3: Karma