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The Cycle of Sowing and Reaping Never Ends

The Cycle of Sowing and Reaping Never Ends

As you sow, so shall you reap. Jesus stated the law of Karma quite succinctly. He had no intention of getting away with wrongdoing but instead pointed to a higher spiritual rule: your actions today define your future tomorrow.

Regardless of whether an act is deemed good or bad, this higher rule canít be sidestepped. Those who think it can have not looked deep enough. All past actions have a way of coming home to roost. This dynamic turns out to be more important than identifying sin.

What, then, would forgiveness of sin amount to? How do you redeem your soul? A redeemed soul sees itself as new and unblemished. To reach this state of innocence would be impossible according to the law of karma, for the cycle of sowing and reaping never ends.

The problem is further complicated by the fact that each person performs millions of actions in a lifetime, and these overlap on all levels. Emotions and intentions are both tied in.

You redeem your soul by turning to God. A redemptive God is the only being in the cosmos exempt from karma (or sin). Or to be more accurate, God transcends karma because he alone isnít in the cosmos.

Despite all the activity on the surface of life, a speck of awareness inside is not touched. The instant they wake up in the morning, a saint and a sinner are in the same place. They both feel themselves to be alive and aware. This place stands outside reward and punishment. It knows no duality. You are free from all bondage of good or bad actions. Your soul is redeemed and returned to innocence.

Adapted from How To Know God, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2000).

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Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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10:09PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

and especially as the rates at each point of attention seem the only reality while the attention is poised there. Deity , the All That Is, all that really is, amuses itself throughout in the "Great Dance", The Lila, the Play of the Creator truly "all that is". There is no god outside of creation, there is no god but the all that is in it's divine dance. Think on it. If God is the "All That Is" where is there room for anything else? Love is the fastest most transforming expression and so it is said that "God is love".

10:01PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

Whatever the sentiment this is the apparent result of the general quickening of vibration which is expressing the new era, " the end the world as we knew it, ...and I feel fine". The disastrous predictions of the prophets were couched in the fearsome imagery of apocalypse because the world as it is now was unimaginable to them so they saw it as ended. Prophets, those with the challenge/ talent of being loose in the time stream had to couch their predictions in the images of the world that was familiar. Edgar Cayce predicted a great flooding for the '60s/ ' 70s ( n0t sure exactly) which was expected, on the literal level, by those inspired by his work seemed not to happen but indeed was "Watergate". The only way he could express what he saw, make sense of it, was as a physical flood. This speeding up of the general vibrational rate effects people differently according to the level their attention is focused. Those focused in slow vibration levels tend to feel very frightened by that change, depending on the rate where the attention level is focused people will feel good or bad experiencing the quickening. Through the resulting quicker levels this world will experience an uplifting, broader, perspective all around. When one is focused in a slower level it will feel frightening begetting violence. Creation is like nesting dolls with the innermost tiniest fastest core, the divine, expressing itself, extending itself through all rates of vibration; all planes at various levels

8:56PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

The law of karma (what goes around comes around) has recently been speeded up dramatically by Divine Father and Divine Mother (collectively the Creator). Many souls of earth and on earth were imploring God for this to occur as so many seemed not to be able to learn this law of karma when the cause and effect was spread out over many lifetimes until it was deemed a soul was "ready" for their dharma to be karmically influenced.

We are all getting a nudge (kick in the ass) to wake us up by having our karma come back around to us fast- as in this lifetime for many of us - with new opportunities to learn the lessons and transcend the karma - as is called the universal law of divine mercy demonstrated through true empathy and forgiveness (self and others) which can provide us a ticket out of having to experience the karmic cycle.

8:44PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

rather than give thanks for the lesson the reality and apprehension, cognition, of the mirror like nature of reality.We all, all creation. All That Is, co create, choose, our own reality. When it's good it's on you as is the reverse.We learn how as we go and when we get it right we know. "The proof of the pudding, .etc.". Just because the "preachy" statements of reality from the mouths of revered icons encourages you to feel pressured or scolded doesn't mean they are oppressive or not true. Why will you feel depressed rather than encouraged by being told you make things the way they are so it follows you are supposed to learn how to make them the way you want, so it follows that it's possible and you'll learn to create beauty along the way. If you are feeling itchy and frustrated it only means circulation, fresh blood, change, is on the way.

8:38PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

So much angst seems to be resulting from this simple observations. Why , as they say " get the panties in such a twist" over them. Simple physical laws of inertia, extensions of the " inner" laws, those extending from the less dense faster vibrating source, materializing in cause and effect, attraction, gravity, describing the way physical bodies interact. Simply "physics". .Action, reaction, and so forth is only the physical expression of the " higher" faster vibrating cause this world proceeds from just as slower effects of our physical expressions of our thoughts, pushes and shoves and all result from All our physical expressions.Karma is only the direct statement of "as above so below", and the opposite, direct our observation that everything we experience here results from the mentality; the inner awareness conscious or not of the mirror like nature of reality. Saying that the statements about karma depress you is as silly, melodramatic, as deploring, maybe, an ugly allergic to a face cream. It's exactly the same. The principles identical in all planes; physical. mental, spiritual, all across creation. It's like saying "boo hoo... everything I do does something as well as everything I experience should educate me in my choices...the first mistake with it's so expensive price in dense physical reality is it twice and you are stubbornly challenged... three times and you an unconscionable fool who chooses to pay any amount of painful prices rather than give t

5:05AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013


9:44AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:27AM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Thank you.

1:22PM PST on Dec 12, 2011

Redeption is certainly something to be grateful for.

11:02PM PST on Dec 4, 2011


I have deliberately made amends for all that I have done wrong. If I could not make amends to the person I made amends to others like them.

Today, if guilty thoughts arise, I pray for them and send positive energy.

Seems to me that's what you are saying in your comment.

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