“Will Murtha: What goes around comes around, as my mother always says. Is that what you mean by karma?
Voice of Higher Presence: Be careful, because there are several interpretations of the word “karma.” If you are referring to it only in the context that bad things bounce back to you, then be careful, for that is not truly correct. A closer meaning of the word “karma” could best be described with the expression, “As within, so without.”
Will Murtha: Or what’s within us reflects outside of us?
Voice of Higher Presence: And that includes everything, not just the so-called bad life situations that show up. It includes what you would perceive as good ones, too. In reality, there are no bad life situations being mirrored back to you. Even those events that you would view as bad are actually leading you back home to the truth. They are helping to mirror back to you situations that contain vital life lessons – lessons that enable you to find out who you are and what you want.
Try to think about those seemingly desperate situations from the past that have appeared from nowhere into your life. Try to remember how you initially felt about them when they showed up. You were apprehensive and anxious. You may have been fraught with worry and stress. Then think ahead. Try to recapture what every situation actually ended up teaching you about yourself. You will be shocked to discover that every single one brought with it the gift of a lesson – a valuable life lesson about the path that you say you want to go on.”
William L. Murtha, in “Dying for a Change”
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