week, I had a discussion with someone concerning the October 1 blog. It
wasn’t clear to him the reference that I was making to Jesus and his disciples and what that had to do with reincarnation.
occurred to me that maybe he wasn’t the only one. So let’s review it in the
context of what Jesus’ disciples said and how Jesus replied.
point was that Jesus (a Jew) and his disciples (who are of the Jewish faith as
“Rabbi, who has sinned, this
man or his parents that this man is born blind?”
are three important pieces in the sentence above:
Rabbi, who has sinned…
I said in last week’s blog that all scriptures refer to reincarnation one way
or another. Sometimes instead of sin, they use karma is that or ill will.
Sometimes we have been so conditioned as to the meaning of a word that we
cannot see it in another light. If you can, try to replace the word “sin” with “karma.”
wait, let’s do the second important piece:
this man or his parents
is setting up the reincarnation aspect.
that this man is born blind
blind,” indicating something happened before he was born
look at the question this way:
whose karma is it, this man’s or his parents’, that he is born blind?”
disciples are implying that Sin/Karma/ill will/past actions had a part in why
this time around the man is born blind.
of Nazareth answered:
“Neither this man nor his parents
sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might
be displayed in his life.”
Jesus then acknowledged that it was
not the man’s past (his or his parents’ sins/karma) that made him blind this time around, but it
was his part in God’s Divine Plan here on earth, i.e., so that Jesus could
perform the miracle of curing his blindness.
So the point I am trying to make is
that there are some things that will happen to us because of our past actions,
which can even be from previous lifetimes, and then there is our current
lifestyle we are living that is creating reactions for us in this lifetime and
In the world of duality, there is
negative and positive and some of us view them as good and bad, etc. Our
actions are creating current and future actions for us to experience. This is
not a punishment or a reward, no more than the Law of Gravity is good or bad.
It just is.
Just as if we don’t follow the
natural laws, certain things will happen for us. For example, if we think we
are above the Law of Gravity and jump off a cliff or bridge, we are not going
to float down to the surface, but drop like a rock.
There are other examples, e.g., if
you put your hand in fire you’ll get burnt; if you overeat, you get fat; if you
drink too much, you get drunk, etc.
There are natural guidelines/laws for
us to follow while here on the earthly plane
for our own good, and there are spiritual laws to follow, as well, and
when we don’t follow them, there are reactions now and in the future.
I spoke about these spiritual
guidelines/laws in my July
Newsletter and July
Blogs that followed that newsletter. I also
touched on it in my May
Newsletter and May Blogs on the Four Pillars of Spirituality.
Our journey here on this plane is not
for self-indulgence, i.e., to try and have the most, or the biggest, or look
the best; these things will never completely fulfill us. They will make us
happy for a while, but not for the long term. And at the same time life is
meant to be enjoyed. We are meant to experience the wonderful things available
to us in our lives. Finding our balance is our journey to wholeness, or better
said, holy-ness. Remember the purpose of human life is to become whole;
complete, but not from the outside…from within.
Peace be with you all,
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