We sometimes get confused about who we have karma with. We tend to think we only have karma with people we know well, such as our family, our partners, our friends.
But in fact, we have karma with every single person we meet. Every single person you run across or run into in this lifetime, is someone you have karma with.
The Universe is not random.
Our earth experience is not random.
The person you cross paths with in your howmetown is part of your soul circle. So is the person you meet while traveling the world.
They are your teachers, and you are theirs.
You are working out your karma together.
As you consider this idea, pay attention to who is showing up in your life.
That person may have a lesson for you, or vice versus, that you are ready to master now.
Jai Uttal, the kirtan magician, has a song "Bus has Come."
Whenever Iisten to it, I am reminded of how it is when we are waiting for a bus. Depending on where, we might wait for hours for that bus—if we are in the countryside, we might even have to wait for days.
The bus isn't here, it isn't here and then suddenly it is!
We all know that sensation of expectation, of waiting, of anticipation—and then the bus is pulling up to the bus stop, and then it's time to get on.
Waiting is over!
Bus has come!
It's time to start the next leg of our journey.
We can't dither around, because the bus will only be here for a moment.
It's not going to wait for us to look at all the million options and reasons we have to stay or go.
Our only choice in that moment is to stay where we are—or head into something new.
This is also what happens when we are in the process of extreme change—where change is happening so quickly in our lives that we really don't have time to process it, or understand it, or figure out why it's happening that way.
All we can do is look up, and see that bus has come.
And then get on it.
Of course, we can decide not to get on the bus. And sometimes this is our choice. But if we make that choice—to not go with change—we remain in limbo, just stuck at the bus stop.
If you are facing a lot of change right now, which I know a lot of you are, consider just surrendering to it. You don't need to figure it all out. You don't need to control it.
You can see that change has arrived.
And you can trust the Universe has arrived to take you to your next destination.
Each of us arrives into this lifetime perfectly.
We arrive into the perfect time and perfect place, exactly as we have chosen in our life-between-lives, so that we will be perfectly positioned to meet everyone in our soul circle.
Some in our soul circle are family.
Some are friends, lovers, colleagues.
Even the so-called random helpers we meet on a whim are in our soul circle.
You have karma with every person you meet.
You'll meet every person you're destined to.
Your soul circle supports you always—even those times when you are lonely, or feeling isolated, or feeling like no one could possibly understand.
Even those you might never meet in person—such as all the people reading this blog right now, or all the people who will listen to the radio show today—we're all in a soul circle too.
We're kindred spirits, working on our soul growth together.
It is good to remember we are all supporting each other.
Part of being a sensitive, awakened person is that we want to help others.
This is only natural—as souls, our purpose is to help other souls.
Yet sometimes we come to place where we mistakenly think that helping others is more important than helping ourselves.
"I just want to HELP," I commonly hear people say, when they discover their gifts in healing, intuition and spirituality. Again, it's a natural, correct and generous feeling.
And yet sometimes, we need to focus on ourselves.
It's very easy as an intuitive and empath (which all of you are) to see with laser-like focus what's out of balance in someone else's life. We spot the problem immediately, and we want to help, we want to fix, and sometimes we even want to save.
But this can become a distraction.
Sometimes, we become so aware of what's going on for others, we forget to look at what's going on for us.
If you believe that your sole purpose is to HELP others, you might take a small step back from this view, and check in with yourself.
Is there anything in your life that needs to balance?
Is there anything going on that needs resolving?
Do you need some healing?
Do you need some rest?
When we take care of ourselves, we become stronger and more whole. And when we lift ourselves, we also lift everyone.
We've all had our share of Valentine's Days, haven't we?
Some have been good.
Some have been ... well, not so good.
There can be this sense of dread that creeps in, if you aren't currently lock-step with the cultural expectation for over-the-top-romance on this day.
What society tells us is:
We're supposed to be in love.
We're supposed to be romantic.
We're supposed to be together.
We're supposed to be twin-flamed.
But none of this is real.
It's just a made-up story.
It doesn't reflect who we really are, at any given time in our lives.
On any given Valentine's Day, some of us will be celebrating with our Beloved, some of us will be estranged, some of us will be with friends or family, some of us will be alone .
There is no one way.
And all ways are valid.
I personally get so stressed out by the cultural expectations of Valentine's Day, that I don't really mark that day.
You can do whatever you want on February 14, too.
To my mind, the BIG LOVE we all share—our love as souls, our interconnection, the way we feel when our hearts are open to each other—is a way of celebrating love that brings true joy.
A lot of times as sensitives, we like to withdraw from the world.
The energy gets to be overwhelming, and it feels better to get all hygge on it—the Danish term for everything cozy and comfy and homey.
It is great to nestle into our favorite spaces and do quiet internal things.
But sometimes... that isn't enough.
Sometimes going quiet or going internal is a way of distracting ourselves from the true reality that it's time to make some changes in our life.
Especially in winter, when it is very easy to get very comfortable staying in, we can find ourself not just comforted by our quiet pursuits—but stuck in them.
The idea is not to change your personality—it is a true gift to be sensitive!
The bigger question is if our internal ways are serving us, or hiding us.
If you've been holing up or hiding out this winter, you might meditate on these four questions:
• What's working in my life?
• What's not working?
• What's trying to change?
• What must change?
And just see what shows up for you.
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