Accepting Your Karmic Burden

There are some things we can change in our lives. Some are inexorable. Wisdom is recognizing the difference. The patterns that continue to recur require novel responses in order to create new patterns in one’s life. The will or need of the ego is often at odds with the spiritual destiny of the individual. This is the equivalent of the ego pushing against the universe-applying force. When the universe pushes back, it often does, Karmic Law is the reason. No amount of pressure applied to a stressful situation will FIX it. In fact, force generally makes it worse. The harder we push, the harder the universe pushes back. On a subconscious level, we all know that we are only painting ourselves into a smaller and smaller corner. It is truly a process of learning – not to be viewed as a mistake. When we are ready, we change. It is the change that we both fear and require to grow. The game is fixed on a highly spiritual level and we are in full agreement with the pre-set course. We choose to remain asleep. Why?

Awareness brings with it responsibility. Knowing the truth of the SELF and failing to act on it carries a further karmic burden. From a spiritual perspective, one can only feign ignorance for so long. Misfortune in life is designed to wake us up. The tragedy is that there is an easier way. We do not have to experience misery to grow.

Over a year ago I went through my second Saturn return. I didn’t recognize it at the time but I found myself experiencing fundamental emotional pain, that left me feeling alone and broken. I felt such a depth of sadness that I sporadically wept over a four day period. The last day of this period, out of desperation, I pulled my Bible out and opened it to a random page. The page was in the Old Testament – I can’t remember which part. The paragraph that my eyes focused on presented to me this idea, “You made a promise to God, and now you must keep it.” This snapped me out of it. I got the message. We don’t use Spirit. Spirit uses us. Sooner or later we will all surrender and be brought to our knees. Our choice is how we get there. Misery is only a way. It is not the only way and it is not the best way. It seems to be the easy way. This is the illusion – it truly is the most difficult way.

The universe insists that we grow spiritually. We can kick and scream as much as we want. It changes nothing. The answer is to commit to this path consciously and jump on board. Many of us ride the fence, being in this world when it is safe and comfortable, and jumping into the spiritual when things get difficult. The truth is that things would NOT get difficult if we operated in a continuous state of GRACE, which is nothing more than a high vibration level. This is the point at which we become true co-creators, beginning with our own egocentric illusions. Karmic energy now falls by the wayside and our checkered past becomes less and less influential in our present. We do not decide when this takes place. The universe will show us. All we can do is rush to meet the TRUTH half way. We will be met and welcomed once that firm commitment, that vow, is struck. On that note, here is a video you might like.

62 thoughts on “Accepting Your Karmic Burden

  1. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Lovely Duckling,
    Yes…..I still remember those teachers in my life that ” made a difference “. But….they did their job …and did it with caring and pride.
    And…. I wasn’t exactly a ” little angel ” either…LOL.
    I wonder if being a teacher earns one extra good Karmic points (?)…LOL….
    ( kind of like extra frequent flyer miles) should.!!!!
    Blessed Be )O(….Gina Rose ext.9500

  2. The Lovely Duckling

    Fran & Gina Rose,
    I do love the stories, but I also understand completely what you are saying. Before I started teaching at the college level, I taught middle and high school. It’s definitely a difficult job and not for the faint-of-heart. It’s a good thing that there are people in this world willing to do it, or we’d have all gone astray somewhere!!!
    Lise 🙂

  3. julybabytoo

    Dear Happinessintheworld,
    Please know that you are not alone on that fence, I’m sitting right next to you!
    Hang in there, we will be ok!

  4. Fran

    Hi Lise!
    I have to agree with Gina Rose 100%. Sure, she and Phillip and I have been kidding around a lot about those nuns (God bless ’em!), because they DID give us so much food for fodder! But in all actuality, it’s just as Gina said. They were determined to give us the best education possible. I found that especially true in high school. And I can honestly say that several of the nuns that taught me in H.S. were very dear to my heart.
    BUT…there were also those nuns in H.S. that needed to be in straight-jackets!!! LOL! More on that later…
    Hugs to you!

  5. SeaTurtle

    WOW! So interesting…thanks for taking the time to send the link to me…
    I thought it odd that I’ve loved here for so long and never seen this
    particular crab before and now three times in one week…one right beside my
    chair looking up at me…another time on the beach…and then when I woke
    yesterday morning to find a large one in my swimming pool…sort of got my
    attention and made me step back and wonder “if the crab was trying to get my
    attention or a sign or something”…???
    I’m fairly new to all of this psychic/spiritual stuff…
    Again, thanks for taking the time to send to me Phillip.
    I think you’re very gifted and always enjoy reading your articles.

  6. SeaTurtle

    Hi Jacqueline,
    AND all…
    Is there any significance that you know of to a crab…white with yellow legs..this past week I keep seeing them…and this morning there was a large one in my swimming pool…have ben on ths islanf for many years and have never seen this type of crab until this week…?
    Just wondering…

  7. Phillip# 9485

    My mentor teacher is half Cherokee Jacqueline. She has taught me something of the Native American. She is connected to the Lakota in the spirit realm. She is my sister. In many ways we walk as one.

  8. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi lise,
    All kidding aside…..
    Those Nun/teachers were excellent teachers…..I was an honor roll student because of a dedicated group of Catholic nuns….determined to ” pound the knowledge it into my very hard head “.
    LOL !!!!!!
    They succeeded and I’m grateful to them.
    Teachers, nuns or public school teachers or any teachers have, in my opinion, THE hardest job in the world.
    ( I know I couldn’t do what they do).
    It takes a very special person to teach anyone under age 18…..LOL….and infinite patience.
    So yes…we jest and have fun telling old school stories….
    …but I great admiration for them as well….
    Fran, Phillip, & I could, and probably will, tell more stories in future…glad they made you smile, Lise.
    Have a great weekend….
    Blessed Be )O(…Gina Rose ext.9500

  9. crazycancer

    I needed more time…soon, my friend.
    “CK” was part of his son’s name, and the “B” was the sport he plays…it’s where he’s directed all his energy for probably the last 10 years…his son and the development of that sport. It clicked when I woke up this morning. It’s all consuming in his life and makes total sense that you would pick up on that. Peace.

  10. crazycancer

    Hello Happiness,
    What you are saying is awesome. Respect yourself. In all likelihood your husband (I’m assuming you’re a woman…lol) feels the same as you. Change is scary. Love yourself; love that man you shared so much of you life with, and tell that part of your life goodbye. I totally feel your exhaustion…imagine all the other places in your life you could redirect that energy. Peace and lots of love!

  11. Psychic Jacqueline x9472

    Jacqueline x9472 said to Happinessntheworld…..
    My heart goes out to you, being in a relationship that you know isn’t working and yet seeing what is ahead, but just know trusting that it is going to be okay, it always is, things will get easier as time goes by.
    Blessings and Hugs,
    Jacqueline x9472

  12. Miss Krystal ext. 9192

    Hi Lise-
    Yes, it is so nice to have granny around. I am so grateful. Also,
    Sometimes when we don’t want to see the truth, we sit and wait for the
    world to change……It’s when we see the truth and accept the condition, as it
    is for now, that we begin to be the one that changes…And that is when
    things really start to grow! I hope you have a wonderful time with your
    grandma for her birthday. Enjoy, miss krystal

  13. Lise

    Fran, Phillip and Gina Rose~
    Your stories of Catholic school and nuns make me ROTFLMAO! I feel blessed to have not had to live through it myself, but glad to experience it vicariously through all of you! LOL!

  14. Lise

    Hi, Miss Krystal!
    I agree with what you said about truth being the only way to grow. So often I see others take the easier way out by denying something rather than learn from it. Seeing the truth might hurt, but eventually those growing pains will go away. Denial hurts just as much and does nothing to assuage the pain until we let it go.
    I also think I’d like your granny very much! From everything you’ve said about her, she sounds great! My little grammie will be 93 in just a few days. We should all aspire to be like them! 😉

  15. Happinessntheworld

    Thank you so much for writing the article and the video’s you share are so awesome. I am living this right now, I feel like I am sitting on the fence afraid to let go of a 20 year marriage that is no longer fulfilling and one that has been stagnant for many years. However, I know deep in my heart it is time. I can hear the spiritual side of me screaming for me to let go…and you couldn’t have been so spot on about resisting to the push….Gosh I am exhausted and excited at the same time, I feel once I let go there is no stopping me because at this point I feel like I am about to bust and feel an awesome change coming. I always love reading your articles and seeing the video’s you suggest…Love and many Blessings to you.

  16. Miss Krystal ext. 9192

    Hi Phillip, thanks dear. The truth hurts sometimes, but it is the only way
    to grow, and know what it is you really want…It is dark sometimes but
    then, the sun has a way of shining when we least suspect. Whenever I am going
    through my own stuff, granny says, “Keep strong, be true to your heart and
    know, it’s the end that counts.”
    Miss Krystal

  17. Fran

    Okay, now you’ve got me ROLLING!! If you want me to have a blog section all
    my own, you have GOT to join me on that one! I absolutely LOVED your
    description of Sr. Carmela. TOO FUNNY!!!
    Sr. Assunta, my 2nd grade teacher, was older than Methusela. She once put
    me over her lap and spanked me…..IN FRONT OF THE ENTIRE CLASS!! And I was
    one of the GOOD kids! I would like to say that I wish she was burning in
    hell right now, but I’ll be nice (Karma, you know). Besides, I think she
    would have gotten kicked out of THAT place for being too evil. LOL!!!

  18. Miss Krystal ext. 9192

    Thank you so much Phillip. This was a very deep article and I certainly appreciate it! Very thought provoking. Excellent!
    I truly believe that life has moments where the truth comes to light, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. It is something that just happens, no matter how much people were trying to keep secrets or hide things. And, no matter how crafty and clever a human can be, God and the universe are smarter–It is no contest! Not only will the truth surface, but it will give you the route to set yourself free!
    Interestingly enough, it appears that sometimes during our darkest hour, some how the sun will shine when we least expect it. In other words, no pain, no gain!
    It appears that when we begin to look out for what is best for us, things have a way of working out better, no matter how painful the journey can be, at times….The main reason and core of this subject is that we decided to change, instead of waiting for someone else to change. And this is how growth begins. Accepting the truth and dealing with the facts, with your best interest at heart, will get you where you need to be. You just have to be patient. And honest with yourself. See the truth and work through it. Watch your life change! Blessings,
    Miss Krystal

  19. Fran

    Hi Phillip —
    You snore? Then I’m going to have to invest in a pair of earplugs, or the
    deal if off. LOL!!
    My husband can wake the dead with his snoring…and I haven’t had a good
    night’s sleep in I don’t know HOW long. My one pleasure is to give him
    not-to-friendly nudges throughout the night to get him to be quiet.
    Although, to give him credit, he does make the coffee every morning so it’s
    ready when I do finally roll out of bed. (I think I would have liked your
    ex-girlfriend!) 🙂
    Hey…you’ll be happy to know that I have NOT caved in and have NOT sent any
    emails or made any phone calls!! How’s that for growth?? Hahaha! (But
    the waiting is no fun…)
    Have a good one!

  20. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Fran,
       If ….you & Phillip plan on taking on Sister Carmella…you’d better bring along some  serious backup !!!!
    Sister Carmella was 6’2″ tall……with radar hearing……with an extra pair of  x-ray vision eyes in back of her head…with 4 foot long arms….wielding a 5′ long wooden pointer…( giving her an extended arm reach of roughly nine feet) !!!!!!  AND…she could move at super-sonic speed.
    Blessed Be )O(…Gina Rose ext.9500

  21. Phillip# 9485

    Sorry Fran. I do snore. I used to accuse my ex girlfriend of snoring, but she always denied it. So one morning I recorded her. I used to get up for work earlier than her and I would wake her up when it was time for her to get up. I remember fondly, we had a ritual. without even moving she would regularly say, “You better have a cup of coffee in your hand if you want to continue living.” Apparently I did. lol

  22. The Lovely Duckling

    Thank you, Phillip.
    I know that I am not alone. I am blessed to have found myself in the midst of so many people who have helped me find my way. I just know that I can’t expect someone else to change my life for me. Accepting that is what has given me so much power and opened the universe up to me. I have always had strength to endure, but now I am finding the strength to transform. My life is slowly becoming what I want it to be and I can be who I am.
    It’s beautiful and I want my daughter to see that.

  23. Fran

    How the heck could you have gotten a FIRST GRADE teacher that crazy over
    you???? You must’ve been somethin’ else!!
    I promise to keep Sister Carmella far away from you…if you promise to keep
    Sister Assunta (my second grade teacher) away from ME!!

  24. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Fran,
    Sure…I’ll join you guys on that bus…
    …but IF Sister Carmella from my 1st grade Catholic school is on that bus…Gina is TOAST !!!!!!
    You & Phillip will have to check out bus first … and please look under the seats too….Sister Carmella was very crafty and wise.
    Hugs….Gina Rose ext.9500

  25. Gina Rose ext.9500

    OKEY-DOKEY !!!!
     Have a nice evening…talk to ya soon…. 
    severe storms on the way here…. we are going to really be rockin’ here later to the weather.
    Hugs…Gina Rose & BatMan

  26. Fran

    LOL!! Heaven help us if it is!!! (…staffed by nuns)
    Hey, I’ll be the one with the bells on my toes. See you there! (Think Gina
    might want to join us? LOL!)
    xo, xo

  27. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Sweety…..
    This is my favorite article to date… really out did yourself on this one…..
    This is what I teach my students when I get into the area of Karma…..
    WELL DONE !!!!!!! Bravo!
    I loved Jacqueline’s comments about the ego too…..well said, Jacqueline.
    Blessed Be )O(…Gina Rose ext.9500

  28. Phillip# 9485

    Thank you so much Jacqueline. My perspective and training is all about getting to it, getting it done. No judgements, just learning by our mistakes and having the courage to do something different. Small steps, but in the direction of risk taking. AHO Jackie.

  29. Phillip# 9485

    Sweetheart, you are never alone. The universe opens up like an oyster as soon as you face it with courage. It is a matter of faith, and that is the GRACE. I am so proud of you and you KNOW how much your strength is growing. The statement you made about your daughter is the greatest gift you could ever give her. You are her model after all. Bless you.

  30. Fran

    Thank you for this article Phillip. I liked how you said that all the kicking and screaming we do won’t change anything. I hope I’ve finally committed myself to the path of spiritual growth…otherwise I’m afraid I’m going to have to BE committed…in an INSTITUTION for the insane!! HAHAHAHA!!

  31. Psychic Jacqueline x9472

    Jacqueline x9472 said in reply to Phillip….
    Great Writing… full of wonderful information,
    The ego can be such a stumbling block for many of us, through ego as well as fear can hold us up for many years holding up all the wonderful things we desire such as the relationships, career change….
    The smoothest and fastest way to allow us to move to the next level is to trust and know that everything always is in perfect order, you are always safe and protect!
    Jacqueline x9472

  32. Psychic Jacqueline x9472

    Jacqueline x9472 said to Phillip,
    Very interesting writing, I believe the ego hold us up many times of shifting to a higher vibrational being, I personally believe that letting go and trusting allows for everything good to flow through releasing any karmic lesson that may occur.
    Ego and Fear can many times hold us up for years, of not allowing us to have the relationships, even the success we desire.
    Jacqueline x9472

  33. The Lovely Duckling

    Thank you for another exceptional article, Phillip. It is always truly enlightening to read.
    I think I have understood my Karmic burden for quite a while now, but just recently have I begun to really accept it. That in itself is an accomplishment because it is the first step towards releasing my burden back to the universe. I’m not running to meet truth yet, but I’m at least headed in the right direction.
    My Karmic burden is to reconcile being both incredibly independent but unsure of myself. I have always wanted to do things for myself by myself, but I have also needed to have the security of someone standing by to lend a hand if I needed it. I want to be on my own, but at the same time I am afraid to be. The same questions constantly plague my mind: What if I can’t do it for myself by myself? Who will catch me if I fall?
    Instead of continuing to wait to be rescued by someone else, I’ve started to build myself a soft place to land. I know that I am going to fall down, but hopefully it will hurt a little less if I’m prepared for it. I keep telling myself it’s ok if I fall…I just have to get up off the ground, brush off the dirt and keep going in the right direction.
    Seeing those same insecurities in my daughter has really helped me see them in myself. I am forced to learn for myself so that I can teach her how to do things on her own. The best way I can teach her is by example. She is depending on me, so I have to depend on myself, too.
    Little by little, it is getting easier. I can feel the burden getting lighter and lighter. What no longer matters has begun to fall away. The universe is leading me to truth and I am finding grace along the way. Eventually I will get there. Although I have to go it alone, I know that there will be so much there waiting for me.

  34. crazycancer

    Thank you, Phillip. I am working on this right now, and I’m finding it easier and easier everyday. I’ve started a new sport, that I’ve been wanting to try for some time, and it has really kept my mind off the issues I was wasting energy on. If it’s meant to be, it’ll be. You said that you didn’t give a rat’s a@@ if I ended up with the man I was calling about, after saying that we are Karmically connected…that really struck a cord with me. You know what?? I don’t give a rat’s a@@ either. :-p I do, but it’s really not bothering me too much anymore. I’m just living my life. So, we’ll see what the future holds. But, for now, I’m putting my energy back into myself. Gonna let him expend some…and, he is…Thanks again!! I totally love you! 🙂


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