I wrote yesterday about Libya, and that "We have become part of the struggle for karmic resolution there, and as a result the scales of karmic justice are weighing heavy upon us too."
A reader of my blog responded saying that we should just release the karma and live in love: while she is accurate in that the key to spiritual evolution is compassion, the healing of any negative karma comes about only as a result of our actions - it is not something we can choose to have or to discard, it takes effort and strong intent.
We create karma in every second that we live whether as a human being on earth or in a far distant dimension, and the evolution of our soul depends upon it. Indeed, each soul is a direct reflection of all the karmic experience we have chosen to undergo, ever. In some lifetimes the scales of karmic justice will weigh heavily in the direction of shadow, and in others the shadows will be outweighed by lightness, but always the aim of our Spiritual source hidden deep with in us is for the scales to be in perfect weightless balance, filled with the Light and the Love of God. What a wonderful prospect that is: what greater incentive can there be to do our best and to be our best ?
What is forgotten sometimes is that our karmic responsibilities go beyond our individuality, extending to our community group, national group, the human group and indeed our soul group. Our thoughts and deeds influence these in a major way; just as we have responsibility for our own soul journey, so too do we have a shared responsibility for what is done by the groups to which we have chosen to belong, and part of our test is having discernment about their actions and doing what we can to encourage integrity and kindness always.
Civic responsibility has an old-fashioned, ponderous feel to the term but it encapsulates what I am saying. Many people do not care about politics, do not vote in elections and take little interest in what is being done in their name by those who have been put into power. The power, actually, lies with you and me, but often it goes unused or thoughtlessly. It is for this reason that, with reference to Libya, as one example, I refer to the weight of the scales of karmic justice being upon each of us and not only the politicians and decision-makers. Yes, prayer and loving thoughts are important, but sometimes there is more that we can do to heal the karma of the collective as well as just for ourselves.