No one lives a life on this planet without some traumas. We live this earthly life for the experiences it offers. In fact, if we really think about it, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. This means we are on a spiritual path, whether we are aware of it or not. Mistakes will be made all along the way. Mistakes are karmic opportunities. So are the choices we make. It also means that no one will live a perfect life, as there is no learning in perfection. Tina and I discuss this in our podcast, There Is No Learning in Perfection.
If we look at any drama that comes our way as karmic opportunities for growth and spiritual evolution, we can become a bit more detached and a little less emotional from the situation. In every event in life, we can ask ourselves, “What did I learn?” “Why do these things keep happening to me?” “Why do I always have a ‘bad boss’?” “Why do I always date the same type of person?”
This concept is easier in some situations than others. If you have a boss who is a bully, sit down and evaluate your situation. Ask yourself what you are learning from this person, after all karma put this person in your life for a reason. It may also be helpful to have a trusted friend or family member to discuss this situation with you.
Our families are also a schoolhouse of karmic opportunities. We get to learn a lot from them. Sometimes we learn what to do, and other times we learn what not to do.
One helpful strategy is to allow yourself to take time to reflect and contemplate certain events your life that you may not be happy about. When we are confronted with a situation, if we simply pause, take a breath and look at the possible outcomes before we react, we become wiser and our lives will become a bit smoother.
The Lightworker’s Guide to Everyday Karma was the original inspiration to our podcast.