The 12 Laws of Karma
Karmic Painting by Horacio Cardozo
- THE GREAT LAW - As you sow, so shall you reap. This is also known as the Law of Cause and Effect. Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us. If what we want is happiness, peace, friendship, love…Then we should BE happy, peaceful, loving, a friend. Negative energy sent out to others will come back to you 10 fold
- THE LAW OF CREATION - Life doesn’t just HAPPEN, it requires our participation. We are one with the Universe both inside and out. Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state. BE and DO yourself what you want to have in your life.
- THE LAW OF HUMILITY - What you refuse to accept, will continue for you. If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.
- THE LAW OF GROWTH - Wherever you go, there you are. For us to GROW in Spirit it is WE who must change and not the people, places or things around us. The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES, and that is the only factor we have control over. When we change who and what we are within our heart, our life changes too.
- THE LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY - Whenever there is something wrong, there is something wrong in me. We mirror what surrounds us and what surrounds us mirrors us: we must take responsibility for what is in our life.
- THE LAW OF CONNECTION - Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected. Each step leads to the next step and so forth and so on. Someone must do the initial work to get a job done. Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance-they were both needed to accomplish the task. Past, Present, Future…they are all connected…
- THE LAW OF FOCUS - You can’t think of two things at the same time. You should climb up a ladder on step at a time. When you lose your focus you let in insecurities and anger.
- THE LAW OF GIVING AND HOSPITALITY - If you believe something to be true, then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that truth. Here is where we put what we SAY that we have learned into PRACTICE.
- THE LAW OF HERE AND NOW - Looking back to examine what was prevents us from being totally in the HERE AND NOW. Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, old dreams…Prevent us from having new ones.
- THE LAW OF CHANGE - History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.
- THE LAW OF PATIENCE AND REWARD - All Rewards require initial toil. Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil. True joy follows doing what we’re suppose to be doing, and waiting for the reward to come in it’s own time.
- THE LAW OF SIGNIFICANCE AND INSPIRATION - You get back from something whatever you’ve put into it. The value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it. Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole. Lack luster contributions have no impact on the Whole or work to diminish it.
- Drop the mind. That is meditation.
- Meditation happens beyond mind.
- Remain a witness. Remain a watcher.
- No-mind is what meditation is all about.
- Remember that meditation is witnessing.
- Anything done with awareness is meditation.
- A buddha does not meditate, he is meditation.
- To be a pure…
Pay attention to whom you share your intimate energy with. Intimacy at this level intertwines your aural energy with the aural energy of the other person. These powerful connections, regardless of how insignificant you think they are, leave spiritual debris, particularly within people who do not practice any type of cleansing, physical, emotional or otherwise. The more you interact intimately with someone, the deeper the connection and the more of their aura is intertwined with yours.
Imagine the confused aura of someone who sleeps with multiple people and carries around these multiple energies? What they may not realize is that others can feel that energy which can repel positive energy and attract negative energy into your life.
I always say, never sleep with someone you wouldn’t want to be. ~Lisa Chase Patterson
- 1/2 cup ground flax seeds ($.25)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 ripe bananas ($.30)
- 4 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder ($.80)
- pinch salt
banana ice cream
- 4 bananas ($.60)
- 4 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder ($.80)
- pinch salt
- 1/2 cup nuts ($1.00)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon agave ($.20)
- 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder ($.40)
- 2 tablespoons agave ($.20)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil ($.20)
- a few chopped walnuts and strawberries
These are so much fun. They really do look like little chocolate tacos with all the fixings. And … it’s chocolate, which is always a good thing.
Make the shells first. Use finely ground flax seed and soak in water for about twenty minutes, until gooey. In a food processor with an “S” blade, puree the bananas until smooth. Add in the soaked flax, cocoa powder and salt and process briefly. Spread in eight circles on lined dehydrator trays. Let dehydrate for about an hour at 105 degrees, until dry to the touch on the side facing up. Flip and peel the sheet away. Let dry another couple hours in the dehydrator. Then, gently fold in half. Use a twisted piece of wax paper to make a brace to hold the taco shell slightly open. Let dry this way for another couple hours. Let cool to room temperature.
Make the banana ice cream. Combine all the ingredients in the food processor and puree until very smooth. Then put in an ice cream maker and process until like soft serve. Freeze.
The nut cream is just the ingredients pureed in a bullet type blender until smooth. Refrigerate. It will thicken some as it cools.
The chocolate sauce is just cacao powder, agave, and either olive oil or coconut oil stirred together. Coconut oil will make a hard chocolatey shell; olive oil will stay liquid. Either way is really good.
To assemble, spoon the ice cream into the shells, add a dollop of nut cream, a few walnuts and strawberries, and a drizzle of sauce.
You can add a bit of heat to any chocolate ice cream by adding a big pinch of cayenne before processing. It adds heat without changing the flavor much.
Mother of God.
The Maori greeting and custom of touching foreheads and noses together allowing one to share the same breath is called the Hongi. It is a way of seeing each other on a soul level, seeing each other as equal.
Radiate loving-kindness and you will never be alone. Alone is a misconception.
7 Principles of Alchemy from the Kybalion
^Link to where the info came from
I. The Principle of Mentalism – “The ALL is MIND; The Universe is Mental.”
II. The Principle of Correspondence - “As above, so below; as below, so above.”
III. The Principle of Vibration – “Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”
IV. The Principle of Polarity - “Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled”
V. The Principle of Rhythm – “Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.”
VI. The Principle of Cause and Effect – “Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.”
VII. The Principle of Gender – “Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes.”
————- Highly recommend checking out the Kybalion… I consider myself an alchemist and student of hermetic wisdom…and damn proud of it!
In college, everyone thought I was weird.
They called me “the taxidermist” or “that Sarah girl”, and had rumors that I didn’t live in the dorms at all, but arrived to class right out of the woods surrounding campus. Some even (jokingly?) speculated that I rode a stag around like a horse and hunted my own food with the bow I practiced with in the gym below Emerald Hall.
How I got invited to so many parties is still a mystery to me, but I figure it has something to do with the fact that, even while crossfaded, I can build a pretty badass bonfire.
In reality, I worked out of my dorm, slept in my friends’ rooms, and spent my weekends exploring the caves and abandoned mine shafts which riddled the Siskiyou Mountain Wilderness behind campus.
Yes, I maced a bear once. No, I didn’t kill it and make into a headdress.
But that was college in a nutshell for me.