I mentioned in my last post that I read Tarot cards professionally (i.e., I get paid to do it). One of the recurring things that I notice about the majority of the people who come in to see me, is that they have a belief in karma. Let’s define karma for a moment. Karma is the force created by a person’s actions that is believed in Hinduism and Buddhism to determine what that person’s next life will be like. It is also defined as the force created by a person’s actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to happen to that person. This is according to Webster. What karma really is, is a narcotic. It’s a way to avoid feelings of powerlessness and to bring a sense of order into a chaotic world.
Shit happens. Lost your job? Must have been payback for something in a past life or something that you deserved because of some action you did in this life (which is possible). Can’t do anything about it? No problem, karma has you covered. “He’ll get his. Karma is a bitch.” Smoke that narcotic and now go back to sleep. Karma is a way to avoid responsibility for your choices and actions. It’s karma after all. It’s fate. Can’t do shit about it.
Bullshit. Make better choices. Own up to your actions or inaction’s. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Take charge of your life instead of playing the victim card. Wait, that’s hard. Playing the victim card is much easier, so choose that.
Do I believe in karma? Nope. Good things happen to good people, bad things happen to good people, bad things happen to bad people, and good things happen to bad people. That’s life. Sometimes it sucks, but there it is.
There is no karma, no fate but what you make for yourself. (Guess the movie quote.) There is no god, or if there is, god is indifferent to who you are and what you do. If there is a god, he or she gave up on you and me way before we ever came about. We are the toys on the top shelf when the toddler grows up and moves on to bigger and better things.
There is the universe that we are all a part of. Guess what? It doesn’t care either. It’s totally indifferent too. Indifferent at best. Possibly malevolent, but that’s for another post for another time.
Since there is no god, no fate, no karma, and the universe could give a fuck less about you, why not become your own god and create your reality as you would like it to be? First you have to give up the superstitions that hold you back. There is no past lives to account for, no future one’s coming, just this one life. Right now. Make the most of it. Drop the guilt, drop the helplessness, drop the pretty lies. Own your shit and move on. Ever forward!