Life is truly complex. In my reiki healing practice, most of my clients have something to complain about, during our conversations. Apart from health and wealth issues, they would tell me how bad their relationship is with their spouse, children, colleagues, etc. . Almost always, they give me the impression that they are the ones at the receiving end i.e. the victims. A significant proportion of my clients who are married, complain about their spouse. During my initial observation, these people do appear to be the gentle ones, who were seemingly treated unfairly by their other half. However, when I meditated upon a few of these cases, Archangel Michael would indicate to me that it had nothing to do with present injustice but rather karma from past lives. These married couples apparently had shared lifetimes before. In those incarnations, it was them who were the ‘perpetrators.’ Thus, life isn’t always what it appears to be. At this juncture, it is imperative to stress that karma isn’t about punishment. It merely implies unfinished business or relationship imbalance from past encounters.
Empathy is gained via experience. As such, in order to understand what it feels like to be ‘at the receiving end’ of a bad relationship, our souls plan it for our future lifetimes, with agreement from the other karmic partners. That, I suppose is why spiritual teachers and gurus often claim that ‘Life Is Fair’ and preach that we reap what we sow. I agree with my clients that life can be painful, physically as well as emotionally. Many who are in depths of despair, tell me that life is suffering. Not too long ago, I chanced upon a video of a medium/clairvoyant who claims she was communicating with the spirit of Buddha. I can’t verify the authenticity of that contact but the message was meaningful. In the communication, Buddha clarified to the medium that he did NOT preach that life was about suffering. Instead, he incarnated to teach people how to find happiness in spite of suffering (if any)… and he explained the method to do so, was by controlling our mind. Instantly, that reminded me of a blog post that was written by a man working for the US army. Interestingly, he did not complain about inconveniences or having to miss his family when given overseas assignments. Instead, he described them as ‘paid vacations’! This brings me to the thought that ‘Attitude Is Everything’.
Indeed, it is beneficial to view ourselves as empowered humans, capable of turning things around for the better, instead of helpless victims of life. Without challenges in this world, there would be no opportunities for learning, I believe… and possibly, the growth of our soul would also stagnate.