FROM THE ETHERS
Once in a while I stick my big toe into the pond of “reality” and I have to say it’s not always pleasant. Let’s not forget where I reside: Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, a quiet little town nestled a few miles from I-4 in Volusia County – think Mayberry.
Reality – baseball playoffs, gotta love it. I’ve been so excited for the Yankees. Remember, I don’t watch television, so I decided to search things out a bit on the Net when the team was not its usual self. I found stories about the Astros whistling and making a rumbling noise from the dugout, thought to be a way to communicate about the next pitch coming. And then I read how the team has been accused of sign-stealing through the last couple of years. I’m like really? If this happened to be the Yankees or the Patriots, there would be an inquisition. LOL. You know it’s true. I do have to admit I kinda bought into all the hype for a bit. I posted a couple of lines to my personal Facebook status.
Backstory: My reality when I was say 12 years old watching sports – baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf and boxing – was always emotionally charged. As I grew older, I saw blown play calling, one-sided commentaries both during the game and postgame reporting. I used to get so mad and angry. I decided at one point that it’s organized sports and stopped watching so much.
This time around I didn’t get mad like that 12-year-old girl. This time I said Karma. It’s all about Karma. In Hinduism and Buddhism, Karma is the ‘sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences,’ or another: ‘destiny or fate, following as effect from cause.’
In Spiritualism, some believe in reincarnation and others do not. I do. I’ve had one person tell me of a previous life that rang true to me. I’ve had dreams and meditations of past lives. Have you ever been to a city or another county and know, just know that you’ve been there before?
There’s so much more to this world than meets the eye. I’d rather live in my little bubble of the world than worry about who’s going to win the next game, or the next election. Who really cares? Is that a bad thing? I focus on raising my vibration to assist humankind. I know I may have to leave my bubble more for this to happen. It’s OK because I’m always working to be centered, mindful no matter what occurs. Not an easy feat, but worth it. The struggle is real.
Honestly, this reality reminds me of what is depicted in the book, “The Blue Island.” When we leave this existence, we continue on to a blue island, where there are schools to learn anything we want. I guess I learned sports as much as I want to; and learned covering local politics as much as I want to. The book and this reality doesn’t seem so different, just on another playing field.
The good news is we get to choose to some extent. Here’s a question for you, is it destiny or free will? I believe both. Yes, we make sacred contracts with others before we come down to this plane, but they can be broken. I believe we all come here with a life purpose and we have free will as to how we arrive.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.