Karmic baggage: the suppressed fears, guilt, anger and traumas that keep you from seeing the world as it is. Karmic baggage is the dirt on your lense.
You’re 100% responsible and there’s no escape.
This is a tough message to hear. Like it’s bad news.
But if we don’t accept it, we’ll just keep getting disappointed. If we accept it as the bottom line, which it is anyway whether we like it or not, we’re free!
And the deeper we accept this truth, the more we’re gonna love it.
Whenever we escape, we’re hiding, and whatever we’re hiding from will show up one day. The longer we hide the stronger its gonna come out, or the longer it’s just gonna take to come out. Because truth will impose upon us. The elephant is always in the room: There’s no escape.
In order to become free, your fears have to be faced, and there’s no way around it.
This doesn’t mean, “go out and do a bungee jump right now!” If you feel called to do that, have an epic dive! But your fears and dealings will come up when they do. When they do, surrender to them and just watch. It’s an opportunity to free yourself.
We cause ourselves lots of suffering from thinking that it could have been different. Maybe they could, but they aren’t. THIS is what you have and there is nothing else.
You can escape, but it’s more like taking a break. If you’ve been eating well the whole week, and you feel great but you’re lusting for a bag of chips, it’s alright!
If resisting the chips bag feels to compulsive, it’s probably better to start gagging on it (LOL. I said “gagging on it”).
The fact that we CAN escape is useful sometimes when shit flies, and when the shitload is too big for you to deal reasonably with it. Then you can take a step back, and see how you want to enter the situation later.
On your journey it’s always up to you how much courage you’re willing to put in. It’s up to you to control the speed of your growth. It’s up to you how much fear you want to face in a given period of time. When we escape/take breaks (put things off), that’s perfectly useful for us to enjoy and live a balanced life. It’s up to us when we want to face the fears in our baggage. As long as the fears are there, they’re keeping you from freedom.
This is not meant to stress you. You have all the time in the world to grow so there’s no need to stress and you can enjoy the ride. You will know when it’s time to face your fears. And when you realize how awesome and lighter you’ll feel after you face your fears, you’ll actually learn to like facing them.
When you learn how to engage with your fears you’ll enter the flow. When you’re in the flow and have gotten used to facing your fears – that’s when your growth is gonna accelerate. Your happiness and confidence will reach levels you’ve never imagined. It’s a truly awesome to be. But I don’t want to sell a pipe dream. There will be other fears to deal with, and more responsibility on your shoulders. But you still want to be there. You always want to grow.
Suppressing your desires is not productive.
If you’re inspired to stay away from sugar, or if you for whatever reason have to, you know what to do.
Judging yourself for giving into them won’t help either. Judging yourself will create more baggage. Judging yourself for judging yourself too. 🙂
So eat the chocolate bar and get back on it when it’s time. You’re already on your way of waking up from the victim mentality so your intuition will guide you away from doing things that’ll hurt your growth.
In the video I said, “Once you’ve taken care of your karmic baggage you will realize a sense of unconditional love for yourself”. Well, that sentence is contradictory since I’m setting up a condition for unconditional love 🙂 So here’s what I mean: When you’re present with your fears and negative feelings, you allow them to do their job of releasing themselves. The emotional garbage is cluttering your true purity, so when it’s clearing up your natural state of unconditional love will start looking out.
Remember: Your experience of every moment is filtered through your traumas and past experiences. So, if you’re present with your feelings when you get triggered, you allow the traumas and karmic garbage to be healed.
Life will give you shit sometimes. It’s actually not really shit, just another invitation.
Life says, “alright you accepted the last one. But would you accept THIS…? I mean look at this pile of shit I got for you here! There’s no way you can take this, can you?”
…and what you don’t know is that there’s an Eldorado of relief and self-esteem on the other side.
Why does life do that?
I don’t know.
Isn’t it unfair?
Well, when we think life is unfair, we’re falling for the (impressively) constructed illusion of life, which is part of the point of living.