What should we fear, darlings? When were we ever less by dying?
Death, as most people think of it, is a scary thing. But really, we were made for death. It’s the final act of this play we call life and the greatest one at that.
I know all of the above statements are true but death still frightens me. I know I’ll meet death one day. We all die. There’s no way around it. I think what scares me the most about death is the loss of control.
In death we lose the control we’ve been spending our whole lives working toward. All of our hard work is suddenly put to an end and our bones are left to grow cold. Except that our hard work isn’t forgotten. It will be rewarded.
Karma can be defined as the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that persons deeds in the previous incarnation.
Reincarnation is the belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another or form. Further still, it is the rebirth of the soul in a new body.
Karma and reincarnation aren’t popular ideas in Western culture, especially the latter, but I’m a believer. I’m not asking you to agree with me or believe the same things I do. There is no need for debate or persuasion. These ideas have made death easier to swallow. And not just my own but also the deaths of those I’ve already saId goodbye to until we meet again at heaven’s gate.
Karma is more than a saying. It is action and consequence. It is the punishment and the reward. It is the cause and effect. Think of karma as a currency. We are either saving it or spending it. The more we have saved up the closer we become to God. That being said, humans are mostly good at spending and not so much at saving.
Reincarnation is the infinite cycle of life and death in which we work out our karma. We start as minerals and continue on up the chain becoming plants, animals, and then humans. Next we’ll be angels and so on. Remember that the process is infinite.
It is only when are karma is erased and our slates clean that we will reach enlightenment or omnipresence. You can’t look at the infinite and expect to ever be there though. You will be there when you are meant to be there.