I don’t believe in Hell. I don’t believe in an unjust and eternal place of torment and regret. I think it’s just a scare tactic to compel me to do what others want. “If you don’t do A, B and C then you’ll rot in Hell forever but if you follow us we’ll get you on the right train” they say. It’s the basic “carrot and the stick theology”. The God I believe in could not be so A) mean, B) unjust, and C) unloving.
However, that being said, that does not mean that God is not a teacher, that God is not working with me, that God does not have plans for me. He does.
His plans require me to eventually conform(of my own choosing) to the Universal curriculum of Love, Law, and Truth. The more I resist, the more bad Karma I incur. The more good Karma I fulfil the more good Karma comes back to me.
When I first became aware of what Karma was I realized that it was only just and fair that I receive the bounty of my actions. When I loved, love was shown to me. When I did otherwise, that was shown to me also.
When I think of my impending Karma it really does terrify me. In fact though, it seems worse then Hell because it will by so very, very real.
Instances of a Karmic Path:
The time I was arrogant…..
………I guess I can expect arrogance to me.
The time when I was stubborn…..
……..I guess I can expect stubbornness coming to me
The time I was a gossiper……
……..I can see that people will gossip about me
The time I was clannish….
……..will find me next time being excluded from the group
The time I insisted on deference to me…..
……..will find others asserting their own will on me
The time I analyzed so completely……
……..will find me being under the microscope of others
The time I made nice to win people over……
……..will find others fawning all over me to compel my confidence
The time I needed to exert my power over others….
……..will find me powerless with others
The time I boasted of truth to others…..
……..will lead me to my own untruths in spades
The time I was cold and callous…….
……..will find me shivering in my shoes from my interactions will others
The time I was rebellious…..
……..will find insurgency against me
The time I sold out others……..
……..will find me being betrayed by others
Although this post may seem somewhat ominous I must point out that I still believe that God is fair, just, and loving. The lessons we incur are our lessons. We chose them. As we modify and amend our own behaviour we incur the good Karma. We incur God’s blessing. The beauty, symmetry and logic of such a system really is unassailable. In all honesty I can’t think of a better system. Like King David, we can each seek to redeem ourselves and seek God’s own heart. From this day forward I will change my Karma. Not as a system though, but rather again as those values, principles and Ideals that I have subsequently outlined in my other posts. I resolve to be Loving. I resolve to be Universally Lawful. I resolve to seek Truth.