The inner and outer bumps

Dear Ones,

I was thinking this morning about the bumps we encounter on the path; things that shake us up, or possibly shake us down.

Knowing these bumps may also be a fair sign to wake us up to the greatness of our lives.

The reason I am writing this is because I have been reflecting lately upon the notion of “karma ripening.”

That is, some-thing bubbling up in our lives from who-knows-where-or-when and producing an effect—most of the time a challenging effect. This may be through someone we meet and argue with, or it can be in many other circumstances.

We may attribute this new encounter to karma ripening, or we may not. Whatever the cause, I hope all of us see this for what it is, ponder on it and deal with it in the most appropriate way.

At the outer level, which affects us all more or less equally, I was amazed to realize, thanks to a lecture given last Saturday by Master Djwhal, that the pandemic of 1918 (also called the Spanish flu) started at the same time in three locations on three continents—three port cities in fact. Boston in the US, Brest in France and Freetown in Western Africa. Given the limited amount of international travel and connection at the time of World War One, the spreading of that disease is difficult to imagine—and yet it affected so many people; in fact, one third of the world’s population at the time.

The questions that germinated relate to both the inner or personal, and the outer or global.

While it is certainly unproductive to compare the Spanish flu with the pandemic we are currently experiencing, what does it say about the “ripening of global karma” at a time when communication is instantaneous and affects so many of us in so many ways?

And what does this global karma ripening mean in terms of our individual lives?

The spiritual message may have gone unnoticed at the end of the Spanish flu—in 1920—yet I don’t think the spiritual message of the age we are entering will be lost in the same manner. That is, given the level of evolution our planet (and its inhabitants) has achieved, with all its positive and negative aspects.

Climate change or global warming, just to pick one theme, is a serious problem of our times; yet many around the world are waking up to the preciousness of our planet and hear the call to action. A positive response which is far from what the world was capable of a hundred years ago.

Link to Facebook invitation:

About new desert

Nurturing the Gift of Seeking is about a spiritual "destination," a journey within, a new beginning, that eventually takes us where we are meant to arrive. Some call it Home, yet I am not sure what Home means, and where it is. Enjoy the journey, dear Ones! On this journey, what matters, first and foremost, is our seeking spirit. And the seed of perseverance--or faith, if you will. Happy journey, dear fellow Sisters and Brothers!
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