What Does February Have To Do With Repeating Karma?
[This post is from the February 2021 newsletter – click here to read it.]
Ever suffer the February blahs? Folks in the clinic that we’re serving this month often express a desire to lynch that scrawny little groundhog whether he sees his darn shadow or not. It’s not just that it’s the long days of winter and slush that folks are done with, there can be another aspect related to the Genetic Miasm Ringworm that’s also at play at this time of year.
Ringworm is well depicted by the movie, Ground Hog Day, with Bill Murray. It’s the feeling of struggling, over and over again, with the same darn patterns, and never feeling like you have the keys for full transcendence. It’s karmic themes that keep playing out that feel stuck on repeat, and you’ve lost the remote to be able to change the damn tune.
What is the purpose of such a replay? You may be asking yourself, “What am I missing?” The answer is dynamic. Our intellects hate when we perceive the repeating nature of our difficulties. We want the solution as soon as possible to resolve the nature of our suffering. Who can blame us?
The trick lies in relaxing for a moment and taking stock. What’s the specific theme of the repeating issue(s). A few years back, for example, I suffered horribly with poverty consciousness. I hated that every week, I barely had enough money to buy groceries. The kids were in Waldorf School, Jeff and I were doing our post-graduate studies in Heilkunst Medicine, and we had a farm that took many bags of feed monthly that was also draining our purse. I remember having that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that we couldn’t afford to live!
I realized that I had a very deep belief, in my subconscious, that being impoverished is noble. It was a message that was deeply ingrained in me that stemmed from my Irish/Scottosh ancestors. Without ever saying it, they’d passed down to me that wealthy folk are like politicians; inherently corrupt and that to live life ethically, you must be well on the side of insolvency.
It was a few years later that I read something that hit the mark of my state of mind, “Being poor is actually one of the most selfish states of being there is; they can never be generous with anyone, including themselves or their loved ones.” That hit me hard! It was so true, though, I could not even have afforded to help my kids reach their goals if I’d wanted to and that hurt my heart.
I went on a mission to create passive sources of income; real estate investments (starting really small with help from friends), interest bearing life-insurance called IBC, etc. Once I addressed my state of mind, things started to turn around for me. I was unblocked from my prior limiting karma and I started to do a little dharma dance instead. At first it was slow and then things began to snowball in a positive way for me and for us. I could help my kids, buy my first tiny house, and help leverage others who were struggling to keep their homes.
I didn’t feel ‘selfish’ anymore and I loved being able to help others. I’ve learned that times like these, are actually the best times to make money. Ethically! By being really creative with the coins you do have, you can learn to double that little bit of money very easily.
I was reading articles about folks who’d done well by being really smart during the fall of the stock market during the 1930s depression, which was known as one of the worst impoverished times in our human history. It was so inspiring.
While I’ll always make most of our food at home from scratch and buy my clothes second hand, now I have a choice. Liberty from my old state of mind means that Ringworm no longer comes up for me in early February like Punxsutawney Phil.
Disclaimer: No groundhogs were actually harmed in the making of this post.
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this is great advice for me! I feel the impoverished mindset has kept me in exile from Life. The indoctrination that “poor is honorable” and “be wary of the rich, for they have preyed upon lesser minds” has taken hold as a child and scarcely have I felt deserving of wealth or even of financial solvency. What are the books that you read regarding the thriftiness of the people enduring the Great Depression?