The Secret to Happiness by Annie Kagan best-selling author of ‘The Afterlife of Billy Fingers’ -
What My Bad-Boy Brother Taught Me about the Game of Life
My brother Billy and my mother were always at war. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out whose fault it was. When I heard about Karma, I decided they probably had some heavy duty past life stuff to work out.
After Billy died, and miraculously began speaking to me from the afterlife, he gave me his newly enlightened view of the situation.
You can’t really blame Mommy, or me, because we signed up to do this soap opera together before we were born. We weren’t acting out some type of I-did-something-wrong-to-you-in-another-life-and-I’m-paying-for-it-now kind of thing. It doesn’t really work like that. That concept of an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth karmic-equalizing-of-the-score isn’t the real deal.
Here is some of what my bad-boy brother Billy shared with me from the other side about the true nature of Karma.
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Karma
Karma Insight 1. We’re not born on Earth because we’ve done something wrong in another life and need to be punished.
This concept of Karma is just an eastern version of sin and punishment. None of us were put on this planet to be punished. And we’re not here to settle some score.
Karma Insight 2. Before we’re born, we-who-are-going-to-be-humans select these dramas to play out on Earth.
Life is about dramas that change you. And although most of us are scared of change, changing is the double fudge frosting on top of the cake of life.
Karma Insight 3. Our Souls pick our life circumstances with the help of a council.
Who makes up this council? Wise, High, Super-Evolved Spirits, sort of cosmic screenwriters, who are finished with being born. So, why would we, as Soul, want to leave the Higher Worlds for a difficult life on Earth? Because the Soul loves experience and doesn’t fear suffering. The Soul knows it can never be injured. This doesn’t mean it isn’t natural for people to prefer pleasure over pain. That’s part of the plan..
Read the other 4 insights here – OM Times Magazine Annie Kagan Article