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Karma and Our Belief System

"Questioner: As a result of our spiritual journey, you indicated that we can reject the idea that karma has any power over us. Can we do that?

Penny: You can do that. You can say, 'All right, karma has no effect on me,' but do you believe it?

Questioner: The difference is between saying it and believing it.

Penny: Absolutely, you can say anything. I can stand here and say, 'I am Liz Taylor,' but that doesn't make it so. It works the same way with karma. You don't have to have karma. That is a choice. But saying, 'I am free of all karma,' doesn't make it so. If you truly believe it, and you live that way, that makes it so. It has to be deeply ingrained in you. It is how you think and feel about karma that matters.

Questioner: So that ties in with what you are saying about the belief system. If you believe that you can reject the idea that karma has any power over you, then that is how you will live, right?

Penny: The key is your belief system. You can do anything that you want to do if you believe that you can do it. But if you don't believe you can do something, saying you can isn't going to change anything.

You can't just say, 'Well, I am never going to be sick,' and then think, 'That person has a cold. I am going to stay away from him,' because that little moment in which you want to avoid the person with the cold tells you what about your belief system? It tells you that you believe you are vulnerable to germs. So that is the opposite of saying, 'I'll never be sick.' It is what you believe that determines what happens to you, whether you believe it consciously or whether it is a subconscious belief.

When I was a kid, I can remember that as soon as the first of November came, my grandmother would say, 'Oh, here we go. We are going to get the flu. Now that November is here, the flu is on the way.' And sure enough, every November she got the flu like clockwork. It was amazing.

Kids are like sponges. You have to be so careful of what you say to kids because even if you think they are not paying any attention to you, they are paying attention. They are believing what you are saying and what you are. You can say whatever you want, it is what they see and feel from you that becomes part of their belief system. That is why I cringe when I hear people say to their kids, 'Oh. you are so bad.' You don't do that.

When we take something into our belief system, we don't have to keep it. It is not there forever. Gabriel told us that at any moment we can change our mind. And we can, but that involves changing our belief system.

If you want to get rid of sickness from your belief system, then you have to erase it and replace it with the belief that you are perfectly healthy. Changing your beliefs has to do with anything in your life, your job, your home, your relationship. It doesn't matter what it is. You will live your belief system unerringly because that is the only direction you feel you have.

That is why it is important for us to go back to the Father. I don't mean physical death and going back that way. I am talking about going back in consciousness because when we go back to that feeling of at-one-ment, all of the memories disappear. They begin to float out of the belief system and disappear because we have made that connection to our one true ancestor and that overrides everything else, always. But again, it is in the belief system."


01/28/2023 Blog. Rev. Penny Donovan, THE CONTINUING JOURNEY OF SPIRITUAL DISCOVERY, PART 1, November 7, 2003, Pgs. 14-16. Copyright © 2016 Sacred Garden Fellowship. All rights reserved. Photo by Barbara Waldeisen.

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