Sunny. High 84F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Tonight: Clear skies. Low 66F. SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph. There are a few GIF’s at the bottom of sat images. This is after all, supposed to be a weather blog for Cabo San Lucas. Thankfully, there really isn’t any weather to report on today or for the next week!
Super excited and totally bummed at the same time – partial shipment for our new weather station arrived but sadly, it’s a little bit broken from being handled roughly somewhere between the manufacturer and me with a whole lotta shipping in between.
KARMA – I know – totally off topic from weather but this is a subject that has been bothering me for so long and I’ve seen – just on Facebook, maybe 10 different people use that word on their own walls all for different things just in the last week alone but – I don’t know if it is a figure of speech for them, if they are using it instead of a bible verse or truly, do not know what Karma is. I mean, it IS so much easier to say “KARMA!” when we can’t help be be glad someone getting “payback”
This is not directed at anyone in particular!!! Just something that has griped me since the day I realized years ago someone kept using that word against me, ME ~ who happened to be the wronged party, which led me to research it a bit.
First – love this blog post What Karma is and What Karma Isn’t
Let us look at the 12 Laws of Karma (borrowed from here)
1. The Great Law
- “As you sow, so shall you reap.” This is also known as the “Law of Cause and Effect.”
- If what we want is happiness, peace, love, and friendship, then we should BE happy, peaceful, loving and a true friend.
- Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.
2. The Law of Creation
- Life doesn’t just happen. It requires our participation.
- We are one with the Universe, both inside and out.
- Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.
- Be yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have in your life.
3. The Law of Humility
- You can’t change something if you refuse to accept it.
- If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.
4. The Law of Growth
- “Wherever you go, there you are.”
- For us to grow in Spirit, it is we who must change, and not the people, places or things around us.
- The only given we have in our lives is ourselves, and that is the only factor we have control over.
- When we change who and what we are within our hearts, our lives follow suit and change too.
5. The Law of Responsibility
- Whenever there is something wrong in my life, there is something wrong in me.
- We mirror what surrounds us, and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth.
- We must take responsibility for what is in our life.
6. The Law of Connection
- Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected.
- Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.
- Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.
- Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance, as they were both needed to accomplish the task.
- Past, Present and Future are all connected.
7. The Law of Focus
- You cannot think of two things at the same time.
- Because of this, when our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.
8. The Law of Giving and Hospitality
- If you believe something to be true, then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth.
- Here is where we put what we CLAIM that we have learned into actual PRACTICE.
9. The Law of Here and Now
- Looking backward to examine what was or forward to worry about the future prevents us from being totally in the here and now.
- Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, and old dreams prevent us from having new ones.
10. The Law of Change
- History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.
11. The Law of Patience and Reward
- All rewards require initial toil.
- Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.
- True joy comes from doing what we’re suppose to be doing, and knowing that the reward will come in its own time.
12. The Law of Significance and Inspiration
- You get back from something whatever you have put into it.
- The true value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it.
- Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole.
- Lackluster contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do they work to diminish it.
- Loving contributions bring life to, and inspire, the Whole.
Now, I am not a Buddhist but very much enjoyed reading this page The Truth About Karma
Just once, I would like to see someone use the the Sanskrit word “karma” basically means “to do or act.” in a positive way.
I doubt I will ever get into why so many non-Buddhists are so comfy using the word Karma in the correct or incorrect way instead of bible verses that so easily can be used instead.
2 Corinthians 9:6 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Proverbs 11:18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Proverbs 11:24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
Proverbs 11:25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Gotta a lot of them but you get the point.
So I offer you a challenge. Go out and do something amazing today for someone else without expecting anything in return. It can be a little thing, or a big thing … to the unsuspecting person, it just might make their day, or even life. Especially in a small town like Cabo … kindness can be contagious.
Let’s go spread some! After all, we do reap what we sow.