We are officially in the throes of the holiday season, preparing for parties and family gatherings. For many the family gathering is a source of stress and anxiety. Your mother in-law knows how to push your buttons. Your sister does nothing but complain...about EVERYTHING. Your Uncle, as usual, has way too much to drink. And you are on the verge of a breakdown.

Karma is a cosmic cause and effect. Your actions will have an effect on another and that action will come back around to you in a positive or negative way. This in essence is the premise for my business, KarmicKindness. If you give a Kindness (~Energetic Wearable~) to someone else or even to yourself, you will in turn help another through our Non-Profit Beneficiary program. A Kindness shown is a Kindness given.

I'd like to share a portion of an insightful article written by Dina Strada for Chopra Centered Lifestyle which I think is rather appropriate and worth being aware of this holiday season as well as throughout the upcoming year!

"How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged" - Kushandwizdom

You have so much power in your life to create good and bad experiences based on your own words and actions. And while, you probably try to do your best in any given moment, sometimes “your best” causes pain and heartache to another human being.

Most individuals have made poor choices at the expense of someone else's feelings that they've later regretted. Sometimes our own needs get in the way of what we know in our hearts is the right thing to do. 

The Universe will bring back whatever acts you committed or feeling you caused in another person. This karmic boomerang helps teach you how your actions impact others and to be more compassionate. 

Instead of hoping the offensive person gets their karmic due, try to shift your thoughts to a more compassionate view. What would you want someone to wish for you?

Follow these five steps to give yourself a karmic cleanse.

  1. Be grateful: for every experience, both the good and the bad.
  2. Act with love: towards everyone no matter what they’ve done.
  3. Check your motives: and make sure they come from a place of love for self and others.
  4. Watch your attitude: because negative thoughts create angry energy directed at you.
  5. Forgive: It can be the hardest thing to do, but the most important in creating great karma.

The next time a friend, stranger, or family member says or does something mean to you or others, tell yourself to send them love and light. Remember, that most individuals behave badly when they’re under stress, or are struggling with circumstances in their own lives. It’s not you; it’s them. It’s always about them.

It works the same when you’re the person throwing the negativity around. It’s about you, not them. You have to own that.

Some amazing and positive developments will happen to you when you stop wishing bad karma onto the people who have hurt you.

If you’re a generous person who’s having a streak of bad luck, the Universe is not punishing you. Karma has no timeline. It ebbs and flows and not on our schedule. But it does come around.

(You can read the full article Here.)

So as you can see, a moment of awareness and a deep cleansing breath can reset the entire evening. And you never know, your actions may just have a positive effect on those around you to the point that you look forward to those holiday family gatherings....just maybe.

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