Are these lines straight?

Do we really see our past experiences as they really happened?  Of course not!  Only the ego believe that past memories are anything but illusions about illusions, held within the ego driven, illusive and forgetful mind.  I used to obsess over the past.  I feared that someone or something was recording everything I had ever done.  And if I didn’t ‘make right’ the areas that I believed God judged as wrong, I would be punished.  Karma, misunderstood, is a similar concept, however, I don’t believe that God or karma are keeping track of our memories.

No, we are our own judge and jury.  We judge ourselves harshly, and then we expect punishment, then our expectations of punishment, pull unpleasant situations into our life.  We do all this in a vain attempt to make things right…???

But my Mom had it right, two wrongs don’t make a right.  Or as Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”  It seems to me that when someone or something happens that hurts me, I then add to the wrong and do things that also hurts myself.  Two wrongs, trying to make it right…???

When we are hurt and choose to get upset, our anger is rarely directed in a positive direction.  Some people say that righteous anger is a good thing.  And I think that all emotions are good, it’s how we choose to direct these emotions that determines whether the outcome is positive or not.  This is why forgiveness is so important, it rewrites the past and holds ourselves and others as blameless.  This is how I believe Jesus, God and karma see all of us.  Blameless, holy and pure.  This is the true Gospel, the lost good news that Jesus taught, lived and died for…

For God so loved the World, that He sent Jesus to tell the good news:  animal sacrifices were never needed to receive God’s blessing; and that whoever believes in God’s unconditional and eternal love, will start living immediately in eternal joy, peace, love and happiness.  Now and forever, eternal life.  This is the Gospel, the good news, why Jesus died and why death couldn’t keep him in the grave!  John 3:16  seen through the eyes of truth…