“Karma and Intuition”
Intuition is like this: there is a golden path up the spiritual mountain of your life already laid out for you. It is clear-cut, smooth, maintained. It is easy and pleasant to walk on. From it you can enjoy the scenery all around because you don’t have to focus too much on the path. Call this your “golden path,” and everyone has one. Intuition is seeing that and following it. It’s not complicated, but very simple. All you have to do is see and walk. It is always there, and if we want to know whether we’re on it all we have to do is look down and see, even if we can only see a few feet around us.
The calmer we are the more able we are to see it. However, sometimes it’s not easy to see because there are various storms that come and go. We are like mighty shamans that can cause these storms at will with our thoughts, words, and deeds. These storms are ourselves, our inner and outer environment. If we’re caught up in the flurry of emotions and keep moving we might not see the path and drift off into the brush, unaware of our surroundings. This I call making karma. At these times it’s best just to sit down and not try to make any progress, not try to make any changes in the world until the storm passes, because it’s really hard to see. This is usually what people call meditation. It’s much better than going forward blindly and getting lost and having to find your way back.
Doing this meditation everyday and, ideally, every moment, is a good practice because it ensures that you’re constantly reorienting yourself to where you’re going. It connects you with your intuition, the path itself. However, if you don’t see it clearly then it’s like taking a detour and venturing off into the weeds and trenches. In the end it’s not really a big deal, it just takes you out of your way and off your golden path up the mountain. Then you have to trudge back through it to get back to the path. You have to put forth more effort, or take more time to get back to the path. Now, some people want to make a new path. They want to do it their own way and not take advantage of what has already been laid out for them by the Spirit. They can do that, though, it takes a lot of additional work for they’ll be forging it all the way up the mountain, struggling the entire time.
In the end, then, I choose to follow the path that’s been laid out for me and the beautiful thing I’ve discovered when I do that – it connects me to others,