When I first met Karma one of the first things that struck me was just how gentle and forgiving she was. She had already had such a horrific life, suffering awful abuse at the hands of humans – and yet every single new person she met she gave a friendly lick and little staffy smile and her poor little half paralyzed tail even gave a wonky sideways wiggle. What amazing and beautiful creatures are dogs that can forgive and just look ahead and hope for something wonderful in the next person they meet. This little pup was such an inspiration!!! And then, when I watched the video (see Karma – the beginning) of this poor little girl trying to walk after such abuse, and I read some of the comments of viewers, some people even mentioned the belief of karma! But it was more focused on the negative karma – meaning that the person who did this to her would get what he deserved. It’s not that I haven’t had that thought. Anyone who has held her little bent body in their arms would find it difficult not to have that thought cross their mind. But truly – all that rage and anger and frustration doesn’t do anyone any good. Animal abuse and neglect happens EVERY SINGLE DAY all across the world. The only thing we can do is find the limit in ourselves to contribute to stop this abuse and help the victims of it if that is our passion. That may simply be spreading the word by clicking ‘share’, or making a donation to a local animal rescue, volunteering with a rescue organization or – like us – adopting a rescue and giving them a forever home filled with hope and love. Find your limit and gather and focus your energy towards the good and let karma take care of the rest. If you’re anything like me, you’ll find such a weight lifted from your soul when you embrace Karma in this way.
What does Karma mean to me? Well, in the general sense, I suppose I have always thought that Karma means that everything will work itself out in the end, and that you have no control over the outcome; only the energy you expend and how you utilize that life energy. It seems so fruitless to waste even an ounce of negative energy on any one or any thing when all that energy could be focused on good and productive goals.
Sometimes life isn’t “fair” and bad things happen to good and gentle beings. But I’ve always looked on it with the approach that if life were easy and we had no challenges to face, then how would we evolve and grow? When something negative happens, it is simply a chance to channel your energy in a new direction, learn and adjust to life and hopefully come out of it all as an even stronger and happier being.
This blog is Karma’s story and I’m so happy to be able to share it with the world.