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The Power of Karma?

(About a 6min read… if you invest in it… good things will come…)


I was living in Northern California… the weather was beautiful… however, the area was rampant with the homeless and travelers… we were travelers…my late wife, three kids and I lived in a renovated school bus… we fit the profile in appearance, but not in heart…


The years prior that we were on the road living a nomadic lifestyle were fun… and unrooted… I never felt like it was home… I needed a place to land… a place that I could escape and reboot…

My late wife was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2016… the journey was hard… especially with the lifestyle we’d chosen… we decided to settle and weather the storm… new friends opened their homes with great compassion and generosity… always encouraging… always uplifting… and giving of themselves… for us…


I’ve always been a giver… seasons and struggles would sometimes strap funds… however, if I didn’t have money to give… I would give time… I would spend hours talking… counseling… encouraging people… and would do everything and anything I could to help bring people to a place of appreciation or peace…

Much of my life was a guessing game and I cobbled together the truth that I could comprehend from various religions and doctrines… I created a belief that wouldn’t activate my hurt and applied it… if results didn’t manifest… I would continue to alter my beliefs until I saw results…


Karma… a law of consequence… it was a neutral principle that applied to both the good and bad… basically… do good and good will come to you… do bad and bad will come to you… I believed in it so strongly… fear and painful consequences were my motivators…


In 2017 we visited a church that claimed to know the power of healing… they spoke of the principle of sowing and reaping… it sounded a lot like Karma to me but this law had more to it… I heard testimonies of how people would give a car away and within weeks would receive a new car… another person claimed that they gave a certain amount of money to help another person and the exact amount was earned or given to them soon thereafter… this theory was based upon obedience… this is something that I hadn’t understood previously… obedience in love… not fear…


One day, my late wife and I were outside our bus… sitting in the cool evening air… I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook and I noticed that a friend of mine made a very personal post… she posted that she had bad news… this was dear to my heart… my entire life was bad news… I read on…


She explained that she was just diagnosed with MS… my heart sunk… she mentioned that if she could get treatment now… it would prolong the effects of MS substantially… so she asked for help…


Without thinking twice… I quickly opened my bank app… I had $1200 in the bank… that’s all I had to my name… my friend needed $1200… so… I sent it to her… I thought to myself… “well, let’s see if this 'God Karma' works”…


The next day we started packing up the bus to “obey the universe” and drive to Colorado… (this story is in another blog)… however… I had no money… but still… the voice I heard told me to go…


I finished packing everything up and strapping it down… I fired up the bus… as I looked into my side mirror, I noticed a friend of mine driving over to the bus… she quickly jumped out of the car and ran to the door… she had something in her hand…


I opened the door and welcomed her… she said “this letter came for you… I wanted to make sure you had it before you left!” I opened the letter… it was a rebate check from the chemo treatments I’d paid cash for… the amount?… $1200…


Faith grew in me that day… I believed a little more… God was luring me with His goodness and drawing me to Himself… loving me however I would allow…


I’ll never forget that moment… church hurts healed a little… and I started thinking “is God good?…” it was a seed sown… little did I know how great the harvest would be one day…


Thanks for reading this all the way through… I sure hope this blessed you…


Michael


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