GEORGE ELIOT LIVES was retitled as KARMA ROAD
"Last week I attended a poetry workshop at Kenyon College during The Kenyon Review Literary Festival. During that workshop, I was inspired to write a persona poem about George Eliot. It seemed fitting since she is my topic of choice these days.
The workshop leader, poet Maggie Smith, gave us what I will call 'triggers' to get us writing. She had us write down ten things that held significant meaning for us. Looking over the list I'd written, I found that Eliot stood out for me like the midnight hour stood out for Cinderella. And not only did she play a significant role in my list, but I realized that I was looking at her as a mother figure. After all she was so much like me, she could have been a mother to me.
Little did I know that when I walked into the classroom of that poetry workshop, that I would learn something very important about my association with George Eliot (aka Mary Ann Evans). Though she did not want children of her own, she mothered many children. Perhaps she is mothering from afar someone who resonates with her own spirit. I hope I make her proud." ~ Freda M. Chaney http://www.karmaroadgettingofftheroundabout.com
"Is your purpose restricted to this life? I dare say it is not! There is a thread that runs through your life that connects commonalities of past and future lives. You are a soul living out a karmic history.
Does that mean you are stuck in a pattern? NO! You do have a purpose for being, but you are not obligated to repeat any one act, or choose any one path to fulfill that purpose. There are many paths, and all of them lead back to you as you hold the karmic threads. Your soul is an intricately woven tapestry of the persons known as YOU.
Yes, you do have control, you can change, you can add brilliant colors, fresh designs, and evolutionary markers that help define your collective karmic purpose. YOU are a soulful kaleidoscope!" ~ Freda M. Chaney
"Ever feel like the world has gone mad and that empathy is the last thought on the minds of the human race? There will always be those who exercise more empathy than others. As a matter of fact, empathy may be a karmic imprint in individuals as well as in tribes, cultures, and races.
The human race can make a huge difference in the overall peace on the planet by learning to be more empathetic toward their fellow beings. Native Americans are a good example of empathy toward others in their tribe, toward animals and the earth itself.
Whether individual or collective karma, humans must work at becoming more empathetic beings for the sake of all. We must learn to see and honor the divine in all things, and share in their happiness as well as their sorrows. Namaste." ~ Freda M. Chaney
"Do you believe that planet Earth holds karma? Plausible! I believe that our beautiful blue planet receives good and bad energies and acts as a living entity in dealing with them. It is not the planet that brings about her negative karma, but the beings that live on her surface that share karma with her. To be cleansed, she does what she does best, she changes over time to discharge negativity. History repeats itself, and mankind would do well to heed the Earth's actions in terms of weather variations and seasonal issues as well as direct human factors like war. We can change ourselves one person at a time, and by doing so, lend to the overall positivity of Earth." ~ Freda M. Chaney, KARMA ROAD
"Are you nursing negative karma, and keeping yourself from moving forward because the bad feels good? I mean a good kind of familiar? In order to shed bad karma, we need to recognize when we are stuck in a comfort zone even when it is not so comfy for us!
If you've ever watched the movies where the battered wife goes off to a women's shelter only to return to the husband who beat her, you will know exactly what I'm talking about! This is more common than you think! I was a Youth Advocate and foster parent for five years, and I worked with women who tended to hold on to husbands and boyfriends at the risk of losing custody of their own children. It is hard to understand, but this is also a karmic energy pattern.
In order to break this cycle of negative karma, we must first be honest with ourselves. We must WANT a positive lifestyle more than anything else, more than the comfort zone!" ~ Freda M. Chaney, KARMA ROAD
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Above: George Eliot painting by Granville White with permission from the George Eliot Fellowship.
KARMA ROAD: Getting Off the Round About
by: Freda M. Chaney
"The overwhelming parallels between George Eliot and myself seem to point to a previous association with the 19th century novelist. I do not profess to have her genius or her writing aptitude. When writing my book about Eliot, reincarnation, and karma, I decided to make all of the comparisons and let the chips fall where they may.
Mine is a personal story of two individuals who struggled against seemingly insurmountable odds to become successful in their respective time periods. Eliot struggled against a male-dominated society, strict religious underpinnings, and expectations of her culture. I struggled against a male-dominated family, the loss of my mother at an early age, and the emotional landslide that left me ill-prepared to cope with life.
This is an important book for our generation, especially for women who are still locked into a 19th century mindset with regards to cultural and societal expectations. The end goal of my book is for all of us to learn to release bad karma and form our own unique ways of coping in the modern world." ~ Freda M. Chaney
"So many souls waste time and energy seeking the answers everywhere but within themselves. In fact they spend lifetimes doing this. Life is not complicated really...It is very simple...It is simplicity itself...But you make it complicated. When you find life is getting too much for you...Stop-and look at a child. Life is not complicated for a child...It lives fully in the moment enjoying what it is doing." ~ God at Glastonbury speaking to Eileen Caddy from the book FOUNDATIONS OF FINDHORN, Findhorn Publications, 1976
"So what does Gregg Braden's FRACTAL TIME theory have to do with karma? Here's what I think! If you have not read Gregg's book, get it now and study how to watch for repeating cycles in your life by listing the dates when predominantly good or bad things happened. You will begin to see a pattern. Using this list of repeating dates, go to the back of Braden's FRACTAL TIME and find the formula he created to determine when your good or bad cycles will return. This is an amazing exercise in taking a stark look at your life and controlling repeating circumstances (karma) in your life. Here's a video to get you started! http://youtu.be/J9mrWuGH_Fw " ~ Namaste! Freda M. Chaney
"KARMA CAMP RULES: Life is simple really. Do what you enjoy and if at all possible, get paid for it! Try to love everyone, but be extra attentive to those who give you all they've got each day. Don't judge others if you are doing the same thing and just haven't been caught yet! Stand for causes, but don't fall for them unless you are certain of their integrity. Smile at strangers because they need to know someone cares. Always do your best, and at the end of the day, let it rest. Be divine always because you ARE." ~ Freda M. Chaney, KARMA ROAD