I watch helplessly as a friend, who is a Trans woman and until recently a believing Christian, suddenly discovered Karma, reincarnation and destiny. She has been going on and on about how God is the evil being who awards karma. She is now convinced God made her gay just to punish her for bad karma she accumulated in a previous life. She claims God appeared to her in a vision/dream and explained that she was a white woman in her previous life, however she was reborn a black African man in a homophobic society as a result of bad karma. God then threatened to punish her for speaking against him. Needless to say, this ‘revelation’ has made her very bitter about God, whom she now refers to as the ‘evil one’ to the chagrined of her now ex fellow Christians.
It pains me that this lovely being is distraught and torn apart by the myth of Karma, Reincarnation and Destiny. It is even more painful that after her long journey towards transitioning into her preferred gender, this new belief in Karma, reincarnation and destiny has made her bitter about being born gay to the extent that she now sees her sexual orientation and gender identity as a sort of punishment; a bad karma.
So, let’s talk about Karma, Reincarnation and Destiny.
- Are you blaming Karma for the calamities in your life?
- Do you wish you had known about Karma so that you could have averted the calamities?
- Do you believe the Karma you accumulated in your previous life is why your life is a mess?
So tell me, [Read more…]