Before I go any further I feel it's important to explain what I believe the commonalties are of the paths that we walk. It is my belief that all things in and of this universe are creations of and are at one with the creator. As children of God our spirits are placed on this planet Earth by our Higher Power just as children are placed in a school by their parents. We are here to learn certain lessons that once learned will allow us to function as the equal of our creator. Just as school has many grades so does this teaching facility. The grades in this facility are lifetimes and during each reincarnation we have a lesson or two to master. Those that we master we take with us to the next lifetime. The ones that we don't master we get an opportunity to learn again during another lifetime of our choosing. The textbook in each lifetime for these lessons is personal experience. The grade is based upon how well we apply spiritual principals in dealing with these personal experiences.
There is a body of information I will refer to from time to time whose source is the channeled readings of the spirit entity Tch (pronounced Chet) Lao. The basic concept of Tch Lao's teachings is that there are 12 virtues that if practiced sufficiently so that we become 51% proficient in them, we will advance to the highest achievable level and sit alongside the Creator. It is these virtues, referred to earlier as lessons that I believe we must master. Towards that end, the twelve virtues are being presented in audio form, accessible from the main menu bar on any page on this web site.
The virtues that we need to master are presented to us through the use of a vehicle called Karma. I believe there are three forms of Karma, all of which utilize a myriad of tools in order to teach us our virtues. One is the Karma we bring into this life with us. This Karma forms the blueprint which guides the course of our lives. It will lead us to experiences that can teach us the virtues that we are here to gain proficiency in. Although this Karma is rooted in our past, the significance is found in the present by dealing with it utilizing the 12 virtues and walking towards the light. Our blueprint is subject to our free will, so that, at any given time, we can meet it, change it, ignore it and/or exceed it.
The next Karma is the type we create while living our lives. This Karma guides and teaches us by creating situations in our daily lives that allow us to gain proficiency in the utilization of the virtues. Both of the above types of Karma are equally important. They will impact both our daily and future lives if the path we choose to deal with the situations they provide doesn't reach the level of 51% virtue proficiency. Whenever we achieve that 51% proficiency in all 12 virtues, no matter how many lifetimes it may take, we graduate from the school of Karmic reincarnation. We can then choose to either remain in spirit form, or return to Earth, unencumbered by Karma, to help others achieve their proficiency.
The last form of Karma is group Karma. This is when we identify with a particular group designation and allow it to become our Creator. This can take the form of competing families, clans, gangs, governments and/or religions. Our loyalty to the particular group becomes the overriding motivation for our actions. Instead of allowing Spiritual principles to guide our actions we allow misguided loyalty to the group to do so. Just because we are practicing members of a religion and are acting out in the name of that religion and its designated Deity, does not mean we are following Spiritual principles. In fact, all too often in our history, has the invoking of a particular Deity been the excuse for the most excessive violations of Spiritual principles.