Updated: Apr 1, 2021


When bad shit happens, I imagine that I’ve just paid off some bad karma....and I am grateful that the debt is paid.

Action Plan:

When negative things happen in our lives, it’s hard to think of them as anything but bad. Some people say, “Everything happens for a reason.” I’m not sure I totally subscribe to that idea. And, if I’m being honest, when I’m in a really bad place, I usually want to smack people who say that … I don’t do it, but I really want to!

What I do subscribe to is that we have the power to change the way we react to anything, and we have the power to make the best out of even the worst; the ol’ lemonade out of lemons. We don’t always do it, because, you know, we’re human, but we have the power!

So, today, try this just for fun. Think of the bad thing that happened/is happening. Close your eyes and imagine an invoice that says “BAD KARMA”. In the body it says “That thing you prolly shouldn’t have done.” You can imagine something specific if there’s something you regret, but this could also be something you don’t even know about from a previous life (if you subscribe to that sort of thing or just think it’s fun to think of).

Imagine that you stamp down right in the middle of that invoice with a loud clang! Then you see, in bright red capital letters, “PAID!” Then smile … and feel the relief of knowing that shit is done!

If we can find some way to feel grateful, even in the bad times, even for the bad times, we go a long way to raising our energy, and working our way back up the spiral. And besides, it’s also fun to think that you may have raised some serious hell in the last lifetime!

Spiral level: Really Low, Pretty Shitty, Meh

Use when feeling: depressed, frustrated, overwhelmed, regret