March 2020

"The Chinese Year of The Rat" By T. Stokes

Most important in this the Chinese year of the Rat, is the law of sharing, industrious as they are, rats do not share they hide and store food and the little things they find away from other creatures.

This year is 2020, experts tell us in this year much that has been hidden will be uncovered, as we will have 20-20 vision.  We have all heard the saying "what goes around, comes around" this is a modern adaptation of the Tibetan  Buddhist proverb; "Do as you would be done by" which again is what Jesus inferred when he said "Do unto others as you wish them to do unto you."

This is often referred to as the Golden Rule and its essence lies in what Jesus meant when he said we must love our neighbour.  

Karma is made up of everything we do in thoughts words or actions to ourselves and for others.

Thoughts equate to the world of Spirit, words to the world of the mind and actions to the world of the body, and being mindful of this every day goes a long way in decreasing karmic debt.

These three categories of Spirit, Mind, and Body encompass who we really are and the good or bad deeds we do all link together as links on a chain, and at death they can really weigh us down.

Charles Dickens must have been aware of this as when he wrote his book A Christmas Carol the principal character Ebeneazer Scrooge is always depicted after his death as weighed down with the huge chains of his karma.

This character was actually based on the cruel Edinborough character Ebeneazer Scroogle whom it was said loved money more than life.

"It is better to give than to receive " and so it is, the three categories of Spirit, Mind, and Body are the avenues with which we relate to others in our daily dealings. 

Boomerang karma is exactly reciprocity, getting back what we give out, some karma is instant but of the 4 types of karma Boomerang Karma is always in the same lifetime, the four Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel, who govern the winds of North, East, West, and South were said to be the instruments of these 4 karmic aspects, and these winds would blow you the karma you deserve.

The life we live is not singular but runs in  series of lives, where we are tasked with learning certain lessons, Shakespeare said "All the world is a stage and all the men and women merely players, they have their entrances and exits, and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being in seven ages."  

There is deep truth here, as a young calf is able to recognise its mother from a thousand other cows, so does karma find the person destined to experience it, the seven major chakras do indeed align with the seven ages of man, as each will bring new challenges. 

As the flowers and fruits of the trees, un-urged by visible influences never miss their proper development, karma helps us to become the persons we are meant to be.

Carl Jung said "i am not what happened to me, i am what i choose to become."

Before we are born, we choose the lessons we have to learn when we come to this earth, pain is the best teacher, and in our physical bodies we know we are here to suffer.

Galations:6-7 "for god is not mocked, whatever a man sows, that he shall reap."

So reciprocity is the learning of how to reciprocate, the act of giving back.

"Knowing your own darkness is the best method of dealing with the darkness in others."  Finally, "This is the sum of Dharma (duty) - Do not unto others which would cause you pain if done to you."  Hindu scriptures Mahabharata 5 ;15;17

About T. Stokes:  You can learn more about Mr. Stokes by reading his book "50 Case Histories in Modern Palmistry."  T. Stokes can read whole lives from emailed hand photos.  You can reach him by email at  

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