Bad Karma is when you do something to take advantage of another person and then something bad happens to you. Another way to say the idea of Karma is what Jesus said in Matthew chapter 7. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” often called the “Golden Rule”.
How I Started Thinking about Karma and Geographic Tongue
Recently Laura went to my website entered her email address and credit card number and bought my book. Now that isn’t unusual it happens all the time (after all 3% of the world has geographic tongue) but what happened next doesn’t happen very often. Five minutes later she contacted my publishing company and claimed the charge on her credit card was “unknown”.
Occasionally that will happen a month later when people get their credit card bill and they don’t recognized the publishing company. But then once I tell them it was for the “Treating and Beating Geographic Tongue book” they say “Oh yeah I remember now” and that’s it. But to not remember a charge you made five minutes earlier is either a case of very fast amnesia or a split personality (my other personality made the charge, not me) or else it is a case of theft. Plain and simple.
That event got me to thinking about the golden rule and geographic tongue. And I realized that even though Laura now has a free copy of my book, unfortunately it probably won’t do her any good. (Although it has helped lots of other people).
How Stress Results in Illness
By reducing our body’s ability to handle problems, stress is actually a contributing factor in all illnesses, not just Geographic Tongue. After all, in modern life we are constantly being bombarded by all kinds of stress… things like pollution, chemicals in our food and our houses… traffic jams, arguments, too much work… a death or divorce in the family… not enough sleep, not enough fresh air, sunshine and flowers… or too many flowers (pollen), bacteria, yeast, viruses, etc, etc. etc
Back to Karma
A sort of strange open loop is when “what you say” doesn’t correspond to “what you do” this is called being “incongruent”. Most people say, “I’m a good person” but when we lie, cheat or steal, we know we are not being a good person and so we aren’t “congruent” that leads to a conflict between what we say and what we are doing. And this leads to stress. So if Laura does this often enough the stress will continue to build up and she will get sick. And then she will probably say, “I’m a good person why do bad things always happen to me?”
So although following the “Golden Rule” won’t guarantee that you eliminate your Geographic Tongue it is one step in the right direction. Normally we discuss other things that can more directly cause Geographic Tongue and how to eliminate it, but for now try closing open loops, being more congruent (do what you say) and follow the golden rule.
To Your Health,
Tim McMahon, Author
Treating and Beating Geographic Tongue
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