Friday, 12 April 2013

K is for...

1) Karma. This is a very misunderstood word. Many people think it has something to do with punishment being meted out to transgressors, but it is not as simple as that. It seems that we choose to experience things in our life, either out of curiosity, or to learn. So, for example, a blind person is not ‘being punished’, as is suggested in the Gospel of John, Chapter 9, but may have chosen to be blind in order to experience dependency, to accentuate musical abilities, to get away from too many lives which in some way have over-stressed the visual (for example, someone who has been an artist in many lives might choose to be blind in order to force himself to find another life path.) A child may be born blind because he has volunteered to do so as his parents will benefit in some way from the experience. I have seen this more clearly in a few families where there is a Down’s child - I remember a Mum saying to me ‘we have learnt so much by having him’, and her daughter said ‘every family should have a Down’s baby, Mummy’ ! It is possible that the soul inhabiting the Down’s body may be quite advanced, as it is often mature souls who volunteer for life’s hardest roles.
2) Knitting. I can knit, and used to do a lot, but it had slowed down in the last years. I can also crochet and sew. I used to do most of my own dressmaking. I also do beading and scrapbooking. In other words, I’m quite good with my hands. When I was a child I loved to be let loose with card, paper, scissors and glue. My mother used to tease me that I was ‘sticking flap A to flap B again’. But she and my dad were where I got it from, Mum is a very good calligrapher now, but also knits and sewed most of my childhood clothes, Dad was a DIY expert, and also drew very well.
3)Kali Bich. This is a great remedy for nasal discharge, especially if it is sticky or stringy, and greenish.


  1. Enjoying your A to Zs! Keep them coming!

  2. I really want to learn to knit. It looks so relaxing and creative.

    Happy A to Z blogging.

  3. If you don't mind me saying... the disciples did presume the man was blind cos of sin, but Jesus rebuked them for not seeing that it was so that God would be glorified at that moment when his sight was restored in front of the Pharisees :)

    My mammy taught me how to knit. I was going to go with that for Lizzy then I thought them I thought I'd go off on a tangent to show how different Iris' family life is to Lizzy's.


  4. My Girl Scout troop just learned how to crochet. They learned how to knit about five years ago. Some of them are really good. I, unfortunately, am not.

  5. I'm a knitter, and I know a couple of crochet stitches, which help me make throws for sofas and chairs that people seem to like. I'll be making one for the wife's sister next and one for a couple that we know as gifts. It helps me think and sometimes if I'm stuck on a story point, I'll take up needles or hook and have a wee think's like meditation.