TOPICS: Treating family worse than you treat strangers – changing a relationship by turning the other cheek – balancing all karma –
Question: Why oh why did God create in-laws???
Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:
Answer A: Because if married life was too comfortable, you might not make an effort to come home to his kingdom.
Answer B: God didn’t create in-laws—you did. Before you got married, they were strangers, and you probably treated each other with the same courtesy that you extend to all strangers.
Now, both you and your in-laws face the age-old choice of whether to let your closeness cause you to treat each other worse than you would treat a stranger. A choice also faced by all married couples.
The good news is that you can change the situation, even if your in-laws refuse to change. Take note of the old saying that it takes two to tango—meaning that if one person refuses to struggle, the conflict will be dissipated. That is why I told people to turn the other cheek.
If you will consistently turn the other cheek and respond with love no matter what your in-laws do, one of three things will happen:
- Their attitude and behavior toward you will change.
- You will find yourself no longer in their company.
- You will find that nothing they do will bother you any more.
It is, of course, also possible that you have karma with your in-laws. In fact, in any karmic relationship the karma usually goes beyond your spouse, as groups of people have karma and keep reincarnating together. To break free of such a relationship, do three things:
- Seek to learn the lesson you need to learn by seeing what it is in your psychology that causes you to have negative feelings towards your in-laws.
- Work towards forgiving the unconditionally, as this is the key to setting yourself free.
- Use the decrees and invocations to consume the energy behind your karmic relationship and also to resolve psychological wounds.
Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels