Sacrifice has always been glorified in every religion. It is said that sacrifice helps the soul evolve to be one with God.
Sacrifice, ideally, means an act of love. God is an energy made of love. God represents oneness and love. So, when we sacrifice in order to love better, we become closer in mind to the mind of God. Hence, sacrifice is encouraged as it helps humans evolve to being more loving. THE FEELING OF LOVE INCREASES HAPPINESS. WHEN YOU SACRIFICE FOR LOVE, YOU LOVE MORE AND HENCE , YOUR HAPPINESS RISES.
So, when can sacrifice be harmful for soul evolution? What makes sacrifice spread more unhappiness than happiness for the people involved?
Sacrifice helps only when done out of the act of pure love. If done out of fear of survival, need for money or to save lives of people who are selfish or negative, sacrifice backfires and creates karmic debt. Sacrifice done with a negative thought in mind spreads more negative and the negative karma falls on the person who sacrifices than on the people he sacrifices for. If innocent people die because you are working for a tyrant or if selfish people can continue being selfish because you are their family protector, then the onus of their negative energy lies on you.
If negative energy, thought or ritual continues because of your sacrifice, then you have to pay heavy karmic debts because of your sacrifice. You lose out on happiness during the sacrifice and you further lose out on DOES SACRIFICE HELP IN REPAYING KARMA happiness in future lives because of protecting a negative institution. Like, if any corrupt person rules because you sacrifice, you have to pay for his meanness. If you sacrifice for a tyrannical boss, an abusive husband, a selfish/ suicidal wife or dictatorial patents, then your life becomes more miserable because you work against God in protecting the devil’s thinking.
As is written in the book IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS:
Dev was surprised at the rebuke he got from his Higher Self, after being so successful on Earth. It got us wondering whether other soldiers are also similarly rebuked, after death, when they have sacrificed their lives in war.
What is considered a glorified sacrifice on Earth may be a meaningless or negative act from the soul’s viewpoint. It would make the soul feel its existence was futile and make it want to incarnate again with the same tests of soul evolution.
Sacrifice of a life is meaningless for the soul unless it adds to evolution of its consciousness in some way. Dying in the process of spreading destruction or sadness could not be commended at the soul level, because Dev took away the free will of several souls by taking innocent lives as the Nazi soldier, before he died.”.........Chapter 7 - The Soul is disappointed - IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS
The book explains how sacrifice creates negative karma when it is the reason for causing injustice to your own soul or other souls. Sacrifice is meant to increase your happiness, not reduce it. If you sacrifice out of love, you would find peace and happiness by serving those you love but if your unrest, pessimism and selfishness are increasing, it means you are sacrificing for the devil’s cause.
“A wound is where light enters from”. said Rumi.
A sacrifice is an emotional wound. It helps break old walls of priorities and spread new ways of thinking.
But, when we give up priorities, we have to expand our soul consciousness to receive positivity from indirect routes. If we sacrifice feeling negative within, then the wound created by the sacrifice does not heal. The pain which sacrifice can cause consistently can lead to spread of more negative energy than the positive it intends to create. A person sacrificing feeling negative is like a wound remaining unhealed and causing septic or becoming infectious. A person who feels negative on being sacrificed spread negative thoughts and destructive energy.
As is given in the case history, the army soldier Dev sacrificed his life and his happiness for the country but in the act he spread injustice.
The book “CREATION OF HAPPINESS”, elaborates thus:
“Over the centuries, success has become materialistically defined. Instead of being a measure of happiness, it has become a measure of wealth or power. The need to win becomes a priority, even if our happiness gets sacrificed during the act of pursuing conventional success.
Wealth or power can lead to happiness only if they are used for spreading positive energy. The wealth by itself does not equal happiness but if it leads to creation of positive feelings; then, only it helps in increasing happiness. It is the investment in creating positive energy which makes us feel more loved, creatively successful or healthy.
Money or power do not make us happier, if they increase our anxiety of losing or make us escape from our soul lessons by enabling resorting to short term gains of materialism. “ - excerpt chapter 17 - the extinction of dinosaurs in the NEW AGE
“Taking away another soul’s free will by killing it in war or through murder, creates negative karma for the killer, irrespective of whether the killer is legally authorized to kill in Earth terms as a soldier or not.
At the soul level, taking another life is justified only when it is needed for survival (as animals kill for food) or in self-defence from a tyrant; not for any other reason. The Nazi soldier did not kill in self- defence.
Dev, as the Nazi soldier, virtually killed as part of a job wherein he fought for power and ego glorification of his country, needs which are not considered justified from the soul’s perspective. His sacrifice of life did not help his soul evolve in any way. Rarely is effort towards destruction productive from the soul’s perspective.
From the perspective of the soul, there is no difference in killing as a criminal and killing as a soldier, since in both cases; the person kills for materialconsiderations..........................................................Chapter 7 – In Search of Happiness
Any act of social service helps only if the intention of the person is positive while doing the act. If the person feels more negative than positive, then the sacrifice becomes futile in generating positivity. If helplessness becomes greater than hope, then sacrifice leads to more sadness in life than optimism, devolution over evolution, bad over good, diseases over health and depression over happiness .
As is further covered in the book IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS chapter 10- KARMIC BALANCING
Does Social service help in clearing negative karma?
Creation of positive energy by focusing on positive feelings and actions, without harming others, is a sure method of clearing karma, and healing suffering. But, focusing on positive actions while feeling negative within may not lead to repayment of karma because the action, by itself, would not be counted at the soul’s level of existence. Only feelings matter to the soul’s energy cycle.
Being pre -dominantly positive within while taking actions only can help to repay karma. Joy, peace and happiness are positive energies and cannot come in our lives when we feel predominantly negative, irrespective of our external acts.
Thus, activities like social service and praying done for repayment of negative karma, would not always lead to creation of happiness in one’s life, if the focus of the person is more on negative thoughts than positive on an average.
Like, if we pray out of fear, then the prayer would multiply fear in our life not joy. Praying would connect us to God only when we do not feel negative. God is energy of high positive frequency and cannot reach our soul frequency if it is negative. Praying works when it helps us attain thoughtless states or positive states of mind.”
Sacrifice never helps in your soul evolution to happiness or to God, if you are more sad or helpless within due to the sacrifice than being happy. Energy multiplies through focus. If we feel more negative due to the sacrifice, we attract more negativity in our life by the Law of Attraction.
However, sacrifice is extremely useful as an act of repaying karma if we can sacrifice feeling good within.
We can sacrifice feeing good within only when we are sacrificing for love or God and not for a tyrant or a job or a selfish spouse. If we sacrifice in order to make money or maintain a loveless marriage, we cannot feel good within because we are sacrificing for maintaining hypocrasy and spreading evil. Similarly ,if we sacrifice our happiness and stay with a person because he threatens suicide, we create negative karma for ourselves and him as we increase his selfishness.
Our act would bring us happiness if we help other people evolve to being kinder and more compassionate. If we get emotionally abused or beaten up by a dominating spouse, only to save a marriage, we create a negative karmic debt for us. Any action which aims to maintain peace at the cost on increasing tyranny, leads to creation of negative karma and unhappiness.
But, if we sacrifice out of true love in the hope that our sacrifice would make someone else’s life better, we evolve as souls. The act of love is always returned be it for God, children or other deprived souls. When you act out of love, you are loved back. You receive positivity, blessings, respect and happiness by those you help. On the other hand, if you help selfish people, you would not feel loved in return but would feel more abused or helpless as underperformers.
The core distinction between what makes sacrifice a glorious act and a sinful act is the intention you do it with and who you do it for. If you do it for love for those who give back pure love, light or knowledge, sacrifice helps. If you do it for egoistic people to save their face, sacrifice harms your own soul evolution.
Sacrifice needs to be done such that it makes you feel praised and rewarded without receiving money, directly. The act of sacrifice needs to be made to evolve to a higher quality of life which money cannot buy.
Sacrifice takes human evolution to the fourth dimension from the third dimension, as is happening in the NEW AGE.
Life rose from being animal like to being human like in the previous dimensional shift . Animals live in a two dimensional world. Their food and work are directly related. They hunt and eat. But, in the human world, a third dimension of money gets added, Humans work but their food does not directly come from the work they do. They work to earn money and then the money helps them buy food.
Sacrifice adds a fourth dimension to life. People who sacrifice do not get direct money payment for the work they do. They do sacrifice believing in God by helping other people. They send out love. God gives them back love and they feel at peace. But, human beings cannot survive on peace and love as they also have physical needs. That is where God helps these people get money to survive from other channels. People who sacrifice do not get adequate compensation for the work they do. But, their money needs are met by other people who work for money.
Like, when a housewife sacrifices her job for being with her children, her monetary needs is met by other people. Or, when saints sacrifice their lives to spread knowledge, their monetary compensation comes indirectly. True Sacrifice is that which involves faith in God, not lack of faith.
Sacrifice means sending energy to God and then receiving money from God. It breaks the connection between earning and working. People who sacrifice for work which gives them happiness, work without earning money but they receive money anyhow from other channels of God. God takes karma from the good people to do his work and then assigns other people to pay them on his behalf.
Sacrifice creates leaps of blind faith. It breaks regular patterns of how to receive by making you act only for love. When you work for love, you sacrifice money trusting God for your survival. It is like you plant seeds to flower your garden but you have to leave before you can see the flowers. Then, you see the flowers in another garden where you did not plant the seeds. Your work is rewarded but through an irregular route.
Sacrifice teaches you to surrender to God and work only for happiness. As you focus on happiness, your happiness grows further though it may grow in unconventional ways. You get all that you need but you cannot question the channels from which your money comes in as it would come from people God assigns for you. They may be people who owe you karmic debts from previous lives but who you have not helped in this life. You cannot refuse help or money from any channel which God sends as you work for love, and your work may not pay you directly. So, when you sacrifice, you have to open your energies to receive with respect from any person God sends to help you.
Sacrifice is meant to be an essential ingredient as Earth evolves to a higher plane of existence. In the fourth dimensional Earth, quality of life is meant to improve for the better for all. Love and compassion are supposed to rule over fear and competition as the driving forces.
Love and compassion can rule only when the connection between working and money breaks. When people work for their happiness, happiness will rise by the Laws of Attraction, Creation & Repetition. Some professions would earn more money and some less, but the quality of life would improve, overall as people start working on talents which pay happiness but do not pay money, as well. Sacrificing money for happiness always increases happiness where sacrificing happiness for money leads to sadness. Money is a means for amplifying your inner vibration, not an end by itself.
Money, by itself is only a tool of buying happiness, but happiness can come directly also, without needing as much money. Sacrifice teaches us that we have to do work for the sake of helping other people we love and not for money only. It helps us evolve our consciousness to thinking beyond money or food, as a reason for working. We start aiming at emotional satisfaction from the work we do, as we think beyond money or our animal needs.
Money comes as abundance is our birthright but we learn to give up on the Hows. Moving from the third dimensional Earth to a fourth dimensional earth involves an upliftment of consciousness. Like monkeys could not think of anyways to get bananas without plucking them from trees, human beings, now , can’t think of anyways of earning money than slaving themselves for it.
Yet, as we move up dimensional scales, we become closer to God. Feelings become our sixth sense over the five senses of touch, tastes, hearing, seeing or smell. Then, we start working for feeling good and receiving remuneration by feeling good, while our survival needs are met through one channel or another.
Sacrifice is virtuous when material, survival considerations are sacrificed for love and happiness. When you sacrifice eating what you like to be in peace with your body, you become a healthier person. When you sacrifice the video games you like, to study a course subject, you become a wiser person.
When you sacrifice money for learning soul awareness, your soul, mind, body integration improves.
It is sacrifice which creates space in your aura to let new knowledge in by letting go of old unwanted beliefs through giving up something precious like money, rich food or jewellery.
Likewise, when you sacrifice your traditions and rituals to seek enlightenment, you become an evolved person. You quit playing games on Earth to learn your soul lessons and become advanced as a soul.
Sacrifice leads to soul advancement only when pure love is the core intention not fear of death of any kind. The soul lives eternally and each life is not a step in the ladder of evolution. You have to keep increasing your inner happiness with each choice you make and happiness rises when you feel loved, at peace, healthy and content from within. . If done with faith and love for God, Sacrifice paves the world for a perfect, happy world.
Sacrifice is a must for achieving happiness in life. If you stay depressed and sad, it means you have negative beliefs of how to live your life. Sacrificing your negative mindset for achieving happiness would lead to your soul evolution as you would let go of people who are negative and seek new definitions of being positive, from God.