Have you ever wondered…
Why are some people born with handicaps and others are geniuses?
Why do I seem to comfortably like or uncomfortably dislike certain people?
What causes me to find myself in the same old unpleasant situations over and over again?
Did I end up with a family I have because somebody in Cosmos thought that would be funny?
Well, you’re not alone.
The word karma has made it into the mainstream. However, not everyone understands what karma really means, why it matters, and how to deal with it.
Karma simply tells us that what happens to us in the present is the effect of causes we ourselves have set in motion in the past— whether ten minutes ago or ten lifetimes ago.
We've all grown up learning about karma. We just didn’t call it that. Instead we called it cause and effect, or maybe quoted “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” from the Bible, or “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” from our science teacher.
In essence, karma tells us that whatever we do will come full circle to our doorstep—sometime, somewhere.
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Karma and the Golden Rule
Karma continues where the Golden Rule ends. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you—because someday it will be done unto you.
The law of karma simply says that our thoughts, words and deeds—positive and negative—create a chain of cause and effect. We will get to experience the effect of every cause we have set in motion. Karma, therefore, is our greatest benefactor, returning to us the good we have sent to others.
Karma is also our greatest teacher, allowing us to learn from our mistakes. Because the law of karma gives back to us whatever we have sent out as thought, word or deed, when negative karma returns, we tend to assign blame to some outer reason and take it as a punishment.
The spiritual adept in the making perceives the law of karma as the law of love, even if at some times it comes home as really tough love. There is no greater love than having the opportunity to understand the consequences of our action—or our inaction—so that our soul can grow.
Karma teaches us to love and to love and to love at the same time as it allows us to redeem all our unloving thoughts, words and deeds. It gives us the opportunity to change our future, which creates abundant hope for all our tomorrows.
The Opportunity of Reincarnation
Karma and reincarnation go hand in hand. While karma means accountability and payback, reincarnation is simply another word for opportunity. Reincarnation gives us another chance to make good on the karmic debts we owe others and to reap the blessings we have sent forth.
These two key concepts, familiar to those who study Eastern religions, help us make sense out of life's question.
Christianity and Karma
Jesus says: “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled.” And this jot and tittle that we all must pay–that will not pass from our accounts or our accountability till all of our debts be paid–is the jot and tittle of our karma.
We must remember that the law of karma is the law of the causal relationship between a man’s acts and the universe’s re-action to his acts that returns to his doorstep. This return of positive and negative karma continues daily, hourly and forever until his soul is perfected in Christ and he escapes the rounds of reincarnation, which have their root in the karma of desire.
If you want to be around for another million years, just ignore Jesus’ statement about not one jot or tittle passing from the law. Just ignore what is written in the Bible and let the clergy tell you what you want to hear. If it’s the sop you want, then take the sop. But if it’s the strong meat of the Word, then take the meat of the Word from Jesus’ own mouth.
Because if you want to move on with the universe, if you want to fulfill your reason for being on earth and graduate from this schoolroom of life and transcend the cycles of the stars and arrive at the next station of your evolution in realms of glory, you are going to have to shoulder your karmic responsibilities and pay your debts to life.
Further Karma and Reincarnation Resources
The ascended masters teach that there are three different ways we can balance negative karma: by enduring it, by service to life and, the easiest of all, transmuting it through the violet flame.
Our bad karma and energy patterns are not set in stone – any bad karma we have ever made can be changed from negative to positive.
Astrology—done well—is a very accurate means of plotting the cycles of returning karma according to the cycles of the planets.
The point of studying astrology, the handwriting in the heavens, is so that you can take appropriate action beforehand.
Inasmuch as personal karma is the key factor separating twin flames and inasmuch as it is desirable that twin flames unite in service, the x factor that can make the difference is the entering in of one of the Ascended Masters …to sponsor that union by pledging to take on the karma that does keep apart those souls.
If we can rise early and give our prayers and fiats quickly before we go to work—or whatever is on our schedule—we can get a great percentage of that day's karma out of the way.
If we don't clear it, it just sits on us all day long and piles up. However, by the grace of God and by the mercy of the violet flame we can daily transmute it if we will.
Karma, then, is the weight that prevents the soul from flying. The less karma you have, the greater your opportunity day by day.
This affects all choices. It affects contracts—business, marriage and otherwise—those who are drawn to your life and those who cannot be, the children you may give birth to.