WHAT IS KARMA?
The term “karma” is often used with great casualness, with little understanding of its profundity. People dismissively say “it’s my karma,” suggesting that their destiny or fate is merely the luck or bad fortune of the draw. This use of the term suggests a lack of personal power or responsibility for being at both the cause and the effect of what occurs in one’s life. Using the phrase “it’s my karma” suggests victimhood, and karma is anything but victimhood.
In Christianity, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, the term “sin” is commonly defined as missing the mark through “deliberate disobedience to the known will of God.” This missing of the mark, also called karma, is the spiritual accountability for our actions. Thus, “karma” is not what we commonly think of as “good” or “bad” fortune, but rather the causal responsibility for those results.
Your actions have consequences. They create a ripple in the universe. Karma is the invisible power that teaches you. Your life today is just a reflection of your past. You created your destiny.
For every action there will always be a reaction. Your thoughts and actions are powerful. They carry energy. They are like an echo. We have all taken a different path in life but somehow we are all linked. Whatever you do will always come back to you.
Your thoughts and feelings shape the world within you. Your words and actions shape the world around you. You are constantly changing your world, little by little.
THE LAW OF KARMA?
Karma is a Buddhist term which comes from Sanskrit and relates to fate and action. You alone are responsible for your actions.
It is the law of cause and effect, an unbreakable law of the cosmos. You deserve everything that happens to you, good or bad. You created your happiness and your misery. One day you will be in the same circumstances that you put someone else in.
Your actions create your future. What you are experiencing right now is what karma wants you to experience. Every feeling, every thought, has been prepared especially for you, so you can learn from your past.
IS OUR FUTURE SET?
The reason your fate is never truly set is because you have free will. Therefore your future cannot already be written. That would not be fair. Life gives you chances. This is one of them
You can’t escape from your past, but learning from it will change your future.
IS KARMA REAL?
Yes, karma is real. Karma is your bond to the past. Karma is a universal law. It cannot be broken. Karma teaches you and makes your knowledge of the world more complete.
The universe wants you to understand the suffering of others. To do this your must experience life from many different perspectives. It is essential to understand why you did something and what the consequences were. A karmic experience allows you to reflect and correct your mistakes.
It is only when you step into someone else’s shoes that you begin to really understand how they feel. You will continue to have the same experiences until you learn what others have felt and experienced because of you.
CAN I CHANGE MY KARMA?
Yes. You cannot stop karma but you can change the direction of your karma. Anything you did in your past can be “undone” by doing good now. You have reaped what you sowed. You created your own destiny, now you can recreate it. How? You have free will. You can learn from the past.
A clear conscience cannot be bought from a moment of regret or shame. If you want forgiveness for your actions you must first take responsibility for them.
Regret is the starting point. Feeling bad about what you did sends a signal to the universe. You must really mean what you say. It’s about learning through compassion. That comes from very carefully imagining how others feel. You are saying that you understand your past actions were wrong. You have awareness. This is the beginning. You have started to undo what you did.
Sometimes, you have to experience what you have done to others. No matter how bad you have been, you can always begin again. You can only erase bad karma with regret, then practicing kindness and love. There is no other way.
If you ever harmed anyone, ask them for forgiveness. Their forgiveness will dissolve any bad karma and turn it into good karma. Your guilt will disappear. You will feel wonderful.