What is it, and what kind of impact does it have on your life?
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Karma? What exactly is it, and what kind of impact can it have on your
life? Karma has been discussed throughout history in various religious doctrines
and occult writings. It is a topic with many misunderstandings. Let's take a
break from the traditional mold of karma and explore it for what it really is:
Karma, put simply, is the cumulative positive or negative result from
your thoughts, actions, and reality creating as that result affects your present
Karma is your own personal look into the reality-mirror and the seeing
of the inner you expressing itself within time and space. Time is an important
factor here because the human karmic wave is on a seven-year cycle. Which means,
every seven-years your general circumstances will change to reflect your actions
from your previous seven-years. So, if you were kind to others, seven-years
ago, your current reality will reflect that quality; others will be kind to
I hope you can see the implications here (positive and negative). Any
cumulative negativity that you inflict on yourself or on others will rebound
back at you seven-years later. "You reap as you have sown" is a phrase that
expresses karma very nicely and precisely. For example, the careless farmer
who tosses seeds anywhere and abuses his land will yield a poor crop. The initial
effort becomes wasted later when the seeds grow into small, fragile plants that
scoff him as he walks by. However, the conscientious farmer, who cares and watches
his seeding intently and treats it kindly, will reap a bountiful harvest showing
all the fruits of his labor. So, too, it is with karma. A good, caring life
will be rewarded seven-years later with a good caring reality; an abused, hateful
life will rebound seven-years later with an abused, hateful reality.
The trap with karma is the delay between cause and effect. You can, for example,
be very giving to others, over a seven-year period, so that in the next seven-year
period others are very giving back to you. Now, during this 'giving' karmic-manifestation
period, you can change your attitude and treat others selfishly and others will
still tend to treat you kindly. The karma of the 'giving' cycle has not yet
expired! This action can give you the false impression that it does not matter
whether you are selfish or giving to others because, whatever you do, people
seem giving toward you. However, you will find out soon (when that second seven-year
cycle is over) that your wonderful reality no longer exists and the people around
you, who were once giving to you, are now acting selfish toward you. Your reality
is now mirroring back at you the new karmic wave of your past behavior.
Unfortunately, most people will not connect the consecutive seven-year periods
and their cause and effect because of the delay between karmic-formation and
karmic-manifestation. It is difficult enough to remember what you did last week,
much less seven-years ago! However, the system, despite your inability to keep
track of your behavior from a decade ago, still works. Usually it is the reflected
seven-year period itself, of the negative pattern back at you, that makes you
sick of that pattern and you begin to eliminate it from your life permanently.
Unfortunately, by this time you have already begun to build the next seven-year
karmic wave, as a result, you may have to wade through a second seven-year period
before you can reap the benefits of your new karmic pattern. The farmer who
ceases to abuse his land will not see a bountiful harvest right away. His land
will take time to recover from the damage caused by the abuse and miss application
of farming principles. In other words, it will take time to reverse a negative
karmic wave that is already in the building stages (anywhere from 4 to 14 years).
Now, you can avoid this karmic trap by understanding the ground rules
of karma and respecting its purpose. That purpose, of course, is to help instill
within you the ideas behind good consciousness toward yourself and others. It
may seem fun to be destructive and oppressive to others, but those aspects are
not much fun when they are forced upon you, as they will be with the return
of your karmic wave. Understanding that what you do today can come back to you
several years later can be a great ally and motivator toward fostering a positive,
kind reality. For example, by giving to others, today, you insure that in the
future and the next seven-year cycle others will be giving to you. Continuing
this giving attitude into the next seven-year cycle will further accelerate
this giving back to you and ensure that you and your reality are always kind.
You may have noticed that, thus far, in this chapter, we've talked more or less
about unwanted karma and have not talked about karma that is pleasant or productive
to your reality. Both kinds of karma always exist in your reality. I'll bet
that most of you don't ever think about karma being pleasant or productive,
do you? Karma is most often associated with the negative quality of life because
it is those negative qualities that you tend to remember. Sadly... (and this
is something you must change if you fall into this category) pain is the final
equalizer and lesson setter, for those people that cannot and will-not learn
by any other way.
Now, karma can be very positive in nature, and that outlook is the proper
way to view karma. For instance, the condition of good health is the byproduct
of a karmic wave too. A healthy attitude toward yourself and others generates
a karmic wave of health for yourself over the next seven-years. Also, keeping
in mind that karma can be positive will help you to more quickly weed out any
negative attitudes or ways and have you creating more of those positive aspects
in your life. Weeding out those negative aspects in your life does not mean
focusing on them to the exclusion of all else. You also need to recognize all
those positive karmic patterns that you possess as well, otherwise you will
never know the positive side of karma and always look at it as the great oppressor,
instead of the great liberator as it really is.
Now, you may be wondering about negative acts and karma from a previous life
time; how does it effect your present incarnation? Some people say that a person
is thrust into unpleasant situations, in this life, because of the karma of
a previous life. This kind of thinking is not correct! You are NEVER held back
in the present life time by something done in a previous life time. Rather,
it is the carrying over of negative behavior from that previous life time that
generates the unpleasant karma in the new life time. In many cases, as a child,
the soul begins to manifest unpleasant, negative aspects from a previous incarnation
almost immediately into the present incarnation. This action begins to form
his or her seven-year karmic cycle based on that behavior. By the age of seven
a child is building his/her next karmic-wave and living out some of the karmic
wave that came from the early developmental years - say from the age of four
on upward. Even infants begin to build a karmic wave, though that wave is not
noticeable because it does not show itself in regular physical ways. Infants,
for the most part, are still experiencing their primary reality in the nonphysical
and much of their early karmic wave will be played out in the nonphysical.
Also, thinking logically about it, karmic waves reaching from a previous
live into a present life are just not practical. There is no need for an individual
to re-experience some unpleasant karma once he or she has learned the lesson
from that karma. Such a practice would make the karmic system of development
ineffective and oppressive. Usually, when a person spends an entire life time
experiencing a particular unpleasant aspect, it is because they:
- failed to learn that particular karmic lesson in the previous life and
carry that pattern over, repeating that pattern in the present life, or...
- because they have come to desire this negative aspect (as unpleasant as
it may be) and seek it in the present life, creating it over and over again.
In the first case it is a matter of repeating the same pattern in the new
life - nothing is reaching from beyond the grave of a previous life and into the
present. You are just creating the same karmic waves that you did in the previous
life, but doing it now. In the second case, the individual is unable to create
a life without that negative, unpleasant aspect because that individual is dependent
on the goodies from that negative, unpleasant aspect. For example, many people
seek unhealthiness because they have grown dependent on the attention from others
that this aspect draws into their lives. Here, karma has little to do with the
unpleasant, negative situation that is being recreated over and over. It is the
individual himself that is creating that unpleasant situation on a daily basis.
Let's take a moment to examine how a karmic wave gets formed. A karmic wave creates
in a very mechanical way. Your actions, thoughts, and reality creating manifest
an energy-echo from each creative act - be it constructive or destructive in nature.
Naturally, this energy-echo contains similar blueprints to its original, but this
energy-echo is very minimal and does not possess sufficient energy on its own
to do any reality creating. However, the energy-echo is keyed to your auric pattern
(having being created by you) and hangs around. These energy-echo patterns eventually
fall into an out-of-time context and lay dormant until enough of them can group
together to reappear into the physical system. In the physical system that period
is about seven-years. These low-level energy patterns will take seven-years to
achieve a sufficient energy level before being drawn back into the physical system.
Once this conglomeration of energy reappears into the physical system, it enters
the person's aura and replaces the old, fading karmic pattern. Now the person
begins to create the energy pattern of the new karma while, again, creating a
karmic echo pattern for the next cycle.
When a karmic wave becomes part of your aura, it predisposes all of your
thoughts and actions toward those aspects that the pattern contains. You can't
help but to pull these kinds of events toward you because your energy contains
a great deal of these qualities. If these qualities are positive and pleasant
in nature, you will draw toward you a positive and pleasant reality. All of your
actions will have a positive and pleasant bent and that mindset will naturally
gravitate you toward those situations and people. On the other hand, if that karmic
wave is negative and unpleasant, you will naturally gravitate negative and unpleasant
events toward you. You can see, again, the glory and the trap of the system. A
positive, pleasant karmic wave will help your reality to become more positive
and pleasant. A negative, unpleasant wave will help your reality to become more
negative and unpleasant.
The key, naturally, to freeing yourself from a negative, unpleasant karmic wave
is to begin to build a new positive, pleasant karmic wave. You should immediately
stop any activity or mindset that is destructive or abusive to others or yourself.
The second part of this process is patience. You must give your reality and your
new karmic wave the time to build and take its place within your aura. Hurrying
will not get you there any faster, but delaying will just push off your positive,
pleasant reality even longer and will have you reaping a negative, unpleasant
reality for that much longer.
Remember that we are talking about karmic patterns (plural). The karmic
wave that surrounds you is a complex energy pattern made of every aspect of
your life. Wealth, prosperity, friendship, etc. are all components of one karmic
wave. Change only those components that are destructive to yourself and others;
leave the ones that are constructive to yourself and others.
Also, your thoughts as well as your actions should be guarded. By not
acting on a negative or destructive impulse, you've taken the first step. However
the second step is to eliminate the thought of that impulse from your mind.
You see! Thoughts carry with them their own form of karmic wave. For example,
if you always think (but never say) that everyone around you is stupid, seven-years
from now everyone will think you are stupid (and never tell you). You can see
the twisted irony in this example, can't you? It would be better to eliminate
the thought that 'everyone is stupid' right from your mind, that way seven-years
from now you won't be held back in your reality because everyone thinks you
Okay! Now that we have put together the karmic puzzle for you, you can
go ahead and get to work on those karmic knots of yours and start to reap the
harvest of a loving, kind, and prosperous reality. Till next time.