What is Karma?
Our actions show that our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, beliefs and desires are either in or out of alignment with Unconditional Love. Karma (quantum entanglement) is the sum total of life lessons needed to produce alignment. Karma is not punishment or retribution. Human experience is considered by our Creator to be learning – not good, not bad – just learning.
We tend to use our beliefs to justify committing unkind or even criminal acts. For example, when we hold onto resentment and seek revenge against someone, we somehow feel justified in doing so. When we understand completely why we need revenge and call it by its real name, we begin to let go of it – we begin to change the pattern and start to forgive both others and ourselves.
Many believe that past life experiences cause our problems in this life, sometimes even including health or relationship issues. To blame our current situation on some past life limits our potential and makes victims of us (Oh, I can’t change that pattern – it’s from a previous lifetime!). The newer teaching says that change is always possible. Accepting that we are given all of the tools and every bit of information necessary for our growth in our current lifetime enables us to make great spiritual strides forward, when we choose.
Genetic disorders and birth issues
When an individual comes into an existence physically or mentally challenged, it is not the result of bad karma: souls enter human form to reflect the spiritual condition of the family, in conjunction with the individual’s learning requirements. Even if in a lifetime we committed mass murder, the Universal Intelligence takes all our lifetimes and all that we have not yet learned into consideration when sending us into an incarnation. We could be sent in to become a physician to minister to those in need, just as easily as we could be sent in to become one who is in need. Only the Universal Intelligence knows what is truly required for our spiritual advancement.
Changing the karmic cycle
Strive toward forgiveness, patience, tolerance. Seek understanding. Forsake greed, resentment, self-righteousness. Build self-esteem. Doing so helps us all.
Spiritual life lessons
If we have entered into physical form once, we are bound by spiritual law to continue incarnating. In that way, we are able to learn first-hand what it is like to:
- love / be loved
- hate / be hated
- have children / lose children
- acquire possessions / lose everything
- abandon / be abandoned
- kill / be killed
- have power / be powerless
- live in extreme wealth / live in abject poverty
- be of service / require assistance
The breadth of human experience is almost limitless, so these are just a few of the many life experiences needed to “learn our way back to Source”.