The Nature of Karmic Energy

Many wonder about the nature of karma. It is no surprise that life follows cause and effect. That each action in some shape or form has a karmic association. One thing to realize is that all of the universe is in balance.

When most people talk about karma, they are referring to the direct effect of ones action. This however, is not necessarily how karma works.
Each action does not have an equal action or equal repercussion because of the ability to transform karma from other realms. So what is karma?

Karma is gravity
Karma is desire
Karma is proclivity
Karma is a blind spot

Karma is not the law of retribution.

Every action, thought, emotion, desire makes an imprints on our psyche. Within each of us there are many "seeds" created by our karma. These seeds, like a seed of a plant or flower will sprout given the right conditions and environment. They may lay dormant for some time until given the right condition, then they sprout. Karma can manifest in many forms and on many realms. Karma is simply a reaction and a manifestation, but it is not necessarily good or bad. It simply is.

The seeds of karma manifest on the realm that the karma is generated. This may be physical, mental, emotional, astral or beyond. This karma may be transformed to another realm but must run its course. For example, an alcoholic feels the urge on a mental level to drink alcohol, they also feel an emotional attachment to drinking alcohol, which in turn lead to the action of drinking (on the physical realm). This can lead to many implications. As an alcoholic decides to not drink alcohol, the physical karma may still persist for some time. As the physical karma dies the karma may still persist on other realms such as the mental and emotional. This will persist until the karma is transformed or has run its course. If karma is laying dormant it will lay dormant until it is activated in the right environment, or until the dormant seed is transformed and transcended.

Dealing with Karma
By practicing balance within the mind, body, emotions, and spirit one can transform their karma or can limit its creation.

Regardless of which spiritual path you follow, it does not matter, but it is important to be in accordance with your higher truth. One must be free of judgment, attachment, anger, ignorance and sloth - for these produce great karma. Practicing mindful awareness will begin to open the door to transforming karma and healing it.

The balance of the universe exists on many realms (physical, mental, emotional, astral, and beyond) and one must not pretend to know the natural course of how another persons karma should play out. People can only take responsibility for their own karma and seek to be the best person they can be. Any form of retribution on another person only creates more karma. Life may not always seem fair, and people often struggle with this idea, but it does play out on one realm or another. It is important to remember that working through karma is one of the greatest teachers of all time. Two people may be dealing with similar experiences however the lessons they reveal may be very different. On the other hand, people with completely different experiences may be dealing with similar lessons or karma. Know that regardless of what is happening to you, it is the gift of the lesson that is important.

Mother Theresa has said "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much." Regardless of your beliefs you are constantly learning. Trust that each experience that comes your way, you are capable of handling. There is a lesson in each experience and all you can do accept it with grace, do your best and get the most out of the experience that you can.

Begin to pay attention and have mindful awareness of everything within your control. You cannot always chose what happens to you, but you can choose how you respond.

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

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