What Is Karma and How Does It Affect You?
In the eastern religions of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and the Sikh philosophy, karma is considered to be action or deed and the results that naturally follow. One of the first laws of physics, “for every action there is a reaction”, is also the law of karma.
There is good karma; and there is also bad karma. Your karma is the sum total of everything you have thought and done and there is no escaping the effects. It is the way through which life tries to teach all of us to do our part to connect with God, and to be good, kind people.
Karma refers to the synchronistic way everything in creation is brought into balance. Within each of our lifetimes, some things we think and do are positive, and some of the things we think and do are negative. Often, we believe we will get away with our negative thoughts without repercussions because we think our thoughts are completely private. But, because our thoughts are composed of energy, which is picked up and understood by God and the good angels, there are no secret thoughts. Everything is known by God and the good Angels who, by the way, want you to do well and spiritually grow.
There are no secrets from God…
In addition, all of our actions are known by God and the good Angels as well. When you do things you know are wrong in private, you think no one knows, but actually, all is known. If you know it, then God knows it. There are no secrets from God and the good Angels.
God, however, does not micromanage people. It is not as if God is a king-like being in another abode who watches over people judgmentally. The Being Of God is actually formless Spirit. But within Creation, the law of Karma is already in place. This is expressed in the Bible in the verse, “Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap” Galatians 6:7. Similarly, the law of gravity is in place regardless of one’s scientific or nonscientific beliefs. Yes, there are stories of people overcoming gravity through miraculous events, but you can’t count on those stories saving you if you fall off a cliff.
For this reason, and for safety’s sake, it’s better to stay away from the edge! “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Luke 4:12
But eventually, even if other people do not know about your thoughts and actions, All-Knowing God energy causes all of the good and bad energy to be brought into balance. This means that whatever you think or do you are responsible for, and the law of karma ensures that what you do or think will come back to you – if not right away, then eventually.
Does your karma link you to your past?
True understanding of karmic energy indicates that certain souls are linked to one another, and we tend to incarnate in groups. This could mean that people in your family, people that you know – sometimes friends – sometimes mere acquaintances – may be linked to your soul.
Good karma could indicate that people who truly love you and whom you love in this life may be souls you have traveled with in previous existences. On the other hand, people can also be linked through negative emotions such as resentment and hate. Understanding how this works supports the idea that it’s better not to get invested in negative feelings toward others, because those negative feelings can bind you with that person in future lifetimes.
On the other hand, it is usually positive for people to connect through the emotion of love. When people’s souls connect through genuine love, they naturally show care and concern for one another, and occasionally act as “guardian angels” for each other. In other words, they have each other’s backs. They often understand each other’s problems and difficulties, and mutually encourage each other to believe in themselves.
A karmic debt is something one soul owes another soul. This could mean that if a person stole from another in a previous life, that they may come back as friends or husband/wife in this life. An example could be that the person who stole in the previous life may feel compelled to offer financial support to the friend they wronged before. This could happen without consciously understanding why.
This could show up as a benefactor who supports someone’s business venture, even though the success of the venture is not guaranteed. The “benefactor” will almost certainly not have a conscious memory of the misdeed from their past life. Yet, through helping the other person without being forced to – from the goodness of their heart – they may feel joy and relief – thus getting rid of their karmic debt.
One may also accumulate good karma through good thoughts and good actions. Practicing good thoughts and actions is the way of wisdom, because it brings good results which might seem like luck, but is really the good they earned. Such good results forthcoming from good thoughts and actions may come right away, but this is not always the case. One of the reasons for the delay is that the person may still be getting rid of bad karma that has to be dealt with before the good karma can start to really kick in.
Understanding how these things work can be a definite asset in your life.