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What Is Karma?


The Moon reflects the Sun's light.

What Is Karma?

If we are immortal Spirits, then the body is only the "costume", the psyche is only the "character", and our Soul or Spirit is really the same actor playing a new character in a new costume. The elements of the "plot" are chosen before incarnation; but the play itself is subject to "improvisation" in "real-time" as the life-long drama unfolds and the characters interact. We can create a comedy or a tragedy, for we are writing the script as our Souls come back to play a new role on this stage we call Space/Time.

All that really matters is the choices we make, and those choices and their consequences continually change the reality we experience. Karma is just old choices - old beliefs and old paradigms - which unconsciously create and re-create similar consequences, until we become conscious of them and choose to change them.

Free Will can supercede Karma; and it is a reasonable assumption that our karma was created by our own exercising of our Free Will - that God-given right to choose for ourselves what we create in this lifetime. This is no less a right than the right of a child to choose the course of his own life, once he has been raised and guided by the human father and mother who created his body.

As children we learned from our mistakes. None of us learned to walk without falling down a lot first. Karma is just uncorrected errors and lessons yet unlearned by the Soul that came to animate the child's physical form. The important thing to remember is that we can choose again. We do not have to remain a "victim" of the karma we created ourselves. We can use our Free Will to make a better choice next time, one that does not create the kind of karma that keeps pressing on us to remind us that we made an incorrect choice. When we learn to make choices which keep us in tune with the spiritual laws of the Universe, we don't create karma. It is like when we learn not to try to defy the physical law of Gravity, we can avoid falling down.

You might say, "If you can change your mind, you can change your karma". You don't go around whining about all those times you fell down while learning to walk, do you? You remembered the lesson, and forgot the mistakes you made while learning it. You probably even forgot how you learned to walk, but it doesn't matter. What matters is that you did learn. And once you learn a lessson, you do not need to be reminded over and over again. You don't need that karma any more, and you won't have it any more.

As Werner Erhardt once said: "The Truth shall set you free, but first it might piss you off!" Karma is simply a persistent reminder to challenge us to perceive the Truth, even though we perceive it as a thorn in our side. It is more persistent than our own stubborn refusal to see the ultimate universal Truths; so eventually we will learn the hard way, even if we refuse to learn the easy way.

Only when we realize and accept that we are responsible for creating our own karma, can we choose to change it by making better choices this time around. This is the essential meaning of the old adage:

"What goes around, comes around".

©1998 September 23 by Michael Star

Learn more about Karma, or find out what your own personal karma is, at the Your Karmic Gifts and Lessons page.

Michael's Musings on... 
Intimacy * Fear * Seeking Success * Sabotaging Success * Guilt * Giving * Greed * Hate * Choices & Consequences * Immunity * Love Without Fear * Following Your Fun * Truth * Evil * Forgiveness * Pride

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