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Karma. The Law of Human Actions
By Rachel Madorsky
In the Hindu language the profoundly powerful word KARMA is used
to identify this "Law of All Laws" - the "Cause and Effect Law
of the Universe." If we subscribe to the laws of karma, we are
open to the possibility that there is no such a thing as a"coincidence." In reality, coincidence is a predetermined course
of synchronistic events. Everything that happens to us is a
result of our ancestors' actions or the actions of our own souls
in previous lives. Theologians and philosophers have been
studying these karmic issues for thousands of years, many of
which are documented in a host of treatises and monographs.
KARMA. What is it? What does it mean? What kind of information
does it carry? It is the unknown, unseen energy and residue from
relationships we have accumulated throughout all our previous
lives. Most of us have actually known many of the people in our
present lives in past incarnations. It explains why we are
immediately attracted to or comfortable with a complete
stranger, why we make strong, unexplainable connections, or why
we encounter someone and feel an immediate disturbance. These
are all examples of negative or positive past-life
These karmic relationships are hard to break, especially if they
were established on powerful emotional ties. Enormous energy is
spent in establishing links between human souls, and they move
from one life to the next as well as from one generation to the
Karma can be viewed as a spiritual and material cause-and-effect
cycle that leads the human soul through one or more embodiments.
Authentic written sources throughout history relate how the
actions of people affect their lives, and then reflect on the
future rebirthing of their soul and its chain of reincarnations.
One of the most ancient celebrated sacred writings in the world
is The Book of the Dead. The Egyptians honored Universal Spirit
and the Divine power within every soul. They believed in life
Many past and current events can be explained by looking at the
actions of a person or a group of people in past lives.
Similarly, we could analyze the possibility of the current deeds
of a human being influencing the future, including events that
may take place after his/her physical death.
Karma is the law of human actions. Nobody on the earth has been
able to bypass the process of one's karma without regular
scrutiny of one's actions. For instance, people often try to
adjust the meaning or laws of karma to their needs through
manipulating relatives, colleagues, friends, etc., or by
rationalizing their actions. But this doesn't work. Unless we
realize the ramifications of our choices and analyze the
possible outcomes of our actions, we will not awaken to the fact
that we can change our karma - either consciously or
The lessons and conclusions we experience from our karma are
sometimes clear to us immediately, and other times the
understanding comes to us much later. Settling karmic accounts
is inevitable for every soul. Every step of each life form is
reflected in the book of destiny, or the Akashic Records.
Every human being comes to this planet for spiritual growth and
to cleanse one's soul from accumulated emotions, connections and
experiences from previous lives. We live many lives in our
karmic creation of destiny, perfecting our souls for our
homecoming with the Creator. The human soul is a complete
extension and manifestation of its source, the Creator. So the
perfection of the soul is also the perfection of the Creator.
The doctrine of karma refuses the concept of fate or an
inescapable destiny, since outer conditions constantly change,
as do our reactions to those changes.
We are, as we are. We can't hide who we are. We wanted to be as
we are. The current embodiment of one's soul with both positive
and negative sides has been acquired during previous
incarnations. Each new life establishes more favorable
conditions for spiritual growth and the perfection of our soul,
until the soul completely unites with the Creator. The human
soul learns to use willpower to pay off karmic debt. For
instance, we cannot achieve spiritual freedom without paying our
debts to our family. While we carry out our own responsibilities
with relatives and friends, there are innumerable possibilities
for karmic release. By possessing the freedom of desire and
exercising our freedom of choice, we learn to view our karma as
an ally rather than an enemy on the path of perfection and
unification with the Creator.
Human beings are strong enough to change their karma. Freedom of
choice strengthens us in perfecting our souls' karma. Willpower
enables us to cut off or restore interpersonal and kinfolk
connections. For example, each time we move or change our jobs,
marry or divorce, we are influenced by our willpower to change
existing life situations.
Karma teaches us spiritual and ethical values, as well as the
art of living and enjoying life. Development of our spiritual
essence becomes easier if we live, work, and carry out our
responsibilities with pleasure and joy. We cannot fully enjoy
the pleasures of our earthly lives without freeing ourselves
from the debts we've accrued in our past lives. A human soul
incarnates in this dimension with the purpose of learning and
perfection, but often gets caught in the trap of mistakes of"earthly youth." It takes many incarnations for a soul to
mature. There is no need for a soul to change its progression of
embodiments - it needs only to change its attitude towards its
incarnations and karmic debts.
Our actions, thoughts and intentions create our Karma. Karma is
the foundation of our destiny.
About the author:
Rachel Madorsky is an acclaimed author of several books
including, "Symphony of Your Karma. Healing Destiny of Soul,"
"Create Your Own Destiny! Spiritual Path to Success," "Karma of
Your Destiny," "Energy and Health of Man" and "Your Choice." Her
books have been published in USA, India, Russia, and Ukraine.
Rachel's books offer profound insights into the power of
natural and spiritual healing.
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