Where does the word Karma come from? In my language ‘Karam’ means deeds. Karma is your pattern of deeds.Western understanding of karma is “what goes around comes around.” But the reality of karma is more expansive. Your actions throughout your current and past lives become the circumstances of your being now, and in your future lives.
Karma is soul memory, which means it stems from our past lives and current life. Teachings from my elders from many walks of life lead me to believe the course of our current life is mostly predetermined by our past lives.
What we didn’t “make right” in our last life will persistently present itself in this one. I think that all situations are the consequence of lingering past and present karma and that it can always be reversed and resolved.
Karma has no expiration date. It is like the luggage your soul carries on its trip from life-to-life, which means you’re stuck with it until you open it up and sort through its old contents. Without even knowing it, you may be experiencing karma that originated several lifetimes ago. But when you analyse your karmic load, you can confront your outstanding karma and lighten your energetic load.
I believe that there are no coincidences. Everyone is in your life for a reason. While you have the free will to walk away from or remain with a certain person, karma ultimately overpowers free will.
This means that the course of karmic relationships will play out as planned no matter what you do.
Acknowledge the role of each person in your life:
Why are they in your life?
What have they come to teach you and vice versa?
What is the karma you are meant to experience with this person?
The sooner you acknowledge the truth of the karma you share with someone (good or bad), the sooner you can settle or clear it.
In past life regressions I have noted that Karma often causes people to reincarnate in role reversal. This means that your parent may have actually been your child in a former life. Souls switch genders, too. Positions shift throughout lifetimes based on karmic need – whatever dynamic is needed to repair or heal karma will be manifested through changing roles in our cycle of lives on earth. The people you know now may have had a very different impact on your previous lives!
One of the most fascinating facts about karma is that it repeats to produce new results through enlightenment. The reason that karma repeats itself is not to cause you pain; it is to teach you to take different actions for different results. For example, if you’re attracting the same type of partners into your life over and over again, it’s time to stop and inspect your choices: Why do similar people keep coming in? What should you be doing differently?….. Ponder on this for a couple of minutes.
This calls for honest introspection and evaluation of your own faults and flaws. Don’t be afraid to look within. Identify what must be changed inside of you so as to change what’s outside of you. Then, you can modify your behaviour to end karmic patterns and make progress.
Past-life karma is resoundingly present in your current life whether you are aware of it or not. Muster up the courage to do karmic introspection and take corrective action. This act alone will change your destiny for lifetimes to come.