Creating and Releasing Karmic Debt
Another one of my favorite past posts, most just because of the gif and the graphic. 🙂
Originally Posted April 2, 2015I come across a lot of people within the new age community who seem heavily fixated on getting off of earth. They’re constantly thinking about ascension, getting out of the human body, “paying their debts” and getting off the karmic wheel, and hoping and praying this is their last incarnation.
The ironic thing (I noticed a lot of irony in spirituality – because everything we think we know is inside out and backward, as I’ve said many times and we tend to think that what we’re doing is moving forward, when in reality it’s exactly the opposite) is that by wanting and needing and fixating on getting out of here, we actually create more of that want and that need, and draw to us situations which allow us to feel that want and that need.
In a sense, you might say that our very belief that we need to get rid of karma, we create more of it – because we have to have karma in order to release it and then we create this cycle of perceived karmic debt.
It becomes a hamster wheel that we happily keep plugging along on not realizing that all you need to do is step off of it.
Since there are many different notions of what karma actually is, let’s define it.
For the purposes of this specific post, I’m referring to karma as the idea that we have energetic debts that we create with our behavior here on earth that we need to work off with good deeds and what not in order to stop the cycle of reincarnation.
Now, if you’ve read many of my blog posts, you know I don’t subscribe to the notion that karma is some independent force in the universe meting out justice. I think a lot of what we view as karma is really a combination of life planning (planned experiences for the purposes of spiritual growth) and law of attraction/manifestation.
I also don’t believe that we can ever end a cycle of reincarnation, because time is not linear and things do not occur in a chronological fashion. All of our incarnations exist simultaneously, therefore all of your incarnations are your first, your last, and everything in between. There is no need to “stop” reincarnating.
It’s really the law of attraction aspect that I’m going to be honing in on here, and I’m suggesting that perhaps this is why so many people feel that life is continuously serving them shit sandwiches. They’re actually packing their own lunches without realizing it.
I usually find that the people who have this mentality that they need to work off karmic debts or are just hyper-focused on getting the hell out of Dodge are distraught over being here. They find life to be difficult, too much to bear, and they want out – not realizing that wanting out is what’s actually keeping them here (from a linear perspective).
In reality, it’s not keeping them here, per se, because of what I mentioned earlier about all incarnations existing simultaneously, but it is preventing them from expanding their awareness to see the larger picture – also known as evolving, ascending, or whatever you want to call it.
If our purpose here is to know ourselves as the creator, we must first realize and accept that we ARE the creator. It is only through acceptance that we are able to stop giving our power away and take back control of our lives. Karma only has power over you because you believe it does.
When you truly find acceptance in the fact that you are the creator, you find acceptance for yourself, your life, and you realize that things don’t happen to you, they happen for you. You also come to find that it’s not so bad being here. 🙂 In fact, it’s an honor.
When you have that shift in attitude, life becomes enjoyable and you might even find yourself thinking, “You know what? I wouldn’t mind coming back here.” That’s when you know you no longer NEED to.
Abraham Hicks on Law of Attraction, creating your reality, and karmic debt:
My first reaction to the reading was WOW. Your words captured a theme woven into my life right now. The reading has emboldened me to take back my power and inspired me to research some books, get back to meditating and provided a focus.Dina