SPIRITUAL TERMINOLOGY AND MEANINGS

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Karma

What is karma?

The term karma refers to the energetic consequences of one’s attitudes and actions while they are incarnate on earth. It is the energetic legacy–positive or negative–that we leave behind when we cross over.

Karma is a much misunderstood topic on the internet and among New Age psychics, channels, and psychic mediums.

Myths about Karma

Some common misunderstandings of karma include:

  • Karma is an energetic debt that we create with our behavior here on earth that we need to work off with good deeds in order to stop the cycle of reincarnation

 

  • Karma is “getting what we deserve” or otherwise some type of energetic punishment for our misdeeds

Karma has no connotations with “good” or “bad.” It is simply the scale upon which we weigh heavier energies and lighter energies within ourselves and the world around us, with the ultimate goal of the scales being perfectly balanced between positive and negative. A scale cannot be balanced without an equal measure of both polarities.

Karma assumes that initially, we will engage in beliefs and behaviors that embody heavier energies, and those energies are perfectly acceptable and a part of our evolutionary process. All karma requires is that we balance those beliefs and behaviors with those that embody higher energies. We do this through the evolutionary process of healing trauma.

The healing of trauma within ourselves and the collective is the releasing of karma, which balances the scale. Shadow work is the avenue through which to resolve our karma.

The notion that we can stop reincarnating once we resolve our karma is a misunderstanding, as reincarnation is not a linear process, and all incarnations are happening simultaneously.

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