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Thinking Exercise: Learning From Your Karma
Was there a time when you felt challenged to learn or grow by life events that seemed beyond your control? If so, take a moment to think about that time, and then address following questions. What was challenging about that time? Why did it seem out of your control? Was another person involved who seemed to be controlling events? If so, who? Why was that person able to control events when you could not? Did you feel at that time a sense of deja vu or repetition? How was this challenge resolved? Were you able to take control of events or did they resolve without your intervention? What did you learn from this challenge?
Karmic Development of Soul You are working on karmic themes through many lives. Your karmic themes represent repetitive signposts that your soul encounters through its many lifetimes. Many past life issues are psychological in nature and play out through many lifetimes in what can be called karmic scripts. These scripts can involve same souls, with whom you meet repeatedly over many lifetimes. Sometimes you might be working out problems and experiences together, while other times you may be bonded through trauma or issues of karmic justice. Some souls travel together to help each other. Sometimes, a mixture of motives operates to bind souls.
Thinking Exercise: Finding Karmic Themes
We would like to now discuss hardest lesson you ever had to learn. How did lesson present itself? Did you recognize it as a lesson, or it initially as a challenge? Did you resist challenge? Did you try to ignore it, go around it, or otherwise not face it? How did you ultimately learn lesson that challenge presented? Do you feel that you have now learned this lesson, or do similar challenges present themselves repeatedly? If so, why do you think you may not have yet learned this lesson.
Karma is spiritual equivalent of law of cause and effect. The existence of favourable or unfavourable karma depends on whether past deeds were good or evil. Most people have both good and bad karma because they have performed both good and bad deeds in past. So most people lives are a mixture of misery and happiness. Karma is not limited to actions taken during one's present life, but can extend back into infinite past and forward into infinite future. Thus, karma forms connecting link between one's consecutive lives. Karma applies mostly to acts of individuals, but it may also be overall result of actions by many people acting as a group; such as groups of persons, family groups, groups of nations, and like. In other words, there are such things as group karma, family karma and even national karma. Further complicating mix are needs and agendas of others around you that affect you on a deep and profound level. Sometimes you may have made agreements with other souls to work on certain issues together, helping each other through several lifetimes. Karma is attached only to souls. There is no such thing as a karmic place. However, strong emotions can easily imprint themselves on world around us. Homes, workplaces, even hotel rooms, can develop a distinct build-up of emotional residue. These residues linger in subtle reality, affecting everyone who encounters them on a deep and unspoken level.
Thinking Exercise: Family and Group Karma
Think of your family relationships, including your parents, siblings, spouse, children, aunts, uncles, and in-laws. Who in your family have you felt close to? Who have you felt distant from? Think of your friends. Are there any that you felt closer to than your family? Are there any that you think that you have been with before? Think of your neighbours and/or co-workers. Are there any that you instantaneously liked or disliked for no apparent reason? Do you feel that there is something more to them than meets to eye? Try to visualize it or make a story about them.
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