Karma Models

Written by Janet K. Ilacqua

Karma models

By now you are probably wondering, if reincarnation is true, then how does it operate? What isrepparttar purpose of living many lifetimes, and what isrepparttar 122271 purpose of reincarnation? So far, we have discussed religious, spiritual, and scientific underpinnings for reincarnation. Now it is time to learn how reincarnation operates and to explore which natural laws determinerepparttar 122272 course of reincarnation. Most people have heardrepparttar 122273 term karma. While you may associate this term with India, it may surprise you to learn that it is equally embedded in Western culture. Simply put,repparttar 122274 concept of karma states that you reap what you sow—or, to put it another way, you get back what you give or do to others. As you probably already know,repparttar 122275 Golden Rule states that you should treat others just as you would like to be treated. However, you may not have realized that, according to psychologist and past life therapist Hazel Denning, this principle is expressed in differing forms in allrepparttar 122276 10 major world religions. The Golden Rule is one ofrepparttar 122277 first major principles taught to young children—and it is one ofrepparttar 122278 hardest to truly learn and follow. Most religions teach this rule, yet many of our actions are based on our needs and self-interests Atrepparttar 122279 same time, we are all aware that there are great inequities in life. People hurt others and seem to get away with little or no obvious consequences. Often, it does not seem that treating others as you would like to be treated is rewarded in this life. Whilerepparttar 122280 principle of karma seems quite simple, its operation is very complex. As you begin to think about karma, you might wonder how it works and functions in your life.

The Illusion of Separateness

If you try to practicerepparttar 122281 Golden Rule, yet think of your life as a one-time experience, it is hard to make sense ofrepparttar 122282 apparent unfairness inrepparttar 122283 world. Still, when you begin to incorporaterepparttar 122284 viewpoint of karma and reincarnation, life appears even more complicated. Atrepparttar 122285 same time, however, much that goes on beneathrepparttar 122286 surface ofrepparttar 122287 material world can be explained and explored byrepparttar 122288 concepts of karma and reincarnation. All esoteric teachings emphasize that we are connected to one another spiritually. However, in our material world, it is obvious that we are separate. In addition, because there is incredible diversity among people andrepparttar 122289 natural world, you often pursue your own interests at another person’s expense. Yetrepparttar 122290 evidence,repparttar 122291 natural law of Karma, andrepparttar 122292 Golden Rule are all aimed at helping you pierce through that veil of separateness to seerepparttar 122293 interconnection of all people and things … to seerepparttar 122294 oneness of everything. This is not just an intellectual concept—it is primarily an experiential one.

Thinking Exercise: Examining your relationships

Write downrepparttar 122295 names of people in your life whom you currently see as important. Include relationships that are both negatively and positively charged. 1.Write down relationships from your past as well as from your present life situation. 2.After each name, think aboutrepparttar 122296 nature ofrepparttar 122297 relationship andrepparttar 122298 way you relate to each person. a.What isrepparttar 122299 emotional tone ofrepparttar 122300 relationship? 3.Are there strong feelings inrepparttar 122301 relationship that are difficult for you to explain and understand?

Karma as Memory

In a broader sense, karma can be defined quite simply as memory. That is becauserepparttar 122302 karma you carry from one lifetime torepparttar 122303 next isrepparttar 122304 accumulation of all your interests, abilities, tendencies, and both good and bad moral choices. This is not unlikerepparttar 122305 situation in your current life, where your childhood experiences have shaped your adult preferences and tendencies. For example, if as a child you showed some musical interest and talent, took lessons, and practiced regularly, as an adult you would be able to play a musical instrument with some skill. This may help you to view karma in this way as well.

Preferences, Talents, and Aversions

As you know, preferences and aversions acquired during childhood can carry on through to your adult life. Perhaps you have a particular sensitivity and/or passion to different kinds of music and art that was acquired through exposure in childhood and adolescence. For example, your parents may have loved classical music. Through exposure, you may have grown to love or dislike it. This preference may carry on through to your adult life. However, if you have a particular aversion to some foods, a visceral dislike of certain parts ofrepparttar 122306 world, or even some prejudices against certain ethnic groups, these may all be parts of your karmic memory;repparttar 122307 results of many lifetimes of experience that are shapingrepparttar 122308 propensities you carry in your current life. Think of taking this analogy further, and imagine previous lifetimes shaping some of your interests and skills in this lifetime. It is inrepparttar 122309 same way that you have a genetic inheritance. Karma as Learning

What happens here on earth is a process of learning and self-development that occurs on many levels. In this model, situations arise that challenge you to learn and grow or respond … even if they do not directly affect you. This model is much less determinable than other models of reincarnation. Significant situations offer karmic opportunity. You have choices to make about how to handle different situations and relationships that arise in your life. When,repparttar 122310 karma is about learning, not everything is predetermined; but significant situations offer karmic opportunities. In addition, you are simultaneously creating new karma or growth, or setting up future situations in which you will have to continue to work onrepparttar 122311 consequences of your choices … either in your current life or in a future life. When karma is learning, you can use current opportunities to help you evolve or grow.

Aura FAQs

Written by Janet Ilacqua


Here are some frequently asked questions about reading auras. I am not seeing any auras There are several reasons why you are not seeing auras. Here are some of them: You have not prepared yourself properly. You are not in tune withrepparttar other person’s energy. Some people's auras are harder to read than others are. In this case, make an extra effort and keep in mind that you may not be able to read everyone's energy. You are either sick, tired, or under stress. At this point, you should postpone reading until you are better. The person that you are reading is sick, tired, or depressed. When people are sick or depressed, their auras get smaller and less vibrant; hence, they are hard to read. Aura reading is easier for some people than others. You may need to take a class or buy special equipment, such as aura glasses. In addition, regular attendance at a meditation group where you can learn to focus your attention and read other's energies is useful.

I am not seeing any colors in auras It takes a lot of time and practice to see colors in auras. Sometimes,repparttar 122270 colors are very muddy and hard to distinguish. Not all auras have colors. The best thing to do is to keep practicing. Eventually, you will see colors.

What do I do to protect myself against negative energy? If you meet negative energy while doing readings, you need to protect yourself psychically. To do this, imagine your whole body surrounded by white light.

I am seeing entities and energy other than aura

The spiritual realm, on which auras exist, is filled with all sorts of entities, ranging from loving and positive (such as angels) to annoying or even dangerous. Here are some types of entities that you may be encountering: Spirit guides and guardians attached torepparttar 122271 person you are reading. Thought forms or psychic imprints. Thought forms can be negative or positive and usually produced by intense brooding. Oftentimes, they maybe indication of physical illness, depression, or mental illness. Many times, they are attached torepparttar 122272 individual that you are reading.

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