I have been meditating a lot lately on the issue of Karma. Actually, it’s been on my mind for several years, but I never really took the time to get into it until lately. A lot of people think that karma is some sort of retribution or punishment for the things we have done (or not done as the case may be), but I don’t think that’s accurate. Also, some people are pleased when they see what they think is punishment doled out on someone who has hurt them or in some other way done them wrong. While this emotion is totally understandable it’s not, in my opinion, advisable for raising our frequencies and getting in touch with our higher selves.
The Source (God, higher power…etc.) has made the universe in such a way that it is always wanting to be in balance. This is the same way our bodies are made to stay in a state of balance or homeostasis. Everything we experience in our physical incarnations in this reality and everything we feel about those experiences is deposited, if you will, into a karmic “bank”. We are not always in line with the desires of our higher selves when we are incarnate here in this reality, however, when we died in our previous lives, we became in line with those desires. It’s like this: When we died in our previous lives we gained the knowledge of our higher selves which we didn’t have while we were in our physical body so that put us directly in line with the desires of our higher selves and with The Source.
In this spiritual state it is my opinion that we are able to choose how we want to live our next physical incarnation. The goal of the The Source and our higher selves is to continually raise our incarnate frequencies in order to be more in tune with the desires of our higher selves therefore being more open to the Source. So with that being said, it is my belief that a being may choose in a next life to be the exact opposite of what they were in a previous life because they know through all of the experiences held in the karmic bank what it will take for them to be more open and in tune with The Source. For example: Maybe a being choose in this present life to be born without much monetary means because in their previous life they had much and knew that another life like that would not lead them to a higher state of being. In this way, there is not so much a punishment associated with karma, but more of a choice. To quote the Matrix movies karma is more about “what I am here to do” rather than “why am I being punished?” I don’t think The Source punishes, but rather we are responsible for the consequences of our own action or inaction as the case may be.
If anyone has any thoughts on this please feel free to share them.