In this beautiful universe of ours, there are multiple laws based on which the universe functions. Just like the law of gravity, the law of karma and the law of forgiveness are also two laws that govern the universe. In a future article, we will be covering the rest of the laws. Why? Because once you have mastered these laws, you have mastered life and everything around you.
Karma in Sanskrit refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect. Basically, some people say that if you did something bad in a past life, you get to pay for it in this life. For example, if you killed a lot of flies in this life, you will probably reincarnate into a fly in the next life. Personally, I don’t think that this aspect is true, or at least a part of it. If this reincarnation happens, it means that in order for your soul to evolve, you needed the opposite perspective, which is why in the next life you will choose to reincarnate into a fly. So there is nothing about punishment, it is just about perspective. But we will not talk about these things today.
I think that karma is related to things that happen in this life, so if you do something bad to a person, in this life, sooner or later, someone else will be doing the same to you. And the other way around is valid also if you offer help to someone, that help will come back to you. And the cool thing is that it doesn’t have to come from the same source!
It happened to me so many times, to receive help from a stranger and me not being able to return the favor to the same person, but I was given the chance to offer the same help to another person. For example, I was at a post office waiting on a counter and I needed a pen, so a person in front of me offered me her pen, and then she left without it since I was still using it. And the next day I was at a different counter and another person needed a pen so I just offered it joyfully. So this is what Karma means and how the law works.
Now let’s say you did something knowing it was going to hurt another person, you did it without thinking about the consequences or you just didn’t care. For example, let’s say you copied your colleagues work, knowing how many nights he has spent on working at that task. It was not fair to do so, and the law of Karma says that it will come back to you, my friend. The good news is that there is a niche to escape from this! So this is when the law of forgiveness comes into the picture!
The funny thing is that Jesus taught us about this law 2000 years ago (sorry if you don’t believe in Jesus, I don’t have another example for you, but maybe you have?). The thing is that you need to feel sorry for what you did and ask for forgiveness from the universe. It doesn’t work if you are not honest. Our dear universe knows better than this 😉
Florence Scovel Shinn said in The Game of Life that:
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Karmic law, and the Christ within each man is his Redeemer and Salvation from all inharmonious conditions.
So we don’t need to think about vengeance, the law of karma is doing its job, and if you want to neutralize it you can just call the law of forgiveness. It is a higher law and it is meant to free the man from the law of cause and effect. Easy as that!
Good luck in becoming your greatest version!
Next, we will be talking about attachments and our soul evolution and what binds them, so stay tuned!