Since young, I have always heard people talking about doing good things to and for other people, like doing charity work, giving money to beggars, and even to the extent of sacrificing self for others, will help us to accumulate positive karma or dharma. In other words, to reduce our accumulated sins or negative karma from the past, including past lives.
I believed that for many years, until one day. I was thinking about this topic again, whether karma really works in this way.
No, my consciousness told me no.
Not in the way of what society, culture or the media has educated me in the past.
Karma, in a nutshell, or in layman’s terms, means universal law of cause and effect.
Every mental thought, emotional feeling, physical action, have some form of cause and effect over self and others. It depends of the nature and essence of those thoughts, feelings and actions.
When we create energy with a negative essence in nature, that energy we created in a negative manner is considered negative karma. This means we are creating some negative effect from the causes that we do not usually know or are not aware of.
If we have made a mistake, regardless of whether it was a conscious or unconscious mistake, there are always the consequences, which will affect self and/or others.
Depending on the intensity or severity of the mistakes, the mistake can cause harm/imbalance to one’s four-body system on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
If the mistakes involve other people, or society, the effect of that mistake can be more far-reaching than we could have imagined.
Most of us have been experiencing countless conscious and unconscious mistakes in this life time. The good news is that we are still alive and we are still learning.
Some may try to do more charity work, or service work, in the hopes of accumulating more karmic points for themselves, or for their children and family, or simply for fame.
Does the “karma system” on earth really work this way?
When we do something that is considered negative in nature, be it caused by a thought form, a feeling or an action, the harm is there, whether harming self or others. Once the harm is done, there is no turning back for we cannot erase the memory or any form of experiences – it becomes part of the record of the soul’s experience.
We might think that to compensate for some past mistake, we do something good, or do a positive act. This will create another effect, and would have nothing to do with the previous negative act or act of harm.
This is because we cannot replace one action with another one. It is not that simple.
For example, a person has a greed programming running in the subconscious mind (it doesn’t matter which life experience this greed programming is coming from). Because of that greed programming, this person has no self awareness he has this programme running in his mind, and this programme is causing him to think about taking advantage of other people. The thought form of thinking from the mental body causes a chain reaction to his emotional body to feel eager and the excitement of stealing, and these energies will push his physical body into action, and thus start stealing from others.
Years later, this person embraced religion and started to believe in karma and about paying back. He started feeling ashamed and guilty for his past deeds. He begins to do a lot of charity work, helping people, lending people money due to his conscience and his belief that helping people can create more good karma to pay his karmic debts.
If you are looking from Kuan Yin’s point of view, or any ascended master who has had lifetimes on earth, the story can turn out to be quite different.
If Kuan Yin did a scan of his four-body system (the soul vehicle on earth and which is holding all the information for the soul including karma) after he has passed-on, it may very well turn out that this person has not addressed any of his karmic lessons at all.
He may still have not addressed the programming of “greed” in his mental body, because he chose to escape and hide the programming deep within and not admit that he is greedy.
He may still be holding the high and excitement feeling in his emotional body associated with his liking to steal, and neglects to look into his emotional body.
He may create another two programmings in the mental body called “guilt” and “shamed”.
He may help a lot of people by lending them money (not from outright generosity or kindness but from a negative motivation caused by guilt) and he might think that he is creating a lot of dharma or good karma. However, from the ascended masters’ point of view, he may be blocking many souls on earth to master their own individual abundance lessons, and delay their learning curve to master the money and wealth energies. By lending other people money, he is taking their power away although it sounds likes helping them.
Clearing Karma is not done simply by just doing a good deed to create good karma. Clearing one’s Karma is about understanding the underlying lesson, by practicing self-awareness, wisdom and love in our own four bodies. When we think good thoughts, feel right, act with ethics, will and power, we are already doing good karma or dharma to our own self, and others, and the world simultaneously.
However, if we really do care about our past mistakes, the effects and we want to “clear the karma”, so to speak, what we really need to do is simply tune into our own four bodies and find out what needs to be cleared and what we need to do. Our bodies are like a treasure chest – they are the memory palace or Akashic records for our soul. They have all the answers we need.
The BodyMaitre Retreat in Penang this September, is a 4-day karmic clearing and healing retreat for individuals to find out what their Karmic ties are and who care enough for themselves to clear those Karmic ties. During this Retreat, individuals will be given their own space; they will also get individual and personal attention from the retreat facilitators who will work with the individuals to clear their Karmic ties and assist them to learn to hold self-awareness and love consciousness to deal with challenges in the areas of love, health and/or wealth.