Karma: Why there are no rules

There are those who don’t believe in Karma because they either don’t understand the concept or are afraid of it. Either way, you can’t escape, manipulate, or trick Karma, as it exists in a natural state.

Karma is enacted with every thought or action each of us experiences. Adverse Karma appears when someone deliberately causes harm either by thinking of it, or by an action or inaction (even if a plan didn’t work out, then the Karma would still exist). It’s more than a moral code; it is based on conscious intent. A simple example would be a cashier deliberately short-changing a customer and pocketing the difference, but if it was a mistake then no adverse Karma would be created. So it’s not merely the action, but the intent. This also applies if you considered an action but it never happened; an example would be cheating on a partner, but then at the last minute you decide not to. The intent has created adverse Karma, but at a lower level which can be rebalanced.

Others try to cheat Karma by taking specific actions to avoid karmic consequences; again that doesn’t work. An example would be reporting a crime not because it is the civic thing to do (and right and moral), but because of the fear of adverse Karma and what others think, because they knew something and didn’t come forward. Even though the action is moral, the intent is less then genuine and as a result some adverse Karma is generated because it was for selfish reasons.

Beneficial Karma is enacted through genuine deeds and thoughts; even if you offer to help someone and they say ‘no thanks’ the offer will generate beneficial Karma. Those who do charitable deeds for other reasons than to help, will not generate beneficial Karma, but it will remain in the neutral zone. It may help rebalance smaller acts of adverse Karma, but that is why intent is more important than the action. Several examples are when people publicly do good charitable deeds for publicity, or are doing community service as a punishment. These actions, while do help do not attract beneficial Karma, because they were not offered from the heart.

Many people see Karma as justice, but it is not. It’s a natural way to balance unjust actions with good ones, so justice will not be always achieved, sometimes it will be a lesson learned. Rather than an eye for an eye, Karma is fair and just but Karma will be enacted when the time is right on a Soul level. Only when a Soul is ready to learn the consequences of their actions will Karma appear; it would be not be beneficial to someone who cannot understand or see the error of their ways. That is why in Young Souls, karmic debt accrues and doesn’t begin to be repaid until later as they are not ready to learn to consequences of their actions.

There is no time limit with Karma, it can span years and many incarnations, so many karmic actions are built up from past lives. With each incarnation small amounts of karmic debt is repaid, often subconsciously and the intense lessons some Souls face maybe linked to karmic past life issues. While some consider Karma can only exist in the current incarnation, what that Soul seeks is justice or revenge and Karma is neither. Trusting in Karma is taking a blind leap of faith, because the Soul must ground itself and resist temptation of vengeance. It’s not easy if others think you are a walk over, but there is a difference between standing up for yourself and manipulating events to get even. By pursuing the latter, the Soul is creating adverse Karma and the Karma due from the other party is negated, thus neutralizing the adverse Karma due.

Karma is neutral and doesn’t judge, but rebalances acts. As long as you are honest with yourself and knowingly do things with genuine intent, then karmic debt will be repaid and less adverse Karma will accumulate. Realistically there can never be a karma free incarnation, but aim for one where the balance is towards the beneficial side and know that you can’t hide any lies or deceit. Some people live in denial, but underneath it they know the truth, and so does Karma, always.

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Reincarnation: A Saga of the Soul

A saga is a dramatic long story that can encompass generations and centuries. Each time the Soul chooses a new incarnation, it’s a new book in the saga, containing most of the same characters and new ones added in. If we consider it as a concept, it helps make reincarnation understandable.

During an incarnation, many of us make mistakes and wish to begin a new chapter. Some of us want to start a new book instead and that’s what reincarnation is; a sequel and follow on from the last book.

The Soul is the main character; there will be memories and lessons learned, others they have liked and those who they prefer to avoid. Each book (incarnation), will be made up of long and short chapters and that is life on earth; a series of books that continue on from where the last one left off. All are stored in a library, a Hall of Records called the Akashic Records; located in the æther of the Spirit Realm.

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Exit points

When a particularly challenging incarnation is planned, the Soul can choose to insert a few exit points where they can leave earlier than anticipated. There are various reasons for this; the incarnation it is too painful, the exit would help another with their goals or a Soul Contract cannot be fulfilled.

This isn’t like a short cut, but these will be at significant times during the incarnation, where struggles occur the most. Perhaps someone is at a crossroads and cannot find a path or they feel they’ve done all that they can? Choosing to take one path can lead to an exit point and taking another may not. These exit points may come in the form of tragic accidents, comas or other near death experience. The Soul is given a choice to leave or stay, a bit like an opt-out clause.

Mature and Old Souls are more likely to have exit points in their incarnations, as they will struggle more and may want to go back and plan again; perhaps they were too ambitious or other circumstances have led to the incarnation not going as planned? Old Souls are likely to build in a few exit points if they do not feel their purpose can be achieved or if they aren’t needed to support their soul group, as they usually have few other goals to achieve. As a result the purpose of the incarnation no longer exists or they have achieved what they wanted much faster than anticipated.

Not everyone will choose to have exit points or will need them. Altruistic incarnations and Young Souls rarely need them, because there is usually only one goal. The most common types of exit points are the near miss accident or when people come out of a coma suddenly. The Soul has chosen to remain and Guides and the Higher Self play important roles in guiding the Soul into the making the right decision.

Exit points can also act as a wake up call, to remind you of your journey and path and sometimes to nudge you onto the correct one. Maybe the Soul got distracted and added the exit point as a sign post to help them focus on the correct path? For each of us it will be different, but suicide is not an exit point. We all have free will and suicide does indicate that exit points should have been included in an incarnation as the Soul was struggling. From this the Soul will learn, and while we have good intentions to fulfill the Soul Goals, surviving in the human jungle has its own dangers and perils that cannot always be foreseen.

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Step In Guides

Many people have theories on guides, do we see, hear or feel them or trust they are there. I believe we have different types of guides; an ancestral guide, a life guide and guides that appear for different phases of your life. Some people know their names and others can hear them or feel their presence. Each guide has a different way of conveying messages and some think they are disconnected if they don’t know their guides name or can’t describe them but shouldn’t. We all some help, but when we are close to completing our goals or have missed them, we could do with some direct help. Spiritual guidance is usually subtle, for some people, they need a no-nonsense direct approach.

Guides have their own personalities and ways of communication. They can only do so much, often they will show you images and you have to interpret them. As for hearing them unless you are in another realm (for example dreaming or astral projection) it would be hard to understand what they say as the frequency is so high which is why they show images or put things in your path as a clue.

Occasionally other people’s guides will come to me and ask me to help their charges that need a direct, hands on approach. I am not sure what kind of reputation I have in the spirit realms, but occasionally spirits will come through specifically looking for me! In some ways it is more than lightworking as their guides are guiding me and not mine. At one point it was confused until another reader confirmed it wasn’t my guide as well and knew I was asked to help someone who wasn’t getting a message. I can’t say it was easy, more emotional and traumatic as I was close to this person, which is why I was asked to help and then I asked to be released once I had done what I could. Learning to hand the reigns back over to the main guide is something I have been learning and trying not to see it as a failure, but there has to be a cut off point when I feel I can do no more. I accept the assignment of helping, but it is not my sole job and must remember I have other charges and goals to work on.

I see my role as a ‘step in’ to help out and to convey a particular message that someone has ignored or missed and then leave. How is it different from lightworking? Lightworking is the spirit world calling us to help all that need support, but guiding has a sole purpose when matters are urgent. I feel the person’s guide around or in one case smelt them and one even took over my dreams as my own guides took a step back. When I am lightworking there are no hard and fast rules, but I tend to pick ta charge up and put them back on their path, then gradually I become less important in their lives and drift away when my job is done.

Being a step in guide is more intense as I balance what I feel I can do with what their guides would like me to do. These charges have usually been through extensive repeated patterns and are tough to get through. I like challenges and this is certainly that. It’s a bit like working on a project non-stop living and breathing it. Afterwards you need a break and to let go. I have learned I am not responsible for the outcome, I can only put the options in front of the charge and spell them out; only they can choose which path to follow. Most of these charges will be close to fulfilling their soul purpose or have missed all the signs that they had planned. Their guides want them to succeed and need to give them a direct nudge. It’s a bit like being a subtle fixer; if they still don’t see the message or fulfill their soul goals, then they will repeat them in their next incarnation. I have a feeling some of them already have been there, but time is infinite…

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Elements of the Soul Purpose

One of the aims of life is to learn lessons or challenges. Unless you are a young or new soul the chances are your incarnations will have fewer and less harsh challenges in order for you to learn. I call them challenges, as realistically when we face them, they are that indeed. It would be inhuman to go into a situation such as watching a loved one being murdered and consider it a lesson, but a challenge on how to cope with the situation and deal with loss and remain strong. We have opted to learn particular lessons, to work on them, however these can seem like a utopic notion we perceived before incarnation versus reality that become juxtaposed. On the physical plane (here) we are subject to external players that affect and influence events, emotions and can hinder these lessons and they become more of a challenge.

So what happens? Do we fail? Suffer pain in a difficult incarnation to fulfill the purpose of the lesson? Hopefully we would have planned for member of our soul group to support and  assist us. Also our guides should recognize this and step in. Otherwise, we have free will to stop, take stock and reevaluate and change our thought patterns towards the situation. The question is, will this lesson if unfulfilled for whatever reason remain in our soul contract for the next incarnation or that of our descendants. Theories dictate that it is the case, unless the contract is amended or re-written.

The understanding of the process is paramount to know why and how–a karmic overdraft is predestined for potential descendants before they have even decided on an incarnation. By understanding what we need to do and our limits and boundaries, we can make our incarnations less burdensome and healthier.  The realization means we can achieve more in a credible manner, know what is not feasible and find alternative ways to release the lesson or to tackle it. Sometimes we may have thought we have learned a lesson, but it was not the actual lesson we had aimed for or a deeper level is required.

Altruistic incarnations differ, as their purpose is to assist in providing the lesson, in many cases becoming a victim. Like anything, bad experiences deter us from repeating the same, delaying incarnations or choosing not to return. Many in recent times have decided this is to be their final incarnation because of how humanity has evolved.

I ask why if I am an evolved Old Soul did I opt to reincarnate and put myself through the pain of humanity? Perhaps to perfect some elements, to see things through different eyes, to be more rational? Old Souls were asked to reincarnate to assist and guide younger souls, a brave or foolhardy choice? Similar to an altruistic incarnation in some ways, both addressing lessons and providing the lesson too. An unenviable task.

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Soul groups and the twin flame myth

There are various myths surrounding the phenomena of twin flames; that the soul splits into two and the two parts incarnate at the same time to become whole; two souls in the same soul group incarnate at the same time at the same soul stage of growth or the misconception that a twin flame is soul mate, a destined partner.

I don’t believe in twin flames, but I believe that there are soul groups. Not all members will opt to incarnate at the same time, as some may choose to guide instead. The purpose of a soul group is to support each other in lessons during their incarnations. Often the roles will be reversed in alternate incarnations for unresolved issues or incomplete lessons that get repeated. A child in one incarnation may have been the great-grandparent in another; it is not uncommon for family members to incarnate into the same family especially when karmic debt is involved. There is an illusion that all soul connections are all positive, however, some soul lessons maybe harsh and painful, but are ones that your soul group have agreed to assist you in learning. Looking at it from a different perspective, it is positive as they are helping you achieve your soul goals and enable your soul growth.

Many members of the soul group will not remain with you throughout the incarnation; some will appear briefly for specific lessons and others will support you through periods of evolution. It explains why certain people are drawn to each and why some drift in and out of one’s life. I have found younger souls have a wider soul group as they will have more lessons to learn and require a variety of ways to achieve their goals. Older souls will have a smaller group, not only because they have fewer lessons, but many incarnate as a supportive role.

The concept of a soul mate also seems impractical, what if the soul mate chooses an exit point or does not see the signs and follows an alternate path? A more plausible theory is a soul group where there are several potential soul connections depending on the paths each chooses. The question arises from failed relationships, they can be seen as soul lessons to experience things from the relationship, be it loss, betrayal or being on different paths. Each interaction helps us to grow and pushes our boundaries as we learn what is right or wrong for us. Searching for a soul mate can lead to disappointment when idealistic expectations are not realized. Instead, it creates a distraction and sidetracks us from our true purpose of allowing our souls to grow and learn. It is comforting to share the journey with another, but there are some lessons one must learn alone. Often, once the main lessons are learned, then the door opens for a soul connection relationship to materialize.

Too many people search and are under the illusion that a soul mate or twin flame will bring them happiness and complete them. Often, that is not the case once you understand the true nature of soul groups and what your soul goals are. Sometimes people do find their soul connection early on and grow together, but some soul lessons will not be pleasant ones, but necessary ones. A better option is to be open to supporting your fellow soul group and allowing those connections to grow and flourish. I believe if you stop looking, your soul connections will find their way to you—just as planned!

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