The Definition of Karma has commonly come to mean the actions that a person has done in the past that circles back to happen to him or her in the present or future. In the Hindu religion it is the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
We do things in life that fuels the flame for karma to come back in our lives to haunt us. However the best way of dealing with karma is being aware of the signs and reflect on your life to deal with karma so that it will not keep coming up in your life.
1. Recognizing Karma
The hardest part of dealing with karma yet the most important is being able to recognize it in the beginning.
So many people have things happen to them on a regular basis over and over again. “Why does this keep happening to me, why do I keep meeting guys like this, why do people keep doing this to me?”
It could be very likely that you are stuck in an ongoing cycle that is a result of bad Karma. Most of us will rack it up to chance or the fact that we are a magnet for bad luck or jerks.
Remember at the end of the day you can redirect the issues in your life by recognizing karma. This may take some soul searching and some past life regression or maybe just past year regression. But if you think back you may find that you have done the exact same thing to someone else.
Its not the metaphysical; treating people a certain way builds up certain characteristics in ourselves and you tend to be attracted to people with like characteristics and you may not even realize it.
Once you recognize the Karmic relationship that you have to your reoccurring events you can move forward to help alleviate the problems. And it is best to deal with it in this world than to have it come back to you in the next.
2. Practice the golden rule
Remember this? Your parents telling you to practice the golden rule? Basically treating others as you want to be treated. If you are walking through life treating people ill, disrespecting them, lying and being an all out jerk, that is a sure fire way to get that to come back to you. Most people who dish out misery are miserable inside themselves.
If you never commit a crime in the first place then you won’t have to pay for it, because the best way to be is to be proactive. Begin treating people as you want to be treated, eventually you will clear up any regret in yourself, become a better person and then attract people that are like yourself.
3. Speak good words
This is very important, there was a quote by Prophet Muhammad; one of his people asked him what is the best way to stay out of the hell fire? The Prophet Muhammad, held his tongue with his 2 fingers. Basically saying watch your tongue when speaking of people.
Words are very powerful not just on the human ego but on what we would consider non-living entities as well. Check out Masaru Emoto’s study of how water crystals behave with conflicting forms of words, music and sound.
Speaking ill of someone or to someone is the best way to have those words come back to you in the future. Speaking good words also helps your throat chakra and shines light on those around you. Has someone ever said something bad about you? Good About you? How does that make you feel, spread it around and it will come back to you I promise.
4. Get rid of Ego
Ego is one of the biggest problems with living a higher vibration lifestyle. We tend to believe that we can out wit the divine consciousness of the creator. That is all of the laws and rules that come with it on a scientific and spiritual level.
When we defy this we are saying to the universe that we don’t care about you universe, we let our “worldly human” nature take over. That is the nature of self and the actions of selfishness. The Ego is strong yet illusive. If we allow ourselves to let ego take over then we become stubborn and make mistakes that effect our souls and ourselves as well as the world around us.
Ego will tell you that you don’t have anything to worry about when doing bad things to people. It leads to not caring for humans and believing that all you have to get away from your bad actions and yourself is to leave the situation that 9 times out of 10 you have caused.
Karma is not attached to a situation or another person, it is attached to your eternal soul. So by leaving a situation incomplete and wholesomely unresolved you are telling the universe to put this in your spiritual suitcase and take it with me. It will follow you but there are ways to deal with it even after that event has passed.
5. Don’t repeat the actions that got you there
Part of letting go of ego is also understanding that you were wrong, understanding that you were wrong allows us to learn from our mistakes and not continue them again.
However in a spiritual since of things not every scenario can look the same. And spiritual cycles and traps are harder to break than most corporeal actions.
Understanding this you have a better chance of not having this karmic event rack up points against you, and can begin to work on the past events that have brought you into this karmic downward spiral.
6. Ask for forgiveness
It’s almost like a magic spell.
You wouldn’t believe how powerful asking for and returning forgiveness is in the spiritual world when combating bad karma. Sometimes by asking for forgiveness from someone we almost erase that karmic action completely.
Asking for forgiveness is probably harder than not repeating the action because we have to go back to someone and admit that we were wrong. They may not have to accept our apology but we still have put ourselves in a good place to clear up any emotional luggage, regret or psychic past issues that we may be carrying with us. And all of these issues are the very things that Karma attaches itself to.
Forgiving others from the past as hard as it may be is even more powerful. Think of how much energy it takes to do this. You can probably rack up some Good Karma Kredit by actually forgiving someone, plus it lifts a huge burden off of your chest.
Ask the universe for forgiveness as well, because that is where it all happens. By repenting we are telling the universe that we went against its divine nature and that we are conscious of this in ourselves and others and we ourselves have to be a light to not do this again and keep your promise to the creator that you will change.
7. Seek teaching and learn
There are a lot of religious, spiritual, psychological gurus and resources out there that will add value to your life. You can seek out a spiritual adviser or even a hypnotist. Whereas a spiritual adviser may give you the answer on what you have to do to fix the problem, a hypnotist may be able to shed light on the root of the problem in the first place.
8. Change inwardly
Changing how you view things in the world as well as changing your spiritual make up will always help. It is not just a Karma thing but a life change as well.
Once you change the so called bad things in your life and redirect them to the good, you will realize that you will begin to get better more fruitful and enriching things out of it.
Make your self in the shape of the world you would like to contain.
That means if you want good in your life and you want people in your life to be good, well you obviously have to change yourself into a good person. Surround yourself with good people. because we tend to become the company that we keep. You have reached a higher self and still have to realize that sometimes we have to do away with that or those that do not serve our higher selves.