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Wounds of Karma and how to deal with them

karma 1As I finish my thread on Karma, I come to the (hopefully!) final question. That is, how do we deal with or mitigate any problems in this incarnation caused by our Karma?

As ever, two of my regular readers have given me two interesting possible answers to this one.

Firstly Robina  Hearle said

“The spirit healing team have taught us that in order to progress you have to own up to things you have done in the past. It’s like an itch in your energy field . It certainly will repeat if you do not acknowledge.
To own up to Karmic debts where you have been the cause of great pain through energetic wounds is a beginning of clearing the itch.
To forgive those who have caused you wounds and have karmic debts to you, is a healthy clearing again of another itch.
This  is part of the clearing we do at Unfolding Enlightenment, for this and many previous lives .”

Robina Hearle . www.unfoldingenlightenment.com

Secondly,

If you remember David Russell said in the “Where Karma is Stored” post on 28th of June, that “Karma is stored in the nervous system in the form of stresses.

He also said ” Meditation — any meditation — is specifically designed to remove stress from the nervous system and, thereby, also the karma. It is said that when all one’s karma has been spent Enlightenment results. And I can believe that. I teach a powerful meditation system but only ever recommend that people meditate twice a day for periods of 20 minutes each time. This is just enough to remove stresses from the nervous system without it making karma fall on you from a high place. Meditation makes karma move faster. And that is always a good thing.”

So you can mitigate Karma in theory..or you can just acknowledge it and let it run its course!

Aspects of Reality

Belief in Karma does presuppose that we have lived before and have been reincarnated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does Karma actually exist?

karma 1  When writing or blogging I always like to put all points of view.  Sometimes we just don’t really know the truth of these things.  If I put all points of view then readers are free to  do any further research if they are interested. Sometimes even the discussion leads to new insights.

Anyway, I have to point out that for all my readers that have made positive comments and even given me further information on Karma, they are those who just flatly refuse to believe in it.

FY said..”A load of rubbish, does not exist” The trouble is that to understand the concept you do have to also understand the concepts of a bigger universe than we can see, and to believe in reincarnation.  These are steps that some people just are not happy with.

A more thoughtful response came from JB via  ideapod

“Marian, I actually don’t agree with this. It is a fatalistic view of life. I think we can learn lessons in our life but to take it back to past life karma, takes our responsibility away from our life. I believe we have real power in the present moment and in the way we react to what happens in our life. I think to be self aware and understand why we react to certain situations is key to living a more conscious life.”

Aspects of reality

Some people do not believe is aspects like karma- this is their absolute right.

 

 

The reality of where Karma is stored

karma 1 I asked David Russell, one of my most valuable commenters  where he thought Karma was stored. The answer was so interesting that I have reproduced it here, verbatim.

“Where is karma stored? I have a tale to tell. Some years ago, in the Lancet, the renowned journal of the British Medical Association, there was an article about two research projects that had been looking at levels of stress in newly born babies. It had been observed that newly born babies often came into the world with five times the amount of stress in their nervous systems than even the most traumatic birth could produce. It said in the article that research would be undertaken to find out where this stress came from. Not surprisingly when I tried to find the original research papers they had been removed from the Lancet archives and nothing more was ever heard about the up and coming research. When I thought about it I could understand why the Lancet had removed these research papers. It was because the source of this stress could never be pinned on science but only on spirituality. The BMJ does not deal with spiritual matters only scientific ones. This confirmed for me what I had long believed and even experienced. Karma is stored in the nervous system in the form of stresses. You must have wondered why some babies look so stressed. This is the reason. In my experience stress and karma are so similar as to be almost the same thing. On long meditation retreats, when the stress is moving out of the system at a pace, it has always surprised that karma happens at exactly the same pace. Of course, I cannot be sure about any of this but one has to follow ones nose and this where it has led me. Like stress itself, karma is hard to remove, relieve or soften. Meditation — any meditation — is specifically designed to remove stress from the nervous system and, thereby, also the karma. It is said that when all one’s karma has been spent Enlightenment results. And I can believe that. I teach a powerful meditation system but only ever recommend that people meditate twice a day for periods of 20 minutes each time. This is just enough to remove stresses from the nervous system without it making karma fall on you from a high place. Meditation makes karma move faster. And that is always a good thing.”

Aspects of reality

Karma may be stored in the nervous system

Meditate may help remove the stresses thus caused.

Another view of Karma

karma 2As ever, David Russell (projectglobalbrain.com) has a wonderful overall view of Karma, not necessarily as an individual thing, but as a universal force. This is on a different scale than I discussed last week.

He says ” Karma is the law of action/reaction. Every action, thought or word produces an effect that vibrates outwards into the Cosmos. When that vibration hits an obstacle it returns to its creator as karma. Karma is an essential and unavoidable element in every life. Most of us call it luck. Karma comes in many shades and colours. It ebbs and flows, sometimes good, sometimes not so good and sometimes (the best times) seemingly not there at all. There is only one way to overcome karma but it is not within the scope of most of us. Nor is there any way to penetrate its depths. Karma is an ineffable and apparently mysterious force within all our lives and the only thing to do is grin and bear it.”

Aspects of reality

Karma is a force bound up fundamentally in our reality.

 

 

The reality of Karma- 2

karma 1I have been asked how does Karma work in practice. Well people do have slightly different views, but the essential is that the concept is considered one of the universal laws of wisdom. In particular that of universal harmony and balance.

The standard view seems to be as follows ; On a universal scale, assuming re incarnation, our souls are seeking development acquired from incarnation in our many lives on this and probably other planets. We seek to play out different types of life and experiences good or bad. When we are beyond, un incarnate in body, we make soul contracts to experience life in all its variations. We play different parts, good or bad, and will play both sides of a situation.  When we are born, as blank slates, we forget our agreement and will play out lives reacting to what is thrown at us. Often if we do not get the message, the same patterns will repeat themselves, even with the same people. This continues until we have accepted or forgiven our protagonist or situation. The Karma is then balanced. Universal order is then restored.

This explains why seemingly good people have horrible things, undeserved, happen to them. It may be Karma from a previous life that they have to work through.

Aspects of reality

Karma is a force in our reality, key to maintaining universal order.

 

The reality of Karma

karma 1 Can that notice be right? Do we all just get what we deserve in life ? How is it that bad things seem to happen to good people sometimes whilst bad people literally  seem to get away with murder? Can life just be all down to luck and chance or is there another factor at work here?

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Super Clues to reality – the quantum world

When looking at the nature of our reality you soon realize that it is complex and multilayered  and probably fundamentally unknowable. Even from what we can see, or scientifically detect, about our reality though, there are are super clues if you look carefully enough, to a much bigger picture beyond our current understanding. I have previously identified, in various posts, the super clues of the nature of consciousness, free will, and the mystery of life itself.( See 14/4 The nature of consciousness, 24/4 Why life?, 28/4 Free will) In looking for my next super clue I looked to the fundamental nature of our physical universe its self.

For instance even in looking at how the physical universe works around us, you begin to see that there are two layers of understanding about how everything works.

Firstly, there is three centuries old classical mechanics view of the universe as a machine. This, so called Newtonian view, held that the physical world worked according to strict scientific rules.  For every known input there would be a predictable output. If we did not understand why or how things worked it was because we did not understand the machine properly.

Secondly, and perhaps more interestingly, science has more recently begun to understand the science of the particles that make up the atoms  with which all our physical world, including ourselves, has been created. These tiny particles are, at base, just pinches of vibrating energy, or quanta, in different combinations. These fundamental particles behave though in many weird ways.  These include:

  • Their behavior is not always predictable. The same sort of particle, in the same situation, does not always do the same thing. This is most unmachine like!
  • Some times these particles act as particles, sometimes they act as waves. Waves can do things particle cannot. They can jump gaps, they can be a million miles wide, They can appear to be in many places at once.
  • Once in contact they may always share a link. I read just the other day of research that may indicate that quantum entanglement helps to prevent the molecules of life from breaking apart.
  • When changing form they instantaneously take every possible combination and just settle in to one when  someone observes them. (How they know all this, I have no idea) .  Can we then change reality by power of thought and observation? Are all possibilities happening simultaneously somewhere?

What does this all mean? It is all too weird and complex for mere unscientific mortals like me to properly understand. All I can say is that reality seems to be more uncertain but more interconnected and perhaps more individual than has been previously understood. Perhaps when looking at the origins and mechanics of our physical universe quantum theory may turn out to be the key to really understanding it all. It may be the ultimate super clue of all.

Aspects of reality

An understanding of quantum mechanics may be the key to understanding our reality.

It is also a superclue giving us glimpses of possibilities beyond our physical reality.

 

Reality super clues – Why free will?

red-question-markScience would have us believe that we evolved, as human beings, though random evolutionary processes from single cell bacteria like creatures to the complex and thinking beings we are today. If that is wholly true and there are no other inputs ( from a God or intelligent design of some sort) then us, and this evolutionary process, could be said to be a product of the Determinist view of creation.

The determinist view

That is, we are a product of our parent’s genes, which are themselves products of the evolutionary process.

The corollary to this is that our minds then are just a factor of our physical brain and our genetic inheritance. Who we are and what we do are guided by these forces. Environmental factors will modify this but these factors are determined by the variations of the same forces that determined us. They are all part of the package.

Could this be all there is to it? Or is there a super clue in the making here?

Super Clue of free will

If the determinist view was the whole story, then could we be held accountable for all our actions?

Could a murderer say that killing was in his genes- so he could not help it? That would have massive consequences for our criminal justice system! It would be unworkable. This is where the concept and Super Clue of Free Will comes into it.

As human beings we seem to have the capability of over riding our genes. We can think for ourselves.  We can do things that are not in our best interest. We can seemingly act against our genetic inheritance We do have the capacity for abstract thought that is more than would be needed for just purely evolutionary survival. We do seem to have Free Will.

What does that mean for the big picture of reality?

The super clue is, where does this Free Will come from? Is it a gift from God? Is it a sign that our consciousness is not just genetically based but comes from elsewhere? Then where is this elsewhere? Or could our DNA have been altered by aliens at a certain time in our evolution?

Anyway its very existence is the clue that the purely physical view of our reality is not the whole story. What do you think?

Marian

 

Reality Super Clues 2 – Why life?

red-question-markThe second of my, so called, super clues to the mysteries of our existence concerns that of the nature of life itself. One of the first set of questions that I asked myself when I started on my quest to try and piece together the nature of our reality, concerned who we were and how we got here. To try to understand things I began looking at creation theories.

  • There were those of faith(s) which generally stated that Earth and all the living beings and plants on it were created by a God or Gods or an intelligent designer of some sort.
  •  There were also those of science which described the creation of the universe and subsequently our planet Earth from the energies of the big bang. They then describe the supposedly random evolutionary process which, from single cell bacteria, seeded all the life forms animal and vegetable that inhabit the Earth today.
  •  There were also some wonderful and compelling alternative theories, including the view that we ourselves, from a higher plane, manifested everything from the power of thought.
  • The physical plane itself may be an holographic illusion, manifestation of a computer program.

Which of these is the correct one only time will tell. The super clue to the real nature of reality, however, lies in the question. Why life? Scientists do not know why a bunch of naturally occurring chemicals became living cells. They cannot, as yet anyway, replicate the process. The current mainstream belief is that it began randomly in the mineral rich primordial seas of Earth. There is also thoughts that it may have been seeded by bacteria from elsewhere, arriving on a comet or asteroid, even from Mars. Anyway, its very existence is a puzzle and an indicator of a much bigger picture of reality than we can currently understand. More than anything it shows that we do not know the whole story of the creation of us and our universe.  Our physical life may, of course, be just an illusion!

What do you think?

Marian

The reality of super clues

coverfrontMy book, Aspects of reality – a user’s guide to the universe, looks at the hundreds of aspects, science, spirituality, cosmology and even philosophy, that seemingly interact to create the reality in which we live. In my short form book and talk (Seven Aspects of Reality) I identify the seven main aspects. These include topics such as; what we are made of physically, contrasting creation theories, the mind/body conundrum and the large and small scale scientific theories that actually seem to indicate a more uncertain universe than the mainstream would allow.  Conclusions are, of course, almost impossible, apart from the fact that we are, at base, no more than energy beings living in an energy matrix living in a physical universe  which may  be multi- dimensional. Also, that there is a strong case for our essence / soul/ consciousness continuing in some form after death.

It may be that as limited beings we are not equipped to, or supposed to know, the real big picture. Within these topics though, there emerges super clues that do indicate a level of reality beyond that which we can see or yet can detect.

Super clues

  • The nature of human consciousness, it seems powerful beyond that which would be necessary for evolutionary survival and can be shown to continue after physical death.
  • The mystery of life- why life?
  • The nature of time.
  • The concepts of good and evil and karma.
  • The existence of the ashkatic  records.
  • The fact that we do not seem to be alone in this reality.

Over the next few weeks I will be exploring these super clues and indicating, where possible, what their very existence means for the truth about our reality and the true nature of us.