Karma is one way you learn on the
physical plane. In karma, you have an extreme experience, and balance it with
the opposite extreme experience. By learning both sides of an issue, you can
come to a new understanding that puts you consciously in the middle. You may go
from one extreme to another, back and forth, for several lifetimes before you
finally “wake up” and find that balanced place.
Suppose that in one lifetime you are
murdered and desire revenge, so in the next lifetime you murder the one who
murdered you. In the lifetime after that one, you become the victim again, and
so on. You flip-flop in that way until you wake up and see that you are both the
murderer and the murdered. You recognize that both these parts are inside you,
and make peace between them. Then you no longer need to repeat the pattern.
That is integration.
You can choose how and when you repay
karmic debts. Suppose that you had a lifetime in which you killed people
indiscriminately and caused a great deal of suffering. Generally, if you
consciously deliberate on it after the lifetime, you will want to start
repaying those karmic debts during your next lifetime. You may have a painful
or early death, or suffer great losses. On the other hand, you may decide that
for the maximum growth, it would be better to have an experience of what it is
like to be really loved. In that case, the next life may be a relatively easy
and comfortable one. You must eventually deal with your karma, but sometimes,
repaying karmic debts is put off for centuries or even millennia. That is not
Karma is a compelling influence, and if
you do not plan and make deliberate choices about how you will repay your karmic
debts, you will eventually repay them anyway, but haphazardly. If you are in the
vicinity of someone with whom you have a karmic tie, you tend to attract one
another. Whether or not you had intended to, once you start the wheels of
repayment in motion, it is difficult to stop them. However, although what is
occurring may appear haphazard, you may actually have chosen it even though you
do not consciously remember having done so.
Did Jesus's death wipe out accumulated
No. It was not designed to do this.
Karma, as we define it, is incurred individually. You have to repay your own
So there’s no such thing as mass karma?
There is only mass karma in the sense
that many individuals may have incurred karma simultaneously, and may tend to
work on it together as well. Jesus’s death was a psychic symbol that has given
humanity as lot to think about. Christianity as you know it today is a reaction
to that one event, mostly an attempt to avoid dealing with the guilt felt about
that event. Christians get to say that it was someone else who was responsible
for crucifying the Lord. In such denial is a continuation of the inner
crucifixion of the Lord within, which is the essence.
Just as someone can literally stick a
knife in another person, he can also stick a vibrational knife in him through
the intense projection of hate or another destructive force. It is karmic in
either case if it harms the other person.
If through manipulation you produce deep
confusion or disturbance in another person who is not capable of defending
himself from it, you have deprived him of choice and therefore have created
karma. This could be called a mind-fuck. If you chose parents who ended
up planting some negative belief systems in you, welcome to the human race-that
is not a mind-fuck. You chose the parents and you got their belief systems.
Parents can mind-fuck their children, but it would have to be a deliberate and
When you are around someone with whom
you have strong karmic ties, you can be pulled into a whirlwind of emotion and
other forces you do not understand. You can feel quite blind for a while, simply
because the intensity of what originally created that karma is triggered in you.
The more you maintain an objective, neutral consciousness, the better you are
able to handle these forces when they come into your life.
Grace is the neutralization of karma
solely in consciousness, learning its lessons without physically acting it out.
Grace is always possible, but most choose to pay back their karma physically
because they are not capable of balancing karma purely in consciousness.
Suppose that a person murders someone in
cold blood. He is not likely to seek grace. The fact that he committed this act
indicates that he is deeply enmeshed in the karmic state, and probably has
little or no vision beyond it. But for the sake of argument, let’s say that
after that lifetime, he seeks grace; he does not want to be killed by the person
he murdered in a future lifetime. He would have to undergo an enormous amount of
growth to receive grace. He would have to develop sufficient empathy and
compassion to feel what it was like for the other person. Mere remorse is not
enough. Realistically, he is probably going to need to be killed by him and
perhaps undergo other physical plane experiences to awaken in that area and
learn the lesson. Grasping it without tangible experience may just be too
difficult for him.
Grace is more possible when karma is
less extreme and its lessons are within easier reach. Grace is not undertaken
unilaterally. The victim’s essence must agree to it. However, since being
repaid a karmic debt can be almost as unpleasant as the karma itself, this is
usually not a problem. While grace is usually achieved from the astral plane
after the lifetime is complete, it can also be accomplished from the physical
plane when the person who created the karma experiences major growth.
In between the two extremes of repaying
a karmic debt through “an eye for an eye,” and neutralizing it through grace, is
what might be called modified grace. Continuing the example above,
modified grace might entail the murderer saving the life of his former victim in
a future lifetime, perhaps in a doctor/patient relationship in which the doctor
received no pay. This is a more enlightened and compassionate way to repay that
Some karmas can also be “worked off”
from the astral plane, again by the agreement of both parties. Since karma is
fundamentally an imbalance of energy, repaying it is a matter of doing whatever
it takes to rebalance it. Occasionally, an essence who is otherwise complete
with the physical plane attempts to work off a remaining karmic debt from the
astral plane rather than reincarnating. If he is not successful, he will need
to reincarnate in order to repay the debt.
Sometimes a person knows that he has a
lot of karma to repay, and that doing so will probably not be very pleasant. It
is understandable that he would feel some dread, but he can use the dread to
help himself prepare to handle the karma better. If he braces against the karma,
in anticipation of pain, he will have more pain-resisting something increases
its impact when it hits, whereas embracing it softens its impact. If he is going
to repay the debt anyway, it makes sense to embrace rather than resist it.