By Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis
It is so important to face your karma. We all come to this Earth with unfinished business. Your soul incarnates in physical form to learn what it has either neglected to learn in past lives or to learn lessons that still are a part of its framework and evolutionary climb.
Your experiences in this life are but one chapter in your book of life. You simply cannot judge or see the whole picture of your life history from the viewpoint of a single lifetime, not matter what that life is like. There will always be good karma that you bring in and karma that you need to redeem. Whatever the karmic slate is, you cannot outrun your karma. Facing and resolving karma is one of the most effective ways to quicken your spiritual development. And avoiding and delaying learning the lessons our karma presents, can slow down your spiritual progress no matter how effective you are in other areas of your life.
What exactly is karma? The word karma has become so commonplace one runs the risk of trivializing one the most sacred and essential laws of life. It’s amazing to think that not that long ago the term was virtually unknown in the west and now there are coffee shops that bear its name!
The word karma is derived from the Sanskrit root kr meaning “to do, to make.” It has also been defined as “deed or act” or “volition.” So karma is related to action in any form: physical, mental, or emotional. Karma is always followed by its fruit. As the term has become more popularized, the entire principle of action and its effect all fall under the single term karma.
Karma is the balancer of life—the harmonizer. The natural condition of life is harmony. God is harmony. When you act in a destructive manner, you unbalance that natural state. Your destructive actions will create a ripple effect against the fabric of life bouncing back as you have put it out. Once this discordant energy has been set into motion, the painful tuning process then begins until harmony is restored.
When you initiate a creative, constructive act, the same law of karma applies but the results are completely different. When you do something that is in harmony with the natural laws of life, this action also reverberates through the fabric of life but instead of throwing off the natural harmony, this “good” energy expands and enhances the ever expanding, creative cosmic process. You are adding to the divine life and this blessing will reverberate back to you multiplied!
Karma is generated with your every thought, word, emotion, act and deed. It can reach into any aspect of your life. You can have karma related to family, money, health, relationships. And there are many different types of karma. There is personal karma, soul karma, mental karma, emotional karma, national karma, race karma and world karma. That’s a lot of cause and effect going on!
Karma is essential to your well-being. When you break a spiritual law, knowingly or unknowingly, you face natural consequences. By repeatedly breaking these laws, you slowly begin to understand how they work from first hand experience. The law of karma is designed in love to make you a greater being and realize the great goal you have. Karma is designed always to help build you up not tear you down or punish you. Without the laws of karma you could not grow and reach spiritual mastery.
It takes courage to look at your faults and face your karma. There can be a natural inclination is to avoid anything that is unpleasant. One of the hardest things is to realize that as an evolving soul you have done it all. Through your many incarnations, you have done great and noble things and you have done not so great thing things. It’s all part of the growing process and all these things play a role in the karmic pattern of your life.
If you were too passive in a past life, you will have to develop a dynamic will in this life. If you were cruel in a past marriage, you will have to show kindness now. If you were impatient before, you will have to learn patience now and so on. You will find the character traits you express now are as a result of your accumulated past lifetimes of experience.
Fortunately God gives you the strength to face any challenge. There is no sin past forgiveness and no difficulty so great that you cannot surmount them. After all, God brought you to Earth to succeed. Whatever challenges you’re meant to encounter, the divine gives you the spiritual tools to succeed. If you have difficult family karma to work out of, maybe you are given extra power to express exceptional patience or a great talent to help you rise above that difficulty. If you have financial karma, maybe you’re given added power to demonstrate a bright keen mind to help you think of ways to bring money in. Whatever it is, you will be given the tools to enhance your natural talents and abilities to work out any difficulty.
You rise above every situation by your attitude. You will not always be in control of the conditions in your life, but you are always in control of how you react and handle those conditions. Spiritually speaking, it’s not what happens to you that matters as much as how you handle what happens. And this is the key to handling any type of karma no matter how severe.
Ultimately, regardless of present conditions, you are earmarked for greatness. You have a glorious destiny. Although you may not fully see the great plan of life, nevertheless you are part of that plan. Let hope live in your heart. Tough times may come but they will also pass and your true destiny will come shining through.
Barbara Y. Martin is an internationally renowned clairvoyant, author, and spiritual teacher. Dimitri Moraitis is an author and executive director of Spiritual Arts Institute. Their award-winning books are in 30 countries and have been endorsed by C. Norman Shealy and Dr. Richard Gerber. www.spiritualarts.org. Copyright © 2011 Barbara Y. Martin, Dimitri Moraitis
Barbara and Dimitri will be presenting the event: Karma and Reincarnation
Thursday, September 15th, 7-9pm
$40, includes a copy of Karma and Reincarnation book!
Join us for the celebration book launch workshop! Now for the first time comes Barbara Y. Martin's firsthand account of the intricate world of spiritual rebirth. Martin, along with Dimitri Moraitis reveals the ins and outs of the karmic cycle, and how reincarnation works, based on their new book, Karma and Reincarnation. Discover:
The many types of karma, including money, relationships, career, family, and health
How to face and resolve karmic challenges, and how to build on good karma.
How reincarnation and karma are part of your spiritual growth.
Includes a demonstration of clairvoyant past life readings!
For more information about Barbara and Dimitri, visit spiritualarts.org
This event is being held at our Ferndale location. Call 248-547-2987 to register.
Pre-registration is required - class size is limited.