Karma and Lessons
The impressions carried by the soul are termed as Samskaras and they should be balanced and compensated as per the choce of the soul at the time of re-incarnation, forgot to follow the aim of birth and we were accumulating more and more…
We have debts that must be paid. If we have not paid out these debts, then we must take them into another life . . . in order that they may be worked through. You progress by paying your debts. Some souls progress faster than others. If something interrupts your ability … . to pay that debt, you must return to the plane of recollection, and there you must wait until the soul you owe the debt to has come to see you. And when you both can be returned to physical form at the same time, then you are allowed to return. But you determine when you are going back. By determine what must be done to pay that debt.There will be many lifetimes … . to fulfill att of the agreements and all of the debts that are owed.
I have not yet been told about many of the other planes, but this plane, involving “debts that must be paid,” evokes the concept of karma. Karma is an opportunity to learn, to practice love and forgiveness. Karma is also an opportunity for atonement, to wipe the slate clean, to make up to those we may have wronged or hurt in the past.
Ka rma is not only an Eastern concept. It is a universal idea, embodied in all the great religions. The Bible says, “What you sow, that is what you reap.” Every thought and every action has inevitable consequences. We are responsible for our actions. The surest way to reincarnate in a particular race or religion is to be manifestly prejudiced against that group. Hate is the express train carrying you to that group.
Sometimes a soul learns to love by becoming what it most despised. It is important to remember that karma is about learning, not about punishment. Our parents and the other people with whom we interact possess free will. They can love and help us or they can hate and harm us. Their choice is not your karma. Their choice is a manifestation of their free will. They are also learning.
Here are some passages from the sacred writings of some of the world’s great religions. These quotes demonstrate that there is really only one religion, when you transcend the surface rituals and reach the spiritual treasures lying beyond. In this section on the unity of all the great religions, I have been benefited by the wonderful book Oneness: Great Principles Shared by All Religions, by Jeffrey Moses.
Responsibility for One’s Actions
It is nature’s rule, that as we sow, we shall reap.
Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. . . . God will render to every man according to his deeds.
Thou canst not gather what thou dost not sow; as thou dost plant the tree so it will grow.
A liberal man will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
Not accidentally or coincidentally are we born into our families. We choose our circumstances and establish a plan for our lives before we are even conceived. Our planning is aided by the loving spiritual beings who eventually guide and protect us while we are in our physical bodies as our life’s plan unfolds. Destiny is another name for the unfolding dramas we have already chosen. There is considerable evidence that we actually see the major events in the life to come, the points of destiny, in the planning stage prior to our births. This is clinical evidence, gathered by myself and other therapists from our patients who have experienced pre-birth memories while under hypnosis, during meditation, or through spontaneous recall.
Mapped out are the key people we will meet, our reunions with soulmates and soul companions, even the actual places where these events will eventually occur. Some cases of deja vu, that feeling of familiarity, as if we have been in that moment or that place before, can be explained as the dimly remembered life preview coming to its fruition in the actual physical lifetime. The same is true for all people. Often, people who were adopted wonder whether their life plan has been somehow disrupted. The answer is no. Adoptive parents are chosen as well as the biological ones. There are reasons for everything, and no coincidences exist on the path of destiny.
Although every human being has a life plan, we also have free will, as do our parents and everyone with whom we interact. Our lives and theirs will be affected by the choices we make while in physical state, but the destiny points will still occur. We will meet the people we had planned to meet, and we will face the opportunities and obstacles that we had planned long before our births. How we handle these meetings, however, our reactions and subsequent decisions are the expressions of our free will. Destiny and free will co-exist and interact all the time. They are complementary, not contradictory.
The consensus of evidence from my regression patients is that the soul appears to make a reservation for a particular physical body around the time of conception. No other soul can occupy that body. The union of body and soul is not completed, however, until the moment of birth. Before this time, the soul of the unborn child can be both in and out of the body, and it is often aware of experiences on the other side. It may also be aware of events outside its body and even outside the mother’s body.
The soul can never be harmed. Neither miscarriages nor abortions harm the soul. When a pregnancy does not come toterm, it is not unusual for the same soul to occupy the body of a subsequent child of the same parents.
We choose when we will come into our physical state and when we will leave. We know when we have accomplished what we were sent down here to accomplish. . . . When you have had the time to rest and re-energize your soul, you are allowed to choose your re-entry back into the physical state.
We are born with a considerable memory of our true home, the other side, that beautiful dimension that we have just left in order to enter a physical body once again. We are born with a tremendous capacity to receive and to give love, to experience pure joy, and to experience the present moment fully. As babies we do not worry about the past or the future. We feel and live spontaneously and completely in the moment, as we were meant to experience this physical dimension.
The assault on our minds begins when we are very young children. We are indoctrinated with parental, societal, cultural, and religious values and opinions that suppress our inborn knowledge. Should we resist this onslaught, we are threatened with fear, guilt, ridicule, criticism, and humiliation. Ostracism, withdrawal of love, or physical and emotional abuse may also loom.
Our parents, our teachers, our society, and our culture can and often do teach us dangerous falsehoods. Our world is evidence of this, as it staggers recklessly toward irreversible destruction. If we allow them, children can show us the way out. There is a well-known story in which a mother enters her infants room and finds her four-year-old child hovering over the baby’s crib.
“I must tell me about heaven and about God,” the toddler implores his sibling. “I am beginning to forget!” We have much to learn from our children before they do forget. In this life and in all of our others, we too have been children. We have remembered, and we have forgotten, and to save ourselves and to save our world now we must remember again. We must courageously overcome the brainwashing that has caused us so much grief and despair. We must reclaim our capacity for love and for joy. We must become fully human once again, as we were when we were young.
You can ask your young child if he or she remembers when they were “big” before. Listen to the answer because it may be more than the product of an active imagination. Your child may actually provide details of a past life. Observing the joy and spontaneity of children at play is always rewarding. Many of us have forgotten how to have fun and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. We worry too much about concepts such as success and failure, what kind of impression we are making on others, and about the future. We have forgotten how to play and have fun, and our children can remind us. They remind us of our earliest values, of those things that are also really important in life: joy, fun, mindfulness of the present moment, trust, and the value of good relationships.
Our children have so much to teach us.