Past Life Karma – How It Affects Your Present
You have probably read this famous quote “As you sow, so shall you reap.”
What it means is that all of your actions have consequences, and this universal law governs the entire universe.
Past life Karma is a result of the actions you have committed in your previous lives. Typically, good actions result in good Karma, while bad actions result in bad Karma.
What is Past Life Karma?
The Buddhist term Karma originated from Sanskrit – the philosophical language of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism.
Contrary to popular belief, karma is not a punishment for people who have wronged you, and neither is it a reward. But rather, cause and effect is more of a principle.
Karma is a result of the actions you have done while on earth – whether they were good or bad.
Karma is created not only through your actions but also through your thoughts and intentions. For example, you find out that your colleague has been spreading lies about you to ruin your reputation, ever since you got your promotion.
You then start to think of ways to upset or hurt this person to get back at him for making you look bad. You see, even if you do not plan to put these thoughts into action, the very moment you considered retaliating, even if it’s just in your head, you have already created bad karma for yourself.
Your actions and thoughts from your past lives also influence who you are today. The life you are living at the present is a result of the ways you have lived your life in the past.
As your soul reincarnates, it carries its past life karma with it. Karma has a way of clinging to your soul, no matter how many lives you’ve lived, and you can never escape it.
So the only thing to do is to find a way to resolve past life karma and settle it once and for all. Contrary to your physical body, your soul dies, and it will continue to reincarnate with you until you resolve all of your karma.
How Past Life Karma Affects Your Current Life
The key to erasing past life karma is to acknowledge it. Acknowledgment is the first step to clearing the karma you’ve carried with you from several lifetimes ago.
Listed below are 5 ways how Karma affects your current life, and how to resolve the karma of the past:
- Karma does not expire.
It’s called ‘past life karma’ for a reason. You cannot get rid of your karma just by hoping it goes away. You carry your karma with you, even after you pass on in this life. And it will continue clinging to you until you take the time to recognize and deal with its issues at hand.
If you continually find yourself in unfavorable situations – failed relationships or a lack of a career breakthrough, then the cause of these situations are probably due to the actions you took lifetimes ago.
You need to identify recurring situations in your life, acknowledge those situations, and deal with them.
- Every person in your life is placed there for a reason.
Whether they are your mother, father, spouse, friends, your bus driver, or even next door neighbor – every person you come across is placed in your life for a reason. There is no such thing as coincidence.
Yes, you have free will to sever ties with people or end toxic relationships, but Karma is definitely stronger than your free will. Karmic relationships (a romantic relationship with someone who is not your soulmate) will play out as planned, regardless of your attempts to reverse the situation.
The best way to address situations such as these are is to assess the roles of the people in your life to discover the reason why they are there.
Are they there to teach you a lesson?
The earlier you know the truth about the karma you share with these people, regardless if it’s good or bad, the quicker it will be for you to settle and restore the balance in your life.
In other words, strive to understand and explore the karmic link you have with every person in your life, and only then will you get to restore balance.
- You Will Experience The Deeds You Did In The Past.
If you have been cruel in your past life, then people will be cruel to you in this life. If you have been loving, kind, and gentle, in your past life, then people will also be loving, kind, and gentle to you in this life.
Whatever you did in your past life will also be done to you in your present one. Therefore we cannot blame others for the events in our lives since we are the ones responsible for our actions. Everything that happens in our lives gives us the chance to set it right.
- Roles are Sometimes Switched.
When your soul is reincarnated, the souls you have met in your previous lives will still be present in your current life.
But these souls may change roles. For example, your father in this life may have been your son in your past life or vice versa. Or your friend in this life may have been your younger sister in your previous existence.
Gender reversal, ethnicity, and sexual orientation can also change from lifetime to lifetime.
Karma helps you learn life lessons, and also experience total healing from bad Karma.
Karma Repeats History To Reap New Results
You may have noticed that you keep on falling in love with the wrong person, regardless of your history of failed relationships. Or you may notice that you commit the same mistake time and time again.
These things happen because karma is trying to teach you a valuable lesson. Therefore evaluate yourself and ask why these situations keep on happening to you.
Such as, what actions should you change to avoid these circumstances? Recognize your faults and make a conscious effort to change your ways.
Now that you know how past life Karma affects your present life, knowing how to clear karma is the next key, in order to live a life free from the bonds of your past karma.
How to Reverse Negative Past Life Karma
If you are constantly stuck in negative circumstances, then most likely, they are the manifestations of your past life karma.
Although karma will always be around, there are ways for you to shift bad karma and turn it into good karma.
- Make a Conscious Effort to Change.
If you’ve always been pessimistic, make a conscious effort to choose optimism!
Always be positive, and try to see the best in every situation.
Seeing things in a different light makes you kinder, more considerate, and more understanding of the people around you. It veers you away from bad thoughts and actions that can cause bad Karma.
- Forgive Those Who Have Wronged You.
There is no point holding onto grudges, as this only leaves you angry and miserable.
Forgiveness, on the other hand, frees you from the bondage of pain and anger.
Forgiving others does not mean you condone the things they did, but it means you are mature and kind enough to get past your differences and move on.
- Always Be Grateful.
Sometimes we may become so preoccupied with problems that we tend to forget just how lucky we are.
They say that if you have a roof over your head, food in your fridge, and clothes on your back, you are richer than 75% of the world.
So always be thankful! Expressing gratitude will give you inner peace.
- Look For Opportunities For Growth
Since karma is a process for growth and evolution, seeing problems as opportunities for growth allows you to let go of past Karma.
Whenever a problem arises, look at it in a different light, and find out what lessons you may learn from them.
- Meditate and Reflect
Take time to meditate.
In your meditation, you can practice a chant or mantra. Creating a mantra will help you cultivate a clear mindset and develop a positive routine.
What’s done is done, you cannot change your past, or alter the things you did, but you can certainly change your future.
Work on breaking recurring habits that hinder you and always be open to learn from your experiences. Then you can be sure that as you move on to your next spiritual journey, the weight of your past life karma will not hold you back.
- Have A Past Life Reading
One of the most effective ways to help you get rid of past life karma is by having a past life reading.
A past life reading can help you identify where your past life karma originates from, and also give you suggestions for the quickest and best ways to eliminate it.
If you’d like to know more about your past lives, and what kind of karmic debts you have, you can get in touch with me for a psychic reading and I’ll be happy to help you. Click here to learn more.
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