5 Secret Ways to Erase Heavy Karma – by Tana Hoy!
Karmic debts – have you ever come across this term? Most of the time, the problems and issues you are facing today are the results of heavy Karma. To find out how to live life to the fullest by erasing heavy Karma, it’s important to first understand what Karma means.
Karma is a Sanskrit word that means work. The law of Karma is one of the major laws that govern the Universe. It is a means of the Universe to maintain balance and carry out justice.
Karma works in the simplest way: what you sow, you reap. It means that if you have done something good, then you will enjoy the fruit of that action. But if you have done something wrong, then you will suffer from the consequences. Plain and simple.
Three Types of Karma
No one can escape Karma. As stated in the Bhagavad Gita, “One cannot remain without engaging in [karmic] activity at any time, even for a moment; certainly all living entities are helplessly compelled to action by the qualities endowed by material nature.”
Animals, plants and even spiritual entities engage in activities that will either give them negative or positive karma.
There are three types of Karma. Swami Sivananda, a well-known Indian spiritual master, provides the following details:
- The first type of Karma is Sanchita Karma, or the accumulated Karma. When this accumulated Karma ripens, it will take effect either in this lifetime, or in another.
- The second one is the Prarabdha, which is the “ripe” Karma. This is the Karma currently affecting our lives.
- Actions that we do in this life are called Agami Karma.
The Accumulation of Bad Karma and its Relationship with Reincarnation
But how do we accumulate bad Karma, anyway?
According to the Buddha, things that we do which are beyond basic morality cause bad karma. As we continue doing those kinds of activities, the bigger the chances are that we will reap the negative results of such karmic activities in our next life.
That is why it’s very important to be conscious of what we are doing. However, most of the time, we engage in activities that increase our karmic debt. This is because we are typically unaware that those things will bring us misfortunes in our next life.
No Sense Clinging to Temporary Things
Most of the time, we identify happiness and joy with the activities of the physical body. This is why people engage in too much drinking, too much merrymaking, and too much physical pleasure.
They also attach themselves to temporary things like wealth, or temporary relationships. People always forget that they are not bodies with spirits, but that they are actually a spirit encased in a physical body.
As long as people continue to cling on temporary things, they will remain unhappy.
Even Thoughts can Bring Bad Karma
Bad Karma can also be accumulated through thoughts. Remember that before a negative action actually takes place, it occurs first in our minds. That’s why a sage like Jesus Christ forewarns us about the sinfulness of thoughts.
In Buddhism, one of the requirements to attain enlightenment is by cultivating a pure mind, along with doing good, and not doing evil.
Releasing Ourselves From the Chains of Bad Karma
Now that you know what Karma is, what steps can you take to shake off its bondage so that you can live a joyful life?
While you cannot fully reverse the ripe Karma that you have gathered in your past lives (remember, this Karma is what you are experiencing now), there are things that you can still do so that you can enjoy life to the fullest.
Meditation can help you lessen the effect of negative Karma in your life. In the Bible, in the first chapter of Psalms, verses 2 and 3, a meditative person is considered as a tree, planted by the streams of peaceful waters, bearing fruits according to seasons.
Moreover, according to the Indian mystic and yogi Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, meditation burns negative Karma.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said in one of his lectures about meditation: “You keep anything on fire, it gets heated up, and so meditation definitely erases the past impressions”.
- Humanitarian Service
Another method to counterbalance negative Karma is to engage in loving service to others. In the Dhammapada, the Buddha explained that good actions always lead the person into good or non-Karmic results.
- Avoid Things that Can Result in Negative Karma
Since Karma is associated with thoughts and actions, it is better to avoid thinking and doing anything that could cause negative Karma.
Whenever you feel an urge to think of negative or bad things, divert your mind, and think of good things instead. Before doing anything, think twice if it is beneficial to you and to others. If not, don’t do it.
- Mantras and Positive Affirmations
Praying certain mantras, and reciting positive affirmations, can also ward off the negative effects of previous karma.
Mantras are a form of prayer that are recited repeatedly. Affirmations, on the other hand, are a set of words that contain positive vibrations. Affirmations are used to re-program the subconscious mind through many repetitions, until the unconscious absorbs it.
Through mantras and positive affirmations, you can raise your consciousness and subtle energy levels. In doing so, you negate the effects of the previous karma that you have accumulated in your past lives.
- Cultivating a Spiritual Life
By focusing on having a spirit-filled life, you can release yourself from the bondage of negative karma. This is the real secret to success: to live your life positively.
However, to be sure if your suffering is a result of bad karma, or if it caused by something else, it’s best to consult a professional psychic.