Karma is a lifestyle that promotes positive thinking and actions.
One can think of karma as the spiritual equivalent of Newton’s Law of Motion. “For every action there is an equal but opposite reaction.” When we exhibit a negative force in thought, word, or action, that negative energy will come back to us.
Karma = Action
THE 12 LAWS OF KARMA THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
1. The Great Law or The Law of Cause & Effect
Our thoughts and actions have consequences – good or bad. If we desire peace, love, harmony, prosperity, etc. we must be willing to act accordingly.
As you sow, so shall you reap. In other words, if you project positivity and happiness to others. Then, in turn, you will receive the same.
Whatever one puts out into the Universe will come back to them.
2. The Law of Creation
What we desire comes through participation. You don’t just wait for good things to magically happen in your life; you have to actively go out there and make things happen.
The life we see around us was created by a person’s intentions. As we are one with the Universe, our intentions determine the evolution of creation. Since what we surround ourselves with becomes part of us,
Things, both good and bad, don’t just happen. Therefore, create the good and positive things you want to see in your life.
3. The Law of Humility
One must accept something in order to change it.
Be accepting of the good and bad in your life. Do not dwell on the bad, otherwise those negative feelings associated with it will remain with you.
In focusing on the negative instead of making changes to address the negative, we’re committing to a zero-sum result.
4. The Law of Growth
Wherever you go, there you are. It is we who must change and not the people, places or things around us if we want to grow spiritually.
All we are given is ourselves. That is the only thing we have control over.
True change only occurs if we make the commitment to change what is in our hearts.
5. The Law of Responsibility
If something feels wrong, most times the conflict is within ourselves. We represent what is around us, and what is around us mirrors us, this is a Universal Truth. Therefore, we must take responsibility for the things in our lives.
We are responsible for how we show up in the world, how we allow others to treat us, and how we treat other people. In order to put this law into action, take responsibility for the part you play in every situation you have.
6. The Law of Connection
The smallest or seemingly least important of things must be done because everything in the Universe is connected. Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on. Someone must do the initial work to get a job done. Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance. They are both needed to accomplish the task. Past, Present, and Future are all connected.
7. The Law of Focus
Although some of us may claim to be pro multitaskers, the inclination to do everything at once often just slows us down.
One can not truly focus on more than one task at a time. Attempting to do so will open the door to negativity; therefore, staying focused on one thing at a time will bring us peace. If our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is not possible for us to have lower thoughts like greed or anger.
8. The Law of Giving & Hospitality
If one believes something to be true, then sometime in their life they will be called upon to demonstrate that truth. Here is where one puts what they CLAIM to have learned into PRACTICE.
It’s about ensuring that you’re not simply saying and thinking good thoughts but that you also walk the walk and follow those beliefs with action. Let’s say, for example, that you believe in donating to charity. So, then, the law of giving and hospitality states that when the opportunity to donate presents itself, you follow through and actually donate, rather than simply advocating for it to happen.
9. The Law of Here & Now
Most of us live our lives thinking about the past and what we did wrong, playing that same old recording in our minds.
One cannot be in the here and now if they are looking backward to examine what was or forward to worry about the future. Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, and old dreams prevent us from having new ones.
10. The Law of Change
If you’ve found yourself experiencing the same situation over and over again, that is the law of change in action. It’s the universe’s way of nudging you to learn a lesson.
The pattern will continue to repeat itself until you learn from the experience and do something differently in order to evolve into a better version of yourself and stop the vicious cycle. The problem is that so many people are thinking too much and not feeling enough.
11. The Law of Patience & Reward
All Rewards require initial toil. Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil. True joy comes from doing what one is supposed to be doing, and knowing that the reward will come in its own time.
In other words, all rewards in life come at a price. True peace and happiness come from doing what we are supposed to do and patiently waiting for the reward as it will come to us when the time is right.
This karmic law essentially translates to “hard work pays off.” Consistent work, that is. It’s about showing up and doing the work and not giving up on your big goals, even when you don’t see any progress made toward them quite yet.
12. The Law of Significance & Inspiration
One gets back from something whatever they put into it.
We all have value to give. Our unique gifts are meant to be shared with the world and will make a positive impact. So no matter how seemingly small and unimportant our contribution to the world may seem, it is important.
The end result is of little value if it leaves little or nothing behind.
Karma is not meant to be a punishment. It is present for the sake of education. How else is someone to learn how to be a good person if they are never taught that harmful action is wrong. A person only suffers if they have created the conditions for suffering. Namaste.