The Complexities of Karma

Karma is a highly complex issue and one in which the devotee of spiritual development ought to be well versed. Karma is most commonly defined as the law of cause and effect. This basically means that everything you send out eventually returns to you. Karma constitutes action, action to teach us lessons in life. This definition is quite true, but until we associate this action with the universal law of cause and effect, it will prove difficult to truly understand what this action implies and what type of lessons we are supposed to learn. Just as there are physical laws which govern our Earthly life, there are spiritual, or universal laws, as well. Universal laws are those of morality that govern our behavior. We will take a deeper look into the law of cause and effect shortly, but first let us examine this action to provide us with a better perspective. We want to see exactly what comprises this action.

Karma in and of itself is energy in motion, or energy in action. It is the energy associated with our physical existence and that which we direct into our life experience. Delving into this complex matter more deeply, it is necessary for us to reflect back upon our classroom on God and reexamine what comprises this energy that makes up our being. Our being is composed of a highly complex collection of atoms, cells, molecules, and all those other microscopic particles we learned about in science class. It should be understood that these are the material elements which comprise our being. Science has certainly verified the existence of these particles under the microscope and for the most part has concluded that the particles exist and create power in and of themselves. There is, however, an energy, a great governing power behind the millions of particles which comprise our being. It is a force of energy that is invisible to the naked eye, yet very real. It is the Holy Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit of God governs not only us, but the entire universe of both seen and unseen worlds. The Holy Spirit is the essence, the guiding principal of all life. Science has not as yet verified the existence of this power, and it is doubtful that science will. For one thing, it is impossible to verify the existence of spiritual forces with manmade, or material, instruments. For another, it is a great unseen science that must be verified through faith and inner knowing. To look upon it another way, everything in the world is a reflection of spirit, and we are a manifestation of spirit.

Delving into this complex matter even further, we are instilled with a piece of this great invisible force of spirit. This piece is our own individual inner sun, and we will commonly refer to this piece as our soul. Our soul is an extension of God. You might say that the Holy Spirit is the body of God and our inner spirit is a part, a mere molecule, within that infinite body. We carry around with us our very own spiritual energy field. This energy field is more commonly known as our aura. Just as our individual soul is an extension of God, our auric energy field is an extension, or projection, of our soul, while our body is the physical manifestation of that auric make-up. Our spiritual energy field is actually a miniature piece, our piece of the Holy Spirit, governed by our soul. It is our individual solar system, and our soul is the heart of our system. Our soul and individualized spirit make us who we are. Our soul and spiritual energy field are given to us by God. This is His greatest gift to us. It is the gift of life. We might also add that when God created us, He created us with a clean slate, meaning our energy field was pure and consisted of nothing but the pure, Holy Spirit of love. Our energy field contains all of the elements which comprise the characteristics of our personality, such as our thoughts, awareness, feelings, etc. Our aura is our own individual blueprint that has recorded our experiences since our soul’s inception. You could say it is like a movie camera containing an infinite supply of film. The camera, with its infinite supply of film, continues to roll indefinitely. Our inner camera records our experiences in various realms of life, though for the sake of clarity we will focus our attention upon the physical existence for now. Wherever we go and whatever we do, the experience is recorded within our aura in the form of energy. This energy encompasses our being and extends outward on average of a few feet from our bodies. The aura is invisible, yet very real. You may not realize it, but you experience the auras of all with whom you come in close proximity. You may sense certain feelings and other characteristics about a person as you come into their energy field, and they may sense the same about you. Oftentimes you can sense certain things about a person from even further distances. The energy composing the auric field is invisible and governed by spiritual law in which distance does not interfere with the perception of the aura.

Through our physical existence we direct our energy into countless ideas and activities in order for us to exist and meet whatever goals and objectives we set for ourselves. Our entire life experience is determined by how we focus our energy to satisfy our desires. We are meant to direct our energies for the purposes of doing good, both for ourselves and for our fellow brothers and sisters. The problem begins to arise when we act or speak in an inappropriate manner and do harm to ourselves and others. We should understand that karma in and of itself is neither bad nor good. Karma is merely energy set into motion.

It is the misappropriation of this energy that
causes it to accumulate negatively and darkly.

This misappropriated energy can also be referred to as misused, misdirected, or misqualified energy. You see, we are meant to express love toward ourselves and our fellow human beings, but it certainly doesn’t end there. We are meant to express love to animals, to the Earth, and to all of life. When we express love, we express goodness. When we express goodness, we express God. When we express God, the energy is friendly, harmonious, and positive. Our being is a vehicle for expressing the Holy Spirit. When the energy of the Holy Spirit flows through us, it is in its natural form of love. It is clean, pure and untainted. It is up to us whether we choose to allow that golden spirit to continue flowing and be expressed as love, or if we will muddy up that energy with negativity. Our aura continually records this process. If we choose to allow spirit to simply flow through us in harmonious fashion and then, in turn, express love, our aura records love and no damage is done. If we express something other than love, the energy becomes clouded and distorted and is recorded accordingly. We could say it is recorded negatively, and for purposes of clarity we will say that anything other than love is negativity of a sort. As we mentioned, God created us with a clean and pure slate, and when we express our energy inappropriately, our auras become tainted, dirty, and impure. Sooner or later payback time will come and we will re-experience whatever negative word or action we gave out, for it is recorded and becomes a permanent part of our auric record. It is also important for us to understand that this process is nothing personal. This is God’s law which keeps order throughout the universe. This law constitutes the universal principle of cause and effect, or giving and receiving. The law makes perfect sense when you really stop to think about it. If you send out love, love will be reflected back to you. If you send out hate, anger, fear, and negativity, that is what will be reflected back to you. Always remember the following words:

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

They are some of the wisest words ever spoken! We can also expand the phrase to: speak unto others as you would have them speak to you. Accept the fact that this is a universal principle that keeps not only us, but all of life, in line with love! It is also wise to accept the fact that there is no way of getting around or usurping this law.

We can see that our auric field constitutes our own individual life record; therefore, karma is not external to us, but internal. This also means that we are our own judge. Let us take a look at just how we judge ourselves according to how we direct our energies through our words and actions.