Do You Believe In Karma? 

I often am asked if I believe in karma, so I am writing about this, as I expressed my opinions in my book Heaven and the In-Between. I hope you enjoy this blog. If you want to hear this on my podcast, Tea Time with Medium Marnie Hill, where I speak directly about the supernatural and the unseen world, please check it on my website, or through Spotify.

The question was, do you believe in karma? When somebody does something terrible, things are very destructive. Do you think it comes back to them?

Here are some things I found and believe about karma.

Karma is a Buddhist or Hindu word that means the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence; circumstances become a deciding fate in the future realities, such as the subsequent lives and reincarnation. Karma is also currency, the law of cause and effect in specific belief systems. People create their destinies based on their thoughts, words, and actions.

There are different forms of karma. What I find interesting is the psychological aspects of karma. We have the law of karma with what we say, think and do, which is connected to our consciousness.

Here is an example of thoughts and karma. If you say to yourself, “wow, everywhere I go, people are grumpy.” And you are experiencing grumpy people, or at least you think you are. Are they grumpy, or did you bring something towards you with your thoughts, and your mind is now a beacon honing in on grumpy people to prove you right?

If we have negative thoughts and actions, we pull these circumstances based on what we think and speak. We are creating a belief system of what we believe is the truth in our world. What you feel in your mind, your mind will make you see for you to believe it to be true. If you genuinely believe you are unfortunate in a specific area of your life, you may have drawn circumstances towards you that your mind is saying, yes, this is the truth. Your mind, or the ego, wants to prove you write, so you draw before circumstances that match your reality of thought. When you focus on something, it becomes your intention, and your mind wants to prove you right, and so does the ego.

So, always be mindful of your thoughts, and don’t be afraid to question them. You are human, after all.

The soul has life experiences that could look like karma or a karmic destiny. For example, the soul will draw life experiences based on what you need to experience or learn. And usually, these types of situations, although life-altering, are not circumstances that will cause death.

Karma is also a social reaction to life. Smile at someone, and someone smiles back. Help a person move; they help you move, hopefully. Walk into a room full of positive energy. I can guarantee someone will receive that energy and give that positive energy back.

Over the years, I have seen much confusion about the reality of karma; it is more complex than one might think, especially if you have different belief systems. And sometimes, thinking that everything that is happening to you is coming from some karmic law can cause people not to take responsibility for their immediate life, thoughts, and actions, which can destroy one’s life, not to mention hurting the soul.

Every spiritual practice seems to have a belief system that looks like karma.

For instance, In the ESV Versions of the Christian Bible,

2 Corinthians 5:10. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.”

This quote can provide us with a karmic process after death or allow the receiver to believe it to be so.

In the Tora for the Jewish religion, Jewish Karma is called Middah K’neged Middah. It means a deed returned to us, that we suffer from the suffering we reflect on others.

Now let’s go back to the question: When someone does something terrible, perhaps hurts someone physically, do you think it comes back to them? I will answer this question based on the spiritual outcome.

Sometimes we draw towards ourselves things that we put out into the world. If we treat others poorly, we may be treated poorly back. If we steal in this world and get caught, we have the judgment in the physical world, such as jail time and the law of cause and effect. Sometimes, there are just horrible people in the world, and you did nothing to deserve the treatment. You ended up on their path on your journey, and sometimes the only lesson you needed to learn was forgiveness and love.

If you did something wrong years ago and never made amends for your action, I believe your efforts will haunt you, and this is based on your thoughts or perhaps your soul needing redemption before death. Yes, we all face judgment from God and His angels at the time of our passing, which is done relatively quickly in the spirit world, or at least this is what the spirit world has told me. However, there is no time in the afterlife; time is manufactured, so this is something we won’t know for sure until it is our own time to leave the physical world.

While alive, God gives us time to redeem our actions and learn from our situations and mistakes. We have to reap what we sow. The question is, will you save your past mistakes before it’s too late? I believe our guardian angel is always watching and reporting back to God, for they are the ones who know what you think, and your actions in this life are always documented in the book of life. The angels see and know everything.

In my travels, there are many misconceptions about karma and if it even exists. I have seen many people who have done lots of evil in the world, and nothing but good things happen. In this world, but remember, there is another world after this. Where is karma? This life? Next life, reincarnation? As for the next life, if we don’t remember our next life, what will karmic lessons serve? So I believe if karma or something to this effect doesn’t intervene in your life, it will get you in the next life, in heaven. And this happens more than you think, or at least this is what the deceased has told me.

I have seen good-natured people who have done nothing wrong yet experience evil people and painful circumstances. Can we say they did something terrible to have this happen to them? And I discourage anyone from thinking they must have done something in a past life to deserve their current situation. God would never do this. Why? Because your life affects everyone else’s life. We are all connected. Why would God make you live out some unbearable life circumstance that you have no power to change?

It needs to make more sense. Life is life when it boils down to it, and while we are co-creators of our world, sometimes life happens. It is messy, unpredictable, and full of exciting twists and turns and painful ones. And remember, destiny is authentic, and it is not necessarily karma.

While we have free will in our world, God gives people time to redeem their souls. Now that doesn’t mean you can hurt others, ask for forgiveness, and magically your name is put in God’s good book; it’s not that simple; Do the work of healing. Again, if you didn’t learn your lesson in this world, you will discover it in heaven, and from what I hear, it’s a lot easier to make amends NOW with the people you have hurt before you pass away.

So, answering the question, we live with all different life lessons. Do I believe karma is an effect on everyone? No. Do I think if you do something terrible, you will be, let’s say, reprehended in life and definitely in the next? Absolutely.

I believe we experience what we need to experience to grow and, with these experiences, make sure we never fall away from God, no matter how difficult it is to do that. If you have done something wrong and hurt someone, remove the ego and apologize, ask for forgiveness from God, our Creator, and begin the healing process with yourself so that you can change your ways.

I will leave you with this.

Luke 6:27 “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”

Stay well, and until next time, God Bless!

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