Karma is a deep subject that most people do not subscribe to because of religious issues, being of scientific minds, or not wanting to be considered odd if delving into the esoteric.
Many people waste half of their lives and thousands of dollars trying to heal themselves from physical and mental afflictions and every other malady that one can imagine without a positive result. A few people, however, get lucky, and after going through a traumatic experience, they are awakened to the idea of the afterlife. Then re-incarnation and Karma make all the sense in the world to them.
These lucky people can become very successful and well-adjusted individuals because through their experience they reconnected with the life source, got rid of all of their fears, and became totally honest with themselves and others as to who they are. Thus, they can pursue their goals realistically and lead more fulfilling lives. Most of these individuals gain their spirituality back and, as a result, can pursue a career in metaphysics with great success. The additional bonus? Life without the need for artificial crutches, such as drugs and psychotherapy.
Mental hospitals are full of people who have not found their way out of those depressing institutions and have endured horrendous therapy sessions, or are totally out of touch with reality due the overload of drugs prescribed (or not) by their doctor. Another percentage of these individuals are turned loose into society, causing harm to themselves or others, without the hope of ever recovering.
Is there an answer? Is there hope? Yes, but most of the people who suffer from different afflictions never had the inclination or the opportunity to investigate the source of the problem from a spiritual level before they started being treated with drugs. Some may have started drug abuse on their own, closing down the opportunity for a natural healing process to take place at some point in their lives.
What is Karma? How do we acquire it? According to experts who have tested certain spiritual practices that assist with this issue, karma is brought down from ancestors to their descendants. Karma may also be created through one’s own misdeeds. By becoming aware of our own and our ancestors’ history, we may be able to erase or modify our negative karma by doing good and following spiritual practices to change our behavior to atone for our karma and thus to create generations of healthy, harmonious, and successful people in our lineage.
To erase or modify one’s karma requires a strong commitment to find a spiritual practice that will guide him or her to discover the role that their ancestry may be playing in their own personal lives and then resolve to atone by means of certain spiritual disciplines or practices. For example, Zen allows one to quiet the mind and begin the search. Mahikari No Waza offers a more direct approach to karmic issues. Both may be found on the internet. Good luck in your journey…
Steaffica is a Karma Researcher, Spiritual Consultant and is Metaphysical Studies & Crisis Intervention Certified.