What is bad karma? What is karma, actually?
“Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another”
– Arthur Conan Doyle
Unlike one of the most popular misconceptions about karma, which states that it is some form of Divine – Cosmic – punishment for our sins, karma, according to some of my teachers – like Bill Harris and Bashar, channeled by Darryl Anka – really stands for our doings.
What we do every day, as a result of who we are? I like their idea; therefore, I chose to use it. I find it truly empowering.
Let’s say you also agree with this idea! Now, since we can only act – like do stuff – now, in the present moment, which is the only moment there is, karma, must refer to our present actions. Our present doings.
So, following this logic, a more meaningful question is:
How can we eliminate bad doings; bad actions?
To answer this question we need to know how do we do what we do.
Well, to do anything, we must first feel motivated to do it, or not do it. Motivation, “the doing” or “the not doing” is an emotion. An emotion is a direct internal expression of a belief, whatever the belief is.
Thus, we believe certain ideas. We get motivated to act. Then we act, and as a result of our actions and doings, derived from our beliefs, we get the bad karma thing.
So, in this way, bad karma really means un-resourceful, and therefore unconscious, unexamined beliefs. Driving our emotions and thoughts into behavior, into actions and doings as a result of our original beliefs.
Mechanically speaking, that is how all of us finally act!
It is how we finally do something, anything! So, as we consciously start to examine our beliefs, change some of them with other new beliefs, with more resourceful and empowering ones, we, thus, change our actions and doings.
Literally, we change!
So we eliminate the bad karma thing.
Meaning bad doings and bad actions; the “bad” part from the question being a very subjective and relative idea, having a different meaning for all of us.
In the coming episode, we are discussing How can one change?
Until then, be well.
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