Welcome to Karma Cafe…
Boomed the Amitabh like Baritone voice of the presenter all the first years sat in awe, this was a sorority, the sorority that churned many new age Guru’s those who wore their Levis, and FabIndia with pride and reverence was expressed with a hug.
Today’s deliberation was on Karma, like many others in the room, I was there more for the heck of it, no let me be honest to pit my understanding with the understanding of the other…yes I am ashamed but to be honest pass judgements on myself and the others.
the cafe launched by the flower children of 1960. Have become the elite, and venerable of today. Today they were to share their collective wisdom on Karma…Karma a force created by a person’s action or so says the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it also allows that it could be cause of good or bad happening to a person.
each of us in room had our own perceptions of karma that we curate from various ways that the word emerged in our space.
“nanna karma” that, ”owe my fate” constant epithet sprouted by the family elders gave me an impression of a diligent police who sat up in the skies peering through looking at the mere mortals adding up good and bad, and sending bad something like a socialistic pattern.
But first time that I really went beyond it was a story in Chandamama which in turn was credited to the Jain stories if I remember right the Kathasaritasagar, where a bandit was cursed by a sage, but the curse does not effect him, simply because he did his job with detachment, he did not hoard what he stole but distributed there was a whole gamut of actions that described his detachment, but the most relevant of them all was his capcity to be non judgemental, but one day when his son was killed, he exclaims that it was unfair at that moment the sages curse gets activated. Though it was beyond a 12yr. Old to actually understand this there was this question that kept popping up.
Karma eventually I have begun to believe is an action that we perform, and the charge it carries is the emotional charge we place on it. this action has a consequence, and we may be attached to the consequence of the action, and we will also react to the consequence setting into motion another karmic cycle. When we leave this body, the energies of the Karmic cycles is shed as an imprint, and it adheres to us on rebirth this gives us the pattern and cycles of behavior, reaction and existence.
Hypnotherapy actually gave me a space to work with breaking this karmic patterns and bonds. Particularly in releasing old contracts and bonds.
For example we are at point of making a choice between two sets of action, this choice has to be made in the present with clear vision, but usually it is dictated by the past.
Things like commitment particularly to relationships, and career very often finance we are unconsciously responding and reacting to an situation, agreement or decision that we make, these could be from current life or we could be living out a past life learning now that becomes Karmic.
I do not know if this could works for you, but this is something that triggered my journey into exploring past life. I had to release a Karmic agreement that I made,
Breathe in and breathe out, slowly focus on the rhythmic breathing taking your breathe deeper and deeper until you reach the point of the navel, now next 4-5 breathes breathe to the Navel and let the breathe out through your eyes, there will a kind of canvas, next 3-4 breathes it breathe to the navel and let go through the limbs, now next two breathes focus on your eye lids, the mind at this point becomes still.
Imagine a circle in front of you, imagine circles within it or out of it that could be present due to soul contracts,
With a soft gaze imagine burning up the contracts, or from the past that are preventing you from being who you are.
I had chosen self forgiveness, so it went something like this, I imagined burning up circles, with affirmations
I let go of being unforgiving towards myself or anyone else.
I release ides from my mental continuum that could create terror in my mind or in the mind of anyone else.
I release any agreement made by to follow old paths that are harmful and destructive.
At this point I stepped out the circles and affirmed.
I step out of the collective curse of turmoil and panic.
I now easily access serenity within.
I release irritability, sarcastic and antisocial behaviour
I release all painful connections with all those I have known from a past life.
As I release each of my contract, and learning the could feel it leaving my space, we then invited the cosmic violet light to heal, and place the suggestions that would allow us to heal,
My personal suggestions and affirmations were,
I am now confident and resolute.
I now know I’m free to move on through love.
Of course I did not remember any particular past life, or exact karma, but the process did release something in my space. I am still sarcastic though but I can feel a shift in my own behaviour patterns.
At the end of the day my understanding is quiet the mind and the sould will speak allowing us to choose freedom from patterns that bind us, and like Wayne.W.Dyer said, How people treat you is their Karma and how you react is yours.