By jona bryndis, Sep 14 2018 02:16PM
Karma is the Sanskrit word for 'Action' or 'Deed.' In its original meaning it is also referred to “the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect).” Karma , Encyclopedia Britannica (2012).
While the word Karma is mostly used in the context of ‘bad karma’ or negative consequences this article is suggesting to look at karma merely as a set probablity or attraction to experiencing certain events in our lifetime. The main purpose of this is to point out how changing the way we see our Karma and thus better understanding the nature of our karma can open us up to the opportunity to do actually do something about it. If we can see Karma as our True Self's prompting to undo a stored imbalance within us we can learn to reframe and recontexualize our journey into a more harmonious interplay of energies - like playing a game: We accept the cards that we have been dealt as our starting point and work on improving our chances to beat the odds.
Karma is a game - a Divine Comedy really - and you are the high-roller trying to beat the bank!
Let's explore the contributing factors in our tendency to repeat the same patterns over and over again, and if and how we could change our Karma.