"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to
repeat it." (George Santayana)
About Sacred Karmic Cycles:
Karma works through sacred cycles that
spin us into the events in our lives.
While on Earth, you are living in the worlds
of reincarnation and karma. Believe it or not, karma begins & ends with
love. Karma begins to propel you as Soul on a personal journey through
the universe. Karma ends when you have perfected yourself in your
ability to love.
So What is Karma?
As Soul you are eternal. You have past, present,
and future lives. To grow in love, joy, and awareness, you reincarnate
into a series of physical bodies to experience different existences.
You have been or will be both sexes and all races, religions, and
ethnic types throughout many lifetimes.
Karma means that "as you sow, so also shall
you reap" in this and other lifetimes until you understand the
complete consequences of all your actions. Karma is the principle of
cause and effect, action and reaction, total cosmic justice and
There are 4 different types of karma:
the accumulated result of all your actions
from all your past lifetimes. This is your total cosmic debt. Every
moment of every day either you are adding to it or you are reducing
this cosmic debt.
the portion of your "sanchita" karma being
worked on in the present life. If you work down your agreed upon debt
in this lifetime, then more past debts surface to be worked on.
the portion of actions in the present life
that add to your "sanchita" karma. If you fail to work off your debt,
then more debts are added to "sanchita" karma and are sent to future
daily, instant karma created in this life that
is worked off immediately. These are debts that are created and worked
off - ie. you do wrong, you get caught and you spend time in jail.
As Soul, you experience a constant cycle of
births and deaths into a series of bodies until you have learned all
the spiritual lessons. Until you have learned, you will find that
"resistance" to the rules of karma is "futile".
"Anybody who has survived his childhood has
enough information about life to last him the rest of his days."
Karma works by cycles: Age 1-12 is childhood
when one learns how to function in the world.
Karma & Childhood:
Karmically speaking, childhood is where the
individual fully detaches from their last previous life. In this cycle,
the individual connects with experiences designed to help form their
character and personality in this lifetime while they are re-learning
how to function at a lower level of physical being (walking, talking,
socializing, etc). Here they are "wet clay" ready to be re-molded.
To grow in awareness, the individual will
consciously incarnate into situations that will help them to heal
unresolved issues and pain from past lives so they can advance in
spiritual growth. This individual chooses the stage for their karmic
drama by agreeing to co-create experiences where their old patterns
of being will no longer serve them. The goal of this incarnation
is to help them to grow in love and to gain new learnings about
life in the universe.
Although an individual can attach to their past
life issues at any point along their journey, they tend to pick up the
majority of them in their "young and impressionable" childhood. Since
past life issues attach so firmly in childhood, it is there that traces
of the individual's existences in past lives most strongly reveal
themselves. What the individual has learned or has not learned in past
lives becomes rapidly become apparent as they grow up.
Where they have not truly learned their lessons
in past lives, these issues will start to manifest in their body, mind,
and emotions. Their personality, their predispositions, their preferences
will emerge from past lives and will then start to interact with their
present experiences to shape and mold the individual's current life as
well as to unwind their past karma.
It is past lives - via cellular memory - that
form one's nature. It is past lives - via the choices about reincarnation
they make (choosing their parents, life circumstances, romantic partners,
and so on) - that form one's nurture. Finally, it is what they bring from
past lives - skills and abilities, wisdom and instincts - that help one
deal with the challenges propelling them through this life.
"To grown people, teenagers are children
still. To themselves, they are very old and very real." (Margaret
Karma works by cycles: Age 13-24 is youth
when one gains education to become an adult.
Karma & Youth:
Karmically speaking, youth is where the
individual fully enters into their current lifetime. The individual
connects with experiences designed to help establish them in the world
in this lifetime while they are learning to function at a higher level
(how to earn money, be independent, make lifestyle choices, etc).
They start to work through their past life
karma through their body, mind, and emotions. Karmically, an individual
is considered to be an adult at age 24 (Swaha) regardless of their
level of personal development. It is during youth that the individual's
true personality and their karmic issues begin to emerge.
If the individual was born with birth defects,
the results of those defects will become more noticeable. If the
individual was born perfectly healthy, they will begin to attach to
their health problems by contracting illnesses, incurring injuries,
and developing diseases in their youth. Similarly, if the individual
had been functioning well mentally and emotionally, they will begin
to attach to their issues through unwanted and unsettling thoughts
Even when the individual is totally physically,
mentally, and emotionally happy, the patterns of the past start to
re-emerge in the present. These are most noticeable when they are
different those of their family. Usually a person in youth "picks up
where they left off" in their last previous life... to start over
What one is naturally good at doing will
manifest in how they choose to spend their time.
If one has learned to do a thing well in past
lives, it becomes easy for them to learn when young.
Past life habits around money, eating, sleeping,
lifestyle choices, relationships, etc emerge.
Facial and body movements, verbal phrases,
writing styles, etc from the past resurface in youth.
"A child becomes an adult when he realizes that
he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong."
Karma works by cycles: Age 25-36 is adult
creation when one's karma pattern is done forming.
Karma & Adult Creation:
Karmically speaking, this is where the
individual's karma is "set" in their current lifetime. They have
taken on the vast majority of the physical karma (health challenges)
they will experience in this life. Their mental and emotional patterns
(how they think, feel, act, and react) are also set. This is
frequently referred to as an individual's personal karmic matrix.
Adult Creation Purpose:
Either during youth or adult creation, most
people have taken on enough in their karmic matrix to last them a
lifetime in terms of challenges from health, wealth, and relationships.
Here is how it happens:
Have an untreatable physical health problem?
If your health problems come from past lives,
they cannot be healed as effectively using only present day medical
treatments. The individual will search for answers to curing their
illness in ways that make them comfortable. Their search will cause
them to learn their lessons.
Burdened by mental or emotional obsessions,
compulsions, or bad habits?
It is very likely that these are resonances
from past lives desperately crying out to be healed. This is how an
individual's karma is created in this lifetime. It is their mental
and emotional functioning that drives their actions and creates their
An individual's fears of money, success, and
abundance may be related to a traumatic past death or vows of poverty
taken in past lives. How an individual spends-saves money, how they
earn-create it, how they use it... is heavily influenced by their
personal relationship with money through their past lives.
Usually end up with the wrong romantic partner?
An individual's beliefs (unconscious, from
past lives) may consistently block their true happiness and prevent
their reunion with their dream partner. Who one attracts as a romantic
partner has the most external influence on how their present karma
"The more I learn, the more I understand how
truly ignorant I am." (Albert Einstein)
Karma works by cycles: Age 37-48 is adult
expansion when one's karmic pattern is stronger.
Adult Expansion Purpose:
This is where the individual's karma
intensifies. By this time in their life, the individual has gained
experience and their present life learnings about their past life
issues are put to the toughest tests.
If the individual is successful in working
through some of their issues, then additional unresolved issues from
other past lives may surface for them to handle if there is agreement
at the soul level.
If the individual has not been successful,
then their current issues will intensify and they will experience the
same things only at more intense levels with a greater urgency to
Resolved your physical health problems?
In mid-life, the karma that has created an
individual's physical problems will intensify if they have failed to
take any actions to resolve it. Physical symptoms will worsen and
"break through" any medications, if the individual consistently
resists learning the lessons that illness has to teach them. If one
has learned from illnesses, then they will be restored to health.
Transcended your mental and emotional issues?
In mid-life, the karma that has created an
individual's mental and emotional problems will intensify if they have
failed to take any actions to resolve them. As time goes on,
mental-emotional patterns tend to deepen by repetition. So the sooner
the individual can get free of unwanted and disempowering patterns and
habits, the easier it will be for them to achieve internal peace and
harmony and to bring out what is within them.
Worked it out with your relationship partner?
In mid-life, the karma that has drawn
relationship partners together may come to an end. Events unfold
such that the relationship breaks up unexpectedly. Or the
relationship may solidify and become even stronger. Whatever happens,
karma intensifies and the relationship continues to be put to the test
as the cycle of adult expansion continues.
"The more sand that has escaped from the
hourglass of our life, the more clearly we should see through it."
Karma works by cycles: Age 49-60 is adult
contraction when one's karmic pattern is weaker.
Adult Contraction Purpose:
This is where the individual's karma stabilizes.
By this time in their life, the individual has come to some accommodation
with their issues either by delaying them or by solving them in whole
or in part.
If they are successful in working through some
of their past life issues, more issues will surface for them to handle.
During adult contraction, the individual has the chance to "cash in" on
karmic bargains by resolving physical, mental, and emotional issues
which seem easier to solve (than earlier in life).
If they have not been successful, then their
current issues will intensify and they will experience the same things
only at more intense levels with a greater urgency to resolve them
(especially when the end of life is near).
Here the individual's karma is reset for their
current lifetime. Their physical, mental, and emotional issues will be
reset and their karmic matrix will be reformed for their next cycles.
After 60, the pattern of adult creation-expansion-contraction repeats
each 12 years until the individual translates (dies).
"Belief in karma ought to make the life pure,
strong, serene, and glad. Only our own deeds can hinder us; only our
own will can fetter us. Once let us recognize this truth, and our
liberation has struck. Nature cannot enslave the Soul that by wisdom
has gained power and uses both in love." (Annie Besant)
Karma drives us to service and co-workership
with God - is the ultimate expression of love. Love means service.
Once you accept responsibility for your life, you are a Soul in service
to it. Once you do, you become a fully realized Co-worker with God.
Karma shows us that for any question love is the answer. As Thomas
"Love is our birthplace, our final refuge, and
our reason for being. If we recognize that compassion and love are the
ultimate destination of our journey, the heart of the universe responds."