K is for Karma
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
Karma is a Sanskrit word that means action, work or deed. Most people have understood this idea from a very young age. It’s as simple as cause and effect. Good karma, bad karma, whatever you put out you will come back to you in return.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you is the golden rule and it is also how to create good karma. You reap what you sow is another story. It is a very simple method to ensure you live a peaceful, happy, joyful and meaningful existence.
If the energy you put out into the world is positive then it will return to you manifested in some positive way (that you can not predict or intend, or at least I can not).
A good example that covers all three words used to describe karma (action, work, deed ) is helping a friend move to their new house or apartment.
By helping a friend, one would be initiating a positive action by performing positive work and doing a positive deed. With one decision this person has given and therefore is adding to a positive rating in the spiritual bank account. Karma.
In helping a friend move one would have sent good karma into the ether and therefore would receive good karma in return.
The caveat is that it won’t happen the way you think it will. The end result is the same or greater but it is not the way you imagined it.
This does not mean that if you help move a friend that they will help you move when it’s your turn. That is too easy to predict. The only predictability about karma is what you give you will also get ( good or bad doesn’t matter).
The lighter you are, the more light will shine through you. Everyone puts out karma, even if they don’t know they’re doing it. So be intentional about what kind of karma you are putting out there for others to receive and feel.
So, is your karmic bank account on the plus side or negative side?