Is Karma a Method of Punishment?

Do you believe that you are being punished for past karma?
Do you believe that you are not living the life you want because you’re
being punished for something you may have done in a past life?

Last week we talked about my meeting Charles Thomas Cayce, grandson of Edgar Cayce, who channeled “the Source” around the turn of the 20th century (1900’s).  Cayce is famous for his healing information coming from the Source and there’s even a hospital set up in Virginia Beach to apply some of the healing techniques as they came forth and were recorded during Cayce’s lifetime.  Of course, all methods were validated and verified medically, but have found to be of sound principles and effective methodology.

scolded child, forgivenssWe also talked about karma last week – which has been used as a catch phrase for decades to describe a sort of punishment or burden to us if we do something wrong in this lifetime or any of our previous or future lifetimes.  Of course you have to believe in reincarnation if you truly believe you carry punishment forward for horrid deeds done during past lives.  Although even the non-believer will casually toss out the phrase, “Oh, I don’t want to do that—who needs the karma?”, or some such similar phrase.  Again, owing up the belief that karma is linked with punishment.

Karma never was about strictly punishment –rather it is the belief that how you live your life will create some sort of action – good or bad, depending on how you live your life.  We call this the Law of Cause and Effect, which is closely aligned with but not exactly the same as Law of Attraction—which is like attracts like.

The Law of Cause and Effect is more in the realms of what goes around, comes around – good or bad.  What you speak into the world, act upon the world and even think upon the world (which usually drives your speech and action) will come back to you in similar fashion as you sent out.   So karma isn’t just about punishment – it’s about a deed, a task or an action that creates an equal and reflecting effect that comes back to you as a result of that effect.

This natural or universal law reacts to your life the way you show up in the world, regardless if you believe in it or not.  Just like the law of gravity – it works.  So it’s best to try and understand it and live a life accordingly.

Karma or the Law of Cause and Effect isn’t out to punish you.  The law is simply a reflection of your life coming back to you.   However, many believe karma is punishment.  And that you carry the deeds of your life from life time to life time, hopefully growing and learning from them, but also many believe you are punished for them as well.

In our next blog, we’re going to look at this belief closer and see what the Divine Guidance Team has to say about this belief of karma.

What do you think?  Do you believe as many have that you bring punishment for past lives wicked deeds forward in this lifetime?  Do you believe that you are not living a life of goodness because you don’t believe you were a good person in a former lifetime?  Let us know what you think!


Love and Light Always,

Blake Cahoon, Founder
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
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