How Karma Is Our Teacher

I used to be very afraid of the aspect of Karma. I honestly feared the thought of being punished for the wrongs I had unwillingly done in my past. Telling a lie, hurting someone without knowing it or the dread of what I may have done in my past lives.

The thing is, Karma is not here to punish us.

Catherine Louise Birmingham

Karma is life’s beautiful way of balancing our Soul’s growth and allowing us to understand the other point of view.

Compassion is built upon empathy and we can only empathize with someone or something when we understand what they are going through.

We only fear what we don’t understand, and this fear causes us more suffering than it does the person or thing we are judging. When we can understand why someone has done or is doing something, we can make decisions based from compassion – not judgment. Remember judgment is fear based and comes from our ego self, whereas compassion is love based and comes from our Soul. Balancing Karma is where we can view ourselves and others through the eyes of forgiveness and love. This does not mean we allow ourselves or others to continue in destructive, abusive or evil ways but instead to have the self-power to change our behavior or walk away from and take steps to stop those who abuse us or others.

There is a beautiful quote that –

‘Revenge is like drinking poison and hoping it will harm the other.’

This does not happen, it only slowly poisons you on the inside. Your responsibility is the life you are living. This also includes the effect we unintentionally bring to others. If that is out of balance, karma will come in to help you see the other side and change the way you treat yourself or others. This goes from harming ourselves and others as well as self-punishment to beliefs that we are not worthy of goodness and love. We are all worthy of love and if it is not learnt in this life it will be at our door to learn to embrace in every next life.

Karma is here to allow us to learn to love our human selves and others.

Even the most evil and abusive person will have the opportunity to help those suffering in the same pain that they may have once inflicted on others and learn to understand the abuser just as much as the abused.

The gift of the human life to a Soul, is it’s ability to feel emotion. This is our growth tool for the Soul. When you can move beyond anger, hatred, disgust and into compassion, understanding & forgiveness, you elevate the vibration of your Soul and Higher Self.

We all are Souls made from an all compassionate, powerful energy of love in its purest form. Although some Souls separate from this during their lifetime, they eventually will find their way back to it, even if they are lost Souls suffering in self-punishment after leaving this life. Their Guides and Angels of light are always with them waiting until they themselves realize that –

no wrong can ever and will ever, not be undone by the power of our truest self – LOVE.’

Catherine Louise Birmingham
Catherine Louise Birmingham is the Author of Ride for Life, The Three Golden Principles for Riders. She previously worked Internationally as a Dressage Rider and Trainer. She is now passionate about helping heal and change the world through working with each individual who is wanting to transform their life. She is available for Intuitive Energy Readings/Spiritual Guidance Sessions online and co-hosts the Spiritual Café, a private group for those desiring Spiritual Growth. She now lives with her partner in Abruzzo, Italy where they have opened their home as the Love and Nature Healing Retreat.

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