It’s something I regularly hear from friends and mentoring clients alike: “But I can’t do anything about that. It’s just my karma!”
And there was a time when I’d have said the same about the things I was going through.
But not any more.
The more I work with Law of Attraction and the more I understand how creating your reality really works, the more I understand that…
There is no such thing as karma.
Given how many years it took me to accept that karma even existed, this has been a challenge for me. But now I can see how it really works.
Now don’t get me wrong: “karma” can be a useful way to explain how things work, especially if they seem to be going wrong. But it’s also a great way of limiting yourself.
For example, if we reach a block caused by a limiting belief or past experience, it can be easier to blame our lack of progress on “bad karma” from previous actions, rather than accept responsibility.
“I didn’t deserve to get that job / client / house / payrise because I’ve got bad karma about money.”
It’s a great way of passing the buck and saying it’s someone else’s fault – be that “someone else” God, the Universe or us from previous lives. And, worse still, there’s nothing we can do about it.
But we could look at things another way.
If we are getting to grips with the Law Of Attraction, then we are learning that what we think about – what we give our attention to – becomes our reality. So we literally attract things, people and experiences that are in alignment with our predominant thoughts – the energy we’re “putting out there”. We know that, in any moment, we can choose our experience.
Yet, if we go through a sticky patch, suddenly we throw all of that out of the window and blame “karma”.
We tend to blame karma, rather than accepting that we didn’t get what we wanted because, perhaps…
- … it wasn’t really for the highest good of all concerned – or just not yet
- … we spent most of our time worrying so much about it not working out that it didn’t stand a chance of showing up
- … we secretly didn’t believe we deserved it
- … we unconsciously didn’t believe it was possible
- … deep down, we were scared or didn’t truly want it
The bottom line is:
Until we accept that we create all of our experience – the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful – then we’re just bobbing around on the currents, rather than being captain of our ship.
Can you think of any situations lately where you might have allowed karma to be an excuse? It can be a tough mirror to face. But perhaps, if you look with an open heart, you might spot the block that stopped you from doing what you really wanted.
And that’s the biggest step towards breaking through what’s been holding you back from living the life of your dreams.