Question: “How does karma relate to the Law of Attraction? If my actions decide whether good or bad things happen to me, how can I manifest what I want? Isn't it already decided for me?”
– Jonathan, Sydney, Australia
Answer: I used to believe in karma. I used to believe that whenever something bad happened in my life it was because of something that I had either done in this lifetime or a previous one. But then I learned the truth about how life works…how the Law of Attraction works. I learned that everything I believed about karma was wrong.
You see, karma allows us to be a victim, to place the reason for all of our fortunes and misfortunes outside of ourselves. It’s a scapegoat.
When we use karma as an excuse for the events in our lives, we prevent ourselves from growing and from discovering that the thoughts we are sending out into the world bring us the very fortunes and misfortunes that we are experiencing.
It is our thoughts that produce everything we experience in our lives.
Karma is Ancient Sanskrit for “action.” As such, it goes hand in hand with the Law of Attraction.
Every minute of every day we are creating our lives. We are not being rewarded for past good deeds or punished for something we did 10 lifetimes ago. Karma, like our lives, is NOT predestined and unchangeable.
We were born with free will and, at any given moment, can change our lives for the better or the worst. The choice is ours and it all begins with the thoughts we choose to think.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to be 100% focused on our thoughts and what they might be bringing to us.
We can attract things unintentionally – whether it's a new job or a car accident.
Our thoughts (like our karma) can catch up to us.
However, misfortunes only arise when we live without conscious awareness of our thoughts. Every moment, we can decide what thoughts we choose to have. These thoughts create our experiences and our karma.
We have the power to decide what we want to appear in our lives.
Negative karma will appear in our lives until we change it.
Once we make a new decision, a new reaction will take place and new karma will be created. Thus, changing our karma.