There are three main types of Karma: karma already created which you
are manifesting now; karma which you have created which will manifest in
the future; and karma which you are creating now which will manifest in the
future (this is the karma which you can exercise some control over, by
watching your actions and detaching from the fruits of them.)
Karma is the arising consequence of any thought we have or action we
make as an embodied soul. Until we become aware of our habitual patterns of
thought and behaviour, we continue to repeat
situations which entrap us further into consciousness, into the limited
experience of a suffering individual, divorced from the expansive ecstasy
which is our uncluttered, natural state.
Freedom from karma arises as we learn not to concern ourselves with
the fruit of or actions. Being free of the cycle of birth and death means
that we are no longer affected by events and thoughts as they arise, we
remain in a supremely free state, unaffected by appearances, the daily
activities of the world, the activities of of our
minds and those of our emotions.
When we come into incarnation, all the information about our outer
and inner make-up – ie the clothing of
Consciousness as our individuality, held in subtle atoms, is transferred
into our current subtle bodies.
By the time we are born, all our past actions are lying dormant in
seed form in the subtle channel which lies within the central channel or Sushumna nadi (roughly
equates with the physical spine, and along which are strung the vortexes of
energy referred to as chakras.) These seed forms are called samskaras, and arise from our subconscious mind through
the stimulation of outer activity. See the diagram above which shows how
these samskaras, if unchecked, give rise to ever
As these impulses arise we draw to ourselves the people and
conditions which mirror the inner limitation. If we can recognise
the root cause of our limitation and see the play of it, learning to
respond rather than instinctively reacting to situations and emotions, then
we begin to free ourselves from the glamour (illusions) of our personality.
It's not that we get rid of the personality – rather we purify it, so that
it becomes the tool through which we act in the world.
We begin to realise that we never were
what we identified with so strongly – ie our
cherished opinions and preferences. We begin to experience a deeper, far
richer inner stillness which arises spontaneously as our primal joyful
state. At first we have glimpses as the clutter veils our self recognition.
But steady recognition of our distortions through the support of self
observation and regular meditation help to shift our awareness until the
experience becomes constant. It takes time to do this inner work, although
individual insights can act as catalysts for great shifts.
Reiki can help particularly by sending healing energy to the
root of any presenting situation. And keeping a spiritual journal
of our process can also be invaluable for recognising
repeated patterns as well as recording insights and experiences. Apart from
Reiki, initiation classes from several other traditions are available. In
the Triveni Light Classes,
two powerful attunements relating to karma are given. The first is
"Alleviation of Karma", which can alleviate a measure of the
second type of karma mentioned, although how much, varies from one
individual to another.
The second attunement given arose in response to the in-depth work
of several years with individual clients: it is the "Karmic Processing
Shakti" and can be activated by intent.
Phase (1) Works on inherited family patterns and ancestral clutter
on physical e.g. miasms and subtle levels, to
deepen awareness of and accelerate karmic clearing and release.
Phase (2) Works on personal karma, helps us to recognize, clear and
take responsibility for our past and present actions, and therefore has the
potential to impact significantly on our future.
Phase (3) Brings forward ancestral and personal gifts from our past
for beneficial use in the present.
I used to work solely with Reiki in some of the above ways for
myself and others, but now work with these attunements as well, I find them more specific and effective.
In private work, most of my individual clients are in some form of
transition. We often work intensively for half a day, and occasionally, if
used to counselling / healing and inner work
processes, for a day session, with a short follow-up session a couple of
Key areas considered are personal and emotional history, birth and
conception, key traumas, family illness tendencies, family behavioural patterns, attitudes to each other etc.
Emotional and karmic signatures start to emerge. The current life traumas
are energetic doorways to past patterns and tendencies. Sometimes clear
past life triggers emerge, but I don't focus on them too much other than to
clear them, as they are often a distraction to the root cause which is the
key to the whole destructive patterning. The root cause is what the soul
needs to recognise and learn from. If only the
symptoms are removed, (the physical / emotional /mental "cure")
we often simply relieve the situation, though sometimes that is an
important emergency consideration.
We also brainstorm empowering ways to support change. The soul
already knows what it needs for this, it just
needs a spiritual midwife to help bring the knowledge forward to the
surface. In this way, the empowerment of the individual is usually long
lasting, effecting profound spiritual and personal growth.
If you feel you would benefit from in depth
energy work and would like to arrange a session, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Initiations for working with karmic issues go to Triveni Light
©1999 Chris Deefholts