No longer philosophy among new-agers and quantum physicists, literally everything within our world is energy. Each atom empty but for swirling votices of subtle energy. It is no misinterpretation of ancient script that Karma is an Energy within us, creating our path and person. It is understanding this fact that helps us to understand Karma: low-frequency vibrations emanating out from within.
Quantum physics does a pretty good “Western” style job of explaining spirituality. Many of the spiritual teachings being validated by scientists and researcher facilities. There is no doubt of the subtle energies around and within us, detectable and measurable. As most of us are now aware, illness in our physical body is directly related to our Spirit/Energetic/Emotion Body. We create emotions (Emotions-energy_in_motion) within this body. As we see with trauma or abuse victims, these energies/emotions can stick with us, become trapped in our energetic body, if no chance for emotional resolve is possible. And in fact, these trapped emotions can be passed from generation to generation. This is family/genetic Karma. We see this on a more physical level when dis-eases seem to be passed down in a family, yet there are no (physical) genetic markers to explain how. Its Karmic. It is an energy being inherited.
People also come into my office sensing they have some “bad karma or something” where the same issue or imbalance keeps showing up in their life. Some think they have “bad luck” My first intention is to help them understand there is no bad luck, and they are not being punished. Let me be very clear:Karma Is Not A Punishment. It is an energetic distortion that is emanating from within, and as within so without. Basic Law of Attraction stuff. It is a trapped emotion screaming for healing, the way an ingrown toenail screams for relief.
Sacred teachings shows Karma as lessons and opportunities to heal. This idea of punishment is again, new-age misinterpretations. Thankfully the majority seems to be moving past this notion. Karma is a dis-ease, not a punishment. Though understandably, dis-ease often feels like punishment.
Whether you commit an unethical act, or were the victim of one (We do NOT control other people, we are not responsible for others mistakes, another cheap interpretation of ancient Law of Attraction teachings) you are likely to accrue Karmic energy. Sometimes the victim accumulates more of these dense energies, sometimes the perpetrator does, it really depends on each’s emotional state and tribal support at the time, however both will accrue Karma: an energetic distortion within the body that must now be resolved. And as Sacred Healing, meditation and shamanism, and social connection is at an all time low here in the West, the Karmic energy is building within us. I hope I am explaining this clearly: Karma is NOT a punishment. It is unresolved energetic degree/emotional baggage/trapped emotions stuck within our Spirit.
So concepts like “The Secret” are circling around these teachings, and people are realizing that all these affirmations and fake positive thinking are not actually resolving anything. In fact, positive thinking tends to cause deeper suppression. It’s a new age form of what old men used to do: bury their feelings so deep until they had a heart attack at 60.
Some people turn to hypnotherapy or NLP to help fix their dis-ease or imbalance. At best, these band-aids wear off within weeks. At worse, they successfully suppress the emotions until they come out in uglier more urgent ways, or even worse still, laying dormant until the next incarnation. If reincarnation is your belief, then you’d better believe it will be another lifetime with this Karma. Our physical bodies are left behind but our spirit and its wounds are eternal. And these energetic wounds stay with us until we finally heal them. When people say “Must be Karma from a past life” others laugh as though they did something horrible in a past life. Maybe they did, maybe they were the victim, maybe they inherited the emotion. Either way, it is no punishment. It is calling for healing.
Aside from feeling into the energetic body, an experienced Shaman should be able to connect with your subconscious, which is all aware of your spirit wounds, bring these distortions up and into your conscious mind, and then clear them out. It is a permanent clearing. And it is deeply sacred work. Much like Baptism, it is a cleansing of past “sins” I am a scientific Shaman (ahaha) and I can tell you, it is a measurable and obvious change. Usually the persons actual physical appearance changes after even 1 clearing session, When I do these healing, I bring up the specific emotion and time it occurred, to restore the memory in the clients conscious mind. Be wary of the con-man healer who uses vague guesses and universally applicable messages. There is no guessing and no placebo effect when working with a Shaman. It doesn’t even matter if you totally believe or have high hopes because it is not placebo effect. It is actual, permanent healing of Karma. Life is supposed to be effortless, spontaneous, harmonious. When Karmic energy is cleared, it now becomes so. When we clear we need things like Reiki less often because we are now creating our own healthy high vibrations easily. The ripple effect of clearing Karma is never-ending and often surprising in positive benefits. This is true healing and its impact on the self and the whole run deeper than many still realize.