COSMIC CAFE: What does Karma mean?

By on May 13, 2015

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – According to metaphysical tradition, the evolutionary direction of our lives on Earth is to embody and live here in a state of unconditional love. Therefore, the direction of our personal and collective evolution is away from fear-based thoughts, beliefs, actions, and systems; and toward attitudes, actions and systems based on love.

We are held to basic universal principles to accomplish this. One of these principles is the “Law of Karma,” which has three major components:

1. Thoughts, beliefs, and actions not based in love will eventually require a course correction.

2. We reap the effects of both our positive and negative thoughts and actions. The benefits of loving actions, talents and skills accrue and are with us across lifetimes. The negative patterns travel with us as well, repeating over and over until we get the message and choose to upgrade.

3. The third component of the Law of Karma is that our own thoughts, beliefs and actions determine what we attract into our experience. A change of heart literally changes everything.

There is no time limit or number of lifetimes for how long it takes each of us to transform fear-based patterns of judgment, aggression, hatred, self-doubt, dishonesty and fear into living through the heart. The level of correction is not about perfection. It doesn’t mean walking around never feeling uncomfortable, never having a difficult day, or never having clear preferences. Each soul has its own tipping point for mastery. How will you know you’ve let go of a pattern that no longer serves you? Your life will flow with more grace, ease, joy and the experience of inner peace.

It’s important to note that how long this process takes is directly in our hands. Personal and collective evolution are influenced by our level of awareness, positive intention, self-honesty, open heartedness, the ability to forgive self and others, willingness to take responsibility for ourselves, and choosing the emotional high road as consistently as possible in the face of whatever life presents.

You might want to notice repeating patterns of dissatisfaction, frustration or conflict in your work, personal relationships and within yourself as a way to become more mindful of what it is you are intending to upgrade.  Simply stated: Notice what hooks you. No blame, no shame, but getting hooked means there’s something there to heal. With greater awareness of what you intend to evolve in yourself, you can enjoy gratitude for the positives in your life and simultaneously get on with your inner homework.

Operating on the primary fuel of love rather than fear literally enlightens the individual and the collective consciousness of the planet. The three parts of the Law of Karma put us in the driver’s seat of our lives.

Carol Mann is a longtime Jackson resident, radio personality, former Grand Targhee Resort owner, author, and clairvoyant. Got a Cosmic Question? Email

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