Karma! Sometimes instantaneous, we are able to relate it to a very recent event; and other times appears suddenly out of the blue without any seeming association or link to the current life! I’ve heard it told by the Eastern teachers how Karma manifest when the conditions are ripe for it, even if it comes from a prior life action–cause and effect. That explains how people who seem to get away with all type of negative actions don’t seem to suffer the consequences when they should according to human timing but perhaps will later in the current life or subsequent lifetimes. It also explains how people who seem to do no harm suffer terrible misfortune for no apparent reason. Karma catches up when the timing is right.
Just because a person breaks a law or commits a crime or lies-through-their-teeth and gets away with it temporarily doesn’t mean the universe supports it–the karmic consequence will come to fruition during the right conditions (Divine Timing). Astrologically, we often see this with aspects to the Moon’s Nodes.
How about people interfering with other people’s karma? Do they create their own karma because they don’t (or do) interfere in other people’s lives? When is it okay to do so and when is it not? The teachers tell us that it depends upon our motivation. I think intuition comes in handy in those cases of not knowing if one should interfere.
In the Catholic tradition they have the saying, “examine your conscience” in other words, check your motivation–is it pure or kind-heart-ed or not? What do you hope to achieve and will the benefits outweigh any negative consequences?
I remember once hearing that to judge another person is to take on their karma. I think I get where this comes from now after additional study study of Buddhism.
As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet,
To be, or not to be- that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them.
Intuition helps in certain decisions … to ask a question to help one examine the motivations if one interferes with the life of another. (I’m a psychic after all, so have to use intuition!) There’s the Tarot divination system to help guide and of course, more directly, one’s own intuition. To ask for guidance and then to wait until one is shown or given a clue in some way. Tarot can be pretty direct when asking a yes/no question using specific spreads.
But let me pull a card, just generally, and ask not for the answer to one specific situation but rather generally for the benefit of any reader who happens upon this post, asking, “What should be considered if one is uncertain about a situation that could lead to further karma or karmic interference?”
Well, here’s a can of worms for ya’—the card I drew is THE MOON. Immediately, the word “feeling” comes to mind and that the intuition speaks to us through feelings and to trust your feelings about any situation regarding karma (creating or interfering with another’s karma). Trust the feelings in the stomach and you will know what to do.
A teacher told me long ago that when trying to make a decision that if you think about doing the action and a feeling of peace comes over you, then this is the answer rather than if you feel un-easy, meaning not to take the action. Feelings of foreboding or dread should clearly indicate a “no” to the question.
The message of THE MOON card is that there is a Law of Balance operating in the Universe. For every win, there’s a loss. For every happiness, there’s a sadness. For every positive, there’s a negative. The best course of action when the Moon card comes up is…
BE NEUTRAL and FOLLOW YOUR OWN INNER LIGHT ; shadow worlds can be very confusing
(…besides, unless it’s a matter of immediate life or death, let the Angels and the energy of the Universe handle karma)
PS- just as an aside for today, July 12, 2014: the Moon is Full today in the sign of Capricorn.
Here’s a blog post about the Cap Moon: CLICK HERE