Karma, the universal concept of cause and effect, often brings to mind the relationship challenges and difficulties we encounter in our lives.
However, karma encompasses a much wider scope and manifests itself in various forms.
In fact, there are eight distinct types of karma, each with its own unique implications and impacts.
Curious about the kind of karma that resonates within you? Let’s explore and find out!
1. The individual karma
Understanding individual karma is quite simple. This kind of karma arises from our choices and actions, inevitably affecting our life journey.
In the realm of individual karma, we become the cause of our own karmic experiences, attracting situations that flow directly from our actions.
Individual karma is closely related to our character, emotions and especially how we interact with others, expressing our personality and affections.
2. The family karma
Recognizing family karma is also relatively easy. It manifests itself in families where conflicts and emotional struggles prevail, preventing the flourishing of peace and harmony, regardless of the basic bonds created through love.
The people around us within our family play an important role in a spiritual decision aimed at learning and salvation.
The intensity of healing and growth increases proportionally with the level of conflict. In this regard, the family serves as our deepest center of healing. However, family karma also involves the transmission of generational patterns, giving it a more collective nature.
Family constellations often explore this phenomenon, shedding light on specific behaviors or emotional patterns that repeat themselves across generations until they are recognized, accepted, and ultimately healed.
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3. The business karma
Business karma relates to the culmination of the founders’ behaviors within a business or company, effectively shaping the path the enterprise will take.
Partnership dynamics, for example, can make or break a business. It is the fusion of each partner’s worldview that determines the business karma at play.
4. The relationship karma
Negative relationship beliefs often create relationship karma, stemming from less-than-desirable personal experiences.
These experiences can be derived from one’s own encounters or close observation of conflicts and behaviors modeled by relatives.
For example, a child who grows up watching their father repeatedly cheat on their mother may unknowingly internalize the belief that love and marriage are painful and that all men are unfaithful.
Consequently, this individual unwittingly attracts similar relationships that reinforce this pattern. Relationship karma becomes unmistakable even in abusive relationships.
When a girl endures prolonged abuse from her mother, she unwittingly internalizes this dynamic and, even without conscious intent, gravitates toward men who display similar behavior.
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5. The karma of illness
The field of disease karma delves into the links between heredity, DNA, and health problems.
This particular type of karma often manifests in conditions such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, which are not directly related to lifestyle choices. In these cases, individuals have little or no control over the development of these diseases.
Additionally, disease karma can also be understood as the physical manifestation of certain mental patterns that contribute to bodily pain.
Take, for example, an individual who possesses an extremely rigid and inflexible nature, which eventually leads to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis.
6. The karma from past lives
It is essential to recognize that karma is never intended as punishment or imposition, but rather as a transformative path through which the mind can learn and grow from previous mistakes.
For example, a mother who abandoned her child in a past life may encounter similar circumstances of abandonment in her current life, serving as an opportunity for growth and redemption.
Another example would be a person suffering from lung cancer due to a previous lifetime addiction to cigarettes.
The choices made by these individuals in their past lives may reverberate in their next incarnation, causing them to be born with breathing problems, such as asthma.
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7. The collective karma
Collective karma includes the karmic experiences shared by particular social groups or nations, arising from the cumulative impact of individual behaviors.
A poignant illustration of this kind of karma can be seen in natural disasters that claim many lives within seconds.
Surprisingly, these individuals who tragically lost their lives in such events share a deep connection, as if fate had brought them together in the same place and time when the disaster occurred. Even nations can bear the weight of collective karma.
Much of what a nation experiences today, including urban violence, corruption, and religious and racial intolerance, can be traced back to its historical roots, shaped by the choices made by its people over the centuries.
Unfortunately, valuable lessons from history often go unnoticed, perpetuating a vicious cycle of repeating the same mistakes while hoping for different results.
8. The planetary karma
Although often overlooked, planetary karma is of tremendous importance to understanding the nature of our world and the reasons behind its current state as a planet of spiritual growth and redemption.
On the same planet where the enlightened saints have walked, malevolent figures have also exerted their influence, causing immense bloodshed and suffering. However, what primarily shapes the inherent challenges of the world is the average karma of those who inhabit it.
Planetary karma directs the direction of life on Earth based on the decisions made by those in leadership positions that shape the course of the world.
For example, the collective lifestyle choices we make collectively have the power to either deplete the planet’s precious resources and lead to the potential extinction of life or to drive a transformative approach that respects and nurtures our environment.
Ultimately, it is up to us to determine how we engage with our shared planetary destiny.
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