Suzy Singh, International Author of the Best-selling book 7 Karma Codes, speaks to us about how Karma works in our lives.
Anna had decided to visit her daughter Carla, for a few days. Upon reaching there, she discovered that Jane, Carla’s mother-in-law was bedridden and was scheduled to have surgery on her right leg. This was to be a third, in a series of several surgeries that she was required to undergo, and it had been a very stressful time for Carla. Anna felt sorry for her daughter and developed deep resentment towards Jane, whose constant state of illness was putting so much pressure and strain upon her poor daughter.
Feeling upset and angry, she returned to her home, distressed about her child’s plight. Two days later, Anna
slipped and fell in her bathroom, fracturing the bones in her right leg. Upon medical investigation, it was discovered that she would need the exact same surgery that Jane was scheduled to have when she was visiting her daughter. This was Karma’s boomerang effect. This incident brings to light many interesting aspects about how Karma works in our lives.
Causation is the first aspect.
Your thoughts, words and actions are powerful forces. Once you unleash them, they come back to you like a returning boomerang, bringing back exactly what you send out. Anna had resented and trivialised the suffering of Jane. She had sent out angry thoughts towards her for causing her daughter so much trouble. These thoughts brought back a similar quantum of suffering to Anna. This illustrates the causation effect of karma. Your past thoughts, speech and actions create future consequences. Karma’s objective is NOT to punish you, as many people wrongly interpret, but to maintain balance and equality in the universe.
Intentionality is the second aspect. Even though Anna pretended to be polite with Jane while she was staying with Carla, her deep intention wasn’t so good. She had hoped that Jane would stop being such a burden on her daughter. Many unkind and vicious thoughts had arisen in her mind and she had done nothing to stop them. We often believe that no one knows our deepest, darkest thoughts, but the keepers of Karma are always listening. They hear and watch everything that we think, say and do. The law of karma is only interested in your hidden intentions, not your outward expressions or pretences. After her fall, Anna felt so helpless and alone as there was no one to look after her. What she had wished for Jane, was now happening to her.
Law of Attraction is the third aspect. Whatever experiences you need to have in order to learn and purify your consciousness, Karma will bring to you. This is the law of attraction aspect and it is indicated here by the sudden fall that Anna had after returning from Carla’s home, injuring her leg. She is now scheduled to undergo the exact same surgery that Jane was to have. This demonstrates that whatever experiences you encounter in the present time, whether good or bad, are merely consequences of your past thoughts and deeds.
Attunement is Karma’s fourth aspect. Anna was so blinded by her attachment to her daughter, that it made her insensitive to Jane’s pain. This blatant rejection of another’s suffering indicates a lack of empathy and a deep intolerance for others. The only way she can develop the capacity for empathy is by going through a similar experience of suffering. This represents the attunement aspect of karma.
How Karma works
The attitude and intention with which we respond to our present circumstances determines what we will encounter in the future. If Anna reacts angrily, becoming even more enraged, cursing and blaming Jane for passing on her accident proneness or sickness to her, she will only increase her suffering. But if instead, she realises her error, and seeks forgiveness at the soul level for being so uncaring and selfish in her attitude, she can neutralise some of the bad karma she has created. By reacting to difficulties and pain with anger and hostility, we increase both our present and future suffering. However, if we respond to adversity with a sense of humility, patience, acceptance, tolerance and a learning attitude, we can fast track our suffering, even mitigate it.
Effect of Family Karma
Our Family karma also has a bearing upon our total burden of karma. If Carla’s ancestors have had a history of being selfish and entitled, those influences will bring into her life experiences where she may be required to serve others so that she can develop an attitude of service and become more oriented towards others. This will provide her the opportunity to redeem some amount of her family’s karmic burden. In this case, Carla has the opportunity to serve her mother-in-law, Jane. As we can see, this opportunity is entangled with the selfish resistance from her mother, Anna, giving us a clue about the narcissistic family karma involved.
If Carla is able to offer her service willfully to Jane, she will neutralise some of her personal and family karma, relieving her children and future generations from the transgenerational impact of this suffering to some degree. The purpose of our human incarnation is not to suffer, but to transform our suffering into the search for peace. We are born to move towards purity, perfection and liberation, and the karma we perform plays a central role in enabling or disrupting this process. Whether it’s your relationships, work, finances, or spiritual search that you are experiencing difficulties in, or feeling stuck with, the 7 Karma Codes can bring you great relief, providing you answers to questions that seem so complex and remain unresolved.
In the words of Mohanji, Global Spiritual leader, this book is “Absolutely compelling. It can help you gain a firm grip on your life. Treat it as a friend you can trust, a guide who can point you in the right direction and a reliable companion who will stand by your side through all your highs and lows of life. The 7 Karma Codes can help you know yourself better and live a more peaceful life.” How different desires design your karma Karma’s key aim is the unification of all beings. Desire, on the other hand, creates the illusion of separation. Desires can be of three kinds. When we are moved by a beggar on the street because his hunger reminds us of a time when we were in need and someone helped us, we may feel the desire to buy him some food. This is a pure desire. It is uplifting and expanding. It is sattvic in nature and it builds good karma. If however, we ignore the beggar, feeling nothing because we are in a rush to meet our friends for lunch, and we are excited about trying out a new cuisine at a fancy restaurant, our desire is driven by selfish desire. This is Rajasic desire.
If you enjoy the food, you will want to repeat the experience and may think of coming back with your husband for another meal. Through this example, we can appreciate how desires create attraction or repulsion. If our experience is pleasant, as in this case, it will increase the craving for that thing. Now let’s imagine what might happen if the husband refuses to visit this restaurant, saying that he doesn’t enjoy this cuisine. You will be disappointed and may even end up having an argument or fighting with him about this issue. Here we see how desire drives karma, creating suffering.
Let us now examine another scenario. Let’s say that in the process of reaching the restaurant, you get into a fight with someone who cuts into your parking space and you end up exchanging some rude words. Here you have created Tamasic or harmful Karma because your anger made you want to hurt or punish the other person who was trying to take your parking slot. You could end up reaching the restaurant in a bad mood, blaming the bad experience of having ruined your day. Instead of enjoying your meal, you may spend the whole afternoon venting and complaining to your friends.
Every action we perform is creating karma. When we are rushing or trying to multitask, we end up being irritated and snappy, and we unwittingly create more poor karma. This is why it is so important to maintain our internal harmony at all times so that we can respond from our centre of peace and create more good karma, than bad karma.
Neutralising past poor karma
The 7 Karma Codes reveals ancient wisdom that will help you overcome your destructive habits and tendencies, your selfish desires, and unmindful behaviours that can help you neutralise your past karma.
When we come into this life, four essential determinants decide our destiny, the quality of our consciousness, past Karma’s, current life soul syllabus, and the burden of past Karma’s that we have chosen to redeem or neutralise in this life. These create our fixed destiny. Many people wonder if this means that we have no choice, because everything is always pre-decided. The truth is that you do have the power and free will to change your destiny. But to do so, you need to understand the universal laws and internal forces that act upon your psyche. You also need to know how to skillfully align yourselves with these laws, and how to counteract the opposing effect of internal forces. The 7 Karma codes explain these in great detail, in a very interesting and simple manner, through the loving and deep conversations between a mother and her young daughter, called Precious. Together they explore how to create a better and more powerful destiny.
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About Suzy Singh
Suzy Singh is a Healer, Karma Coach, Spiritual Teacher & Author of the bestselling book 7 Karma Codes, Heal the Storm Within. She is based in Delhi, India and can be reached on email@example.com.
Her website is www.suzyheals.com