September 13, 2018

Law of Attraction and Karma.

Quote.

When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Question:

If you can please answer this for me. How does the law of karma square up with law of attraction, because law of attraction says anything can be achieved, which would mean even evil doers do not have to pay for their deeds?

Response:

For those who might be unfamiliar with these ideas, the basic idea of the law of attraction is thoughts have a power or energy that can attract similar energy. If you know what you want, ask for, are receptive and behave as if it’s coming, then it will come.

The Sanskrit word karma literally means action–all kinds of action, intended and unintended action on mental, physical, emotional and spiritual levels. The law of karma tells us that those actions have commensurate consequences in time, both in the short term and the long term.

The law of karma contains the principles of the attraction in that whatever you put your intention upon will create an effect—your intended outcome.  But what the law of attraction doesn’t factor in is what are the preexisting effects of your past thoughts and behavior on your present desires.

 We don’t enter this life as a blank slate, we come in with our own particular history and past tendencies, and that circumscribes what we are likely to manifest, regardless of how fervently we practice the laws of attraction.  For instance, if you are a short, stocky 40-year-old who wants to play power forward for the Golden State Warriors, it’s not going to happen, no matter how positive your thoughts are. The present karma in place that is playing out makes this possibility an impractical use of your attention. The law of attraction works as an effective tool of manifestation when one has determined that the other karmic factors are already favorable or if not, that they are minor enough to be overcome with with some diligence and discipline.

Love,

Deepak

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