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Karma and Ascension Part 1: Karma is for Our Education
One of the more difficult topics to deal with, I find, is karma. Long-time readers will know that I shy away from examining karma because it seems impossible from a Third-Dimensional perspective to know what’s actually occurring.
Yet karma and Ascension is a topic that needs to be looked at and so I do so in a series of articles here.
Many people consider karma to be punishment for “sins.” We get what we deserve. We get what’s coming to us, and so on. We often say “I’ll fix you” or “I’ll show you a lesson” and we have in mind simple vengeance. Viewed from this perspective, karma becomes God’s vengeance on humans.
My understanding is that karma is a method of teaching. What does it teach? Well, behavior that more and more nearly approaches the Divine. After all, the purpose of life, as far as I know it, is to know our true nature or essence, to know ourselves as God – or, if that offends you, as a child of God or a spark of God.
In my view, that purpose has been given us by the Creator so that the purpose of creating life itself – that God should meet God in a moment of enlightenment – can be achieved. We’re tasked with uncovering our true identity so that God can meet God in a moment of enlightenment – our enlightenment.
Karma is one of the principal means of teaching us how to be God. To be God is to know God, many sages say. When we harm another, karma sees that we are treated in a similar way so that we can feel what the situation is like. We usually don’t like it and stop harmful behavior. When we treat others compassionately, the law sees to it that the same treatment is extended to us. In both cases, karma teaches us.
If I’m correct, then we can imagine that the reason we’re told that a lot of karma stops when we ascend to the Fifth Dimension is that that ascent will enlighten and educate us to such a degree that many unlearned lessons will now be learned.
Moreover, we’re also told that much residual karma will be forgiven by the Law of Grace. When a mass Ascension occurs, the karma that might have been left over does not accompany us. We start afresh, as it were. But viewed from another perspective, we learn our lessons from the ascent itself and so our “lesson curriculum” is, so to speak, satisfied.
Let’s listen to the galactics, ceslestials and ascended masters discuss the subject to see if we’ve understood the matter so far.
Karma is for Our Education, not Our Punishment
The Creator granted us freewill and the higher beings we deal with honor that fact, as SaLuSa explains:
“Your freewill is paramount in any decision you make, and is fully honoured. There would be no point in granting freewill if others interfered in it and changed it.
“Nevertheless life is subject to the Laws of the Universe, and that is the only way in which it may be subject to limitation or change. You must bear responsibility for your actions where they interfere with the sovereignty of others. That is karmic law and it is absolutely just and fair. “(1)
The law of karma is often called the law of cause and effect because whatever we put out is brought back to us again, as Archangel Michael explains.
“Whatever energy you draw forth, qualify and direct out into the universe becomes your sole responsibility and will surely be returned to you some day, either in a positive or a negative form. This is the law of karmic cause and effect.” (2)
Karma is valuable, Ker-on of Venus says, because it “places people in situations for [experiences] that will further their understanding and uplift them.” (3) SaLuSa says that “each experience is considered as bringing a lesson for you.” (4) In the scheme of things, “every experience adds to your total consciousness, accumulated through all of your lifetimes.” (5)
We are not punished for our “sins,” SaLuSa tells us, but asked to endure the same situations that we’ve brought to others for their educational value.
“Whilst you are not punished for your ‘sins’ you do make reparations so that you fully understand the effect of them on other souls. This can be very deep and heart wrenching, but it is the only way to learn your lessons.” (6)
He adds that “any harm caused to others has to be understood and repaid in some way, and that is called Karma. It is not punishment, but self-realization of what it is to be responsible for your actions, thoughts and deeds.” (7)
He tells us that “karma can be viewed as either negative or positive.” (8) It teaches us how to be more godlike and as such could be seen as a great blessing. Or it could be seen negatively as punishment. He observes:
“There is a misconception sometimes that it is a form of punishment, and that is far from the truth. You elect to have certain experiences that enable you to overcome your weaknesses…. You all learn from each other, and none more so than the dark Ones.” (9)We may be asked to experience some pretty miserable situations for our learning, SaLuSa explains.
“Life can be absolutely miserable, and lack the niceties that most other people have, but bear in mind that it is part of your experiences that you have undertaken. At different times you have lived in luxury and wielded power, but for balance in other lives you have experienced all different levels.” (10)
Our mistreatment of each other Matthew calls “the karmic ping-pong of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man.” (11) It goes on down the ages, very few people actually being aware of karma and learning the lessons it conveys.
Karmic lessons that are not learned in one lifetime are repeated in others until the lessons are learned, Matthew tells us.
“Karma is not necessarily different for each lifetime. At the evolvement level where karma exists, most often reincarnating is for another try to successfully complete the very same lesson that in other lifetimes, the soul’s personages chose to do but failed.” (12)
SaLuSa makes the same point: “Karma is often repeated because lessons are not learnt, and they will continue to confront you until you do.” (13) In light of this situation, he advises us to “make sure you do not repeat the same mistakes again, as you can be sure you will be tested again.” (14)
I haven’t very often seen karma discussed as keeping us on the path that leads back to God, but SaLuSa does mention it here: “The karma resulting from each life time is twofold, and firstly keeps you on the path back to the Light, whilst ensuring that you learn from your mistakes.” (15)
We usually think that karma only decides the evolutionary path of individuals but Matthew tells his mother that it determines the path of planets too.
Suzy Ward: Is karma the basis for the evolution of planets?
Matthew: Yes, it is, but on a scale that you could not comprehend. (16)To be sure, the planet has completed its karma, but her inhabitants have not, Matthew says.
“Earth has completed her third-density karma, which is enabling her Ascension, and while every soul on the planet chose to do the same, many are lagging due to fear and its various expressions, such as greed, tyranny, brutality, resentment, prejudice, apathy, egotism—all third-density characteristics.
“It is our fervent prayer that these souls will respond to the ever-increasing Light beaming from afar, adding to that which you are generating on the planet.” (17)
Many of us don’t know about karma. Many have heard of it but give it little weight or thought. Many understand karma but inaccurately. Very few indeed understand how karma truly operates and of those fewer still put their knowledge to good use.
The law of karma assists us to return to God knowing our true nature by bringing the same actions to us that we mete out to others. It doesn’t reflect God’s lack of caring but it does reflect our own lack of understanding. But as we’ll find in the next article, all of this is about to change for those of us who’ve chosen Ascension and assimilated sufficient light to ascend.
by Steve Beckow
Footnotes(1) SaLuSa, June 15, 2009, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(2) Archangel Michael, “Passport to Ascension,” May 2009, through Ronna Herman, at http://www.ronnastar.com/latest.html .
(3) Ker-On, July 6, 2009, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(4) SaLuSa, March 7, 2012.
(5) SaLuSa, Apr. 16, 2010.
(6) SaLuSa, Oct. 28, 2011.
(7) SaLuSa, Sep. 16, 2009.
(8) SaLuSa, Feb. 4, 2011.
(9) Loc. cit.
(10) SaLuSa, Feb. 17, 2012.
(11) Matthew’s Message, May 7, 2004, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm
(12) Matthew’s Message, Aug. 11, 2011.
(13) SaLuSa, May 26, 2010.
(14) SaLuSa, March 7, 2012.
(15) SaLuSa, Apr. 4, 2011.
(16) Matthew’s Message, May 7, 2004.
(17) Matthew’s Message, May 23, 2006.
Karma and Ascension – Part 2 – Karma and the Law of Grace
This is the Last Lifetime to Learn Karmic Lessons
According to my understanding, the need to clear our karma up to the time of Ascension is not a reflection of an arbitrary strictness in morality. Ascension depends on our ability to accept and assimilate light so that we can survive in the Fifth Dimension’s rarified environment. And the balance achieved by learning the lessons of karma and addressing the polarization in our character is one of the factors that allows us to assimilate light.
Matthew Ward says that many people “during these waning days of duality” are “rushing to complete third density karmic experiences and attain the balance necessary for soul evolvement.” (1)
SaLuSa sees “this particular life” before Ascension as “so important to you, as it is the opportunity to … clear any remaining karma.” (2) He explains that “in these end times there are … many souls who are anxious to clear their karma, and have packed their life full of experiences.” (3) He tells us that “for many it is therefore a hectic time, particularly at a personal level.” (4)
He explains that “you can take on as much karma as you desire and clearly the quicker you can set it aside the quicker your spiritual progress.” (5) Although karma “is normally carried forward and comes about in a future lifetime,” he tells us that “karma can be cleared within the same life that it took place.” (6)
In fact SaLuSa says that in this lifetime we’ll see more “instant karma” than we ever have:
“In fact out of all your lives your present one will see more instant Karma, as you will not carry it forward with you to Ascension. So, Dear Ones, pay heed to your experiences and if they are for your evolution learn what they have to tell you.” (7)
As a result of our expanded state, SaLuSa advises us to “be careful now as to what you think, because as your creative powers increase you may not always wish for the outcome” (8) We
might wonder what comes up to be cleared. SaLuSa explains that “what comes up will be anything that cannot be carried by you into the higher vibrations.” (9)
All Karma will be Released upon Ascension
After we have released as much karma as we can, if we are sincerely intending to ascend, God, through the Law of Grace, will relieve us of our remaining karma, our sources say. Let’s hear their explanation of how this last remaining period of the end times is likely to proceed.
“For most of you,” SaLuSa explains, “your karma … is coming to a close, as you have worked out many weaknesses through so many different lives.”(10) The Pleiadian High Council through Lauren Gorgo tell us that Ascension will allow us to “fully release from the realms of karmic creation.” (11) “All [will] celebrate this wonderful release from the treadmill of karma,” Saul predicts. (12)
Many situations like Earth changes or regional wars are here to help us clear our karma, SaLuSa explains.
“Coming out of your present cycle of duality you will not carry karma forward, which is why it must be cleared before you can ascend. The conditions are therefore in part necessary for souls to have the opportunity to do so.” (13)
Often we wonder why we’re called upon to suffer and think that God does not love us. SaLuSa responds:
“So often we hear you ask ‘why me?’ when something unpleasant occurs in your life, but think carefully about the lesson it is bringing to you. Also bear in mind that sometimes a soul will incarnate and bear the consequences to simply help another soul. We must therefore inform you again that there is no punishment involved, and God continues to love you unconditionally regardless of what you think.” (14)
On another occasion, he returned to this question.
“Life can seem cruel and very unfair, but remember that you have created your own reality. You cannot escape the Universal Law, but in no way are these in the form of punishment. In fact behind them is the great energy of Love and Light that is the life force of All That Is.” (15)
I imagine that no circumstances trouble us more than to watch other people suffer, but the galactics often say that these situations are happening for karmic clearing.
“You ask why we do not come to your aid now [in Somalia's famine] but please remember
that all souls presently involved in the suffering, have at a higher level already accepted it as part of their experiences.
“As we so often point out, in such circumstances our intervention would be seen as interference, and denying them the experience they have undertaken. It does not mean you cannot help, and the reaction of others to their plight is also part of their experience.” (16)
Matthew explains why so much trauma is occurring in the Middle East. Because that situation is prominent and important, let’s listen to Matthew’s case at length.
“Underlying all of the death, destruction and tyranny in the Middle East is the extremely heavy karma being played out. Long before your recorded history, the inhabitants of those lands battled savagely for supremacy, and ancient blood permeated the earth. The resultant negativity had to be released in massive degree so Earth could move out of deep third density, and souls who lived in those early civilizations have returned time and again with the chosen mission to reduce the accumulated negativity. The inhabitants of those lands today came in for the same purpose, but this time, they are here to complete the release and achieve karmic balance as individuals and for Earth.” (17)
“Now, in the context of the universal continuum and multiple lifetime experiencing, what is happening in those countries is the winding up of the third density karma that started in ancient times and has been brought forward throughout the ages. In pre-birth agreements, today’s inhabitants chose to return specifically to participate in this balancing process for themselves and their lands to aid Earth’s ascension out of third density’s hotbed of darkness.
“Starting at a later time, the same is true of the nations in Africa where tyranny and bloodshed has long been a way of life. Understandably, the end of oppression and death in all of those areas will come more slowly than in countries without the need for that heavy karmic balancing.
“While life is no less traumatic for the affected populations on a conscious level, putting their living and dying in the karmic context permits the understanding of why that is continuing even as the light keeps intensifying.” (18)
Not only conditions in distant countries but also conditions closer to home exist to allow people the opportunity to learn their last lessons in Third Density, Matthew tells us.
“Please remember that some of what you see that is worrisome, even abhorrent to society—violence in any form; theft; drugged children and adults, whether by prescription or “illegally”; unjust laws and fraudulent convictions; growing numbers of homeless and unemployed; torture; school dropouts—is “perpetrators” and “victims” completing karmic lessons so they never again have to experience third density lifetimes.” (19)
We’re therefore asked not to judge situations without knowing the full story. He tells us:
“Try not to judge situations without knowing all of the facts, as you cannot know what is behind decisions that other souls take. Duality by its very nature is testing and bound to place you in difficult situations, and often it is for you to find ways of dealing with it. Be assured your life plan will take you wherever it needs to fulfill it.” (20)
SaLuSa tells us that, after we’ve done all we can, we’ll be released from our remaining karma by the Law of Grace.
“When you ascend karma will have been cleared by you or ‘written off’ through the Law of Grace.” (21)
“All ties will be cut and the Law of Grace will ensure that no karmic residue will travel with you. It will be the commencement of another cycle, but this time of Light without the interference of the dark Ones.” (22)
SaLuSa explains that turning to the Light invokes the Law of Grace.
“Through the Law of Grace you can be allowed to forego karma, providing you have turned to the Light. God is not unreasonable and fully understands your intent, and it is by evolving and proving that your progress has taken place in living your truth.
“The soul that has transgressed and found the path of Light and Love is greeted back as a long lost son. So do not be too concerned about your earlier life style, as it is the now that is important and whether you have truly set your sights on evolving to a higher level of consciousness.” (23)
Moreover, the Law of Grace “will come into being more so as you approach the end time,” SaLuSa explains. (24) So we can expect the law to impact us increasingly as we near the date of Ascension.
Thus this is the last lifetime in which to clear our karma and realize the tranquillity and balance that comes from moving away from polarization and resting in the center. It isn’t something that’s asked of us arbitrarily but a requirement of creating the ability to assimilate the needed light to survive in Fifth Dimensionality. Many of the appalling circumstances that exist at the moment are here to give people the opportunity to complete their karmic balancing. If we’re on the borderline and committed to ascend, what we cannot clear will be forgiven us by the Law of Grace.
(To be continued.)
Footnotes(1) Matthew’s Message, April 1, 2012, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm
(2) SaLuSa, March 7, 2012, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(3) SaLuSa, Dec. 2, 2011.
(4) SaLuSa, Aug. 3, 2011.
(5) SaLuSa, Aug. 3, 2009.
(6) SaLuSa, March 7, 2012.
(7) Loc. cit.
(8) SaLuSa, Jan. 28, 2011.
(9) SaLuSa, Oct. 18, 2010.
(10) SaLuSa, Dec. 16, 2009.
(11) Pleiadian High Council, “Teetering on the Dimensional Divide,” June 2, 2009, through Lauren Gorgo, at http://transmissionsfromhome.blogspot.com/2009/06/teetering-on-dimensional-divide-phc.html.
(12) Saul, May 31, 2009, at http://johnsmallman.wordpress.com
(13) SaLuSa, March 30, 2011.
(14) SaLuSa, May 26, 2010.
(15) SaLuSa, Apr. 16, 2010.
(16) SaLuSa, Aug. 8, 2011.
(17) Matthew’s Message, Jan. 20, 2009.
(18) Matthew’s Message, Jan. 27, 2008.
(19) Matthew’s Message, May 21, 2008.
(20) SaLuSa, Aug. 8, 2011.
(21) SaLuSa, Aug. 3, 2011.
(22) SaLuSa, March 17, 2010.
(23) SaLuSa, Dec. 11, 2009.
(24) SaLuSa, March 7, 2012.
Karma and Ascension – Part 3 – Karma in the Golden Age
Many Lightworkers have Completed Sufficient Karmic Lessons to Ascend
SaLuSa reminds us that we have played both side of the drama of duality and asks us to take the last karmic lessons in our stride before ascending.
“Duality was the ideal playing field to test your ability to live through the challenges between the Light and dark forces. You have played on both sides to make your experiences complete, and today you are clearing up any remaining karma which is why your present life can be quite demanding. So take the last challenges in your stride, knowing that your karma will be cleared before you rise up into the higher dimensions.” (1)
He explains to us that Ascension has been given to us as a way out of needless suffering.
“Karma requires that you experience the results from the seeds that you have sown over millennia of time. Yet the Creator has no desire to see you suffer needlessly, and has given you the way out through Ascension.
“Those of you who are already of the Light need little if any guidance to follow that through, and are moving your consciousness to higher levels that will lift you out of duality. Your awareness is such that you are already on the path that is taking you all of the way up to and through the end times, onto the next stages of evolution.” (2)
As far back as November of 2011, the Pleiadian High Council told us we were releasing our deepest vasanas or karmic patterns.
“The [Pleiadian High Council] are talking a lot about our recent release from our final and deepest karmic patterns and that we are already beginning to witness this in the way that we are no longer bound by the emotional strings of attachment to others, to places, or to events that once defined or confined us.” (3)
Consequently we’re now able to see the situations that came up for their educational value rather than as upsets or punishments.
“We are beginning to witness this freedom in ourselves and in our personal relationships where we are refacing old issues, old wounds that once crippled us, but now these same situations feel empowering…empowering in the sense that we are able to see the value in these dynamics, to feel a sense of appreciation for their teachings, and to honor those lessons of growth that are truly ours, while releasing all feelings of responsibility to that which is NOT ours.” (4)
While some lightworkers have completed their karmic lessons, help is offered to those who are still struggling, SaLuSa tells us.
“Some Lightworkers have already gone beyond the point where their lives have any more lessons for them. They already have two feet on the Ascension time line, and have raised their consciousness levels and cut their links to the lower vibrations. You will instinctively know what they are, and can ask for help if you have any difficulty in clearing them.” (5)
Matthew makes the distinction that no one can clear another’s karma but some cellular patterns can be cleared if the circumstances are right.
“No one can ‘release’ a soul’s chosen karmic experiences; however, cellular patterning that once served well but now seems a hindrance may be cleared if the soul’s energy field is receptive. “(6)
Those who have “already reached [a] stage” of clearance and completion, SaLuSa says, are invited to “devote yourself to working for the Light.” (7)
Karma in the Golden Age
According to SaLuSa, nothing will exist in the Fifth Dimension that will cause us to incur the heavy karma associated with Third Dimensionality again.
“Because you will be in a much higher vibrational level where there is balance and harmony, there is virtually nothing that will cause you to incur karma again. At that level, your thoughts and actions will naturally flow with the higher vibrations, and the lesser thought forms will have been cleared from your consciousness. It is a return to your normal state of being, as you were before dropping into the 3rd. Dimension.” (8)
Ag-Agria describes how life will be for us when we ascend. We’ll be so peaceful and harmonious that we won’t want to live out of accord with the law.
“In the future when you have turned totally to the Light, you will live in absolute harmony and peace with all life. You will then be subject to Universal Law, and to live otherwise would be quite beyond your thinking or actions.” (9)
SaLuSa also summarizes for us the life we can expect when we’ve balanced our karma and assimilated enough light to advance into the higher realms.
“The most wonderful gifts are about to be bestowed upon you, and come with the rising up of your consciousness. In time you will become more psychic and your knowledge will know no bounds. You will travel wherever you desire and become a part of the great family of Space Beings. As a member of the Galactic Federation you can explore the Universe, and serve other people who like you at present are seeking their way home to the higher dimensions.
“The past and future will have become one, and time will cease to exist as you now understand it. Little will remain that relates to your third dimensional experiences, and life will be so different and enjoyable without the chores that you now endure. Perhaps the most attractive aspect to you at present would be the thought of having a light-body, one that does not age and suffers no ills or diseases. One that you can also change through pure creative thought that allows you to present yourself as you wish.” (10)
And Saul, after telling us that we’ll be stepping off “the treadmill of karma,” adds his word-picture of the life we’ll lead in the new Golden Age.
“The energy signature of humanity and of planet Earth will change instantly from its present one of anger, fear, hate, and confrontation to one of love, acceptance, compassion, and renewal, which will shine with such incredible brilliance that it will be clearly visible throughout the galaxy and will demonstrate the completion of this stage of the divine plan of creation.
“Boundless joy is shortly to envelop you all, so during these last moments of the old matrix, hold the vision of the new Golden Age that is about to dawn for you. All is precisely on schedule, the countdown is almost complete, and Heaven on Earth will very soon be yours.” (11)
So, many of us are either clearing the last vestiges of karma or have finished clearing our karma and are now ready to assist others still struggling. Following Ascension, we pass into a life that will be comparatively free of karma. We’ll be naturally inclined to take up a lifestyle that respects the law and does not invite karma. Heaven on Earth – boundless joy, love, and renewal – will all be ours in a new Golden Age.
Overall, then, we can see that we as a collective are living often hectic lives because we’re finishing the last vestiges of our karma that we an manage. What karma is left over will be forgiven by the Law of Grace.
Once we ascend, although the universal laws will still apply to us, we’ll live under circumstances that won’t invite the heavy karma of 3D and we won’t be inclined to live in violation of the universal laws, in ways that create karma. Our lives will be easeful and joyous in the new Gold Age that’s about to dawn.
by Steve Beckow
Footnotes(1) SaLuSa, April 6, 2011, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(2) SaLuSa, Dec. 9, 2011.
(3) “Lauren Gorgo: 11-11-11: Source Code Activation,” at http://stevebeckow.com/2011/10/lauren-gorgo-11-11-11-source-code-activation/.
(4) Loc. cit.
(5) SaLuSa, March 7, 2012.
(6) Matthew’s Message, May 23, 2006, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm
(7) SaLuSa, March 9, 2012.
(8) SaLuSa, Aug. 3, 2011.
(9) Ag-agria of Sirius, 1 September 2008, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(10) SaLuSa, April 6, 2011.
(11) Saul, May 31, 2009, at http://johnsmallman.wordpress.com
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