Relationship karma is something we each carry with us in just about every relationship we have. Relationship karma can be found in the relationships we have with family, friends, co-workers or the Starbuck’s barista. And of course all your romantic relationships. Not every relationship will have karma and not every relationship is karmic. But we will learn fundamental lessons in life by engaging in relationships with karmic connections and soulmates.
When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it’s because of karma, some past connection.~~Richard Gere
Many people believe karma is punishment for past actions. But the karma police aren’t going to come and get you and turn you into an earthworm in your next life for any misdeeds you commit in this one.
The purpose of karma is to teach, not to punish.
But what exactly is karma? It’s a Sanskrit word for action and the universal law of cause and effect that says everything we do and say carries energy into the world that effects our present reality. Every action, has a reaction. In other words, every word we speak, decision we make and action we take creates and energetic imprint on our life.
We create our reality from those thoughts, words and deeds. Additionally karma is connected to our life blueprint and the soulmate contracts we have with the soulmates we have in our lives. This of course will involve spiritual and personal growth we need to evolve as humans on the planet.
Karma, ahhh. We sow what we reap… We reap what we sow! The law of cause and effect. And we are all under this law.~~ Nina Hagen
If the purpose of karma is to teach, the purpose of relationship karma is to teach you about relationships. Relationship karma is the combination of the experiences we gain through soulmate union. These lessons, dramas and traumas we acquire in both the current and past lifetimes. These scenarios are being played out by the two of you, over and over. Until you get it right.
Some of these experiences will be positive. And of course some will be negative. Unfortunately we learn best through the negative life lessons. But we’re learning that we never want to have that experience again. We move beyond and past it. On the bright side, these are the ones we need to define our character and make us better partners.
IT HAS TO PLAY OUT
When you have relationship karma with someone the karma must be play out. If it’s not, you’ll either 1) have the same lesson with someone else or 2) have it with this same soulmate during a later incarnation. It’s how the wheel of life works. And you have a choice whether or not you want to continue to experience karma with someone. That’s the beauty of free will.
The choice really is up to you and how much you’re willing to endure to be with someone who’s not stepping up to the plate. Is it practical to stay with someone who does not make you feel valued or loved because you have some karmic debt with them? This is a choice you will have to make.
Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously, suffering results.~~ Sakyong Mipham