Now that we’ve established a basic understanding of karma, let’s take a look at 12 of Karma’s laws that can change your life.
1) The Great Law: “As you sow, so shall you reap.”
The simple explanation of the Great Law is: our thought and actions have consequences – good or bad. If we desire peace, love, harmony, prosperity, etc. we must be willing to act accordingly.
This is also known as the “Law of Cause and Effect.” Also, energy (thought, action) that we put into the world has a consequence, immediate or not.
2) The Law of Creation: “What we desire comes through participation.”
The life we see around us was created by a person’s intentions. As we are one with the Universe, our intentions determine the evolution of creation. Since what we surround ourselves with becomes part of us, it’s our responsibility to ensure these surroundings are conducive to our desires.
3) The Law of Humility: “Refusal to accept what it will still be what is.”
Acceptance is a near-universal virtue in many belief systems. Simply put, we must first accept the present circumstances in order to change them.
In focusing on the negative instead of making changes to address the negative, we’re committing to a zero-sum result.
4) The Law of Growth: “Our own growth is above any circumstance.”
The only thing we have control over is ourselves. The subsequent action (or inaction) of motive will yield either positive or negative circumstances in our lives.
True change only occurs if we make the commitment to change what is in our heart.
5) The Law of Responsibility: “Our lives are of our own doing, nothing else.”
If there is turbulence in one’s own life, internal turbulence often occurs. If we want to change our lives, we must change our attitude and our environment.
6) The Law of Connection: “Everything in the Universe is connected, both large and small.”
Our past, present, and future are all connected. As such, we must put in the work to change these connections if we desire something different.
No step – first, intermediate or last – is more important in the accomplishment of a task. All are required.
7) The Law of Focus: “One cannot direct attention beyond a single task.”
In terms of spiritual growth, we can not have negative thoughts or actions and expect spiritual growth. We must pay particular attention to doing any desired task.
8) The Law of Hospitality and Giving: “Demonstrating our selflessness shows true intentions.”
In simple terms, what we claim to believe must manifest in our actions. Unselfishness is a virtue only if we absorb something other than ourselves.
Without a selfless nature, true spiritual growth is nearly impossible.
9) The Law of Change: “History repeats itself unless changed.”
Conscious commitment to change is the only method of influencing the past. History will continue along an unconstructive path until positive energies direct it elsewhere.
10) The Law of Here and Now: “The Present is all we have.”
The regrettable and meaningless retrospective deprives us of a present opportunity. Old thoughts and patterns of behavior deny the current possibility of evolution.
11) The Law of Patience and Reward: “Nothing of value is created without a patient mindset.”
The struggles can not be circumvented by wishful thinking. Our rewards are only demanded by patience and perseverance, nothing else.
Rewards are not the end result. True, lasting joy comes from the knowledge of doing what’s necessary in the rightful anticipation of a reward that is well-earned.
12) The Law of Significance and Inspiration: “The best reward is one that contributes to the Whole.”
The end result is of little value if it leaves little or nothing behind. Energy and intent are important components that determine the meaning of a final result. Ideally, love and passion embody the motives of a person who wants to leave a lasting impression as a whole.