There are a lot of different interpretations of Karma. In Hinduism and Buddhism it is the sum of a person’s actions in this life and previous ones, which can decide his fate for future experiences. Other Eastern religions, have similar interpretations of Karma and some religions loosely discuss some of the Laws of Karma but never actually call it Karma. The Twelve Laws of Karma are meant to guide us through the process of enlightenment, as our souls experience human life. To get a better understanding, we can briefly review them.
1. As you sow, so shall you reap – also known as “The Law of Cause and Effect.” Our attitudes and actions affect us and those around us. What you give out, you get back.
2. You attract what you are, not what you want – also known as “The Law of Creation.” Basically, you attract what is in your vibrational frequency. If you desire something and you’re not attracting it, you need to raise your vibration.
3. What you resist persists for you – “The Law of Humility.” Basically you will attract certain circumstances and lessons until you stop resisting, embrace the process, and accept all it has to unfold for you.
4. Wherever you go, there you go – “Law of Growth.” Wherever you go to try to flee a certain situation, you will find yourself there once again, until you face it, overcome it, and grow from it.
5. Whenever there is something wrong, there is something wrong in me – “Law of Responsibility” and “Law of Mirrors.” We must always see our responsibility in all situations and take action including our interactions with other people. It is never 100% the other person’s fault. If you are involved, you have some responsibility.
6. Whatever you do might be small, but it’s still important that you do it – “Law of Synchronicity.” We are all connected and everything we do has a deeper ripple effect that impacts others like throwing a rock in a pond, our actions create ripples that go out across the Earth.
7. You cannot think of two things at the same time – “Law of Direction & Motives.” We must be always connected to the Source and our intentions must be pure. We can’t have alternate agendas etc. Do good for the sake of being good!
8. If you believe in a truth, then you must demonstrate it – “Law of Willingness.” Basically this means practice what you preach! If you believe in something, then your life must reflect that truth in your actions.
9. You can’t go home, but you must try – “Law of Here & Now.” You cannot go back and change the past, but we can use the past as a learning tool of what we can do differently in the present and future.
10. The more things change, the more things stay the same – “The Law of Change.” Wars will continue until we make changes in our collective behavior but our own Karma does not change until we make internal changes within ourselves to help others and create positivity.
11. When you focus on the good in your life, good things happen – “The Law of Patience & Reward.” The more we focus on the good in our lives and doing good for others, the more positive things flow into our lives but it takes patience and time to allow this flow. If you are patient with the process without trying to control it, the rewards will be great.
12. What you put in; you get back – “The Law of Significance & Inspiration.” Your contribution to the world is significant and can bring about change, while inspiring others to do the same. If you contribute something positive, you will get something and spread positivity having a positive effect on others. When you contribute something negative, it will yield negativity.
Karma can be described as a summation of all your thoughts, deeds, and actions. You come into this life with some of it based on past lives and soul agreements according to your birth blueprint. But your Karma is always changing and shifting based on what you do in this life. The goal is to reach enlightenment through life lessons and experiences. We do this by seeing all experiences through the eyes of the soul rather than the human eyes, which tie us to emotion and the human body. If you experienced abuse in this life, it may have been a call to forgive. If you had a parent who didn’t give love, maybe you needed to learn to love yourself. Perhaps it was a lesson in compassion. If you can elevate your vibration thorough positive choices, while using the the Laws of Karma as a guide in this life, you can move through the process of enlightenment.