A mechanical approach to karma

Question: I recently watched a video from Elizabeth Clare Prophet about karma and reincarnation. It made me wonder if an accident mishap where no one else is involved is always related to karma from a past life?

Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

You have to be careful when you talk about karma and realize that especially in eastern religions, especially in Hinduism, there is an incorrect and too fatalistic, mechanical approach to karma. There are people in the Hindu religion, for example, who believe that if you see a person drowning in a river, and you save that person, you have interfered with the person’s karma and now you are responsible for keeping that person alive, feeding them for the rest of their lives.

There is also a certain attitude that anything that happens to you must be the result of karma from a past life.

We have given teachings in this dispensation that this is not the correct view. The reality is, as we have said that you live on a very dense planet where there is a very, very complex matrix of energies and connections and this and that − the interdependent originations.

When something happens to you, even if you are alone in your car, for example, you cannot always say that it is the result of your karma from a past life. You can in some cases. It is the result of karma from your past life. But in some cases, it is the result of this very complex matrix that you are living in, that outplays itself in certain ways.

Then there is of course also, the free will choices you make in the present. If you are driving your car late at night, and you drive longer than you should have and you fall asleep, is that the karma from your past life that made you continue to drive or fall asleep? No, it was a decision you made.

There may very well be some unresolved psychology from a past life that made you make that decision. But was it really karma as the way most people understand karma as an external force that acted in your life and forced a certain event to take place? It could easily have been avoided if you had made a different choice.


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