The Law of Karma

Do you Believe in Karma?

If you believe in the science of cause and effect, then you believe in karma.

People have a lot of interesting and confusing ideas about what karma is. From a strictly metaphysical perspective, we know that Karma deals purely with cause and effect. Karma is not, for example, divine punishment or divine reward. If you accept the idea that God is love and all good traits, then it is not possible for God to punish another. God would see only the beauty and perfection of the soul of another. God’s reality is so much different from our reality. As such, God does not punish nor does God reward people.

I realize that may come as a shock to many, but from a metaphysical perspective, there is an understanding that there is a universal law that is constantly working. This universal law, just like soil, doesn’t care what you plant into it, it simply only knows how to give back (grow) what is put into it. It does this without judgment and without emotion.

Sometimes it does so right away, and sometimes it takes a while for the seeds that are planted to fully grow. The only way to not harvest what is planted is to dig it up and plant something new! In other words, only by changing our thinking, speaking, and the way we respond to the world around us can we change how the world responds back to us.

This is one reason why metaphysically speaking we are so focused on positive thinking. We know that what we put into our mind goes into the mind of God. We know that God IS universal law. So it is beneficial for us to only put positive thoughts into our mind and thus the mind of God.

We aren’t just talking about thoughts, though. We are talking about the words we speak and the emotions we choose to experience.

When we speak words of hate or negativity we are creating such a vibration around us and, as a result, we are planting that vibration into the mind of God. When we have emotions that are rooted in anger, hatred, jealousy, revenge, guilt, and so forth – those too are placed in the mind of God.

The worst part is the fact that if someone you know is brewing negativity, then merely being in their energy without an understanding of what is occurring and how to correct it is enough to plant seeds of likeness and see the results multiplied in your own life.

Whatever we place into the mind of God, be it consciously or unconsciously, is planted into universal law. This is important to understand because far too many people only think about what they are consciously planting. They don’t realize, for example, that the evening news with all its negativity or the type of movie they watched or even the song they listened to is unconsciously planting too!

Life is What We Make It

Have you ever driven around and seen a car license plate and thought to yourself it was a sign that you should move to that location? I use to think that. What if I were to tell you that there was no sign? In fact, all that was occurring was the universe displaying in your life exactly what you had focused upon (consciously or unconsciously) at some point in your past. Perhaps you had just watched the Wizard of Oz and are now seeing Kansas plates. Maybe you dated a guy from Florida and so you are seeing Florida plates. Perhaps you wanted to move so much so that you were hoping for anywhere to show up — and it did.

Always remember, that whatever is planted into universal law must grow and manifest, in some form or another, in the physical world around us. In fact, Ernest Holmes would say that the physical world is nothing more than a mirror of our inner soul. We see around us, in our lives, and in other people, exactly the way we are/have been/or are repressing inside our own souls.

A sure-fire way of being unhappy with life is to focus on unhappiness. There is no doubt that in doing so, you will manifest other events, people, or situations which will create even more unhappiness. Thus, if you find yourself unhappy play positive, uplifting music, watch a funny movie, read a happy book, look at happy pictures, and talk to yourself in such a manner that you’re reminding yourself of all the things you have to already be happy about.

If you want money, don’t focus on the fact that you don’t have money. You’ll plant that into the universal law, and you’ll create more situations which will prove to you that you don’t have money. Instead, affirm to yourself that God is your unlimited source and supply and that you have all that you already need available to you.

Karma – what I put out must come back. Good or bad. What I put out must come back to me.

Don’t curse your former lover once your relationship is done – doing so will likely result in a relationship or relationships of a similar vibration coming into your life. Instead, bless your former lover and lovingly release them to experience the life they now need to. In so doing, you bless yourself and release yourself to have a new, no doubt, better experience yourself.

Again, karma is not about rewards or punishments. It’s about understanding that everything we do, think, and feel causes a reaction in the universe. Once we get this, we can take control of our karma and the karma that other people create for us. This is important! A mistake is only a mistake if we keep repeating it over and over. The moment we realize the pattern it’s no longer a mistake, but a learning experience that we can use to help us change our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and patterns to produce different results in our life.

Finally, understand you are not responsible for being the karma of someone else’s life. As a lightworker, your responsibility is to be as God-like as you can as often as you can. You’re here to see the good in the bad. You’re here to find the love in the hate. You’re here to be the example of God for those who need it most. In doing so, you will do nothing but clear away or bring to the surface old karma that is no longer needed and start producing good karma that will be yours not just now, but eternally so.

Healing Past Karma

Remember when I said that the only way to change what you plant is to dig it up and plant something new? Well, how does one actually go about doing this? How does a person dig up their old, limited, negative aspects that were planted and now plant good, unlimited positive things?

The answer is simple and easy for you to do.

Right here and now I want you to do the following.

Choose one thing in your life that is or has been an obstacle or problem for you recently.

Now say the following:

I now direct my conscious mind to the center of my mind. I now focus on the karmic cause of this present problem in my life.

Ask yourself, “When did this start? What was I doing or thinking right before it started?”

Give yourself time to answer those questions.

After you have done so, smile and say the following slowly, over and over. Do it until you feel a sense of peace within you.

The Healing power of God (or the Universe) now removes the Karmic cause of this problem from my mind, consciousness, and life. I give thanks, and so it is!

At this point, it has been dug up. Now you need to replace the thought/emotion/feeling with something that is more positive or that you do want. Spend 3-5 minutes thinking along those lines and finish by saying, so it is.

Likewise, the moment you catch yourself entering into negative thinking or saying something negative you can nullify it right then and there and not allow it to be planted by saying something to the effect of delete, delete, delete replacing that with (insert the new better thought).

Prayer Treatment

Universe… I know you’re listening. I know you’re all good things that my mind can think of. I know you are love, wealth, abundance, prosperity, happiness, friendship, health, compassion, giving, and so many other wonderful attributes. I know that you are all-powerful, everywhere present, and know all things. I know you’ve always been, still are, and always will be. I also know that you are the gardener of my soul.

 I know that the seeds I give to you are planted as soon as you receive them. I know you don’t question this, but rather just do it,  having faith that I know what is best for me and my own life experience here in the physical world.

 Knowing this, I choose today and at this moment to plant seeds of happiness. I choose to plant seeds of joy. I choose to plant seeds of laughter. I choose to plant seeds of love. I choose to plant seeds of prosperity. I choose to plant seeds of wisdom and understanding.

 I am so thankful Universe for everything already part of my life. I am thankful for where I live. I am thankful for what I eat. I am thankful for the people currently in my life. I am thankful for laughter, happiness, and joy which are already mine. I am thankful for the love I have already both given and received. I am thankful for the prosperity that has already found its way into my life. I am also thankful for the intuition and creative thoughts which you sneak into my mind that can lead to me changing my life

 I now release this prayer and these thoughts to you Universe. I release it knowing that my karma today is good. I release it with an understanding that my old karma has been released now – released because of my true understanding of what karma is and how karma works. No longer a prisoner to old karmic patterns which I didn’t understand, I am now set free to create new and better karma in my life.

So it is! I believe!


John Culbertson is a highly sought-after tarot card reader, spiritual advisor, and spiritual counselor with over 25 years of experience in metaphysical fields. Known for his accuracy, honesty, and deep spirituality, John has conducted thousands of readings that provide trusted guidance and growth for his clients.

John’s specialty is leveraging tarot and intuitive insights to offer clarity, direction, and next steps to those feeling uncertain on life’s path. His compassionate, non-judgemental approach creates a safe space for people to navigate challenging transitions, find inner wisdom, and transform their lives through self-discovery.

Having trained extensively in areas from eastern spirituality to mystical Christian traditions, John synthesizes spiritual principles across faiths. He believes spiritual growth should empower and enhance our human experience.

John offers confidential tarot readings and spiritual mentoring remotely by phone. He is a published author and holds a Doctorate in Ministry with a specialization in pastoral counseling and Certified Metaphysical Practitioner designation. His goal is illuminating the unique gifts within each person through tarot divination and metaphysical healing arts.

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