Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
One of the questions that I had that led me to doing my work in past life regression was why do bad things happen to good people? It was one of those things that just didn’t quite seem fair, why do some people have to die young and other people get to live to be very old? And why some people seem to have had a disproportionate amount of life challenges seemingly to everyone else. When I was a child, that didn’t make much sense to me until I learned that there is a bigger picture. And, that there is a pattern over many, many lifetimes. And so, when you can pull that curtain open wide and you can see that there is a larger journey, you can start to see that it is not just the circumstances of this life, or the circumstances of right now.
So, now we are in the realm of something that is called karma. And I think that this is one of those “new age” terms that gets tossed around a lot without many people really knowing what it actually means. Karma is a word that comes from Sanskrit, and is a term that means “action”. But, it also means our thoughts or our intent, because it has a dual meaning. It also refers to our intention behind something,
So, karma can sometimes show up in the form of an event, meaning something bad happens to someone and people say well that was surely karma that made that happen. And that they did something bad and therefore something proportional had to happen back to them.
But, this is not always how that works. Karma is actually a force that helps us to bring ourselves into balance. This works with ourselves as well as with others, over many lifetimes. So, someone who is in a wheelchair in this life didn’t necessarily do something bad in a past life to deserve it as a punishment. Karma is not a punishment. Karma is a force that brings people and situations into our lives for learning and for growth. Say you had a story of something that happened between you and another person in a past life, and you meet again in this life and there is a challenge with that. And you are supposed to either do something differently, or work something out.
You can usually tell that these situations are karmic by the way that they feel. You might notice that it smells a little bit karmic, or it has stickiness to it that you can recognize as being karmic. For example, you can’t stop thinking about this person and you just don’t know why. Or, they just keep showing up, you run into them every day at the same time. That is usually your guides telling you that hey, this is something important and to pay attention to it.
But, it isn’t necessarily that we have done something bad in a past life and so we reincarnate as a lower caste such as in some cultures, or born into poverty. We actually choose our own circumstances before our birth. And this is a truth that I have learned from the experiences of my clients over many years, of watching them have these experiences where they come to understand that they chose their path in life. And, there seems to be a higher power guiding it, you can call it God or the Universe or whatever you want to call it. We all call it our own name. But, there is an organization and a structure to it, that there is a bigger picture and a plan.
So somebody who was born into extreme poverty chose to do that in order to challenge themselves. And, there are different challenges to being, for example, extremely wealthy. Or royalty. There are different experiences. And so, in order to learn and grow we have to experience all of them. And we do, over many lifetimes. We are all things, we are male/female, black/white, rich/poor, and we experience all of these things. So challenges in life are not necessarily a punishment, but rather an opportunity.You can usually tell that these situations are karmic by the way that they feel. Click To Tweet