There’s a popular phrase in America “Karma’s a bitch.” It’s used when the speaker hears of something bad happening to someone they think deserved it.
Sometimes I think Americans have an okay grasp of the concept of karma. But then I hear that phrase and I want to force them all to sit down and read Karma Misunderstood!
It’s like they think karma is the name of some vengeful Goddess of justice. Karma is not a person. It’s a law of the universe. The law of karma/law of action is that every action you take has a natural consequence, something naturally follows. The Gods set up the world with this system of actions and consequences that allow us to learn what brings us joy and what brings us sorrow.
The other day a friend on Facebook was talking about her lovely little son and I, being very impressed with how she is handling motherhood at a very young age, said it was her karma to raise such a good kid. My friend laughed and said she would take the credit for that one, thank you very much. And I was a bit speechless. You are taking the credit. Because your karma is you. It’s the choices, decisions, and actions that you have made in the past that build up much of the life you have now. There are other factors, of course, that effect the challenges that you are facing but when it comes to karma, it isn’t a God or Goddess out to find your secret bad deeds and punish you.
Your karma is not a bitch. Your karma is you.