East Indian religions embrace the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called samsa-ra) originating in ancient India and treated in Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh philosophies.
To understand karma you must understand cause and effect. What you give, you also receive. Your own actions determine the type of karma you are creating for yourself. Positive actions or deeds will bring positive results. When you do something good, you will get something good in return. The same applies when you do something bad or negative, you will in turn, pull in something bad or negative. This is what is generally understood as “karma”.
Karma is not a moral issue, it is a natural law. It has to do with the balance of all and has nothing to do with the process of punishment or reward for your actions.
The idea of karma was popularized in the Western world through the work of the Theosophical Society. In this conception, karma is affiliated with the Neopagan law of return or Threefold Law, the idea that the beneficial or harmful effects one has on the world will return to oneself. Colloquially this may be summed up as “what goes around comes around.”
Karma can be balanced or eliminated by living a diligently loving, faithful, sincere, honest and devoted life and by taking responsibility for your actions that may have had a negative effect on others. This can also be referred to as mindfulness, or devotion.
If all your actions are based on the understanding that what you do to others , you are essentially doing to yourself, then you would be much more likely to live a life that creates a loving, prosperous karma for yourself.
The primary focus of some therapeutic gemstones is to help resolve limiting karmic patterns. Working with these gems can help transform negative behavior patterns, break bad habits, and eliminate destructive relationship dynamics. They can also help resolve the negative patterns that perpetuate physical or mental conditions. The results are a greater sense of inner freedom and improved vitality and health.
- Change self-destructive habits
- Climb out of a rut
- Develop new, healthier ways of relating to others
- Eliminate the behavior patterns underlying an unwanted physical condition
- Break free of a pattern of destructive relationships
- Align your dreams with your life path
I have chosen here some stones that can help you to balance your life in such a way that you will break negative patterns and create a more loving environment for yourself and those around you.
Rhodochrosite helps develop inner freedom by neutralizing the destructive behavioral patterns that restrict personal growth and undermine physical health. Rhodochrosite's energy comes like a storm: it destroys negative patterns, sweeps away emotional "clutter," and works with you to build healthier patterns. By helping resolve inner conflicts, Rhodochrosite encourages all aspects of your being to work together with a unified focus. It imparts self-confidence as it helps you realize your power to transform your life.
Blue Chalcedony is a very good balance stone. When there is a need for softness in the auric field, at times when stresses amount and one’s center begins to wobble, Blue Chalcedony can restore calm and balance allowing one to center in the present and not worry of the future. It helps alleviate worry and anxiety as well as irrational anger or fear.
Emerald is a beautiful water element stone that has wonderful effects on the emotional and physical body. It brings an energy of hope, encouragement, gentleness and abundance into one’s auric field. Emerald stimulates the physical heart and clears the emotional body of patterns of victimization and rejection. It allows him to forgive and find truth and love within himself and others. This is good for letting go of unwanted negativity, anger and fear, and opening up your heart for true love and compassion.
Lapis Lazuli helps one move one’s consciousness beyond the mundane and allows one to identify habits, patterns and lessons one may have difficulty perceiving consciously, and which may be blocking one from making spiritual progress. Lapis Lazuli is a stone of self-knowledge and reflection. I gives you an expanded view of your motivations and beliefs.
Turquoise is a stone for finding wholeness and truth, it is also an aid in the communication of those abilities. Turquoise teaches the wisdom of compassion and forgiveness and offers one the opportunity to experience the insight that enlightened selfishness is identical with kindness and generosity. Turquoise demonstrates that when one releases one’s insistence on ‘justice’ and views others through the lens of compassion and forgiveness, one immediately receives those gifts in return. Thus the most generous gesture toward others also brings about what one most desires for oneself. Not only that- such actions are contagious and self-reinforcing!
Other good balancing stones include: Amethyst, Citrine, Crystal Quartz, Epidote, Garnet, Malachite, Opal, Quartz, Cat's Eye, Tourmaline, and Ruby.
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