Past Lives & Reincarnation – What Creates Negative Karma & Wha…

According to life-between-life research involving past life
regression, souls can decide to stay on “the other side” rather
than come back for another lifetime, especially if they’ve
worked by all of their karma during past lifetimes
(which is very uncommon). Or they may decide to learn their
lessons in other ways or help others on earth from the other
side. But seemingly, most souls are eager to return to Earth
to play the roles they were born to star in.

Know that this is not a personality decision. On a personality
level, you might be dreading every day on this planet, however
on a soul level, you understand the more spiritual reasons
for why you’re here and what you’re experiencing. Sometimes
you are not supposed to know the big picture before the time
is right, as there may be lessons in the time of action that wouldn’t
be learned if you were fully aware of your situation. As you
become more aware of yourself and your life, you may find
yourself perceiving the deeper reasons for life’s experiences.

Most people cannot remember if they’ve been here enough
already, but some with very strong psychic and mediumship
abilities may receive strong impressions that this may be one
of the last ones.

Of course, many people say this is their last lifetime, but
how do they really know that? Perhaps they feel they are
a very old soul, but that could just average they took many
lifetimes to get where they are today, not that they have
balanced all necessary karma. Or maybe they may feel
they’re ready to move beyond earth, and that they’re
spiritually aware enough to break the cycle of reincarnation.

Frankly, it often seems like wishful thinking in the hope
that they don’t have to persevere any more earthly challenges
and can instead just enjoy life in “heaven.” We can relate
to that, as life on this planet is not easy. In fact, it’s commonly
believed to be one of the more difficult places to incarnate.
The best way to make sure you finish your lifetimes here on
earth as quickly as possible and, ultimately, enjoy more of the
good things in life, is to “do the right thing” from now on, in
every situation.

In reality, most people don’t know for certain if they’ve
completed all of their karmic lessons or not, and on a soul
level, they may already be planning out many more future
lifetimes. Considering Earth isn’t the only place (or
size) where people incarnate (there are billions
of stars like our Sun with likely millions, if not billions,
of inhabitable planets in this universe), and that life in
this universe has existed for eons, it’s reasonable to consider
that souls typically have more lifetimes than you can count,
not only 300 or fewer as some Eastern religions suggest.

There seems to be some confusion in today’s society
about what exactly creates negative karma. Based on our
experiences with 1000s of past life regressions, here is what
we’ve found.

Some actions that generate negative karma include the

*murder, already if you are not caught, unless it’s in self

*stealing, already if you are not caught and no matter how
you justify it

*telling a lie that hurts someone else in any way, already if you
are not caught and already if you believe your own lie

*deliberately hurting someone in any way

*not doing the “right thing,” afterward causing someone
else to suffer in any way

*resenting someone; your anger may cause you to be
confronted with similar circumstances in the future
until you learn to forgive and if applicable, take
responsibility for your part of the conflict

*incurring addiction, if it hurts you or anyone around

*disrespecting yourself to the point of personal harm (such
as being a martyr); yes you can gain good karma by helping
others by martyrdom, but you nevertheless may have to balance
a without of self-respect

Some situations that are oftentimes believed to produce
negative karma, but do not, include the following:

*making, or otherwise acquiring a lot of money, as long as
you do so honestly

*having a lot of money and not giving a lot away to charities;
the world is not your responsibility, however of course you gain
karmic credits or in some situations, pay back karmic debts by
helping others, and besides, it feels good

*lying to protect someone, as long as you’re not hurting
someone else in the time of action, or helping that person you’re
protecting to dodge taking responsibility for their actions

*breaking up with a partner, as long as you are not
deliberately doing anything to hurt them in the
course of action; their resistance and difficulty with it is not your

*divorce, as long as you take care of your responsibilities
and leave peacefully

*having sex without being married, as long as you do not
deliberately hurt anyone (or yourself) in the time of action

*practicing non-monogamy, as long as you are honest with
everyone involved, are acting responsibly, and do not
deliberately hurt anyone in the time of action

*accidentally hurting someone in any way, but any guilt
could cause you to experience a reaction in the future if
you don’t let go of it


*prostitution, as long as it’s between two consenting adults
and you are not deliberately hurting anyone in the time of action

*exceeding the speed limit, although any associated guilt
may create karmic ties

*having a few drinks, although if done regularly enough in
excess, you’re disrespecting and hurting yourself, consequently
incurring negative karma

*being a single parent or having a child outside of marriage,
as long as you provide for the child and be the best parent
you can be

*refusing to give in to others’ “shoulds” (“you should do this
or that”); it’s your life and you know what’s best for your highest
good; as long as you’re not hurting yourself or anyone else you’re
free to live your life as you desire

By the way, confessing to a priest or praying for forgiveness
will not excuse you from any negative karma you’ve produced.
Also, it’s debatable whether or not practicing self-forgiveness
will completely get you off the hook, since your future karmic
circumstances are determined by your soul, not your personality.

No one, no matter how psychic or spiritual they are, can
cheat karma and avoid future negative consequences if they
don’t “do the right thing.” Everyone needs to return to school
house Earth (or a similar place) until they’ve resolved all their
karma and paid all their dues. If you, at any time, do not “do
the right thing,” in most situations, you’re essentially buying a
round trip ticket back to this planet for another life to persevere
your tests again. Admittedly, “doing the right thing” sometimes
seems all but impossible for many due to the forces of personal
fate; people will behave in accordance with their level of
awareness more often than not, not as they “could” to
minimize karmic consequences, but at the minimum you know
that ultimately it’s up to you take the high road to avoid
accumulating additional negative karma.

Copyright © 2007 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

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