We’ve interacted with thousands through our work
and often ask people if they believe in the concept
of karma. Karma is simply defined as what goes
around comes around, meaning you reap exactly
what you sow, including (and perhaps mostly)
rewards and challenges from past life actions.

About 60% say they do believe in karma, 15% say
they don’t know, and about 25% say they don’t
believe in it. We’ve concluded that those who don’t
accept the concept of karma appear to reject it for
one or more of the following three main reasons:

1) Some are simply more analytical, rational, of the
if-I-can’t-see-it-it’s-nonexistent frame of mind and
need proof. They don’t have a good reason to accept
it, so they’re rejecting for now.

2) Some have misconceptions about the concept.
They may mistakenly feel that karma is all about
punishment, and since they don’t believe a higher
power would punish people, they reject what they
perceive karma to be.

Our work has convinced us that karma is not about
punishment, but a spiritual law of energy;
whatever you do and say, both “good” and “bad,”
will return to you, even if you don’t believe that
it will. This really is a universe of justice, but
it understandably doesn’t seem that way to those
who focus only on the circumstances of this lifetime.

It’s also common for people to think that karma
only happens immediately, in this lifetime, but it
often takes more than a lifetime to balance itself
out. For example, it was not “his karma to be
dumped” just because he broke up with someone
else a year before. The act of breaking up with
someone, by itself, does not incur negative karma
unless it’s done in a negative way.

Another misunderstanding about karma is that many
don’t realize that the more you try to balance
karma yourself through negative actions, the more
negative karma you’ll create for yourself.

Does that sound like too passive of a disposition
to you? There’s nothing passive about changing
what you can and letting go of what you can’t
change, or that is not your right to change.

Yet another misconception about karma is that
due to your subconscious and super-conscious
self (soul, or spiritual self) being beyond your
conscious personality, simply forgiving yourself
or confessing your sins won’t eliminate your
karma. While doing so, your higher-self is
smiling and shaking its head, saying, “That’s
one more circumstance you’ll have to experience
directly from the receiving end in a future life.”

3) Another reason some reject the concept of
karma is that they seem to have great difficulty in
taking complete responsibility for their actions,
would rather maintain a victim-consciousness, or
refuse to admit the reality of their behavior. This
group of people is likely to be in denial about
things they’ve done or said and don’t want to face
the possibility that they will eventually need to
experience directly what they’ve inflicted upon
others. No matter how good someone is at
justifying their actions and convincing themselves
of their own lies, they still must face the music
of the karma they generate at some point in the

These types of people are less likely to do “the
right thing” in all situations, especially when
no one is looking. They assume, incorrectly, that
if no one catches them, they can get away with
anything. Based on our past life regression and
astrology and numerology charting work, we’ve found
that the eyes of truth really are always watching
all of us, at all times.

What is doing “the right thing,” you ask? Ultimately,
it’s treating others as you want to be treated.

But it’s not easy to fathom exactly how karma functions
through traditional, earth-bound thinking.

A good way to envision how karma works is to imagine
a spiritual tie to everything you say or do, like an
invisible, indestructible golden link that only
detaches itself from you once you finally balance,
often unknowingly, the energy. Each time you’re born,
your soul is still attached to all the golden links
from previous incarnations and you deal with some of
them directly in the current life according to what
your soul planned before incarnating.

Whether or not you believe in karma, don’t do or not
do something just because you “should,” or “shouldn’t.”
Remind yourself you’re doing the right thing because
you don’t want to deal with the repercussions at a
later time, and more importantly, because we’re all
in this together.

Copyright © Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

Author's Bio: 

Scott Petullo and Stephen Petullo are identical twins and have been exploring metaphysics since the early 1980s. They are experts in the fields of prediction, personal fate, love life, and past life regression, and are natural psychics and mediums. Get their free report: 13 Spiritual and New Age Myths and 11 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Psychic. www.mystictwins.com www.holisticmakeover.com www.scottpetullo.com