The Karma Concept was born out the pursuit to create a healthier lifestyle; to set you up to discover your true self, your own powers of healing, and how to create a more profitable future through self awareness.
Karma is defined in the dictionary as “action; seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation.”
Setting aside the commonly spoken about definition regarding circumstances and events, this philosophy & definition can more positively be translated into your own self, and the reactions you experience throughout your body, mind, and spirit. Physical, mental, and emotional symptoms & imbalances can all be traced back to an initial point that started the resonating process. Whether it is healthy food vs. junk food, supportive relationships vs. negative relationships, or positive thoughts vs. self-sabotaging thoughts, our current presence and holistic self are the outcomes of past experiences and choices. Understanding where they came from can lead you towards a path of self-healing.
The wonderful thing is that we can change our future by changing our present. In terms of karma, begin focusing on the here & now to create a healthier future. We can no longer do anything about the past, so accepting where we are in the current moment is the best we are ever able to do. Support a positive present to reap a healthy future.
Ignorance is NOT Biss
I spent many days feeding my body food that weren’t right for it, only to have many negative symptoms of disease, depleted hormones and no gut function. I was not being totally conscious of my food choices or noticing how these foods were directly affecting my energy and body as a whole. My mind was cluttered with negative external remarks and self-hatred, living in the flesh rather than my own soul. Talk about an ongoing bad dose of karma… By eating the wrong foods and thinking the wrong thoughts, I was only slowly poisoning my body and mind.
My actions were developing constant negative results, and I was clueless. I’d see doctor after doctor prescribing medications that only covered up the problems temporarily. I decided I needed to take things into my own hands and begin research on my own. I ended up diagnosing myself before my naturopath could, and am grateful I could develop the self awareness needed to pay attention and look in the right places. It didn’t come easy, and I contribute my 10+ years of yoga and yoga teacher training to the development of these tools. Most people can’t tap into this realm of awareness as easily, and there are more health problems now than ever before.
Through The Karma Concept, learn to identify what is triggering your mind/body/spirit symptoms before they really get out of hand. Your health is completely controlled by you, and you are your own best healer.
3 Simple Easy Ways To Start
Keeping track of what you eat, how often you eat, and how these foods make you feel is the first step in identifying key issues. You can either keep a hand written journal with you, or easily download an app on your phone. I personally use My Fitness Pal. It even tracks your exercise and weight loss goals.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you have not started a daily meditation practice, DO SO NOW! This can create the most awareness in your body. Focus on tuning in to your organs and brain, to see how well you are digesting and resting. Meditation Oasis is my favorite, and there is definitely something for everyone. Starting with just a couple minutes a day, can make a huge impact on how you feel and react to the world.
Writing down your thoughts, moods, and gratitudes is a simple way to get things off your chest and heal your mind. Challenge yourself to write down 10 things you are thankful for each day. Check out Tiny Buddha’s 10 Journaling Tips.
Believe in Your Future Self
Becoming aware of your internal body & mind definitely takes time, but hey, you’ve got a lifetime to be in the body you have! Make the most of it and charge it up to it’s fullest potential.
Live the life you desire.