Breaking Karma Stereotypes: 3 Eye-Opening Lessons from My Podcast with Sister BK Shivani

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3 Karma lessons by Sister BK Shivani

Breaking Karma Stereotypes: 3 Eye-Opening Lessons from My Podcast with Sister BK Shivani


Karma will hit you back!


We’ve all heard or even said this phrase at some point in our lives, especially when faced with hurt or challenges.


But is karma a punishment, as many perceive it to be?


In my recent podcast with Sister BK Shivani, we delved deep into the concept of karma and uncovered profound insights that challenge common misconceptions.


Sister BK Shivani, a name that resonates with millions around the world, is not just a person but a beacon of wisdom and positivity. She is a renowned spiritual mentor representing the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization.


This heartfelt conversation with Sister Shivani has led me to discover three invaluable learnings that can transform your understanding of Karma.


1. Karma is Not Punishment, It’s a Consequence

Karma is often misunderstood as punishment.


However, Sister Shivani wants people to replace the word ‘punishment’ with ‘consequence.’


According to her, karma is the process where our actions lead to outcomes, shaping our experiences. Whether it’s an ailment or a joyous event, it’s not about being penalized; it’s about the consequences of our past actions.


Take cancer, for instance – a situation often seen as punishment. Even such challenging experiences can be transformative gifts.


People who have faced severe ailments sometimes reflect, “That was the best thing that happened to me.”


It’s not about suffering; it’s about the lessons and positive changes that emerge.


Reframe your Karma narrative
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Reframing our narrative from suffering to a magical experience can alter our energy and the way we navigate challenges.


Here’s how you can make suffering optional with this mindset!


Karma is simply the law of cause and effect – Karma is not what comes to us. It is what we do!

So every thought, word, and behavior is an energy that we create and eventually returns to us in the form of consequences.


Consider the analogy of throwing a ball, where we throw out a ‘karma ball’ through our thoughts and actions. The consequences, or the ‘return ball,’ are the situations, behaviors of people in our lives, and even our health that we experience.


The real power lies in how we respond to what comes our way in the present.


Medicine will heal your body, but no medicine is going to clean your emotional clutter.


The key message here is clear: True healing requires addressing emotional wounds alongside physical ailments. Holding onto negativity is a personal choice, a form of self-inflicted karma.


Know more about the connection between suppressed emotions & disease.


2. Karma is of the Soul, Not the Body

Karma is not confined to the physical body but belongs to the soul.


Recognize that the ‘I’ speaking about your actions is the energy inhabiting the body – the soul.


The soul is the eternal energy navigating through different earthly ‘dresses,’ shaping and reshaping its experiences based on past actions.


Karma is of the soul
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The soul carries its karmic baggage from one lifetime to another, influencing the health and circumstances of the new body it inhabits.


This is where Sister Shivani shared a personal experience about a patient in the ICU battling cancer and chronic illness. The doctors had done all they could; it seemed like a closed chapter. The patient lying there, motionless!


Sister Shivani’s compassionate guidance to a grieving daughter illustrates the power of understanding the soul’s journey.


  • Shift from attachment to love: Move from selfish attachment to selfless love for the departing soul.
  • Graceful journey of the departing soul: What’s right for the soul should unfold gracefully.
  • True love: Genuine love prioritizes the departing soul’s well-being, not just physical presence.
  • Soul’s transition to a new life: Upon leaving, the soul enters a mother’s womb, initiating a new life phase.
  • Karma shapes the future: The soul carries karma, shaping its future in the upcoming life.
  • Crucial roles of two families: Two families, one left behind and one receiving, play vital roles in the soul’s journey.
  • Contribution to the soul’s well-being: Both families significantly impact the soul’s overall well-being.
  • Power of positive practices: Practices like prayers, meditation, and gratitude create a positive environment for both families.

It’s all about understanding that we’re not just bodies; we’re souls on a journey that extends beyond the visible.


3. Letting Go the Karmic Baggages through Forgiveness

So, here’s the fundamental truth: The consequence of karma is inevitable. It’s a universal law that governs our lives.


All we have to do is forgive!


Forgiving is a self-healing process. It’s not a favor we grant to others; it’s a gift we give to ourselves.


Remember, forgiving someone doesn’t mean we have the power to shield them from the consequences of their actions. Each individual walks with their karma, and our forgiveness doesn’t interfere with their journey.


By choosing to forgive, we free ourselves from the shackles of past pain and allow emotional healing to take place.


Let go your past karma
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Sister Shivani encourages a three-step approach to forgiveness:


  • Acknowledge and release the past karmic account
  • Radiate blessings to the soul that caused the hurt, aiming to change the karmic account
  • Let go and free yourself from the negative energy and create space for positive vibrations

Affirmations such as ‘I release, I forgive, I let go’ help in cleansing the emotional baggage.


Consider starting your affirmation journal! Don’t know how to? Here’s Luke’s FREE 101 Guide To Start Your Affirmation Journal.


This process ensures not only the cleansing of our current emotional state but also the prevention of carrying unresolved wounds into future lifetimes.


Learn how to shed mental clutter and expectations by letting go here!


Holding onto emotional wounds can lead to a decline in emotional immunity, making individuals more susceptible to pain and heightened reactions.


Forgiveness, therefore, is not just a mental health concern but a crucial aspect of emotional well-being.


Take the first step towards a life of forgiveness and healing! Enroll now in our online educational course on Harnessing the Power of Forgiveness.


Sister BK Shivani’s wisdom serves as a guiding light, urging us to embrace each day as an opportunity for growth, self-discovery, and the continuous evolution of our mind, body, and spirit.


However, emotional well-being and reconnecting with your spirit are just two facets of holistic health. Self-care also includes the other three pillars: nutrition, exercise, and quality sleep.


Make sure to commit to holistic health and a life filled with positive energy!


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