Navigate Your Karma: Understanding How the Root Cause is the Answer to Resolution ~ with Rheanni Lightwater
Your Root Chakra Is Deeply Connected to Personal and Collective Karma that Influences your Physical Conditions.
Your chakras are part of how you use your energy to manifest your goals and your root energy provides a foundation for your basic physiological and biological needs. This includes your needs for air, food (nourishment), water, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep and method(s) of communication. This exercise is designed to help you navigate your karma, especially around these basic needs by gently reprogramming your root chakra.
What do I mean by “karma”?
Being human at this time and on this planet is your karma (as well as mine) and we share that karma collectively. In my opinion, the best explanation of karma is simply the physical and spiritual law of cause and effect. “For every action, there is a reaction.” “What I put out comes back to me.”
Whenever you have a thought, decide to follow through on it and then take action, you have created karma. As far as the Cosmos is concerned, there is no judgement about it or suffering assigned to it, only consequences. In other words, there will be some kind of effect from anything that’s put into motion.
Let’s use the example of your birth. Certain thoughts, decisions and actions your grandparents took caused them to create the circumstances for your parents to conceive you. You incarnated! Your karmic seeds for being a human have ripened! For better or for worse. That goes for me too, both good and bad, or as I like to put it – preferred and unpreferred.
There is always a mixture of preferred and unpreferred karma. It’s never all bad or all good. Even the terms “good” and “bad” are only relevant to your goals and point of view. You may say that your job situation is bad karma, yet to another person, having any job at all could be seen as good karma to them. The individual’s perspective makes all the difference.
For example, you may see that new car as good karma today and tomorrow you get into a bad accident by driving too fast in it. Is it “good”, “bad”, a punishment? No, simply the natural consequences of actions you’ve taken. However, if you decide that it’s a punishment and then you act on that decision, you are technically creating the karma for “punishment.” The Cosmos is neutral, but you have condemned yourself.
If you then decide to deny your responsibility for your part in that accident and continue to lie to yourself about it, a karmic pattern begins to form (or continues). Denial only plants the karmic seeds for more denial and lies which then leads to punishment, then more denial, which then creates more lies… and so it goes – on and on and on. In Buddhism, it’s called samsara – the cycle of suffering.
The Way Out – You Can Navigate Your Karma by Setting It Right.
Situations are neutral and more often than not, our unpreferred situations actually help us to learn and propel us further on our spiritual journey.
Another more poignant example is our karma as it pertains to the coronavirus. The overall atmosphere of the pandemic and its accompanying financial upheaval has undeniably been a group experience and therefore a clearcut example of collective cause and effect.
Yet the disruption provides valuable experience as it assists us in understanding why we need to deal with social injustice or climate change. We might also discover ways to create more preferred financial structures and live together more peacefully.
So, how might you navigate your karma as an individual in the midst of this collective karma?
There are many choices and subsequent consequences. Some people could make a decision to ignore stay at home recommendations and follow through by going out without protection. “I went out. I got sick. I should have listened!” Some go out and have little or no immediately perceivable consequences. “I went out. I didn’t catch the virus. I’m all that.” Others do everything right and still have a terrible time. “I did everything right. I still got the virus. Why am being punished?”
The structures of the status quo tell us that we are “sinners.” However, the Cosmos is neutral. We are really our own judge and jury. Our perception and what ideas we buy into are the key factors for how we either resolve the karma or intensify it.
So here we all are, sitting in the middle of our pandemic karma. What’s the best thing to do? For me, the initial answer is to come clean with it. Accept my part in what’s happening and learn from it. Be open to new thoughts, make different decisions and then take action on them.
Sounds simple, yet so very difficult. After all, there are those pesky consequences to consider!
Here’s what I do, and it seems to work pretty well. I offer it up for your consideration:
- I accept what’s happening and how I feel about it (personal responsibility).
- I become open to new thoughts about hope and forgiving myself.
- I gather my courage and awareness to make a new decision based on what I would now prefer to experience.
- I take action on steps 1, 2 and 3 with care and patient consideration.
Let’s Take Care of the Root Cause Through a Mind Exercise Using the Intuitive Learning Circles™
Let’s begin by changing our agreements around punishment and being so very black and white, good and bad about everything. Your nervous system holds the energy of those agreements. To let go, start at the bottom of the line and the bottom of your spine. As you move up, you can imagine a lock unlocking – freeing each vertebrae from the chains of outdated, oppressive agreements – all the way up to the top of your spine.
“I release the agreement that I am a sinner.”
“I let go of any agreements I have that karma is ‘bad’ or ‘good’.”
“I decide that karma is neutral. It’s what I do with it that matters.”
“I give up punishment.”
“I release my judgement and let myself off the hook.”
“I decide to accept what’s happening and learn more preferred ways of being.”
What other agreements would you like to change?
Consider a current experience you’re having that you would like to navigate differently. Take a few minutes with this next Circle to turn down the volume and pay attention to what your current perception is.
Once you’ve calmed down, ask yourself:
“How am I perceiving the situation?
What are my fears?
Am I present in my body?”
Next, make sure that you’re fully present.
Continue to relax and let your 3rd Chakra get connected, open and balanced at your solar plexus (the area where your ribs go up in the front).
Your Essential Self is the embodiment of your instinctual nature and the keeper of your personal energy. It’s most efficiently located in the 3rd Chakra to help you manifest, create happiness and maintain health.
In times of unpreferred Karma, it’s pretty common for the Essential Self to go into a fight or flight response. It may get angry and resist or it could go into hiding or even dissociate. Are you experiencing one of those responses now?
Remind your Essence that you have given up punishment, that it is safe and that you are completely forgiven.
Clear a space for preferred root causes to take hold within the Self.
Use this symbol to Dissolve Destructive mental and emotional patterns.
See the patterns like dark clouds that you can dissipate into sunlight and clear blue skies.
“I dissolve destructive patterns that interfere with my health and happiness
and send them to the Sun to be purified.”
Once the blueprints seem clear, tap into your Root Chakra to clear the energy there. It helps to imagine it as a brilliant, red vibration swirling in a clockwise direction at the bottom of your pelvis. It may feel stuck, reversed or clogged. Don’t worry! You can clear it through your intention and attention! Feel free to move at any time in any way to help you embody your experience. Take all the time you need to do that.
Once that’s complete, place the energy of Forgiveness in the center open space of the Circle. Let it replace the old, collective foundation of Sin and being a sinner! Visualize letting go of all the guilt, shame and fight or flight responses you may be holding there. Allow it to become the foundation for new preferred decisions and a life affirming karmic flow.
“I recognize how spirit guides me through events.
All holes are sealed and healed.
I follow the direction of healthy protection.”
Now that you’ve cleared up agreements about sin and punishment you can navigate your karma in much more productive ways! In this next section, there’s a list of possible activities to follow through with depending on what makes the most sense in your situation.
Additional resources to help you navigate your karma:
You may or may not need additional information that comes directly from your Soul or Higher Self first. Ask:
“Do I need additional information?”
If so, let your intuition choose a number between 1 -49 from Gifts from the Rainforest. Once you have that number, go to that medicine and read about its medicine.
You might also need to choose a Mind Exercise or Self-care Formula for more processing:
There are five processes that I recommend at this stage:
Daily Support. Do you need some daily support to increase your awareness and make sure you’re taking good care of yourself? Go here.
Warning. Is your Essence trying to warn you about possible dangers coming? If so, go to Staying Out of Trouble.
Boundaries. Do you think you may be lost in the chaos and busy thoughts of others? Check out Develop Healthy Boundaries.
Clarification. Do you still feel uncertain about trusting your gut instincts and Essential Self? Go here for greater clarity.
Set Limits. Do you suspect that you’re getting scapegoated or dumped on? Learn How to Set Limitations.
Once you have your process number, go ahead and click on the link to that number and follow the directions.
This is the intuitive way to decide which process would help you with navigating your karma right now!
Of course, if you want, you can always call (505) 271-4612 or email Rheanni at email@example.com if you want to schedule a deeper online clearing.
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If you feel that this Mind Exercise has helped, but hasn’t addressed all of your needs, Rheanni Lightwater, BFA, CHT, CKP is an expert in the art and science of soul retrieval, chakra clearing and transmuting past life karma. She has 21+ years experience in Reiki, energy medicine and environmental energy clearing. Contact her if you still feel stuck, confused, or overwhelmed.
This mind exercise should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment for any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.