Michele O'Mara

Karma and Money

Filed By Michele O'Mara | November 27, 2007 12:43 PM | comments

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Tags: karma, money

Michele, do you feel that there is such a thing as financial karma. If so how would you recommend me getting over this negative hurdle?

In Buddhist teaching the law of karma says: `for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according to its cause.' I believe that money is no exception to this law!

If you feel like you've made decisions which negatively influence your karma, then the best way to get "over this negative hurdle," is to start planting better seeds today. Make the next RIGHT decision for yourself today so that, in time, as karma would have it - you will begin to experience the positive events to follow your new choices.

For example, if you wracked up a lot of debt that you don't have the means to repay, and subsequently had to file bankruptcy - you will likely experience a series of hurdles (credit scores dropping, difficulty purchasing house, vehicles, etc., shame or embarrassment, etc.). To begin correcting this, you must show greater restraint in your spending, use discipline to save and invest for future unexpected expenses, and to make some sort of amends to those who may have also been negatively affected by your financial mismanagement. The rewards will far exceed a positive balance in your bank account, including greater self-esteem and self-worth (both literally and figuratively), and less stress and worry.


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I also believe in this statement 'for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according to its cause.' Everyone wants financial freedom. It would help if the cost of goods and services hadn't been inflated so that everything necessitates debt, but that would have benefited everyone and not just the richest 1% that bought successive Presidents and Congresses, but that's a different topic. (Whoops! Did I SAY that?) At any rate, one of the keys to financial freedom and debt relief is first to believe it's possible, and then figuring out how to increase cash flow. If you can provide a product or service that fits specialized needs better than anyone else, you will fast get closer to having the freedom you want, and never needing a payday loan again.