Recognising the patterns in our lives is very important to break free of karmic contracts and vows. These agreements that we either make at the soul level with others, or with ourselves can often put our lives through a whirlpool of repeated happenings that leave us with just one question that we often ask, “Why does it always happen to me?”
We are born again and again and form karmic relationships with souls that continue to impact our lives, positively or as a challenge. Why a challenge? Because we sometimes need to learn the lessons of life, which come to us in the hardest possible way, for our own soul growth.
If we learn the lesson and move on, we are freed from the contract, but this does not happen so easily. Sometimes it takes a lifetime or more for us to recognise the life’s lessons … and work on it.
These contracts exist between everyone we come across – our parents, brothers and sisters, friends, closest relatives, spouse, colleagues, sometimes even strangers who unexpectedly sometimes drop into our lives and exit leaving a deep impact (either positively or negatively). We are mostly born in the same soul family – someone who might have been your father in a previous lifetime might be your son now and the relationship that exists between you is an extension of the energetic pattern that existed in a previous lifetime.
The important thing is, how do we recognise a karmic contract? The answer is simple: Start noticing the incidents that happen as a pattern in your life. We might believe it is our fate to suffer like this … but the truth is each one of us is empowered to change the situation.
When we understand that we are bound by a karmic contract with another soul/s resulting in the trauma, it sets the path towards healing. The recognition is the first step.
Once we recognise a pattern, it is then a matter of understanding what is the important life lesson that we need to learn – do I value myself so little that I am constantly underrated by others? Do I need to be more generous towards others so that the same generosity is reciprocated towards me? Or do I need to relinquish control instead of holding on to people or things that sap me of my strength?
When we start soul searching and asking these questions, the process of healing deepens further, and so does the gradual unravelling of the karmic knots.
We are born to be free, to be blissful and joyous. This is God’s plan for us. What often holds us down are these karmic contracts formed by relationships of pain. To explain further, if you have a troubled relationship with your father in this lifetime whom you feel has never treated you well, it is a karmic contract being played – either you had given him pain in a previous birth and this is a retaliation happening or conversely a repetition of what has happened in a previous life, as your soul is yet to learn an important lesson, that of self love or self value.
Akashic Records readings help us in recognising these karmic contracts, however the work has to be done by each individual himself / herself.
The three steps to breaking free from karmic contracts are – identification, forgiveness and letting go.
It is only forgiveness that changes the status quo in karmic contracts – forgiveness for the other person and one self. It is not an easy process, takes a lot of determination and strong will, but the only way.
Unless we forgive and let go we can never be free from these shackles. Once this happens and the life lessons are learnt, we are set free to form our future and define our destiny.
We also need to be patient, and treat ourselves with kindness and compassion. Many lifetimes of hurt and injury cannot just disappear overnight. We should constantly remind ourselves that this journey has been essential for our soul growth.
Positive affirmations also help us in changing the energy. We can take one step at a time and the change surely starts happening. You might find the following articles helpful ‘How to uplift your energy every day with Akashic Records’ and ‘Why Akashic Records readings are so transformative’.
A few simple affirmations, which you can modify as per your wish:
The next article in the series will focus on the vows that you might have taken in a previous lifetime that continue to have a debilitating impact on your present life.
(Sudipta is an energy healer, Akashic Records practitioner and mystical storyteller. Her collection of short stories ‘Mystical Tales Of Sacred Earth’ and ‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow Of Life’ and ‘The Blue God’s Love’ are available worldwide on Amazon Kindle.)