Healing Karmic Relationships
How To Deal With The Invisible Wounds
A karmic relationship is a romantic bond that is formed with someone in your soul group and it's a relationship designed to heal past life lessons and pain. Karmic relationships are the type of soulmate relationships that no one wants, but everyone has.
They’re generally challenging to say the least, and heartbreaking, to be more clear.
Signs you're in a karmic relationship can include:
Emotional or physical abuse
These are just a few of the signs, but normally, karmic relationships are those that bring out unhealed aspects of ourselves so they can be healed. This means that if you are in a relationship with someone with these patterns, it will typically reveal the mirror patterns within you, so you can heal and evolve, either together, or in some cases, for just enough time for those patterns to illuminate before both parties separate to evolve independently.
In the latter case, both types of relationships, karmic and soulmate, act as a catalyst for the other’s healing - and this is why it’s important to be thankful for our exes.
So, how do you heal from a karmic relationship if you're ending one?
A karmic relationship is healed when one or the other person steps out of the cycle and grows spiritually.
When one of the karmic relationship partners (probably you, because you’re reading this right now), walks away from the bond completely - physically, energetically and psychically - the relationship is over and this initiates the first step of healing from that relationship.
To fully heal a karmic pattern relationship, you'll then have to take time to separate and look within to fully capture and process the lessons the relationship has taught you so you can move on to the next relationship more consciously.
If you jump into a new relationship immediately after getting out of a karmic bond, elements of the previous karmic patterns present it the former relationship will repeat themselves in the new relationship until the issues have been fully healed.
Jumping into a new relationship too soon after the closing of a karmic bond will indeed reopen aspects of the pattern cycle held with the previous partner.
Next, because your bond with this person is likely rooted in thousands of years of soul history, there is an energetic bond that links you and your karmic partner, in addition to a physical one, that needs to be addressed.
Moving away, ignoring texts and refusing to open your front door is not going to cut it this time. That doesn't fully work with karmic partners. To fully close the bond and heal from a karmic relationship, you'll likely also need to do some energy work to fully release yourself into a new bond.
Cut your cords and call all your energy back - see this article by Carole Bourne on calling back your scattered energies for the second part and this will help reverse the affect the bond has had on you. If you’d prefer to do this in a guided way, I have both of these exercises available as meditations inside The Membership Program’s archives on this site.
In serious cases, you may even need to perform a soul retrieval ceremony. I suggest Conscious Lifestyle Magazine's Article for more on what this is and why you may need it. It can help you to regain all the aspects of your self that were lost in that relationship over the years so you can be fully present in yourself again.
This is all part of the process of healing from a karmic bond, and many people go through this every year, so you aren’t alone.
Good news is this:
You are bound to this person by only karma and once you heal the karma by learning the lessons for you, the karmic patterns presented by this person are over, for you, forever. Meaning, you may never have to go through this experience again. If your former partner does not change, that's their karma, not yours.
You're not necessarily faulted by the Powers That Be because someone else has chosen to avoid their lessons. As you heal the karma for yourself, by closing and recognizing the pattern, for you, it has ended for good.
So what is is the overarching benefit of having a karmic relationship in your life?
Following the completion and healing from a karmic bond, many people meet their actual true love soulmates just after the final ending and healing of a karmic bond. Healing a karmic bond is like the final test because the point of a karmic relationship is to show us unhealed karma in ourselves so that we can heal it, and thus, become more fully ourselves.
Once you heal from and overcome the final karmic test (the relationship), and you heal the pain you carry from it, thus, you open up fully to experiencing yourself and second thus, the love you truly deserve.
So regardless of which way you slice it, karmic relationships have meaning in our lives and while many of us have been through more than one, we just continue to build and take with us all those teachings with us to be wiser and improve for the next relationship.
Doing the energy work mentioned above in this article will help facilitate the healing process from this relationship, and help you integrate the wisdom learned on a much quicker and deeper level.
Amanda Linette Meder