How To Know If You've Had A Karmic Connection With Someone
Part of the fun of being in tune with yourself and all your senses is being able to sense when your forces unite with another soul to create something great.
Karma comes from the Sanskrit word karman meaning ‘action, effect, fate.’
In Buddhism, it is an action bringing upon itself inevitable results, and in theosophy, it is the principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished based on a person’s previous actions in this incarnation or another. In short, Karma implies that something is fate or destiny based on a prior action.
A karmic relationship is then a relationship that was destined to occur based on a prior event, and it is in short a relationship that is fated due to the butterfly effect.
Metaphysically, it is thought that karmic relationships are created and destroyed accordingly so that each person in them, however long they are involved in one, can heal, grow and evolve from the bond, kind of like a soul pact that the two parties make.
Karmic relationships aren’t always fun, though they are always meaningful, profound and make a forever impact on each person involved.
How do you know if you have a karmic connection?
First, there is typically there is a knowing, that you already know this person, in your heart and this is generally associated with feelings in the heart that cannot be described by words. This feeling typically happens instantaneously upon meeting, however, you can also determine whether or not you had a karmic bond in retrospect.
The main way you know if you’ve had a karmic connection with someone in retrospect is by asking yourself if their influence in your life has made a lasting impact on you and if it has changed the way you have lived your life from that point you’ve met this person forward, whether or not you are still together. If the answer is yes, then it a yes.
Karmic connections are also biological connections, or even relationships destined by the structure of your DNA because the structure of one’s DNA is also comprised of a person’s past lives or the past lives of their ancestry.
What’s the purpose of a karmic relationship?
Neither good nor bad, these relationships are always soul growing connections for both parties involved, meaning everyone heals some karma (changes their fate) in some way from the bond. You can have more than one karmic connection with someone in a lifetime and not all karmic connections are lover-based, many are plutonic, momentary, and fleeting, as well.
Remember - instantaneous, changes your life forever, good or bad, and helps you grow, these are the three main tenets of a karmic bond style relationship.
In some schools of thought, to say a relationship is karmic is just another way to say a relationship was meaningful and I don’t believe it would be out of line to mention this here.
If you are in a karmic relationship now or would like to heal one you are in, there are a few relationship healing meditations in The Member Meditation Room which can improve and strengthen any karmic bond - past, present or future.
Amanda Linette Meder
PS - Many people need karmic bonds to progress on their soul's journey, and you can open yourself up to more of these relationships by being open, true to yourself and through honoring your gifts because doing so will align you with the truth faster. To learn how to open your gifts, please check out the eCourse, Opening Your Gifts, or any of the gift opening exercises in The Member Center.
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