Karma Vessel — Cleaning and Draining
Now that we discussed in detail what fills our Karma Vessel, let’s see what we can do to drain it.
Just like there are four pipes filling the Vessel, there are four other ones, draining it. The latter four must be slightly leaking at all times, otherwise, our Vessels would fill up very quickly and we would be in a lot of trouble.
This slight leaking, however, is not enough to make a difference. We need to make conscious efforts to be constantly draining our Vessel. Remember, the lower the level of liquid, the fewer problems we encounter in life.
The first draining pipe is referred to as External Help, the second — Conscious Positive Actions, third — Fulfillment of Karmic Goal and the fourth one — Virtues and Positive Traits.
Since we seek advice periodically, and sometimes follow it, this pipe always has a slight leak. We ask our friends and relatives for this advice or we seek consultation from an energy healer, from a psychologist or from a religious adviser.
While it has proven to be extremely useful, we have to be aware of one crucial factor: we must actively participate in this process by following the recommendations, given to us by trusted people, thus changing the way we see the world. Otherwise, we won’t achieve a long-lasting effect.
A good healer can guide us through the process, presenting us with manageable tasks and clearly defined techniques. I see it in my practice time and time again, when people enjoy doing their “homework” and they also enjoy seeing the results.
There’s nothing more rewarding than to be able to do something, that seemed totally out of reach for years or even decades!
CONSCIOUS POSITIVE ACTIONS
In this case, we are going to interpret positive actions as ones that are only positive from a Karmic point of view.
Eliminating our idealizations definitely qualifies as a positive action, and is a good starting point, since we are already familiar with more common idealizations and how to get rid of those.
Any act of mercy, compassion, tolerance or selfless effort qualify as positive actions.
FULFILLMENT OF KARMIC GOAL
Our Karmic goal is described in our tikkun.
I would advise seeking help from a knowledgeable person in identifying the primary meaning of the tikkun. Very often, the blocks in our conscience prohibit us from seeing a clear path, so some help in the beginning would make the process easier to follow.
VIRTUES AND POSITIVE TRAITS
These are the qualities that allow us to perform conscious positive actions.
We should also make a clear distinction between what a society imposes upon us as virtues and what the actual virtues are, as seen from a Karmic viewpoint.
Good nature, optimism, tolerance, empathy, being helpful without expecting recognition — these are all positive traits, practicing which help us keep that pipe open.
HOW TO MEASURE THE LEVEL IN YOUR KARMA VESSEL
By know, we have enough thought provoking material to approximately assess the condition of our Vessel.
To help exact it a bit more, here are a few questions we can ask ourselves:
- Am I happy with my social status?
- Am I happy with my family life?
- Does my job make me happy and content?
- Am I healthy?
- Do I have a good relationship with my children?
- Am I financially comfortable?
- Do I understand my purpose in life?
- Am I happy and satisfied with my life as a whole?
If the answer to at least one questions is no, the level of liquid in our Karma Vessel is at about 60%. If we find we’re unhappy with two or three aspects, the level is at 70–75%.
If we are generally unhappy and nothing goes “our way”, the Vessel is almost full, and steps should be taken to remedy the situation.
As the level in our Karma Vessel recedes, we notice that our life and health get better and better. This is one of the aspects of energy healing — as we learn our lessons and address issues associated with them, those lessons are not given to us anymore, and the funnels filling the Vessel remain empty.
There is a wide variety of techniques to help people tackle these tasks. I will introduce some of those in the next chapter.