Karma Vessel — Introduction
A picture is worth a thousand words, which is one way to explain what we’re going to talk about next.
To illustrate a person’s overall energy condition, a Russian esoterist A. Sviyash came up with a diagram, which he called the Karma Vessel. The theory of karmic relationships connected to it is based upon a term idealization. Let’s explore what it means.
Idealizing, by definition, means to put more value and/or passion into whatever emotion or aspect of our life than is necessary from a karmic standpoint.
One example of idealization is when we have a preconceived notion of how things “should be”. If and when this ideal picture is distorted for whatever reason (a child, a spouse, a friend, a coworker behave differently from your expectations) we get frustrated or even enraged, and try to “fix” things by forcing your ways onto other people.
Another way we react to this is we become sad or desperate, because people aren’t conforming to our standards. Eventually, we project this onto the entire world and our whole life.
I’m not saying that you should abandon all emotion or expectations. An idealization exists only when emotions or expectations are excessive, causing you to get fixated on either.
If we are fixated on any aspect of our life, karmically it means that this “item” should be taken away from us, to teach us that we do not really own anything in this world, nor do we have control over anything. The controlling power is only the Creator.
The less happy we are with what has been created for us, the more reason we give to be subject to karmic discipline, which means removing the objects and subjects of our fixation from our lives. This is aimed at teaching us to see more than one way of dealing with any situation or issue.
Let’s assume that our general dissatisfaction with the world is a liquid of sorts. This liquid is collecting into a vessel of a certain shape (see pic). We’ll call this container Karma Vessel.
There are four “pipes” filling this vessel, and four more, draining it. Contributing to the filling of the vessel are our “sins”, or idealizations. Draining the vessel are our achievements in ways of spiritual and emotional growth.
Once the level of “liquid” reaches a certain point, the karmic discipline process kicks in, and we are stripped of whatever we became fixated on. Generally, the fuller the Karma Vessel is, the more problematic our life becomes, and we are deprived of more and more.
There are several theories as to who determines what kind of “punishment” we receive and at which point. Some say it’s God, some say Satan, but we’re going to adopt the idea of a Soul Keeper.
Let’s assume that each one of us has a certain built-in mechanism that Nature installed in every soul, to keep track of our everyday thoughts, emotions and actions. By doing so, the Keeper regulates the amount of “liquid” in our Karma Vessel. This same mechanism decides which form of Karmic discipline should be utilized in each case.
KARMA VESSEL LEVELS
There are very few people in this world whose Karma Vessel is filled less than 50%. Most truly spiritual and emotionally mature people’s Vessel is at around 50–55%. At this point, we lead a comfortable life, with some very minor bumps along the way, just as a slight reminder.
As soon as we start idealizing anything, the funnel associated with this idea opens up and the “liquid” begins to pour into the Vessel, raising the overall level. The Keeper then sends certain “hints” aimed at a more obvious reminder that we are only visitors in this world, that everything, including our soul is only loaned to us, and is not out possession.
Should we ignore these signals, or not recognize them, our life will get more and more problematic.