Karma and Ascension – Part 1 – Karma is for Our Education

One of the more difficult topics to deal with, I find, is karma. Long-time readers will know that I shy away from examining karma because it seems impossible from a Third-Dimensional perspective to know what’s actually occurring.

Yet karma and Ascension is a topic that needs to be looked at and so I do so in a series of articles here.

Many people consider karma to be punishment for “sins.” We get what we deserve. We get what’s coming to us, and so on. We often say “I’ll fix you” or “I’ll show you a lesson” and we have in mind simple vengeance. Viewed from this perspective, karma becomes God’s vengeance on humans.

My understanding is that karma is a method of teaching. What does it teach? Well, behavior that more and more nearly approaches the Divine. After all, the purpose of life, as far as I know it, is to know our true nature or essence, to know ourselves as God – or, if that offends you, as a child of God or a spark of God.

In my view, that purpose has been given us by the Creator so that the purpose of creating life itself – that God should meet God in a moment of enlightenment – can be achieved. We’re tasked with uncovering our true identity so that God can meet God in a moment of enlightenment – our enlightenment.

Karma is one of the principal means of teaching us how to be God. To be God is to know God, many sages say. When we harm another, karma sees that we are treated in a similar way so that we can feel what the situation is like. We usually don’t like it and stop harmful behavior. When we treat others compassionately, the law sees to it that the same treatment is extended to us. In both cases, karma teaches us.

If I’m correct, then we can imagine that the reason we’re told that a lot of karma stops when we ascend to the Fifth Dimension is that that ascent will enlighten and educate us to such a degree that many unlearned lessons will now be learned.

Moreover, we’re also told that much residual karma will be forgiven by the Law of Grace. When a mass Ascension occurs, the karma that might have been left over does not accompany us. We start afresh, as it were. But viewed from another perspective, we learn our lessons from the ascent itself and so our “lesson curriculum” is, so to speak, satisfied.

Let’s listen to the galactics, ceslestials and ascended masters discuss the subject to see if we’ve understood the matter so far.

Karma is for Our Education, not Our Punishment

The Creator granted us freewill and the higher beings we deal with honor that fact, as SaLuSa explains:

“Your freewill is paramount in any decision you make, and is fully honoured. There would be no point in granting freewill if others interfered in it and changed it.

“Nevertheless life is subject to the Laws of the Universe, and that is the only way in which it may be subject to limitation or change. You must bear responsibility for your actions where they interfere with the sovereignty of others. That is karmic law and it is absolutely just and fair. “(1)

The law of karma is often called the law of cause and effect because whatever we put out is brought back to us again, as Archangel Michael explains.

“Whatever energy you draw forth, qualify and direct out into the universe becomes your sole responsibility and will surely be returned to you some day, either in a positive or a negative form. This is the law of karmic cause and effect.” (2)

Karma is valuable, Ker-on of Venus says, because it “places people in situations for [experiences] that will further their understanding and uplift them.” (3) SaLuSa says that “each experience is considered as bringing a lesson for you.” (4) In the scheme of things, “every experience adds to your total consciousness, accumulated through all of your lifetimes.” (5)

We are not punished for our “sins,” SaLuSa tells us, but asked to endure the same situations that we’ve brought to others for their educational value.

“Whilst you are not punished for your ‘sins’ you do make reparations so that you fully understand the effect of them on other souls. This can be very deep and heart wrenching, but it is the only way to learn your lessons.” (6)

He adds that “any harm caused to others has to be understood and repaid in some way, and that is called Karma. It is not punishment, but self-realization of what it is to be responsible for your actions, thoughts and deeds.” (7)

He tells us that “karma can be viewed as either negative or positive.” (8) It teaches us how to be more godlike and as such could be seen as a great blessing. Or it could be seen negatively as punishment. He observes:

“There is a misconception sometimes that it is a form of punishment, and that is far from the truth. You elect to have certain experiences that enable you to overcome your weaknesses…. You all learn from each other, and none more so than the dark Ones.” (9)

We may be asked to experience some pretty miserable situations for our learning, SaLuSa explains.

“Life can be absolutely miserable, and lack the niceties that most other people have, but bear in mind that it is part of your experiences that you have undertaken. At different times you have lived in luxury and wielded power, but for balance in other lives you have experienced all different levels.” (10)

Our mistreatment of each other Matthew calls “the karmic ping-pong of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man.” (11) It goes on down the ages, very few people actually being aware of karma and learning the lessons it conveys.

Karmic lessons that are not learned in one lifetime are repeated in others until the lessons are learned, Matthew tells us.

“Karma is not necessarily different for each lifetime. At the evolvement level where karma exists, most often reincarnating is for another try to successfully complete the very same lesson that in other lifetimes, the soul’s personages chose to do but failed.” (12)

SaLuSa makes the same point: “Karma is often repeated because lessons are not learnt, and they will continue to confront you until you do.” (13) In light of this situation, he advises us to “make sure you do not repeat the same mistakes again, as you can be sure you will be tested again.” (14)

I haven’t very often seen karma discussed as keeping us on the path that leads back to God, but SaLuSa does mention it here: “The karma resulting from each life time is twofold, and firstly keeps you on the path back to the Light, whilst ensuring that you learn from your mistakes.” (15)

We usually think that karma only decides the evolutionary path of individuals but Matthew tells his mother that it determines the path of planets too.

Suzy Ward: Is karma the basis for the evolution of planets?

Matthew: Yes, it is, but on a scale that you could not comprehend. (16)

To be sure, the planet has completed its karma, but her inhabitants have not, Matthew says.

“Earth has completed her third-density karma, which is enabling her Ascension, and while every soul on the planet chose to do the same, many are lagging due to fear and its various expressions, such as greed, tyranny, brutality, resentment, prejudice, apathy, egotism—all third-density characteristics.

“It is our fervent prayer that these souls will respond to the ever-increasing Light beaming from afar, adding to that which you are generating on the planet.” (17)

Many of us don’t know about karma. Many have heard of it but give it little weight or thought. Many understand karma but inaccurately. Very few indeed understand how karma truly operates and of those fewer still put their knowledge to good use.

The law of karma assists us to return to God knowing our true nature by bringing the same actions to us that we mete out to others. It doesn’t reflect God’s lack of caring but it does reflect to us our own lack of understanding. But as we’ll find in the next article, all of this is about to change for those of us who’ve chosen Ascension and assimilated sufficient light to ascend.


(1) SaLuSa, June 15, 2009, at

(2) Archangel Michael, “Passport to Ascension,” May 2009, through Ronna Herman, at .

(3) Ker-On, July 6, 2009, at

(4) SaLuSa, March 7, 2012.

(5) SaLuSa, Apr. 16, 2010.

(6) SaLuSa, Oct. 28, 2011.

(7) SaLuSa, Sep. 16, 2009.

(8) SaLuSa, Feb. 4, 2011.

(9) Loc. cit.

(10) SaLuSa, Feb. 17, 2012.

(11) Matthew’s Message, May 7, 2004, at

(12) Matthew’s Message, Aug. 11, 2011.

(13) SaLuSa, May 26, 2010.

(14) SaLuSa, March 7, 2012.

(15) SaLuSa, Apr. 4, 2011.

(16) Matthew’s Message, May 7, 2004.

(17) Matthew’s Message, May 23, 2006.

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