Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Spiritual Awareness – #Karma – The Law of Cause and Effect by D.G. Kaye

Explore the spiritual side of our natures as D.G. Kaye shares her experiences and research into this element of our lives.

You can find part ten of the series: Old Souls

Welcome back to my spiritual awareness series. Today I’m going to talk about Karma, something we’ve all heard of, but perhaps we aren’t all aware about how it works.

From The Oxford Dictionary: noun. /ˈkɑrmə/ [uncountable] 1(in Buddhism and Hinduism) the sum of someone’s good and bad actions in one of their lives, believed to decide what will happen to them in the next life. good/bad karma (informal) the good/bad effect of doing a particular thing, being in a particular place, etc.

Karma is a word used loosely by many, usually as a term for payback, as in: What you do will come back to you in some form at some time whether it be payback for wrongs or mean-spirited doings or reward for good deeds. But this is not exactly how karma works.

Karma is spiritual and it’s something we carry forward with us from previous existences into our next ones. If bad karma has not been resolved in a past life it accrues and will have effects in the next life. Every action we perform has a consequence. Karma can be material, moral or emotional. The intent of one’s actions generates karma.

Since I was a young girl, I was aware of the word karma and relayed it to one of my favorite cliched sayings: – what goes ‘round comes back! Karma is really energy, and we are all made from energy created as an action, not necessarily a fate, but a result. We all have the opportunity to change our karma by changing our intentions. This statement can be applied to things, such as: when we wish ill fates upon others, it can boomerang and come right back on us. Karma is ethical consequences, which determines what happens in the future of our lives. The punishment for allowing our egos to take over by wishing ill-will towards an outcome or a person is really a psychological suffering as penance for bad actions.

Many people aren’t aware that most of their actions and desires are manifested by karma – acting out of past lifetimes – what we reap is what we sow, what we focus on is what we get. We are our own karmic projection. We’ve all heard clichés like ‘be careful what you wish for because it will come back on you’. Ill-will and evil acts are paid back to us by suffering something in our own life, goodness gives us peace of mind. In essence, we perpetuate our own karma. It’s been said that the sum of a person’s karma upon their death will determine the form of existence they will take on in their next life.

An example of how karma works: perhaps someone stole someone else’s camera, that same camera may very well be stolen again from them. Or maybe, that camera may get them in trouble by some other means. Did that camera have photos of something illegal that the thief got caught with and blamed for? Karma is a strange phenomenon that works with the universe. On the same token, you may have donated something to a charity and later find you won a contest, you found twenty bucks surprisingly on the ground somewhere . . . you get the gist here – thoughts and actions always circle back around.

Karma is never instantly repaid. It is also not an impending punishment. Like I mentioned earlier, we have the ability to change our karma. Spreading good karma is creating positive action through kind words and thoughts, good deeds and good intentions. The more good we do, the more good will come back to us – a simple formula. To put it into metaphoric terms: If you plant beautiful flowering seeds you can expect beautiful flowers to grow. If you plant a bad seed, you can expect nothing from it. This is how karma works.

If you are at peace with yourself, you will enjoy a peaceful life. If you find your life in a constant state of chaos, you are carrying chaos within yourself. What we put forth into the universe with our intentions will find its way back to us in various forms. We are responsible for our own karma. Our pasts, present and futures all connect from our behavior. This all falls under the old adage – history repeats itself, we either learn from it and change our direction in life or we’re destined to live on the same spinning hamster wheel with the same outcome.

How we choose to live our lives will determine the karma we create. The universe responds to our actions and inactions. Most of the conflict and world suffering is because of either no action or bad action.

Below is a wonderful video that explains karma succinctly. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this quote: “The decisions of our past are the architects of our present.” ~ Author Dan Brown. Translation: Our past behaviors and actions will determine the now we are living in.

Enjoy this video below that goes a little deeper into karma: The no BS explanation for karma

Do you believe in karma?

©D.G.Kaye 2022

My thanks to Debby for another fascinating post on the spiritual side of our natures. I know she would love to hear from you.

About D.G. Kaye (Debby Gies)

D.G. Kaye is a Canadian author living in Toronto, Canada. She writes nonfiction and memoirs about her life experiences, matters of the heart, and self-help about women’s issues. Her positive outlook keeps D.G. on track, allowing her to take on life’s challenges with a dose of humor in her quest to overcome adversity.

D.G. began writing when pen and paper became the tools to express her pent-up emotions during her turbulent childhood. She began journaling about her life at a young age and continued writing about the imprints and lessons she learned through people and events she encountered. D.G. writes books to share her stories and inspiration. She advocates for kindness and for women’s empowerment. Her favorite saying is “For every kindness received, there should be kindness in return. Wouldn’t that just make the world right?”

When she’s not writing, D.G. loves to read (self-help books and stories of triumph), cook (concocting new recipes, never to come out the same way twice), shop (only if it’s a great sale), play poker (when she gets the chance), and, most of all, travel

Books by D.G. Kaye

One of the recent reviews for Fifteen First Times.

Balroop Singh5.0 out of 5 stars Touches upon various emotions. Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2022

‘Fifteen First Times’ is a collection of interesting anecdotes from the teenage years of D.G.Kaye. From crazy diets that she tried to follow to the love of shoes and her first kiss, all find a mention in a witty style, as Bobby “planted a big wet kiss… and it was no regular kiss…yuck!” I smiled at the reaction of a nine year old girl who obviously knew nothing about it.

The candor of Kaye is admirable! She shares her stressful moments of becoming a woman in a brilliant manner, trying to figure out what could have caused “the mini bloodbath” between her legs but couldn’t dare to approach her mother, as she was far from “an average mamma” who never cared to explain that there was no need to feel embarrassed about this natural phenomenon.

Kaye’s resilience and independent spirit shines through her words. She grew up into a fine woman despite her dysfunctional family and heartbreaks. Her love for her father and their bonding exemplifies how a child learns to understand life. The book touches upon various emotions and ends with a loving tribute to her late husband. I finished reading it in one sitting and loved the way Kaye shared the stories of her growing up. 

Read all the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – and: Amazon UK – follow Debby: Goodreads – Blog: D.G. Kaye Writer – About me: D.G. Kaye – Twitter: @pokercubster Linkedin: D.G. Kaye – Facebook: D.G. Kaye – Instagram: D.G. Kaye – Pinterest: D.G. Kaye


Thanks for dropping in today and it would be great if you could share Debby’s post.. thanks Sally



83 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Spiritual Awareness – #Karma – The Law of Cause and Effect by D.G. Kaye

  1. Well done, Debby. Thank you for so thoroughly describing Karma. Dan Brown’s quote is perfect: “The decisions of our past are the architects of our present.” Hugs to both you and Sally. 🤗

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  2. A timely post, Debby. I am in 100% agreement with you about the misconceptions of Karma. Your explanation is concise and easy to understand. Every thought, every action, every intention shapes our next moment in life. Thank you for this insightful post. And thank you, Sally, for giving Debby this platform to share enlightenment!

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  3. A great start for the new year! Happy New Year, Debby (also to Sally ;-)). So i can’t wish someone good karma. It will be delivered for free.;-) Reading about Karma i always get reminded on a cartoon with two shepherd dogs. Both are wearing signs. One with the message “I am Karma”, the other with “May Karma don’t bite you in da ass!” Lol xx Michael

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  4. What a lovely surprise to find my first post for the new year here Sally. I’m thrilled to read here so far at the comments that people are clarified about how karma really works. Thanks for the platform as always. ❤ xx

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  5. Fast fingers again. I also wanted to thank you for sharing another beautiful, brand new review for my new book, by Balroop. I just love when readers understand my tellings. Thanks again Sally for finding and sharing. ❤ xx

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  6. Great post, Debby. You are right, a lot of people have a very partial understanding of Karma, and you make it all quite clear. We should all aim to do good to others, not only to make sure that we improve our Karma, but also because… it is good and the right thing to do. Have a fantastic 2023. And thanks, Sally.

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  7. “If you find your life in a constant state of chaos, you are carrying chaos within yourself.” Uh-oh. Lol. Great post, Debby. I’m going to step off the hamster wheel this year and steer my intentions toward peace and calm. A wonderful post for the start of the new year, my friend. Thanks for sharing, Sally, and Happy New Year to you both!

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  8. Thank you for this informative post, Sally. Debby, I was so happy to read it. You explained karma so well. We are truly the creators of our karma. I loved the video. It was profoundly enlightening. ❤
    Yes, I do believe in karma and your post, Debby, has made me conscious of the inner subtleties of selflessness. Thank you for making me aware of the depth of karma. ❤ 🙂

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  11. Thank you, Debby and Sally, for this very clear explanation of Karma. I think our intentions and actions are important. Unless we sow positive seeds, we can not expect to reap positive results.

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  12. What a wonderful explanation of Karma Debby, such an excellent post. .. If only people would realise how our Intentions and our focus on those intentions, positive or negative is creating their future.. And oh if only people would inner-stand that their Thoughts themselves are energetic which once created go out into the Ether and that is how Energy Good or bad comes back to the source of its creation… As you so rightly stated.. ” What goes around Comes around “…

    May we all be mindful of our thoughts, deeds and actions as we are creating our very future via how we think and perceive..

    Thank you dear Sally for hosting Debby’s lovely article on Karma… and Cause and Effect…
    May you both have a Wonderful Happy and Peaceful 2023 ❤ ❤ ❤

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  13. This was excellent, Debby! I sort of love the idea of Karma, except when it applies to me! The video at the end was excellent. I think you illuminate an important aspect of Karma. It applies not only to actions but our thoughts as well. That’s powerful. Hugs, C

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  14. This is a great series Debby and you have created, Sally.
    Debby is definitely in touch with her mind, heart and spirit.
    I’ve been enjoying her podcasts on grief. That sentence holds an oxymoron that I need to think more about to be able to express in words.
    “Most of the conflict and world suffering is because of either no action or bad action.” I so get that!
    Cheers to both of you!

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