Yoga tells us that Karma is certain. Every thought, word, and action has a vibrational energy that consciously, or unconsciously, creates our reality experience. Einstein told us that the Universe is curved, supporting Newton’s Law and the Law of Karma that everything will eventually, and inevitably come back to us. Yoga offers us several gems of metaphor to inspire magical shifts in perspective assisting us in freedom from the contrasts of the Karmic wheel. The practice of yoga inspires consciousness in the present moment, so as to allow us the willingness into the co-creation of the energy we are actually driving.

The contrast of Karma has an important role for evolution. It guides us like a treasure map to journey into the mysteries of who we are. The practice of yoga offers us clues into who we are.

I remember my yoga teacher, Sharon Gannon, saying that sometimes on the search for discovering who we are, we will be guided by the experiences that enlighten us into who we are not. That sometimes in order to really figure out what it is that we desire in our lives, we have to experience the things we don’t want.

The challenges we’ve faced like that “bad” relationship, job, illness, addiction, etc. is actually the guide. The guidance leading us to know with certainty what kind of relationship, job, lifestyle, behavior, etc. we want. Reminding us that we deserve the best that we can imagine for ourselves, and if things aren’t going so good, it’s time to change.

Physical change follows energetic change.

The contrast reminds us that if we are experiencing a challenging environment, relationship, etc. that it is time to step back, quiet ourselves, and explore the truth about our role in creating our problems.

Taking the time out from engaging in life’s drama gives us the opportunity to go within, which will show us the way beyond. It is scary to show up, to be really real. Yet if we can all be real, real about the energy we are driving, real about the emotional and mental strongholds, there will be response of love, forgiveness, and understanding. Self-doubt, not knowing our power in creation, is perhaps the greatest human tragedy.

Yoga reminds us that everything we desire is on the other side of fear. Be brave!

The contrast of Karma shows us that there are multiple perspectives, multiple truths based on individual experience, causality, and preparation. It reminds us that we are all just doing the best that we can in each moment, according to our Karma.

Realization into the laws of Karma may help us to soften towards ourselves, and one another, assisting us to ride the waves of momentum pulling us like gravity to remember our Oneness. Encouraging us to side step the drama of Karma, and to trust ourselves to manifest our desires.

Don’t let karma make you feel enslaved, shift your perspective into the momentum and empowerment of how we drive our own karma.

Resistance to the contrast is a crutch to our evolution. See the moments of contrast as a freeing force offering us the grace to change, to evolve, and to come into the Highest good for all beings everywhere.