Settling Your Karmic Debt and Ridding Yourself of Bad Karma

Bad Karma

Too often we ask ourselves, “What have I done to deserve this?” There is rarely an answer that really makes sense, but there really is a simple explanation, karmic debt. This article will help you understand karmic debt signs, whether there is anything pointing to a debt in your life, and how to settle such debts. Read on to learn more.

Karma Defined

Many turn to karma as a way of understanding their place and role in the universe. To understand karma, we must first define it. Once you understand karma, you can appreciate the lessons it provides. Karma is the spiritual principle of cause and effect. This simply means that for every good deed a person receives good karma and for each bad deed, they receive bad karma. That said, there are some life situations that, despite all the good, a person seems to constantly fall into the same negative patterns and poor behavior. It seems that there is no karmic balance. This may leave you wondering what is happening and why patterns are repeated so heavily. These concerning patterns may be things like:

  • Addiction
  • Constant financial struggles
  • Sabotaging personal relationships
  • Avoiding responsibility

If these patterns sound familiar for your life, it likely means you have a karmic lesson to learn. To understand how this debt works, you must understand the concept of reincarnation as is common in Buddhist beliefs. Reincarnation is the cycle of birth and rebirth and Buddhists believe that each person comes back to life in another form, not always human. This is to try to make up for past mistakes or to receive payment for good deeds done in another life. The debt must always be paid whether it is in the current life or future ones.

Do You Have Karmic Debt?

It is relatively easy to figure out if you have karmic debt. All that is needed is your birth date in order to calculate your life path which leads you to your karmic debt number. Karmic debt numbers are specific two digit numbers that show you carry a certain amount of debt from previous lives. If there is no negative karma from past lives, then karmic debt does not need to be a concern. There are only four karmic lesson numbers. These include 13,14,16, and 19. Each number comes with specific characteristics and poses difficulties for karmic healing.

Calculating a Karmic Debt Number

When first getting familiar with karmic lesson numbers, it is normal to be curious about your own. The good news is it is easy to find out. There are three main ways to calculate the value of your number. These include:

  • Based on your date of birth
  • Based on your life path number
  • Based on your personality number

The easiest is to use your birthdate. If you were born on the 13th, 14th, 16th, or 19th, your number automatically corresponds to one of the karmic numbers, meaning you have debt and need to work on removing the bad karma from your life.

If your birthday does not correspond to these four numbers, there are two other ways to determine if you have debt or need to undergo karmic cleansing. The first is to calculate your personality number by adding your month and day of birth, for example: September 12 would be 9 +12 = 11 then 1 + 1 = 2, leaving your personality number as 2. Using this single digit number, you can assign it to a karmic lesson number. For example, if you have a personality score of 5 meaning 1 + 4 then you are a 14. If your personality number is 1,4,5, or 7, you have no karmic debt number.

The final way to determine your debt number is to calculate your life path number. The life path number is connected to the individual’s real self and represents personality traits. To calculate your life path number, add all the digits from your birth date. For example, September, 12, 1981 would be 0+9+1+2+1+9+8+1 = 31 = 3+1 = 4. This is your life path number.

Four Types of Debt

As mentioned, there are four karmic debt numbers. These numbers are explained below.

  • Karmic Debt 13 – Having a karmic debt 13 means you are paying back a debt for laziness and selfishness. To redeem yourself, put the needs of others first and encourage them in a positive pathway. Learn to make room for others to shine.
  • Karmic Debt 14 – This debt number means you had problems with control in a previous life. Try to avoid aspiring a rise to power again.
  • Karmic Debt 16 – A karmic debt of 16 means you were egotistical and vain in a previous life. To overcome this debt, be mindful of your actions and appearance while be considerate toward others.
  • Karmic Debt 19 – This debt signifies poor choices, using people, and manipulation in previous lives. This is a large karmic debt and you must learn to be a supportive person who helps others expecting nothing in return.

Ridding Yourself of Bad Karma

In order to be cleansed of bad karma, we must first acknowledge that bad karma is present, identify it, and battle it. Once this is done, be grateful for both positive and negative experiences. Once you are able to realize that bad experiences happen for a reason and that lessons can be learned, we can accept that we can be thankful for them. This is being grateful. Next, act with love because acting negatively will only bring further bad karma. We must utilize our positive energy and act with love toward others, regardless of how they treat us. This steers karmic life changes in the right direction. Make sure you check your motives and you are not doing a good deed for selfish reasons. Before doing anything, check your motivation. Along with this, be aware of your actions and inner attitude because these too can influence your karma. Above all, learn to forgive to create good karma for yourself.

Karma us real and some of us are born with a karmic debt. Always keep in mind that we should be good for good karma to follow.