All negativity, hatred, anger and conflict arise from individual karmic traces. All peace, harmony and love arise from Divine Karmic Traces. It is therefore very simple: our Community will be a center of influence of Divine Karmic Traces.
This brings us to the necessity of understanding the mechanics of our Universe and how karma arises. Our Universe was created by God, in His Mind, by thinking. Thinking a thought is the most subtle of actions, but every thought, being an action, creates karma (a Sanskrit word that means action). Karma in its most basic form is simply a vibration or frequency in the consciousness of the thinker. So, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God." (John 1, King James Version of the Holy Bible)
We will call the residual of these Thoughts that created our Universe, "Divine Karmic Traces". Some say "The Will of God" or "Natural Law" or "All the Laws of Nature" and mean the same thing.
Now we come to the people created by God who are creating actions that are discordant frequencies in the Universe. We call these discordant frequencies “karma”. To keep things straight, we will call the actions of people “individual karma” and the Actions of God are “Divine Karma” or the Will of God.
If a person does something that is perfectly in accord with the Divine Karma, then no individual karma is created because the action supports Divine Karma and magnifies it. But if the person does something that is not perfectly in accord with the Divine Karma, then some individual karma is created. The Divine Karma provides for this creation of individual karma by embedding the chaotic frequencies of the karma in the DNA and passing it down from generation to generation. This causes the individual karma to "haunt" its creator’s children and their children, and so on, until it is balanced; this is "The Law of Karma". Whatever you do that is not totally supportive of the Universe and all life in the Universe, will create a boomerang of energy that will keep coming back to you and your children and their children, until someone in the hereditary chain balances it out with the exact opposite action.
To keep it simple, think about wave form interaction. The wave forms illustrated below represent a frequency within an action. We show a Divine Karma wave form (red on top, left) and an individual karma wave form (blue on bottom). If the individual action is perfectly in accord with the Will of God, then the Universe is supported and the Will of God is magnified and strengthened, as represented by the purple wave on the right.
But what happens when the individual action is not in accord with all the Laws of Nature? As you can see below, the result is chaotic and destructive in the Universe. In this case, the individual karma will remain, reverberating around the Universe, boomeranging back on to the creator and his or her subsequent generations, seeking to be balanced, and meanwhile the creator of the action and his or her subsequent generations will suffer from the chaos that action has created, as illustrated in the image below.
So, how do you balance the karma that you or your ancestors created, that you now struggle with in this life because it was passed down to you in your DNA?
By doing another action that is exactly the opposite of what was created in the past. In the image below, we have an illustration of this destructive interference. In this example, let’s say the red wave on the top left represents the original individual karma that was not in accord with Divine Karma, and the lower blue line represents the action you just took that perfectly balanced the original individual karma. The result is perfect balance, represented by the purple line on the right, in the image below.
Your life arose upon a foundation of Divine Karma, covered over by a random collection of the individual karmic traces inherited from your parents and your past lives. This individual karma, covering Divine Karma, is a huge influence in your life. It is this individual karma that you inherited that makes your life into what you have to deal with every single day now.
Imagine billions of people, lifetime after lifetime for eons, all creating individual karma and most of it is not perfectly balanced. It is no wonder our world is like it is today.
What happens to this individual karma? It is passed on to the children of the creator of the individual karma: “the sins (karma) of the father [and mother] fall on the children.” Wow, what a mess!
All of this individual karma that we carry, forms into a web of karmic traces that almost totally obscures the Divine Karmic Traces (Will of God) and this creates a life of problems, struggle, unhappiness, and all negativity that we experience. When we were originally created in the image of God, all of life was Bliss and happiness, but we have all been born now, embedded in a huge web of individual karmic traces.
The good news is, we can balance the individual karmic traces and then they become transparent to the Divine Karmic Traces and our life returns to one of Bliss and happiness. In the Vedic Tradition, this life is called Moksha, or the more modern term is Enlightenment. Moksha means Liberation and Freedom - freedom from the binding and obscuring influence of our individual karmic traces. This means, the individual who has achieved Moksha is always aware of the Presence of God and enjoys Communication with God, 24 X 7 for the rest of his or her life.
So, our number one task in life should be to balance our individual karmic traces. There are mental techniques that create an influence to balance karma where it resides as karmic traces in the physical body (anamaya kosha) and conscious thinking mind, plus the emotional body (pranamaya kosha) and the subconscious mind and the mental body (manomaya kosha) and the unconscious mind.
We all have five bodies or koshas (the Vedic Sanskrit term), as illustrated in the image below:
Next is an image that shows us the three minds associated with the three most expressed koshas:
Our storehouse of karmic traces is located in these three bodies. In the physical body, the karmic traces are found choking the DNA. These karmic traces are responsible for our limited abilities, less than perfect health, and the aging of the body. In the emotional body they are emotional energies, giving us unhappiness, fear, jealousy, greed, and anger. In the mental body they are literally imperfect knowledge constructs, which are internal lies about how the Universe functions and our proper role in the Universe.
When the individual karmic traces of a group, whether it be the world as a whole, a nation, a province, a city, or a community, are taken together, the result is the karma of a collective consciousness. It is the karma of a collective consciousness that determines what the group, as a whole, will experience. Plus, the karma of each individual determines exactly what the individual will experience.