What is Karma?

by | Business, Numerology

Ever wondered what karma really is?

Karma tends to get a bad rap in our society.

People throw it around with statements like “Karma will get them”  and “Karma will bite them in their a..e” Some people live in fear that these may come true for them.  My encouragement is for you to not do that.



Karma is not something to live in fear of.

Karma literally means action.

The word karma derives from Sanskrit; action, your actions, your responsibility.

The action itself, of course, is not as important as the intention behind your action.

Your intention is vital – it shows up in your results.

Your intention is everything – it’s evident in your growth and evolution.

Every action has a consequence.  You learn something.  You achieve something.  You take a step forward.  You make progress.  You influence something.


Karma guides your growth and helps you to lean into and realize your potential.

We are all born into this lifetime with karma from previous lifetimes that are part of our soul’s growth and evolution.

Given that changing and growing into a fuller version of ourselves is why we’re here on planet earth, karma is simply a vehicle for our change, growth and evolution.

As with everything in life, the deeper our understanding is the more we can lean into our potential and possibility.


Karma is the gifts and blessings you give to others and those you receive from other people.

In any relationship you don’t give and receive the same gifts or energy – the same is true of karma – you don’t give and receive karma energy with the same person or energy.  Makes sense, right?  Otherwise, you’d be spinning rather than growing!

There are some people and particular energies that people carry that have been chosen to trigger you to grow in certain areas of life.  Triggers are essentially opportunities for you to grow and evolve, to learn and expand.

Additionally, the reverse is true – there are other people and particular energies that people carry that have been selected to be triggered by your energy in order for them to grow and evolve.

When you know which particular energies will trigger your growth and which you will trigger you are better able to accept the consequences of your actions when they don’t end up being those you expected.

Using my Advanced Numerology skills I can calculate the energy of any relationship you are involved in and are curious to know more about.  That has proven to be very helpful in navigating relationships.



Everything in our Universe is energy, including you, and energy is governed by universal principles.

These are the ones that apply to karma:


The law of cause and effect

Essentially this is the proverbial “As you sow, so shall you reap”

The intention and energy you do anything with is everything.  In order for you to receive kindness and love, you need to BE kind and loving in everything you do.  Lead with love and kindness.


The law of creation

Life doesn’t happen to you.  Life happens for you.  It requires your participation.  We are all co-creating our lives with the Universe.  Your outer world is a direct reflection of your inner world.


The law of humility

Awareness and acceptance are key to growing and changing.  This requires self-responsibility and leaves no room for blaming others or playing the victim.


The law of growth

You are the common denominator in all of your life.  Wherever you go, there you are.  You can’t control others, only yourself.  You are the one who must change if you want change in your life, not others.


The law of responsibility

We must all take responsibility for what’s in our lives.   Own your situation rather than excuse it.


The law of connection

Everything in our Universe is connected.  The past, the present and the future are all connected.  Each step you take, each action you do, each thought you have – they all lead to the next one.


The law of focus

You can’t focus on the negative aspects of life whilst wanting the positive to show up; it simply cannot.   Similarly, you’ll achieve the results you desire faster and with less effort when you’re focused on one outcome rather than your focus being scattered on too many at the same time.


The law of giving and hospitality

It’s essential to walk your talk, to act in accordance with your beliefs rather than only stating your beliefs.  Life will provide opportunity for you to practice what you’ve learned – that is inevitably why you learned the lesson!


The law of here and now

Live in the present rather than looking backward at what was or fretting over your future.  Your old thoughts, old dreams and old patterns of behavior stop you growing and creating new ones.


The law of change

History has a habit of repeating itself until you learn the lessons required to grow.  Similar situations will occur, similar people will show up and similar experiences will happen until you provide evidence you’ve learned the lessons you need to in order to step into a new version of you.


The law of patience and reward

Success requires consistency of attention and patience.  Generally speaking your reward is tied to your life purpose.  When you focus on that in everything you do you’ll feel rewarded in each moment.


The law of significance and inspiration

Everything you do is significant.  The value of it is a direct result of the energy and intent you inject into it.  Each and every one of your contributions contributes to the Universe and the greater good.  Your loving contributions bring life and inspiration to all.

If I were to summarize those 12 laws into one guiding principle, it would be:

Lead with love and kindness – treating others as you want to be treated


Got questions?  Email them to me at daphne@daphnewells.com or message me wherever we’re connected on social media.  I’m here to help you navigate your path to living the life you were born to live.

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Daphne Wells coaches women to design a life and business that feels free by helping to release expectations that don’t resonate and fully embrace what makes them happiest. An advocate for independence and author of Decide – Choose your own path, Daphne helps women find their inner strength and take courageous action all over the world.

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