“The way we love is the most important measure of the way we live.”
The following Q & A’s are just a brief sampling of in-depth information and insights excerpted from the book: “Karmatic Relationships” by Martin Shulman. In this text Shulman suggests that by viewing our relationships karmatically, we can grow both spiritually and emotionally.
Q. How do we know when karma is involved in our relationships with others?
We do and say things that are out of character because we are connected to a personality that is no longer consciously familiar to us. We basically feel out of control.
Q. Why are we so attracted to certain individuals over, others who just do not hold the same allure?
Because we unconsciously see something in the individual that helps us resolve a karmic problem. We attract who we need at a time in our life when we are ready to understand. “When the student is ready the teacher is there.”
Q. What qualities rise up from an understanding that one is in a Karmatic relationship?
- New opinions about one’s place in the world are formed
- Sexuality is understood on deeper levels
- Each person grows more in touch with him or herself
- The duality of the mind is brought to harmony through controversy
- The totality of one’s being is put to test as one expands and grows by relating so closely to another
Q. Why do we crave karmatic relationships?
Because we cannot see our reflection in a running stream; we can only reflect our image clearly in calm waters. For this reason we choose relationships so we can find a settling place in our journey through life. Passing emotions change to quickly for us so we look for the steadiness of an enduring relationship.
Q. How do our relationships help us fulfill our Karmatic duty?
The essence of a relationship becomes the proof, the validation, and the confirmation of one’s reality. Learning how to sincerely love another, regardless of the obstacles, is the greatest lesson in this Earth School.
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