Karma + History (Actions Over Time) = Destiny

According to people who hold to the tenants of Reincarnation, a soul is placed in a situation because of some previous karma, earned in another life that remained unresolved, the task of which would be to discover the pattern, accept its impact on behavior, then experiment with elements that may lead to other outcomes. The most likely way to achieve this would be to change thinking that motivated the act.

As with individual Karma, group karma can be both subtle and obvious. Intertwined with the the karma of others and of groups, a national Karma emerges whether it’s of one of the superpowers or not. The trends that define its path lies in its history.

If one takes a more current events approach, rather than a “sequentially linear” point of view, a circumspect perspective of history emerges. Only by focusing on the inter-relationships of people and nations is it possible to determine the impact they have on the course of events shaping attitudes and future historical trends in the process. History is not just part of the past. If viewed as “that thing that made us who and what we are”, the accumulation of which molded our present, linking it to the past, and projecting it into the future, then our destiny will be more clear.

This is also true of personality. Core attitudes arise from pre-verbal impressions drawn initially from infancy that will be the foundation for other perceptions about the world, which over time, become more prismatic than linear. Thinking that going back to them and trying to change them is as difficult as trying to change historical events that have left patterns with the national personality.

Altering the outer edges of individual patterns through insight can bring about radical personal change. A slow, deliberate re-examination of national policy can also bring change when recognizing the impossibility of altering history or of changing one’s Karma rather than refining it.