How to Do a Karmic Cleanse (5 Steps)


David Em

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Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. Bad karma can keep you down, as it makes you feel stuck. Break the cycle by doing a karmic cleanse.

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Karma means that your actions affect your future. It’s a philosophy dating back centuries in Hindu, Buddhist, and Tao cultures.

If you have feelings of sadness, guilt, fear, or unhappiness, negative karma may be the root cause.

The good news is that you can balance your karma.

The following is your complete guide to doing a karmic cleanse.

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What’s a karmic cleanse?

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A karmic cleanse is an excellent way to reset. You have a lot of power over your life.

You can overcome feeling stuck and guilty. You can also avoid repeating adverse events.

The key is to do a karmic cleanse.

Karma is the cause-and-effect cycle. It’s not only about what you do, as your intentions and thoughts play a role.

There are three types of karma. They’re as follows:

  • Sanchita karma: The accumulation of all good or bad actions from your past lives.
  • Prarabdha karma: The collection of past karmas that you’ll experience in your present life.
  • Kriyamana karma: The karma you’re creating in the present. It’s the fruit you’ll bear in the future.

Your thoughts and actions can change the future.

5-step karmic cleanse

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Negative karma doesn’t go away by itself. Take the following steps to do a karmic cleanse.

1. Forgive everyone

Forgiveness is an essential step in karmic cleansing. It gives you freedom from negativity, resentment, and anger.

Forgiving those that hurt you isn’t easy, but it’s a sign of strength and takes back your power.

It’s essential to healing and balancing your karma.

2. Apologize and make amends

Your ego doesn’t like to admit wrongdoings. But there are people you have hurt with your words or actions.

An excellent way to cleanse your karma is to make amends with others.

So, apologize to those you have hurt.

Be sincere, patient, and kind as you talk to them. Then, you can get on the path of good karma.

3. Express gratitude

Gratitude is life-changing. Be thankful for what you have and the things that happen.

It repels negative energy while promoting happiness and positivity.

Being grateful ensures you live in the present moment, which is all you have.

It also affects those around you. When you express gratitude to others, you’ll make them feel good.

4. Disconnect from toxic people

Negative people that cause you to stress and make you feel bad affect your karma. So, let them go.

Be respectful and kind when you choose to go a different path from others.

While you can’t cut ties with everyone, you can set boundaries.

Then, surround yourself with those that empower, inspire, and love you.

Your friends and those around you influence you and your karma. Spend it with those that have good vibes.

5. Spread love and positive energy

Your attitude and actions play a significant role in your karma.

Spread positive energy and love everywhere you go.

Treat others with kindness and respect.

Do good things for friends and strangers alike.

You’ll cleanse and create good karma through positive words, thoughts, and actions.

Final thoughts

You’re born with karma, and you accumulate it during your life.

You may not be proud of the things you did.

Instead of accepting what negative karma causes, you can change and balance it.

Do a karmic cleanse to reset. While it’s not easy, it’s worth breaking the cycle.

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David Em.

David Em

David Em is the Founder of Relaxation Hero. He created this site to provide tips and resources to help you relax. Outside of Relaxation Hero, David is the CEO of Everyone Media Group. He also enjoys hiking, running, and traveling.