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Both Agreements and DisagreementsIt is not true that an individual will necessarily experience an energy that they have created in a former life, so-called Karma. Instead, one will be given the opportunity to learn from the lessons and the energy created in the past to wipe the slate clean, so to speak, and move beyond that and not have to re-experience it.

AgreeDuring our lives all of us will experience opportunities for change which involve risk. These occasions may come at inconvenient times. We may not act upon them, but the challenge is there for us. The purpose of reincarnation is the exercise of free will...karmic destiny means we are not just caught up in events over which we have no control. This also means we have karmic lessons and responsibilities.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 213, 1996 say that all past life memory is actually genetic in origin, carried in our DNA cells from remote ancestors, is an argument that, for me, fails in several ways...Unconscious memories of past life trauma are capable of carrying a severely damaged physical imprint of that long-dead body into our new body, but this is not the result of DNA... The former bodies we had in prior lives are almost never genetically related to our current family...So-called genetic memory is actually soul memory emanating from the unconscious mind.

Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
pg. 136-137, 2003

AgreeKarma presents the opportunity for development. It enables the individual to enlarge understanding through experience, to fill in gaps of ignorance, to do what should be done. Free will is always involved.

The Seth Material, Jane Roberts
pg. 136, 2001

AgreeIf you had no sympathy for the sick, you may then be born with a serious disease, again now self-chosen, and find yourself encountering those attitudes that once were your own...A chronically ill existence, for example, might also be a measure of discipline, enabling you to use deeper abilities that you ignored in a life of good health...Illness is often the result of ignorance and lazy mental habits.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 180, 1994 Source

In the world to come, I shall not be asked, "Why were you not Moses?" I shall be asked, "Why were you not Zusya?"

—Rabbi Zusya