Introducing the Karma Yoga Podcast


Introducing The Karma Yoga Podcast

I’m excited to share something I’ve been working on for a while: the first episode of The Karma Yoga Podcast. This will be a scripted show in which I’ll discuss various topics including spirituality.

In this first episode, I share some interesting facts about cannabis and hemp. We also look at the life story of the man who created Buddhism. This is my first podcast, and admittedly, it’s a little cringey. It will get better!

If you like this episode, check out for articles related to everything discussed here. Also, check out Karma Yoga Daily and Aware Culture on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter @Wes_Annac and @love_rebellion.

Sources for this episode:

Segment 1 (cannabis & hemp):

Segment 2 (the Buddha’s life story):


Archangel Michael: Lead or Leave a Vacuum

Please Note

I am neither qualified to be, nor do I wish to be considered, a spiritual teacher.

I’m a researcher and writer, here simply to share my views and listen to yours as spiritual adults and equals. – Steve Beckow

Veganism And Karma

One of the many advantages of adopting a vegan lifestyle is that it can help you to take care of your karma.

For the spiritual person, ensuring that our karma is clear is one of those things that is central to our life.


Most often we do this by ensuring that we act in a kind, conscientious and loving way towards all people.

But it’s not just people that we should be treating well.

What Is Karma?

Karma entered in to popular culture during the 20th century as part of the new spiritual movements that sprung up after the second world war.

It can be summed up quite well:

“You reap what you sow.”


It isn’t quite as simple as that, though.

When we act with love, kindness and graciousness – or any of the other positive attitudes – we put out into the world the high-frequency vibrational energies that feed the world with positivity and love.

And the world returns those energies to us.

The opposite is also true. Putting out low-frequency energies like those from fear, anger and hatred will reap only those things in return.

The law of Karma says that all of these energies must remain in balance, that karmic debt and credit is always paid.


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Veganism Clears Karma

When we eat meat, we indirectly inflict suffering on animals.

Of course, we don’t mean to. We don’t do it through fear, or hatred, or anger. We do it through greed and ignorance.

Greed and ignorance that will be returned to us, in this life or the next.

But moving to a vegan diet is an act of self-sacrifice if done for moral reasons.

Acts of self-sacrifice are very powerful as it is a manifested recognition of the oneness of all things, a purposeful denial of the ego.

Even if done purely for reasons of personal preference, the suffering that we no longer contribute to is ever so slightly lessened.

This is a positive move, an act that improves a lot of living beings, and is a kindness that the law of Karma will repay.


Of course, there is more we can do as vegans to improve our Karma.

We can try to educate others on the suffering they cause to animals by eating meat and using other animal products. Done with humility and kindness, our attempts to lessen the suffering will be rewarded.

But more importantly, we might change a mind or two.

And if we can change the mind of just one person, make them think twice about eating meat and being a part of the problem, we will lessen the total suffering on this planet and change the world for good – even if it’s only in our own, small way.


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For every effort we make for good, for every positive thought and action, for all the love, kindness and graciousness we express we will be owed a karmic debt.

Article written by spiritualunite. Please link back to the original article when sharing. Namaste.



The Potential Of You – Karma Yoga Daily

By Scott Mangold,

Glowing radiance, peaceful and present or magnetic. All great adjectives of the potential of what we wistfully dream to be!

Living here and now though, can seem like endless cycles of searching for fulfillment. We may feel stuck in our jobs, bills, pain or some other part of our story that seems to hold us where we are.

Moving into a higher version of ourselves seems like such a great idea, but…

  • I have this “______” going on.
  • My spouse is just so dark, I can’t really afford food this month,
  • my kid is so rebellious,
  • my sister has cancer,
  • I’m frustrated at Johnny
  • and I really don’t know how to be happier…

We have tried countless things to move forward from whatever situation we are in. Sometimes we try the same thing over and over as the situations we are in change, either slightly or dramatically. We hope for new results from those methods that have only seemed to subdue or hide our general feeling of barely content. There must be a better way.

Is all of the lack, reactions, pain or fulfillment in the above or other stories, simply our spirits way of prepping us for growth? Priming us as our soul-selves wait for the opportunity to become ever higher versions of ourselves? We simply need to choose, in whatever moments we are able the higher vibrational choice. A kind deed, a hug, maybe some encouraging or non-judgmental words can be steps towards that. They all are higher vibration than all the stuff that serves to have us wallow down in density.

Beyond these first steps towards our joy potential, must be a desire to be proactive at getting there. We need the initiative with a glimpse at what the goal may be. Working with sound, or the conscious breath-work I teach can work at the root cause of what has acted as a dense anchor to a large portion of life. Using these or other techniques we begin to be aware of the pieces that bog us down, pieces likely outside of our perception of what we can grasp from where we are/were. Yet taking the first step to grow and realize who and what we are initiates us to a path that spirals to ever growing awareness.

Vibrationally lifting ourselves beyond the dense paradigm our world seems to be in. We create our potential, we create the world around us based on what we are resonating with, be it in denseness of the current culture or a growing joy in a new culture we create within and so without and around us. It is a physical and spiritual law that a high vibration raises a lower one, lifting anything or all things from denseness to our higher true vibration of the joy we are.

This is the new reality available here and now, the 5th dimension if you will . A place we transmute into, largely from consciously choosing to move into our authentic self that has always been in this dimension of joy!

About the author: Scott Mangold is a student and teacher of spiritual growth and awareness. In alignment with his mission of transmuting pain and lack into joy he teaches and facilities conscious breath-work. Training over several years with Transformational Breath®, he can be reached at


How Karma Works


Screen reader version:  This cartoon features a diagram showing four consecutive lives of the same being, as karma guides their transformation through those different forms. This particular being starts off as a nude, angelic woman floating on a cloud, and goes through two more transitions (becoming a grim reaper and then a large, angry woman […]

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MANAGE WAR TRAUMA USING GENERAL SEMANTICS: An interview with Dr. Martin H. Levinson [Part 1]


[General semantics: a system of linguistic philosophy developed by Alfred Korzybski (1879–1950), which explores the arbitrary nature of words and symbols and attempts to refine ways of using language.] Next week, on October 27, the annual General Semantics Symposium will unfold at the Princeton Club of New York City. General semantics (GS) has been used in […]

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