Never have we seen a race for the White House become so personal, riddled with the fears and former failures of each candidate. Love him or hate him, there's no denying that Donald Trump is quite the character. But aside from his dramatic antics and stubborn strategies, there is one element deeply and undeniably attached to the Donald: the man has terrible karma with women. Ironically, women are a recurring theme in the battle for our next commander-in-chief: Hillary being the first female nominee for president, Trump’s proven issues with women, Bill's scandals resurfacing, and so on.
Now, let me explain the true nature of karma, which is often misconstrued, before we delve further. Karma isn't some universal force that comes back to punish us for our bad deeds. Karma is the accumulation of our thoughts, intentions, and actions, both good and bad. So if we cultivate positive karma we can be liberated from many life challenges. But if we amass awful karma, we only add to our burdens: negative karma manifests in our lives as unpleasant scenarios that occur over and over again. For example, the series of abusive partners, the constant struggle with money, a chronic health problem, even getting into accident after accident—these are all instances of unsettled karma rearing its ugly head. That said, bad karma isn't always the result of our faulty actions; many people have done nothing wrong to deserve the unfortunate circumstances that plague them. Karmic patterns can be set off simply by one instance: following a particular situation, we may have left the karmic doors open, which allowed the same type of events to creep back in later on. Karma can originate in adulthood, childhood, or even past lives. Often we say that history repeats itself. But it is not so much the history as the karma of that history that continues to play out.
Returning to the current election, both candidates clearly have attracted what remained unresolved. This is a classic case of persistent karma. For Trump, the karmic problems revolve around women. Since his youth, Trump has taken advantage of women and rotated partners, marrying and divorcing several times. It's clear he mistreats women and doesn't lend them adequate respect, and the karmic wheels have finally begun to turn against him. Incredibly, the biggest impediment of Trump’s race hasn't been his unfiltered comments or radical proposals; it was the discovery of a more than a decade-old recording in which he describes his sexual advances on women that invoked public outrage. This short tape set off a series of accusations leading back to Trump’s past involvement with women. Trump's misconduct is coming back to haunt him—now, after many years, as karma is known to do. The chaos will culminate in the greatest karmic lesson of his life: in a perfect twist of fate, Trump will be beaten by the very person he thinks he can manipulate: a woman.
Hillary harbors her own unsolved karma, and part of it is still centered around her husband's infidelity and betrayal. But unlike Trump, she was more the victim than the culprit. And following in the footprints of karmic cycles, Hillary’s opponent ended up being none other than an arrogant, chauvinistic, and (it's pretty safe to say) misogynistic man. Hillary’s win would avenge not just her individual karma, but the pain of all scorned women.
Hillary is, in fact, meant to win whether we support her or not because the feminine energy is rising in power once more. In my first book, Everyday Karma, published 15 years ago, I wrote: “a woman will also lead America in the near future.” When I first met her in 1999, I told Hillary that she would become the senator of New York and then go on to be the president of the United States. Though she stated that the latter wasn’t in her plans, perhaps my prediction remained with her and even sparked the possibility in her mind. Throughout the years, I stated that Hillary would become our president to various media outlets.
This is not to vilify or degrade Trump, but to exemplify an ancient teaching that influences every one of us. Beyond the karma afflicting this election, we can take action in our personal lives to resolve energetic and emotional blockages that impedes us from breaking through and reaching our true potential. To acknowledge our karma is to fix it. It begins with honest introspection and practicing the golden rule of doing to others as we would have them to do us—to cause no harm and to respond wisely in situations that we can’t control: forgive, detach, walk away, refrain from retaliating, and always remain mindful of our behavior. In this way we can foster good karma that opens the doors of possibilities and rewards us in the right time. Perhaps if Mr. Trump would have kept these principles in mind, we would see a very different outcome come November.
To good karma,
Dr. Carmen Harra
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