If you don’t believe in cause and effect, karma, click away now.
This post is related to “traps of our own making” which I covered earlier in the blog. A karmic hole is a dug when you keep on doing the same thing, even when you know it is dodgy. The more you realise the dodginess of it yet keep doing it, the deeper the hole becomes. In time the hole becomes so very deep that you can’t see out of it nor extract yourself therefrom. There is a stubborn insistence that gives energy to the spade. There can also be an arrogance of I or we know best.
The thing is that when you start digging into something it can turn out to be very different from what you first thought you might be digging into. What you imagined were only minor implications can be much bigger, vast even. Intrigued, one digs further and can quickly get out of one’s depth.
To use an example from today. Maybe a country starts to delve into and interfere with middle-eastern politics. It seems clever. But pretty soon one gets drawn into a heated, highly complex and volatile situation, from which there is no way out. This is a karmic hole and the consequences continue to mount. There is no extraction. Once you have gotten yourself deep into a mess, it clings like quicksand.
Karmic holes can be very deep indeed, they can also be very long lasting. Before one can begin to contemplate a way out, one must stop digging first.
Having cued this up:
Have I ever gotten myself into a karmic hole?
Am I in one now?
How long before I stop digging?