Reviewed by Stephanie Poulos
Karma in human nature is ever-present and fascinating. While many people tend to observe the principle of “what goes around comes around,” the universal law of karma goes so much deeper than that, as far as our past lives. If you are struggling to make sense of the difficulties that you face in relationships, whether romantic, family, friends, or work, The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships: The Truth About Karma in Relationships provides an enlightening perspective.
Written by an intuitive psychologist, Carmen Harra, and her daughter Alexandra, the book offers an enlightening perspective for understanding the laws of karma on various levels. It is an easy-to-follow guide to understanding the basic principles and universal laws of karma; how self-examination and taking personal responsibility for learning our own karmic lessons brings empowerment and positive changes in life; how to change our own karma for the better through awareness and intention; and transforming our challenging relationships with clarity, love, and kindness. Ripe with wisdom, the authors provide many considerations for how we, and others, can contribute to the cause and effect, the webs and ripples in our life with varying consequences.
If you are the type of person who feels as if they keep learning the same lessons over and over, this book will help you explore your karmic cycles that, if unaddressed, will continue to persist in the form of painful experiences. For example, if you seem to attract the same type of romantic partner over and over again, resulting in repeated heartbreak and disappointment, this book offers perspective on how to identify your responsibility for your own choices, actions and behavior that may not be serving yourself or others—and how you can modify your behavior, increase your self-love, work with universal timing, and increase positive energy to affect a change in your karma for the better.
Or, if you have long struggled with a family member that you experience as difficult, you may gain insight to the true nature of your relationship to them and how you may cope and interact more effectively with love and understanding. The Harras also explore four different types of love relationships (transitory, karmic, compromise and soulmate) so that the reader may gain insight to their own romantic attachments with more clarity, and that they may love and choose partners with greater awareness.
This book provided a refreshing and simple approach to working with this miraculous universal force with more ease and grace. Anyone can benefit from an increased awareness of karmic cause and effect, and The Karma Queens’ Guide offers helpful insights to creatively work with this force in your life.
The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships by Carmen Harra, Ph.D. and Alexandra Harra 288 pages. Tarcher. 2015. $15.95.
Stephanie Poulos, a real estate broker, has been practicing yoga for eight years and is dedicated to sharing her experience through the written word.