Questioner: "You referred to our lives as being a lake that has been disturbed by our mistakes. When we come back, are we trying to change things so that the lake smooths out?"
The Council: "It is not necessary to wait till you come back. You can still the lake to a degree in this present experience or in this present life. You must remember there is a portion of the spiritual cycle that is now in play. This is what might be referred to as a bridge segment of what most people refer to as the New Age or the Golden Age or the Age of Light. You are not fully into it yet, you are still in the bridge portion of it, and during this particular time, karma takes on a new aspect or as we have said in the past, the new karma, which means that you do not have to correct all your karmic debt from the past. What you must do to overcome the karmic picture that you have created and the need for any other reincarnations is simply live this life the best you can with what you have. It is not necessary to undergo the old practice of karma which is an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. In this bridge portion of the spiritual cycle, a new aspect has been added so that it is not necessary to wipe the slate completely clean. What is required is make the effort to do so, and then forget about the rest. Now, this cannot be a one-time effort or a two-time effort. As you live the rest of your life, you must constantly try to do the best you can. Oh, there will be times when you just will not do it, but spiritual success is guaranteed to those who fall and will pick themselves back up. So, if you try and you fall back into old habits or old ways, do not stay there. Try again, start over, and keep this process up. Then when you leave the material manifestation and you ask yourself, did you do the best you could? Your answer will then be yes, and you will move on to a whole new realm of growth and development."