Karma is not a punishment

What do Earth humans of this time most misunderstand about karma?

That it is not a punishment, it is an opportunity to rebalance yourself. And as soon as you make a decision to realise that you may have been out of balance in the way that you would prefer to be, and you make a decision to balance yourself, there is no karma.

It is simply the recognition that you are out of balance. And it is the decision to rebalance yourself that erases anything that has to do with that concept.

Bashar - The Infinite Restaurant - August 2021