We indeed have the ability to influence our fate, but karma plays no role in doing so. We can influence our fate solely by increasing our aspiration for unity.
Especially if we involve ourselves with others who share an aspiration for unity, we can then amplify such a longing and positively influence our fate.
If, however, we do not increase our aspiration for unity according to such opportunities that present themselves, then we enact a negative influence on our fate.
Nature is leading us all in the direction of greater and greater unity, and we thus have one way to influence our lives positively or negatively: whether or not we align ourselves with the unifying direction that nature guides us to.
Accordingly, we either become cut off from nature’s unifying forces and discover negative influences, losses and suffering across the board, or we make it possible for the unifying forces to pass through us and generate a positive influence.
Based on a Kabbalah Lesson with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on November 8, 2015. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.