So even an animal has the divine element in it but we cannot assume that the animal or individualis 'as good as the divine' because the divine chooses to live with that individual. That is only thegrace of the divine. So the animal may injure us and we cannot say that the divine is 'responsible'. At the same timethe divine is guiding the animal to deliver us the stored results of our karma. The divine is alsoguiding us what we can do to mitigate our suffering and ultimately completely heal our karmicbalance. Our lack of sukriti (pious activity), a shortage of pure spiritual karmic bank balance, andan active false ego prevents us from accessing this higher wisdom. Seeing the divine in myself and others makes me free of pain Me, my higher self, and the other person--we are all connected through the divine element. Asmuch we can change our karmic balance by various methods, that much we benefit and are ableto connect with the divine in ourselves and others. By connecting with the divine within us, wereduce the pain. Being free of pain gives a clear mind with which we can improve the course of our lives. A clearmind also means that the ego factors are not coloring our vision that much. When we are able toacknowledge that just as there is a divine element within us, the other also has a divine elementwithin him. This realization calms us, and allows us to deal conclusively with the issues facing us. If we do this well, then there is no residue of pain or discomfort carried forward into our tomorrows.Our daily experience is improved and we are that much in awareness of the blessings of the divinethat are always with us. Being aware of this makes for a daily experience of happiness and joy. For more details on the understanding of karma or how our actions affect life events, go to theauthors' ezine article: Getting Life Success - Winning at Everything by Knowing How RealityWorks. You can also get more detailed information at their website: http://www.getting-positive-karma-now.com GettingPositiveKarmaNow offers detailed knowledge, methods and techniques that everyone canuse to change their lives for the better. Nalin K. Nirula and Renoo Nirula are karma healers, authors and teachers of karmic healingmethods and techniques. Renowned clairvoyant-psychics, they are based in New Delhi and havehelped thousands of people worldwide to shift their lives immeasurably. Their methods includespecial empowerment seminars where they initiate and connect people to universal karmic healingenergies which are instrumental in radically improving and turning around their lives.