Many people write to me and ask me how they can seek revenge on their cheating partners? Other's ask how can I get back at someone who has hurt me? My response is always the same, what someone does is their karma and how you react to it is yours. There is a mental and moral universe and if used wisely a man can bring about the state of things which he desires. If a man is not aware of karma and blindly goes about his life without thought, he will say, "That is my nature, and there is nothing I can do." Part of this is true because he has made his nature in his past and now that is his karma.
Karma helps us to learn the lessons we came here to learn. It is not a form of punishment, as most people believe, but an awareness of how what we think and do manifests in our lives through our direct experience. It is a complex law and can take some effort to understand. Let's dig into it and get clarity on what karma is and how it works.
The Great Law
The golden rule of karma is to do unto others as you wish to be done to you. It is the aspect of cause and effect. It doesn't justify revenge understanding each act is directly attached to the one that commits it. In other words, it doesn't matter what anyone does to you, all that matters is what you do.
Law of Creation
Nothing in life is just happening, we are participating and having interactions that are causing our life to unfold. There is nothing that happens outside of you that hasn't begun in your eternal world. So we must imagine something inside ourselves to manifest it outside ourselves. Your not a victim in anything that happens in your life.
Law of Humility
If you refuse to accept something the world will keep presenting it to you over and over again. It is the law of the universe to reflect back to you a mirror image of yourself. So not liking something or accepting something can recreate it in your experience. Forgiving someone that hurt you knowing that somehow knowingly or unknowingly you created the experience, can help you not to repeat bad experiences.
Law of Growth
As you grow as a person the people that surround you will change. Wherever we go, there we will be. Changing people around us won't change our reality, changing ourselves is what changes our reality.
Law of Responsibility
Anytime something is going wrong there is something out of alignment inside of us. By taking responsibility for our strong emotions and the way we react we can master our internal and external conditions and learn to live in peace.
Law of Connection
If something manifests that seems to be disconnected from our own reality we must remember that everything in the universe is connected. The past, present, and future are all one when we are using correct action in our internal world.
Law of Focus
When it is our intention to improve ourselves we can't have bad habits, thoughts, and feelings that are not in alignment with our intended goal.
Law of Giving
We are called upon to walk our talk. Speaking our truth and being honest is part of karmic patterns. You must teach by your example and be willing to act in ways that support your words.
Law of Nature
There is no future in your past. If you continue to reevaluate your past you will not be able to move ahead in your future. All old beliefs, patterns, and thoughts, will hamper any new perspectives. You can't keep doing the same thing and expect different results.
Law of Now
Any old belief systems, thought patterns, or old desires, will hamper any new experiences from coming into your reality. In other words, there is no future in your past. If you continue to constantly go over your woes in your past you may create more of those things you don't want in your future. If you want different results than focus on different things other than what has happened in your past. Carrying a grudge, wanting revenge, and behavior along these lines will not get you what you want in your future. This is why forgiveness is so vital for your future.
Law of Change
Things are constantly changing in our lives, nevertheless, history will repeat itself over and over again until you learn your karmic lesson. Study these laws and make the necessary corrections so you don't have to repeat unpleasant situations. Your reality will change once you understand your teaching and amplify that out through your understanding.
Law of the Patient Reward
Being persistent, doing good deeds, and working at projecting good karma, are all vital for your future. All good deeds will be rewarded and nothing can manifest out of nothing. Cultivate the best in yourself through your actions, words, and deeds.
Law of Inspiration
The amount of energy you put into something will directly correlate with its value. Not only does a good deed add value to the one you give it to, it is a contribution to the collective whole. Don't look for pay back from the one you do the good deed for. It may come back to you through a stranger years later. Trust in the process and the better you do the more good you will see in your life.
Karma is the combination of everything, it never begins and it never ceases. There is nothing that manifests on its own.