Eastern philosophy calls this Karma, that the wrongs you do to another, or on the earth or to another creature of the earth come back to you when you least expect it too. So for example if you were mean to someone in high school, you might not reap the damages you inflicted till years later. Karma is something that they believe is built up over time and comes back to bite you when it is appropriate. Well, the law of retribution is very similar, except we believe that whatever you have put out whether good or bad will come back to you, but in different increments. Negative thoughts and energy comes back seven fold, where positive energy and thoughts come back ten fold. It can be immediate or gradual in response to whatever you have put out there.
Swami Sivanada sums it up nicely for me "Every wrong action or crime brings its own punishment, in accordance with the law of retribution. The law of causation, the law of action and reaction, the law of compensation and the law of retribution-all these operate together. He who robs another man robs himself. He who hurts another man hurts himself first. He who cheats another cheats himself first. Every wrong action causes punishment first in the inner nature or soul and externally in circumstances in the form of pain, misery, loss, failure, misfortune, disease, etc." Think of it this way, for every thought or word that you think or utter in anger towards another person is like you are cursing them. You need to take it out of the law of cause and effect, which you can simply do by stating you take it out of the law directly after you speak the words, or think the thoughts. The best thing to try and do is change the way you think and handle conflict because you never want your own wrath coming back upon yourself.
Honestly life is too short for you to go around having bad Karma, bad JooJoo or whatever you want to call it. Because trust me everything comes back on you, and you don't want all of that negativity coming back at you. Each of us must face the consequences of our actions, decisions, words, and of course what we do to other people. What I am hoping you will learn is that you can avoid a lot of pain and anguish on yourself if you treat everyone with kindness and love. You might even be pleasantly surprised, that what you get back is going to be much of the same. See whatever we give out to others, is exactly what we are going to receive back to ourselves. Keep that in mind the next time you want to loose your temper and swear at someone or tell them that you wish they were dead. See those exact words have power, and whatever you think and put energy into will become manifest. In effect you are cursing not only that person but yourself at the same time. Though you might feel better in the short term, trust and believe that it is going to come back and bite you in the ass sooner or later.
I have told you many times in the past that if you put forth positive energy you are going to get more positive back, the same goes with love, kindness, generosity and caring. These are all things that come from the heart and are forms of positive energy. Remember that like attracts like in the spiritual world and what manifest in the spiritual world also manifest in the physical world as well. In the blog entries I wrote back in April about meditation and creative visualization, I explained a lot of this. I also talked to you about how to ground and center yourself. If you want to protect yourself from other peoples negativity, use visualization. Visualize yourself being surrounded from head to toe with white light, this will re-enforce the shielding of your body and repel any negativity that is around you. As the day wears on you might feel that you are being weighed down with negativity and negative energy, when this happens ground yourself. Which is simply envisioning the suns energy coming down through the top of your head and flowing through your body down to your feet and out into the ground. This will take that negative energy and shunt it to the earth which is our natural ground.
I have even in the past given you examples of how I start my day with a positive mental attitude and how it protects me throughout the day. It simply a matter of giving thanks for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon me during my life. I do this every morning when I get up and meditate. This sets my mental activity for the day. When you are thinking only about the positive things that have happened to you how can anything negative get in to bug you? Good question huh? Another thing that I like to do when some issue or problem is weighing on my heart and mind. I like to write about it. I find it cathartic to write, it takes whatever it is and gets it out of my system. If it is some kind of issue that I need help and resolution on. I take it with me in prayer at night and I lay those problems at the feet of the Lord. How I accomplish that is I usually write what has been bothering me or whatever the issue or situation is that I need answered and I take that slip of paper once it is written on, pray about it an then fold that paper and put it in a shoe box and leave it there. That is symbolic to me of leaving it at the feet of Jesus, because once it is on that paper and in that box, I forget about it. I know in my heart that the answer is going to come and I am going to have that prayer answered.
When I left Atlanta in February, I created a box, which I called my prayer box when I got to my father's house. I kept it in the closet. Every time I had an issue or prayer request or had something that I was worrying about I would write it down and I would put it in that box. I would leave it there and try never to think about it again. When I moved out of my dad's place, my stepmother and I found the box in my things and we sat down and read through each and every slip of paper I had put in the box. Guess what, over the 8 months that I had lived with them every single one of those prayers was answered. Something else that I do and it is just my personal preference, I also put my goals and dreams and desires into that box as well. I pray about them of course and sure enough they too were answered and I was greatly impressed at how God had blessed me and favored me with all those answered prayers in such a short time.
Try it out I think you will find that it will work for you the same way. Now that I am in my new home I am going to prepare a new box and do the same thing. But I can tell you that already my prayers are being answered one by one. My best friend in North Carolina made it home safely and started classes, that was a big prayer and worry that was on my mind and like I said I spoke with him tonight and things are starting to turn around for him. I also spoke with my friend in Ft. Lauderdale this evening and he told me that he has some furniture for me. I need to find a way to get down there and pick it up, but he has a king size bed and a dresser and a sofa for me. That is right my prayer from over the weekend has already been answered and I have the beginnings of new furniture and a new home all to myself. Thanks and Glory be to God for that He is really working in my life and making things happen.
The last thing I want to talk to you about is a state of consciousness or enlightenment called Ka'thulu. This is a thing that I read about a very long time ago it was in a book called White Magic by Marina Medici. This state of enlightenment is a level that when reached ever single thing that we say comes to pass. Jesus was in that state, everything He uttered happened, and each of us has the potential to reach that state as well. I can tell you I have seen it in my own life and in the lives of some of my friends. Be careful of the words you speak they have power, they have life and can cause great harm or great good depending on how they are used and uttered.
Keep walking the philosophers path with me and you will come to see what I am talking about. Also keep in mind that whatever the mind can conceive and believe you will achieve. It is very important to understand that what you visualize will manifest not only on the spiritual plane, but once that seed is planted there it will manifest in the physical world as well. Visualization and words of power are very powerful and tricky tools that are given to us to use to benefit the world and mankind. Be careful not to abuse them, and beware of the dangers of unguarded use. Remember whatever we put out there will come back to us.
As always my hopes and dreams are with you,