I have often pondered Karma. Its power— its justice over my earthly existence. I believe there is such a thing as Karmic Justice. Envision, if you will, the universe keeping a score card on actions — and when too many negative actions are listed on the score card, the universe becomes negative, tilts, and begins raking havoc all over your lovely life. This is, Karmic Justice folks!
I’ve seen it over the years, usually to someone who doesn’t understand why ”this is happening to me” because they choose to have zero knowledge or recall of their former actions. Unfortunately, and I am sad to tell you this, I’ve even experienced Karmic Justice for myself but I DID understand why it was happening. I understood that if you toss darts at someone, literally or otherwise, it can be harmful, to you down the road! I learned not to do this, especially to my former husband, bless his heart, who couldn’t keep his slippers parked underneath just one bed. My ugliness towards him did do me harm, so I changed my ways, I forgave, I moved on, and I simply stopped telling the saga of what he’d done to me because it didn’t really matter any longer, truth be told. As Mama use to say: (and I know you all have heard this one) “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything.” This benefited my children to no end — as they think the world of their dad, and should. Besides, who in the world wants to hear that tale? It’s as old as Moses! I digressed …. let us move on ….
Karma. It is real and it exists!
Something I have taught my children, and are now teaching my grandchildren is the simple concept of the give and take in their actions. I tell them to stick out their hand and point a finger at someone (this always brings a giggle) and then I ask them how many fingers are pointed back at them. Aha!
To quote Wayne Dyer, the author of many self-help books, “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” I think this sum Karma up quite nicely. But, let me take it a step further for you.
You know the old saying: ‘what goes around comes around’ or as my Granny use to say “Be careful what you do in life, it might just grab you when you least expect it”. This was her way of warning us to be careful with words and deeds that begin with ungodliness (Southern translation: us just being plain old ugly!) — Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges (William Shakespeare) — because you don’t get one good thing out of being ugly to other folks, period. But, if you want Karma to bite you in the butt down the road, go ahead and tempt fate. To me it’s so much easier to be nice to folks, keep your promises and be honest. Trust that their Karma will be dealt without your input! In other words, don’t let theirs flow over on yours.
One of my favorite quotes is: Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds (George Eliot) —– (note: thankfully we women writers no longer have to take a mans name to publish our works!) In case you do not know George Eliot wasn’t a George at all. He was a Mary, like me! [Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, and translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.]
If I have not convinced you I direct you to two old Proverbs: (1) Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein.(2) Before you begin on the journey of revenge, dig two graves.
This brings me to my family. God bless them one and all. But, they, of late, have not been blessing one another. There has been a lot of a kettle calling the pot black. A lot of ugliness. This needs to stop. As for myself I am going to live in Texas with my sweetheart Royce and have a wonder life and let the rest of this mob sort things out in due time. God Bless each one of ’em.