In metaphysical studies, we learn that what we think about or do to others, we in essence do to ourselves since we are all one. A very LOOSE and modern translation is that acting badly toward others can create “bad karma” for us. This makes it increasingly difficult for those on a spiritual path to ponder revenge against others whom we may judge as deserving of a dose.
And while “revenge” isn’t a very spiritual term, let’s face it: we’re all human and most of us have had moments (or periods) where we fantasized about scoring that verbal win, pulling the chair out from under someone or delivering the final blow to a project belonging to someone who has behaved badly and impacted our lives in a negative way. Sometimes even spiritual warriors have to walk through some revenge fantasies before they get to a place of forgiveness.
It is helpful along that journey away from revenge if we remember that no matter how creative the actions we construct in our mind may seem; the Universe is much better at the game of getting even. And when spiritual Law levels the playing field, there’s no rebound. In other words, when we let go of those who have misbehaved or wronged us and allow spiritual Law to exact Its justice on the divine timeline; we risk no blow back.
This is, of course, ancient counsel, found throughout spiritual texts, like Psalms in the Hebrew Bible:
1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers!
2 For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Rewritten in a modern, metaphysical vernacular, this verse reminds us to trust in spiritual Law; to move on and to keep doing Good in our own lives while leaving the balancing of the scales to the Law.
Don’t get upset about unethical people who act in questionable ways! They will soon fade like the grass and wither like old lettuce. Trust in the Law! Do Good; go about your business, stay true to your moral compass. Be mindful of the tenets of spiritual Law; It will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Law; trust in It, and It will ensure justice. The Law will back you up if you stay on the Good path and justice will rise as the Sun does each morning.
Wait patiently for the Law to work (It will); don’t get fussed up over those who vex you – and remember that the Universe has your back!
If we believe the spiritual counsel found in countless wisdom texts on abundance, healing and more; we must also be willing to accept guidance on things like how to deal with individuals who cause us great aggravation in life.
And just in case the thought of your enemies wilting like lettuce doesn’t seem to be quite enough, consider these additional biblical verses:
- Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly. (Deuteronomy 32:35)
- Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all, not even enough to blush. Therefore they will fall among the fallen. When I punish them, they will collapse, says the LORD. (Jeremiah 8:12)
- But the LORD is with me like a fearsome warrior. Therefore, my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. Since they have not succeeded, they will be utterly put to shame, with an everlasting disgrace that will never be forgotten. (Jeremiah 20:11)
- Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for God’s wrath. For it is written: “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19)
We all have dealt with people who act in ways that bring out the worst in us. If we remember that the Universe keeps a perfect balance sheet, we can more quickly return to the things in life we enjoy, and let the Law work. It always does.
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