Karma: Why Do Good Things Happen To Bad People And Good People Suffer?
On this question, there might be a fine explanation how things actually work.
How the world works is a lot more complicated than that. I generally don’t quote Game of Thrones, but, I think this one from season three, episode ten would do well here.
Tyrion Lannister: She doesn’t deserve this.
Cersei Lannister: Deserve? Be careful with that. Start trying to work out who deserves what, and before long you’ll spend the rest of your days weeping for each and every person in the world.
You see, everybody in this world thinks that he/she deserves all the good things that happen to them and doesn’t deserve any of the bad ones. Everyone thinks that all his actions are harmless, all his lies are white, and his deeds will not have any negative consequences on anyone else’s life or livelihood. I will give you a few examples. First, I will present a short story, followed by it’s explanation.
Every day Tom goes to work by his car. He reaches work every day right on time. He does his job sincerely, he gets out. Tom is a good guy. One fine day, Tom gets stuck in a traffic jam and misses a meeting which could give him a promotion opportunity. Morose, depressed and angry, he returns home, throws away his keys, buries his face in his hands and says, “I am a good person, I never harmed anyone, why did this happen to me? I don’t deserve this.”
But, what exactly happened here?
Luck, Karma, some voodoo magic?
No. Just plain, coincidence.
Tom, and the rest of us, blatantly disregard the fact that everyday he drives to office, he is greeted by a traffic free road. That allows him to reach his work on time. That in turn makes him “employee of the month”, which is the reason, the meeting was held that day to consider his possibility of a promotion. In essence, if Tom were to get stuck in a jam every other day, he would not be blaming luck, or Karma for the consequences of missing that meeting.
There are no variables in this equation. Both the sides are already balanced. What matters, is, perspective. To be able to see the glass half full and half empty at the same time. Karma has no role to play here.
Michelle is a faithful housewife. She takes care of the kids, she takes care of the family, and she quit her job to marry John. After 20 years of marriage life, Michelle finds out that her husband is cheating on her. She tells her friends, who sympathize with her, pat her on the back and say, “Don’t worry. He doesn’t deserve you. You should divorce him and make him pay.”
Meanwhile, in another part of the city, Robert smiles. He had asked Michelle out in the 9th grade. Not only did she refuse, but she made a total fool out of him in front of the whole school. “Serves you right. Karma really does exist”, says Robert, with a grin of content and satisfaction.
So, you see, to Michelle’s friends and relatives, it’s John who is in the wrong and they plan to make him pay for his mistakes. They are praying hard for Karma to work its magic. However, for Robert here, Karma has done its part.
Now, this equation is a bit different. In order to balance Robert’s side, Karma had to mess up a bit of Michelle’s side. John is just the benefactor in the process. Karma’s agent, if you may. Karma couldn’t just make a meteor fall on Michelle. If someone has to suffer, someone else has to make them suffer. John may most likely never be punished for his act, but he served Karma to act on behalf of Robert, and maybe the girl’s husband with whom John was sleeping.
Mr. Purple is the leader of crime organization. He recently expanded his business to include human trafficking and drugs. He is our staple bad guy. Nevertheless, he has a happy family. A loving wife, two kids, and a dog.
Every day he lives, people ask themselves, “Why doesn’t Karma punish him? Why doesn’t he get shot?”. They never think twice about the fact that he is an excellent father to his children. He will do anything for his family. He is essentially the real life Walter White. Now, we all liked him, didn’t we?
One fine day, Mr. Purple is shot dead in a police encounter. His assets are frozen, and his house is confiscated. People are happy. But, at the end of the night, his daughter sheds a tear, and looks up to ask, “What did I do to lose my father at such a young age? What did I do to turn up on the street?”
So, you see, someone else has to suffer for Karma to do its duty. You cannot balance every equation in life. Sometimes, we leave out factors. An equation has other variables. It’s not always linear and independent. To balance some, Karma had to permanently mess up all the factors in the equation.
All I mean to say is, maybe Karma exists, maybe it doesn’t, but whatever be our action-reaction pair, we need to be fully unbiased when judging the force of every action and reaction. It’s like they say, gravity and Karma, both are heartless bit*hes, but, then again, after you reach a certain height or depth, both fail to act as desired.
See more: 7 Signs Your Guardian Angel Is With You
Angels are spiritual beings, which guide us. Although they have a much different frequency compared to humans, their guidance comes in the form of channeled messages, dreams, and directly receiving insight. Therefore, there are many signs which show us that the angels are around us and they are trying to contact us. These signs may seem small and meaningless at the beginning, but over time they may increase in frequency and size.
These spiritual beings send us signs, which are a symbolic reminder of their love and support. Therefore, we present you some of the most common signs from the angels. You may start noticing these signs because you need some validation or answer to a question you may have asked, or they may serve to simply remind you your angels are with you.
7 Common Angel Signs
If you find feathers on your path, it is one of the signs of the angels. This is an amazing reminder that angels are near, loving and supporting you. If you experience this situation, then enjoy in this powerful angelic sign.
If you notice a cloud which looks like an angel, it means that your angel is near to you and in this way it is showing its presence.
If you feel a lovely sweet scent and you are unable to identify the source, it indicates that your angel is near you.
Babies and Pets
If you notice a baby looking up smiling at the ceiling, or excitedly gazing into the air, it means that the guardian angel is present. When an angel is present, babies and pets seem to be at ease.
If you hear angelic singing or a nice sound that you cannot explain, it may be a clear sign from your angel.
If you keep on finding coins, it is a sign fro your angel and a symbol of support. So, if you find coins, you should know that you’re loved, supported and guided.
Sparkles of Light
If you start noticing orbs, unexplained shimmers of light, or flashes of color, it means that your guardian angel is near. If you experience this, you should close your eyes, relax, and breathe because your angel is trying to bring you healing, upliftment, and rejuvenation.
6 Clear Signs a Lost Loved One Is Close By You And Trying To Contact You
Moving on after a loved one has passed often feels impossible. You can’t get through the day without thinking about them, missing them and wishing they were nearby. Some believe that after a loved one passes, they may not be as far away as you think. If you have strange experiences after a loved one dies, it may be a sign that they are trying to reach you. Opening yourself up to their message could help bring you the peace, comfort or answers you’ve been searching for.
Here are six clear signs that a lost loved one is near by and attempting to contact you:
1) You Can Sense Their Presence:
This usually manifests as a sudden drop in temperature or a slight chill that is immediately noticeable. The air may become heavy or still and it means the spirit of a loved one is nearby. This is perhaps one of the most common experiences we’re able to have with spirits and while it may be off-putting for some, it need not be. The next time you feel it happen, embrace it.
2) Lights Flicker and Electronic Devices Act Up:
It’s commonly believed that the spirit world tries to make contact with us through electricity. While no one knows for sure, it’s thought that electricity charges them up and forces us to pay attention when electronics go haywire. Lights will suddenly turn on and off, bulbs will burn out, computers and laptops will act strange, speaker volume may go up or down, radio and TV channels inexplicably change, your car won’t start. When these types of things occur out of the blue with seemingly no explanation, this means a loved one’s spirit is attempting to gain your attention and let you know they are present.
3) You Dream About Them:
When a loved one who has passed appears in your dreams it’s often believed that they are trying to tell you something important. These types of dreams contain messages or answers to questions you’ve been searching for. Don’t ignore or write them off as just a dream, it’s guidance, advice, and comfort coming from your loved one.
4) Familiar Scents:
When you suddenly smell a pleasant scent that is somehow familiar, it’s a sign that your loved one is nearby or present. Spirits use smells that are special to us because we immediately notice and pay attention to them.
5) The Sudden Appearance of Random Things:
Objects such as feathers or coins that you find in random spots may not be so random after all. The spirits of our loved ones will often stick pennies, nickels, quarters, and other loose change in unusual places knowing that we’ll stumble across them. They do this as a way to help make us feel happy and to signal that they’re close by. So the next time you find a penny or a dime somewhere random, like on your front porch, thank your loved one for the thoughtful gift!
6) You Just Feel and Know They Are With You:
Sometimes there doesn’t need to be an overt sign that forces you to stop and think about a deceased loved one. Instead, you simply can sense and feel that some loving, otherworldly spirit is present and guiding you. This 6th sense or inkling is calming and peaceful. It’s the type of feeling you get inside which you automatically attribute to the spirit of a loved one. For some people it even feels like they’re inside their head talking and sending them messages. When this occurs, and should it ever happen to you, it’s never scary or unsettling, rather it’s reassuring and welcome.