Dog vs Karma: Which has the Bigger Bite?

Ever wonder why good things happen to some people, and bad things always happen to others? Some say it is Karmic Law or Law of Attraction that rule our days. Whatever we put out into the universe, we will receive. Thereby deducing to whatever thoughts or actions we send, we will receive on a similar frequency.

Up until the Warrior was 35 years, she rode a roller-coaster ride with continuous ups and downs. She used to think that when something good happened, something bad was right around the corner. While it was true about the ups and downs, this isn’t how it works. What she failed to see was: when feeling good, we attract more good; feeling bad, we attract more bad. Karmic Law or Law of Attraction, whatever the law…it has truth.

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

~Proverbs 23:7

At the 35 years old, the time of her shift towards positivity, she realized her thoughts  affected her daily outcomes. Whether good thoughts or bad thoughts, they attracted the same force into her life. We use the analogy of good and bad here, for the basic principal of understanding. Human consciousness sees two sides to every story: one has a ‘good’ outcome and the other had ‘bad’ outcome. We are the only sentient being that see dualities.

Understanding these principles better, the warrior begins making alternative plans throughout her days. Filling them with gladness, she in return gets more to be glad about. Pilgrims often stop her to correct her, “you can’t possibly see everything as good…it just doesn’t work like that.” Being young, the warrior might have shut down for 2-3 days with such a negative statement. Being stronger she smiles at the pilgrim, “thank you for your opinion, but in my world nothing ever goes wrong.” This might seem delusional, but in reality we are all delusional…why not be delusional and feel good, attracting everything we most desire?

Even though our Warrior has just begun to experience all that the Universe has to offer, even in her ups and downs of the roller-coaster, she has always remained virtuous. Her actions while not always perfect in her youth,  always treated people with the ‘golden rule’ in mind: “We are to treat people as we want to be treated.” Knowing what she knows now, she has adopted the ‘Platinum Rule.’ One step further than the golden, “we are to treat people as THEY want to be treated.” Because of our many diversities, we may not want the same things, thereby offering what the other person wants.

Have you ever heard the expression, “be careful not to burn a bridge? ”

Years ago, when the Warrior was yet a pilgrim herself, she was still in training as a healer and surrounded by vicious attack dogs. Her daily life was walking on pins and needles as she received her training from a leader who obviously was not happy in life. The Warrior was verbally abused, made to feel inferior. It was as if she was bitten by a large  hungry wolf. Not being able to ever sit and relax, her left cheek throbbed from continues biting. Turning the other cheek, she forgave the hungry wolves who abused her.

Twenty years later when she has nearly mastered her healing practice, the Warrior receives a knock at her door. It was one of the hungry wolves from her past. Feeling instant pain in her left side, her somatic response reminds her of the pain she endured just by the mere sight of this hungry wolf. Something is different this time.

The hungry wolf is weak and hungry. Not for blood, but for life. Worn and tattered, she asks for a hand out. The Warrior turned her cheek once more,  remembering to offer the Heart of Compassion at all times. She agrees to letting the hungry wolf into her house and offers her sustenance. The wolf explains that she has no work and cannot support her family in these trying times. She then asks for a job.

The Warrior smiles, offering her more compassion. She explains, “when I was young, you were the meanest person to me. You made me feel inferior, inadequate as a human being, and hated going to school everyday. Now you sit here asking for a handout. I am a forgiving person and I hope you have changed your ways, knowing that you cannot treat people with such indignity. I will see what I can do.” The Warrior and the wolf embrace, comforting the wolf…then they part and go their separate ways.

While the Warrior unfortunately did not have an available position, she was sincere and took the opportunity to express her Heart of Compassion. The irony here is that when she was young she got bit on the butt by a hungry wolf. Now the hungry wolf is getting bit on the butt by Karmic Law. When we live in the flesh, just as the Warrior experienced, the pain lasts only for a moment as it is only flesh healing with time. The bitten becomes strong, but the biter opens herself up to more pain later on. So which bite hurt more? The bite of the hungry wolf or the bite of Karmic Law. Who felt it more? The Warrior or the Hungry wolf?

Stepping into the Canvas with a softer step. Meeting mother earth with every step, giving her a gentle kiss. We walk softly among the pilgrims and other Warriors with better understanding of who we are and how we got here. In all our adversities and all our glorious moments, we have risen to this very day. This is our day to shine and not one person can take that away from us.