04/13/12: Revenge? | Rev Judgment, Hanged Man

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours." Wayne Dyer

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I was recently asked to cast a revenge spell. I won’t say it wasn’t warranted, either, and that’s saying something.  But that’s beside the point. I said no.

Now, I’m a beginner as far as witchcraft goes (at least in this lifetime!), but I do know enough to realize that’s not an advisable way to address complaints. I believe in Karma! I did redirect with tips on channeling this emotional energy in a positive way. And that’s paying off, I’m glad to report!

Living well is beyond the best revenge—it makes revenge irrelevant. When you’ve managed your own life, when your focus has concentrated in making the best of your corner of the world, the drive to get even with unhappy, nasty people who are out to hurt you just disappears. Who has time for that when you’re busy living? That’s a much cleaner way to manage pain and abuse—one that doesn’t create more of the same!

Today, Tarot gives us reversed Judgment (Pluto) and the Hanged Man (Neptune).  There’s power (Pluto) accessible through faith (Neptune).  You don’t have to worry about karmic justice, okay? The Universe has that covered, one way or another. You learn what you can, and leave the rest.

As physical incarnations, we each have an energy "budget." Only so many hours a day, so many days a year, only so many thoughts and feelings will fit into each lifetime. While spirit is infinite, physical is not. The limitations inherent provide many lessons and opportunities. One of those lessons is effectiveness.

When I’m hurt, angry, or otherwise tempted to direct ill-will at anyone, this is the question that arises: Is that really how I want to use my energy? I can fret and fuss over who is or is not getting what they deserve, and try to make it so. Or I can look to build what makes ME happy, what makes ME feel good, what helps other people and myself. I can add to the sum total of pain in the world, or I can add to the sum total of joy and love.

Many times, the most effective way to address challenges is to have faith—pray, accept, and wait.  You will likely get what you need in the end.

What’s your take on revenge?

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Comments

  1. Jennifer Hillman says:

    I have seen Karma in action… in a huge way. Giving the situation and the people involved to the Universal community… was the best thing I could do. Trust the Universe has your back… they really do.

    • Am in complete agreement, Jenn. Funny thing, sometimes you don’t know about how it works out at the time, maybe not for years, maybe not ever. But I don’t for a minute believe otherwise. I’m happy watching my own Karma, that’s enough of a job for me!

  2. I was tempted yesterday to lash out intentionally, because I’m tired of getting attacked in a stealth way. I had called someone to spill the beans on the perpetrator. But stopped at the last second, and just tried to be uplifting in the situation. Then, of course, opened the Daily Tarot… felt awe… and tons of appreciation. And said “Steer my own boat… Thanks Dixie.”

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