The Boomerang Effect, aka Karma and the Threefold Law
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Who doesnâ€™t love a good story of a comeuppance?Â Thereâ€™s justice in that, and balance.Â What goes around comes around, as you sow so shall you reap, what we send out returns to us three-fold, the Law of Attraction–itâ€™s all the same.Â Karma, justice, balance, completion.
Every day, we â€œsend out,â€ usually without conscious thought of what will come back to us.Â If you live your life by walking in truth, then thereâ€™s really not a lot to worry about.Â If you send out truth, compassion, and love, then having those things come back to you is simply a multiple blessing.Â If you live your life that way, then you probably already recognize the process of getting back what you send out–even if you donâ€™t call it that–and you probably have a sense of serenity, comfort, and gratitude for much of whatâ€™s in the life youâ€™ve created for yourself.
Thatâ€™s because what you are â€œsending outâ€ is what creates your life.Â I doubt anyoneâ€™s done a scientific analysis of the Threefold-Law to see if what is received after being broadcast or sent out is an exact multiple of three, but it does seem to come back in a greater magnitude than sent out. Itâ€™s too bad we canâ€™t see it as a whoosh of blue energy sailing away from us like a boomerang and walloping us back.Â That return of energy, that boomerang, comes back with greater force and definitely affects where youâ€™re standing.Â If youâ€™ve sent out the darker side of yourself, then it certainly does come back with a punch, hard enough to shape what youâ€™ve started building and multiply many times over.Â So what you send out becomes your world, what youâ€™ve created.
How is it two different people can view the same planet and its daily occurrences so differently?Â One sees flowers and sunshine and dancing by firelight.Â The other sees nothing but lies, conspiracy, and impending doom.Â Itâ€™s the same planet but worlds apart.
If you send out fear into the world, then it comes back to you, and that becomes your world.Â You see doom and conspiracy everywhere you look, even in the simplest of things.Â Every word out of the other political party is a lie, every action taken by employees of a company is a conspiracy, every minute is one minute closer to a post-apocalyptic future.Â The more you look for it (sending out those thoughts), the more it comes back, geometrically expanded.
Iâ€™ve seen too many men whose self-talk throughout the day is â€œHow am I?Â Iâ€™m old, fat, and bald,â€Â even though most of the time Iâ€™ve heard them mutter this, they were still young and athletic, with a head full of hair.Â How odd that they became old, fat, and bald within a year or two.Â Â Whereas none of these men would have walked up to a stranger and said, â€œHey!Â Youâ€™re old, fat, and bald!â€ they said it to themselves and about themselves all the time.Â Like a daily affirmation or prayer request, throughout the day.Â Thatâ€™s what they were sending out and back it came.Â Iâ€™m always astonished to see how quickly this self-talk comes back to them and their world changes to match it.Â Â They hear it all the time, then they believe it, then they become it.Â And it started with them.
Itâ€™s sad to watch, but a rather common story.
â€œBenitaâ€ puts out a â€œnothing can go right and then Iâ€™m going to have to fix itâ€ vibration.Â She seems to have more bad luck than anyone else I know, however sweet and selfless she is.Â Â If something goes right in her world, then itâ€™s obviously a fluke, as she will tell you.Â Â If I drop by her desk at work, sheâ€™ll tell meâ€”every timeâ€”about an incredible disaster with her case load that just happened, and it will be the strangest screw-up youâ€™ve ever heard of.Â Not her fault but sheâ€™s always left to fix it.Â And she does.Â If I drop by her house, there will always be some kind of mess that is more than a little inconvenience.Â Sheâ€™ll tell me all about it and what a pain it isâ€”the frozen and burst water pipes that flooded the kitchen, the small tornado that clipped the roof, the tree that fell in a freak windstorm and bisected the new car, the computer virus that wipedÂ out the database for her home business, the rats that chewed through the electrical wiring in the attic and started a small fire that was caught just in time but caused way too much damage.Â Then sheâ€™ll explain that it looks like anything than can go wrong will find her.Â Â She lives in a world of misery and inconvenience that never seems to end.
Itâ€™s sad to watch, but a rather common story.
â€œEbâ€ is different.Â Unlike Benita, he doesnâ€™t mumble â€œnegative affirmationsâ€ about how bad everything is.Â Instead, he tries to create the world he wants through deception.Â Yep, he lies.Â If something crops up in his life that would make his world a little worse, instead of listening to the feedback and seeing what heâ€™s been sending out, he chooses the easy way out.Â At least it seems like itâ€™s the easy way.Â At heart, heâ€™s a coward.Â He canâ€™t man-up and walk in truth, so he uses lies like Band-aids.Â They seem to patch things up for the moment, and heâ€™ll worry about the next moment when it gets here.Â And for that next moment, he needs a bigger lie.Â He has told so many lies that he can no longer remember what is a lie and what isnâ€™t, and he camouflages them by insisting that everyone else is lying.Â The world he lives in is in constant turmoil.Â His lies have cost him the trust of people who love him, created trouble with supervisors who canâ€™t depend on him, Â and caused suspicion among those who would do business with him.Â His world becomes more dire each day as he sends out more lies and they come back in a form that threatens his dreams and continues a vicious karmic cycle.
Itâ€™s sad to watch, but rather a common story.
â€œEvieâ€ has had some really hard knocks in her life.Â You name it, itâ€™s befallen her.Â The abusive husband, the sexual abuse as a child, a lingering but terminal illness of both parents, Â children with drug problems,Â a costly divorce, a failed career,Â losing her home thanks to her husbandâ€™s gambling habit.Â Thatâ€™s all in the past now. The one good thing, she says, about having been in such a bad place for most of her life, is that she no longer sweats the small stuff and now knows what really matters.Â What really matters to her is having peace and tranquility in her life.Â She takes daily walks by the little stream on her new farm, enjoying every step and loving how peaceful the trail is on early mornings.Â She spends half an hour every evening under the stars, often with her new boyfriend who loves and cherishes her in ways sheâ€™s never known existed.Â She is exhilarated by wonder of life.Â Even though she still has intense money problems left over from her marriage, she doesnâ€™t sit and weep over themâ€”and after some crazy brainstorming ideas, her new business prospects have begun to improve enough that her old debts have dropped by more than a half.Â She sends out a signal to the world that â€œI am loved and am always taken care of.â€Â Â The answer comes back in a wave of energy that makes her feel at peace with everything in her life, and she lives in a beautiful, happy, fruitful world.
Itâ€™s a pleasure to watch, but rather an uncommon story.