Selfishness to the Point of Scamming Others (And Why I Believe in Karma)

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I remember hearing in the news about the couple who allegedly scammed the “homeless” man using the Go Fund Me method and raising over $400,000.00 in donations. I thought to myself, “People are just evil. How could they do that to anyone, especially to a man in need?” And then I see the news today and now this “homeless” man was allegedly in on it the entire time? My reaction was literally, “WHAT is WRONG with people!?”

While I did not donate to this campaign; nonetheless, I can imagine how shocked the U.S. public must be feeling right now. Betrayed, maybe a little stunned, and maybe even a bit angry. Hell, I’m feeling these things and I wasn’t even the one who was scammed.

All of us get duped, tricked, or scammed at one time or another in our lives.

My question to you:

How do you react to it when it happens?

Are you one who holds grudges? Do you get angry and seek revenge? Or, do you let it go and move on when you are the one who is betrayed?

Of course, there are varying degrees of deception. My question to you is in the general sense, how do you react and what do you choose to focus on whenever you are on the receiving end of being duped, tricked, or scammed?

Why I Believe in Karma

While that alleged Go Fund Me couple and homeless man’s scheme have deeply disturbed me, I know this is just every day behavior by souls on this planet. While sitting in my over-sized, deep purple velvety chair, I looked through my sliding glass doors at Mother Nature and started thinking about all the reasons why people behave the way they do in betraying others. And then I started thinking about all the times people betrayed me and how I responded to them.

I totally believe in karma. What you do unto others is done unto you in some form or fashion. I can count about 6 or 7 times I have been a witness to karma working its magic because of something someone chose to carry out. Also, in the past when I made a selfish decision that only benefited me karma didn’t discriminate. I didn’t fully understand how karma worked until I was in my 20’s. Then I started to understand its purpose and its cause and effect in Universal laws.

Karma can also be used to explain how the law of attraction works because in law of attraction “like attracts like”.

It’s very similar with karma. You get what you focus on, what you choose to do is a boomerang effect that comes back to you. Once I was fully able to understand how powerful karma and the law of attraction really IS in the Universe, I do NOT mess with nature. Oh no.

Yes, people may treat me badly and yes, I stand up for myself and speak the truth when it happens. But ultimately, I let karma take care of it because karma doesn’t let me down. I have faith in the Universe.

Focus

This doesn’t mean I sit around waiting for someone to treat me like crap and then laugh FOCUSING on karma. No, no, no. You get what you focus on. Yes, I get upset and I try to figure out WHY people behave the way they do to others, especially when others are only trying to HELP one another (ex: Go Fund Me).

However, I don’t obsess over the betrayal, I don’t get stomping angry, nor do I sit around plotting for the day karma seeks its justice. I can’t say I was ALWAYS this way; nevertheless, it IS the way I choose to be now because my emotions and my mindset go hand in hand. And like I’ve said before, you get what you focus on.

Nor should you think you have to be naïve either. I’m not suggesting you just turn the other cheek never again to think about it. What I’m curious about is, “how do you choose to respond when someone betrays you?”

From observing others, I find that the ones who decide not to hold grudges when they are deceived tend to live happier (and wiser) lives. Getting angry may work in the moment, but it doesn’t hold any healthy weight to it for the long-haul on your life. And little by little the angry moments start adding up within your mindset and start becoming beliefs.

Therefore, it’s so important to take time each day to work on your self-care, including your mindset. I’ll be honest, if I spent most days watching the news, I would probably be a basket-case of negativity. It’s so much easier to grab onto the negative and eat it up like Cheetos. All in all, YOU are in control of what you choose to focus on.

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Choose and Decide

No, we cannot control how OTHERS choose to think and behave; but you ARE in control of how you decide to respond FOR yourself and your life. And what you CHOOSE to focus on and how you DECIDE to respond to other people’s behaviors and with your life situations is how you maintain your OWN power. This is how you maintain your alignment. This is how you maintain your happiness and success in your life. It’s not extrinsic, it’s intrinsic. It starts from WITHIN.

If you keep reacting to everything that happens around you to the point of it being your climatic focal point in your life, you are allowing yourself to be further away from your authentic happiness (your soul’s purpose). When you focus on your soul’s calling, your soul’s purpose-work, your soul’s needs, YOUR needs each day for at least 10 minutes, it helps you to remain centered, aligned, and in a clear communication with not only your soul, but also with the Universe.

And this is a good thing because the Universe is responding to you, always. Again, you get what you focus on, what you focus on expands.

Utilizing Mastering Your Mindset Journaling in Your Favor

While I will NEVER understand how some people behave so selfishly to the point of harming and betraying others, what I do understand is that karma is real. Karma exists for a reason, and I don’t mess with karma. I could never want to harm or hurt another person, but I am more mindful and aware of how I RESPOND to other people’s behaviors and my own life situations than I used to be many years ago.

And I have a lot to thank to Mastering Your Mindset journaling because it helped me to center myself and my life FROM my soul’s purpose and my soul’s calling. In addition, it really helps me in speeding up all my manifestations BECAUSE I’m using my powerful mindset energy, and I’m empowering myself each day through positive thought, positive feelings, positive actions, and being in a more positive light. Through my work, I was able to SHIFT gears with my mindset beliefs and it SHIFTED my life for the better!

What you focus on expands, you get what you focus on, and the Universe is totally helping you behind the scenes, even if you don’t realize it in the moment. So, keep going, keep taking soul-aligned, inspired actions daily, keep showing up, and keep being the total badass that you ARE in your life because YOU are in control of YOU. And let’s not forget, YOU are the creator of your own reality.

Change Your Mindset & You Change Your Life,

Journal Girl Jaclyn

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4 thoughts on “Selfishness to the Point of Scamming Others (And Why I Believe in Karma)

  1. Thank you for putting this out there. Somehow tonight you read my mind. I was feeling let down in general by people. I am a giver. Sometimes we feel as though we’ve given so much to others that we can feel a bit empty. After reading this, I feel like there’s something more specific that must be bothering me and I should choose to react to this feeling of disappointment by accepting it and moving forward. Not stew in it. Thank you for writing this.

      1. Wow, thanks for sharing. I had a wake up call about two years ago related to this and it changed everything. It still comes very easily to want to people please but I check myself before I wreck myself now. I loved that read. Thank you, it’s a wonderful reminder.

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