That is what we are exhorted to do on the physical plane. But is that always the best thing to do? No, it’s not. Often when are asked to fight we are fighting against bullies who use their favourite weapons and who are experts with them. So if you go into a fight as a novice using a longsword against an expert with a longsword, what do you think are your chances of even surviving the first round? Very, very small indeed. When we are young we foolhardishly rush into battle. But if we survive to get older we reach a point where we think “there has to be a better way than what I’m doing now!” And the moment we have that thought the universe reveals to us better ways. We soon learn to “never give a sucker an even break!”
So if we are fighting a boxer we use a knife.
If we are fighting a knife wielder we use a gun.
If we are fighting a gunner we use a long range rifle.
If we are fighting a rifle shooter we use a tank.
If we are fighting a tank we use a missile.
If we are fighting a missile we use an atom bomb.
If we are fighting an atom bomb we throw a handful of disease spores into their face!
You see, you never “Fight fair” against people who don’t fight fair themselves!
There is always a stronger weapon to use in defense than the one attacking you is using in aggression.
The above choices were just an imaginary choice to show the way of winning, rather than fighting. The best choice of winning is win/win. But id you are fighting against poverty (win/lose) then always move up a step, so you are not “fighting fair” but consistently winning.
My choice of weapons are always spiritual first, metaphysical second and physical third.
What sort of spiritual weapons do i use? Love and Justice, the two primary columns of the spiritual worlds. I use the application of the higher laws to ensure that I am always divinely protected. If someone attacks me they are also attacking God/the Universal spirit etc. It doesn’t matter if the perpetrator gets punished or not – that is none of my business! But invariable people reap their own karma – instant karma as John Lennon called it.
To invoke instant karma we have to move ourselves from the justice column to the Love column. Man is designed to live in the Love column. When someone wrongs us and we resent it, we move ourselves over to the justice column. The trouble is that the justice column belongs to God (“justice is Mine sayeth the Lord”). Because we are in the Justice column the effect is that the perpetrator’s karmic returns are blocked. Because we cannot administer justice, only block it by being in the wrong column. My weapon of choice to solve this problem is forgiveness. By me forgiving the perpetrator and handing him/her to Justice I effectively move myself back to the love column and remove the karmic blockage, so their own karma can flow to them. That is why “forgiveness is the ultimate form of revenge!”
We have to live in the love column to be happy! In the love column we are still subject to Karma. If we plant carrots we reap carrots. If we plant thistles we reap thistles. But we have an out, which is called forgiveness. If we bring ourselves to account each day we can get the negative things we’ve done that day wiped from the karmic returns. This is a bit like weeding the garden of karma! Lol!
If someone else plants thistles they reap thistles – unless their fault was directed against us and we resent it. When we resent things we carry them into tomorrow and forever ,if they aren’t handled.
I learned this lesson many years ago when a person stole my car by forging my signature on a bill of sale. Technically (on the physical level) this was not considered a crime by the police. S o i was told to take him to small claims court. Then I found out he had been to small claims court and found guilty seven times and never paid a cent back to his victims. I brewed on this for three months before God told me to write a letter of forgiveness to this man. It took me 3 hours to write that letter!
When I had finished I asked what to do with it? “Burn it” was the reply and I did! I went to bed and slept like a baby. The next morning I went downtown early and there was the thief leaning against a lampost with a black eye, a thick lip, arm in a slink and walking with crutches. “Aha” I thought, “he reaped his karma!” That was a very interesting lesson!
And i have used the forgiveness technique consciously since then.
Now, there are two ways to forgive people – one to Love and the other to Justice.
Love is called Grace. When a friend hurts us unintentionally, then we forgive them and hand them onto Grace. So we wipe their Karmic returns by our actions, We deliberately protect them from karma.
With malicious people, we forgive them and hand them onto Justice. Then we move ourselves back home to the Love column and hand them onto their instant karma. It invariably works! So being Spiritual is not for whimps! Lol!
So don’t get up and fight, retreat to your fortress of Spirituality and let then hurt themselves with their own actions!
Love, Peace, happiness and Prosperity,
reverend Master J’iam
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