How to Neutralize the Law of Karma – Florence Scovel-Shinn

I will give another example of sowing and reaping, which came in the most curious way.

A woman came to me saying, she had received a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill, given to her at the bank. She was much disturbed, for, she said, “The people at the bank will never acknowledge their mistake.”

I replied, “Let us analyze the situation and find out why you attracted it.”

She thought a few moments and exclaimed: “I know it, I sent a friend a lot of stage money, just for a joke.” So the law had sent her some stage money, for it doesn’t know anything about jokes.

I said, “Now we will call on the law of forgiveness, and neutralize the situation.”

Christianity is founded upon the law of forgiveness—Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Karmic law, and the Christ within each man is his Redeemer and Salvation from all inharmonious conditions.

So I said: “Infinite Spirit, we call on the law of forgiveness and give thanks that she is under grace and not under law, and cannot lose this twenty dollars which is hers by divine right.”

“Now,” I said, “Go back to the bank and tell them, fearlessly, that it was given you, there by mistake.”

She obeyed, and to her surprise, they apologized and gave her another bill, treating her most courteously.

So knowledge of the Law gives man power to “rub out his mistakes.” Man cannot force the external to be what he is not.

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