I met this girl about 3 years ago at work and we became instant besties. Long story short, she betrayed the shit out of me. Basically, this guy liked me a lot and she talked him out of it and used him to make me jealous. I know I shouldn't blame her and blame him, but whatever. She was a part of it. Fast forward to now. I just got an amazing opportunity and she got rejected from doing her masters. Do you believe in karma? I feel that this is a karmic force.
I do believe in karma, but I do not believe that karma can be prescribed like this. We do this all the time-we just sit back and see someone who we feel has wronged us and say “Hah! That’s karma! Look at what just happened to them!” Like it’s some sort of psychic justice.
Is this karma for them, or karma for you? There is probably no correlation between her betrayal, and her getting rejected from her master’s program. I doubt she has made this connection in her own mind to say-“Ah I got rejected from my master’s program, it must be because of that incident at work several years ago with that guy and that girl who used to be my friend.”
I haven’t really studied karma, or know to much about it, but I believe it to be something more sublime. Like it’s a way to establish flow back into life, because we can only take so many injuries, and so many good days at a time too. But, it’s on a personal level. It is what happens to you, not what happens to others and how that affects you. Karma might be you establishing yourself in your life and getting opportunities, when you felt a few years ago you had none.
It’s what you believe though. If you want to believe that this is a punishment for what she did to you-then you can choose to see it as such. But things can change so suddenly and severely. Amazing opportunities can change, people can apply again and get accepted to their masters programs.
What you can do though, is to make peace with what happened, and try to heal. Make sure you don’t harbor negative feelings-against this girl, or other girls you may see who are “like her”.