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Columnist: Appiah-Adjei, Daniel

Re-visiting Greek tragedy of Revenge

ORAL VILLAGE IDEAS

BY

DANIEL APPIAH-ADJEI

Re-visiting Greek tragedy of Revenge

The act of revenge in classical Greek plays and society is a complex issue with unavoidable consequences. In certain instances, it is a more paramount concern than familial ties. When a family member is murdered another family member is expected to seek out and administer revenge. If all parties involved are of the same blood, the revenge is eventually going to wipe out the family. Both Aeschylus, through "The Oresteia Trilogy," and Sophocles, through "Electra," attempt to show the Athenians that revenge is a just act that at times must have no limits on its reach. Orestes and his sister Electra, the children of the slain Agamemnon, struggle on how to avenge their father's death. Although unsure what course of action they must take, both brother and sister are in agreement that revenge must occur. Revenge is a crucial part of Greek plays that gives the characters a sense of honor and their actions a sense of justice.

The practice of this act of revenge is deeply being implanted in the Ghanaian political culture that if steps are not carefully taken to halt it, the tragedy of the Greek era will engulf our beautiful country. If we tend to apply the law of Karma in our political endeavours, we will continue to harass our own people in such a manner that revenge will never cease. It will go on and on and on. Is that what we want as a nation?

How the law of karma works

Actually the law of karma is very simple and has been known for thousands of years. The law of Karma is known in Christian teachings, as well as in many other cultures. It says:

Whatever you do to others - will be done to you, in this or any future incarnation of your soul.

This law is so straightforward and logical; it sometimes is hard to believe, that some persons still think they may somehow get around it. If you knock your head against a wall of a dilapidated wall of a house in my village, Atwima Gyekye, it is obvious - it may damage the wall and it may hurt your head. If you knock someone by physically fighting - you may cause harm, pain, injury to the person and the law of Karma requires you to experience the same pain. This is to have you learn to behave in a way that causes but pleasant experiences to others and yourself alike.
Whatever you do, you may attract persons around you that have a same or similar Karma than you have. If you are of a physically fighting nature, you may attract such persons again and again. Until you start to become aware of your own behavior and start to be fed up with the result of your very own actions. Until you start to strive for a more peaceful environment. The only sure method of finding one is changing your very own behavior.
This law of karma applies for individuals as much as for families, groups, villages, cities, nations, cultures or even entire planets.
Where does this law apply?
It applies for all you do toward any being including animals, plants, planets, beings of any nature beyond physical sphere, humans, including what some may consider "criminals" - remember: All are children of God - made out of his Holy Spirit, made to the image of God. This law is valid for
• all of your actions
• all of your words
• all of your thoughts
• all of your emotions
But my thought or emotions are my personal secrets and of no concern to others, you may say...
My dear friend, you are perfectly wrong if you say so to yourself. All is energy. All your thoughts and emotions, all your fantasies are energy and are permanently radiating like a radio station. They do permanently affect your environment and its behavior. If you send a young person to do some chores for you, you will be able to detect if he/she is willing to do it for you by his actions. Though Shakespeare said in Macbeth that “There is no art to find the mind’s construction in the face” we can definitely find the minds construction in the face and body if we carefully study man. Some may radiate thoughts and feelings of Love, thus raising the vibration of their environment and be of a healing nature to others. Others may cause a kind of mental or emotional pollution to others, like a car may be able to do, or the chemical and some other Industries may still do.
But at least most people are not directly affected or hurt by my thoughts and emotions, you may say...
The power of mind or emotions is far above the physical power. It may consciously hurt your physical body when your father or mother or anyone else is beating you for any reason. Some may think that a few days after you have forgotten it, thus it may be of no harm and leave no traces. But be assured that even one single stroke you ever get, may leave traces in your emotional or causal body for decades. It may take years of conscious healing efforts to heal a person who has ever got any physical punishment for any reason by anyone. There is never any justification for any kind of physical punishment for any reason. Don’t forget that childhood injuries are everlasting.
But even worst is any kind of verbal, mental or emotional violence against any person or other being of any nature. The power of metaphysical energy in proportion to physical energy may best be compared to the difference between 1 meter compared to 1 m² (square meter). Two different dimensions.
The only medicine that could ever heal injuries done by violent words, thoughts and emotions is but Divine Love. The damage that often lasts for thousands of years may be so tremendous, that only God can heal all this wounds by his pure and omnipotent Divine Love.
Metaphysical energy has a power far beyond physical imaginations. Fortunately, God created some safety measures in his creation. Most very physical persons with a strong ego have a rather weak metaphysical radiation. Because violent vibrations are of higher density, thus the flow of such energy is limited. It may be compared to the difference of the flow of honey compared to the flow of water through the same pipeline-system. It is harder to continuously create a flow of thoughts and emotions of low vibrations than such made of Divine Love.
It will be my fervent prayer to see our future politicians considering other peoples thoughts and emotions and at the same time may cause their own thoughts and emotions to become more powerful for communications with their environment and do away with excessive revenge.
Your thoughts and emotions - no matter how secret you may consider them - do affect all others around you. It affects all around you. It affects the behavior, the action and reaction toward you from your entire environment.
Your thoughts and emotions are part of your aura and may affect those dear to you, like your family and friends, even when you are thousands of kilometers apart of each others. Even family members having "died" a long time ago, may still be affected by such radiation of your aura.
So beware of all your thoughts and emotions as well as all your words and action, because they create a reaction in your environment toward you. Be prepared to receive the kind of energy you radiate from others. Be even prepared to receive physically what you radiated in your fantasy or mind. Because a thought of violence or punishment toward any other person may hurt them even more than any physical violence and may come back as a physical reaction toward you.
Emotional injury that occurred previously may be even more difficult to heal than physical injuries. Medical doctors and healers need first to learn how to perceive and truly heal emotional injuries and blockages in the causal body caused by such past psycho-traumatic experiences in your life. However it is possible to heal any injury by the Divine power of God's Love and Bliss. This can be achieved directly by the person affected through spiritual traditions by asking for Divine assistance through a healer or even best directly from God.
How do thoughts and emotions affect my health?
Thoughts and emotions of Love do cause a healthy physical, astral and causal body. Love is in harmony with God and always creates or re-establishes Divine health. The physical body's health is influenced. For the soul there is never birth and death, but a continuous learning process. The soul of a small baby learns as much as the soul of a senior citizen suffering from a dreadful disease.
At the end of each political reign it is likely that we may have a positive or negative balance in our National account. The new Government, seconds after the old one passed away, always starts with the balance of the previous Government. With all humility, we must learn to immediately stop to cause or create any Karma and start to create peace, Divine Love and harmony within and around us. It is but our very own and personal decision what we think, feel, say and do. There is but one power to dissolve any Karma - pure Divine Love received by our devotion to God.
Disharmony in your mind and emotions, like anger, jealousy, greed, revenge, continuous lying, verbal or emotional fighting ... do however affect your physical body so seriously to cause severe physical or mental illnesses
No disease, illness, disaster including natural disaster or accident of any kind can ever occur without any Karma of the persons affected. God is Love and gave us freedom - absolute freedom - without freedom we could never be made to his image. This Divine and absolute freedom is one of the single most important principles of creation. But freedom includes the free choice of all actions in all dimensions of human consciousness, being and existence. Freedom includes the freedom and capability to learn from all action we have ever created.
By His Grace, I shall be back