“The world but demonstrates an ancient truth; you will believe that others do to you exactly what you think you did to them.” A Course in Miracles, FIP ed.
The psychological truth here is projection. Projecting outward, we see others doing to us as we THINK we have done to them. And we can expand this thought to other worlds, a past life, the Other Side, earlier in this lifetime. Somehow we are implicating ourselves when we reason about what the outer world seems to be doing to us, or how the outer world seems to be doing us in.
Reflect on this quotation. It may not, on first glance, appear true, but if we look, we can find instances from the past in which we have attracted the same result that we are experiencing now. This is another way of stating the law of attraction, a particularly cogent way that will solve a lot of our problems.
We don’t have to have done any of these things: We just “think” we have. This affirms the power of the mind. And if our heart has gotten in the act, we are particularly caught by the circumstances.
Relax and let the truth of the situation invade your soul. Relax and let the forgiveness that we all need shower over us.