Karma and consequences
I can see I'm going to get backlash for this. I don't believe in Karma. There! I said it. Before you tell me how wrong I am, read further.
The concept of Karma reminds me of a vengeful fairy flying around and zapping people with her magic wand. It's a concept we use to comfort ourselves when someone is truly shitty to us. It's comforting to think that someone will give them what they deserve. I like the idea too. Here's where it starts to lose its sparkle for me. Have you noticed how the people who really need a smack from the Karma fairy never seem to get it? They carry on with their happy lives and feel nothing for the destruction that got them to where they are. I don't believe in Karma because, much like organised religion, it makes promises that I don't see being kept.
Here's what I do believe in. I believe in consequences. I believe in making choices and taking accountability for them. Consequences come whether we like it or not and we need to decide whether they are worth the reward.
That person who treated you shoddily faces consequences. They might not care though. When you crash your car, you face consequences. When you hit your wife, you face consequences. When you kick your dog, you face consequences.
When we believe in Karma, we abdicate responsibility. Things that go wrong are not karmic justice or karmic debt. They are the consequences of choices we made or they just happen. The death of a loved one is not Karma, it is the cycle of life. Some things we have control over and some things we don't.
When something we can't control happens to us and we blame Karma, it takes away from our ability to dust ourselves off and carry on because we'll always be wondering if Karma is finished with us or if there is still more to pay for. It interferes with our ability to expect positive things and raise our vibration to receive those.
Do you see where I'm going with this? Your bad day was a bad day. It may have been your fault. In that case, you can take action to prevent it happening again. If it wasn't your fault then you can chalk it up to a bad day and expect a better tomorrow.
Bottom line is this... You're not being punished. Now straighten your crown and get down to the business of manifesting the things you want in your life. Your chances of greatness are as big as your belief in the greatness you deserve. Your chances of joy are as high as your expectations of joy. What's stopping you?