The 2nd Law of Maat – I WILL NOT STEAL

Many people have bad memories of having something sentimental or valuable stolen from them.

Once something has been stolen,  we seldom pause and ask ourselves whether we have ever stolen from others.

Are you a person who has stolen from a friend; stolen from a business partner; stolen from your husband just before you divorced him; stolen from a corporation, or stolen from a family member who trusted you? The 42 Laws of Maat.

Stealing results from a spirit of selfishness; and selfishness results from poor character development.   Many children steal because an ignorant, selfish adult’s behavior taught them how.  While theft is theft in various forms, it is quite incredulous to hear stories about people of various faiths who claim to be so godly, yet they steal.

These “God filled” associates owe people money.  Most of us know someone, or some family member who has been waiting for months or years to receive monies they previously loaned.   Many of the “thieves” refuse to even acknowledge that they owe money; and the ones who do, pretend as though they already paid back the money borrowed.

Two of my sisters who are “christians,” owe me money.  When I asked for it, I was disrespected and ignored.  I’m still trying to ascertain how people live with themselves, yet complain when their life isn’t blessed.

People of all faiths borrow money from each other and never pay it back – and that makes such a person a thief.  It is most baffling just how much unrighteousness and hypocrisy these “holy” people practice.

Thieves also steal expensive $60 bras and underwear from their friends, and think nothing of it.  Thieves take cell phones and iphones from locker rooms – without turning it in at the front desk.

Some TSA employees and maids make it common practice to steal.  Thieves don’t return money they find, when they know who it belongs to.  Thieves will take a parking space that they observed you were prepared to pull into.  Thieves rob their children of a future when they fail to teach them to love themselves and their race.

Thieves steal from their children when they deny the father the opportunity to be in the child’s life.  Thieves steal when their family members owned slaves who worked for free for hundreds of years, and make no effort to return the earnings from the sale of slaves and cotton.

Thieves “steal” by committing adultery with married men and women, ultimately negatively affecting the family social order.  Stealing is so ingrained in the hearts of men and women; so accepted, that the average person thinks nothing of stealing.

Nevertheless, when the same “thief” energy meets up with the thieves who are guilty of having stolen from others (often when they least expect it and least need their peaceful life interrupted), they become angry and indignant.  However, they will not utter one word about all that they have stolen from others in the past.

Their hypocrisy offers no thought whatsoever to what they “took” from others. Were you to question them about it, not only will you be accused of having unforgiveness in your heart, they will state, “That happened years ago,” or “I was young then and didn’t know any better,” “That’s in the past,” or the most popular excuse, ‘Everyone does it,” when everyone doesn’t.

The arrogance is that if everyone does it, somehow, it makes it okay; and “youth” gives them a pass from being accountable for their actions. In their minds, they simply don’t deserve the produce they have received from the seeds they planted weeks, months, years earlier.

The problem with folk who steal, is that they never quite grasp the concept that what they did to someone else, days, weeks, months or years earlier, may not necessarily be returned to them in the same form, or right away.

Because their selfishness prevents them from being considerate, people are willing to take the risk of stealing.   For those who are willing to acknowledge that they stole from others, they will complain that the level of suffering they are experiencing is more severe than what they did to someone else.

They deem it unfair that more has been stolen from them than what they stole from someone years earlier.  The life that is not fair, is the one concerning selfishness and unrighteousness, which is the foundation of all stealing.

In all fairness, the best time to deem something as being unfair, is when you are contemplating stealing and keeping what you know does not belong to you.  However, it is the hypocrisy of humans that enjoy waiting until a theft is meted out to them, before belaboring how unfair life is.

The mind acts justly to its desires, and does not care about consequences. As unfair as it may appear, one chooses with their own free will, to steal.   Since stealing is an energy dynamic created within the mind, eventually, each person will confront the result of his or her own actions.

People often say, “What goes around comes around,” but they are never referring to themselves.

Reciprocity knows no boundaries of time.  As with other negative behaviors, stealing is a form of energy in action.  For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction that has to balance itself.  This is a universal law that applies to everyone.

Perhaps you will be denied a promotion; suffer loss of revenue; lose your business, receive an unexpected audit; lose your home to foreclosure; lose your job; suffer an accident that causes you to lose a lot of money through medical care, lose something very valuable or sentimental that can’t be replaced, or lose your husband/wife to someone else.

People believe that since their God forgives them, they are not responsible for the energy (seeds) that they create of their own volition.  This is a problem in that some religions teach people that all they have to do, is ask God for forgiveness.  That it’s just that simple.  Forgiveness from God or the person you have wronged, does not mean that you are no longer responsible for the action you created.

One’s failure to understand the laws of the universe because of ignorance, or because you don’t care, doesn’t negate the fact that you created the selfish energy of stealing.  Whatever you create in life, you are responsible for.  It’s not what you intend; it’s what you do.

Whatever you take from someone else, will be taken from you in some form.  Whether you agree that it will; whether you believe that it will, or whether you understand the laws that govern the universe.  Stealing is but one expression of the law of fate, of cause and effect.  Whatever thought or deed comes from a person, will be returned to that person.

Know for certain, that karma will show up one day when you least want it or expect it.  Most likely during a time when you can least afford to lose what you have worked so hard for.  Often, the karma is worse, because stealing began with a seed sown in your mind, with the selfish thought and intent to take from someone else.

Additionally, people who have the propensity to steal, do not simply steal “one time.”  Thus, the seeds you sow for years, ultimately lead to your suffering.  Suffering you must accept as your own creation.

It is the responsibility of each person to eradicate the selfish, unrighteous spirit to steal from within; for there is no justification to take from others what you are well aware does not belong to you.  Do unto others, as you would want them to do unto you.

About Antoinette McKesson

A Life Coach and writer, Antoinette McKesson is a Network Field Engineer IT Certified A+, Network+, Security+ professional. She holds Certifications in Holistic Fitness and Personal Training through the American Council on Exercise. Antoinette is a Certified CPR/AED Instructor through the American Heart Association, focusing her efforts on the Go Red campaign. Antoinette, who is a national deans list and honor society honoree, is completing a self-help book on relationships. You can reach Antoinette at

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