The very first thing to understand is that the Universe is always communicating with you and providing guidance.
Every manifestation that happens in our life is like a traffic light.
When something good happens, it’s a green light, it’s the Universe telling us to keep doing what we are doing. For example, you get promoted at work. This promotion is an indicator from the Universe, telling you that you are thinking thoughts that are aligned with the things you want.
When something bad happens it is a red light. It means stop and pay attention to the way you are thinking and feeling, because bad things only happen when your thoughts are not in alignment with what you want. What happened in your case fits in this category.
When something happens that is really not that bad, like misplacing your keys but finding them a few minutes later, is the Universe asking us to pay attention because we have shifted gears from positive to negative and if we don’t do something to go back to being positive then other unwanted events are likely to follow. Many times, we ignore these little indicators, we brush them aside as if they don’t matter but they do. If we pay attention to them we can prevent negative manifestations from happening in our life.
The most important thing to understand is that the Universe is responding to your vibration, not the subject. What this means is that if you had a fight with your boyfriend and this made you unhappy, you would be vibrationally in a low place on the emotional scale. And being low on the emotional scale will open the door to all sorts of other negative manifestations to take place. Things in the non-physical realm are connected by vibration, not by subject. So your thoughts about everything effect everything.
This means 4 things:
The bottom line is that if you were high on the emotional scale your colleague would never have been able to steal from you. Wanting a punishment for him, is a justified feeling. It is a sign that you are making your way up the emotional scale by thinking vengeful thoughts. The thing about this is that these thoughts are valid and necessary on the journey for going up the emotional scale, but they are not actionable thoughts. You don’t need to act on them because acting on them will just keep you where you are on the emotional scale, where as what you want is to go up the emotional scale.
Look at it this way, if your colleague stays where they are on the emotional scale, then they will attract only negative outcomes, because nothing positive can happen in response to a negative vibration. That’s what we call karma. As you sow, so shall you reap, unless you add fertilizer in the form of positive empowering thoughts. Your colleague was not feeling empowered. They felt incapable of coming up with their own ideas which means that they too were low on the emotional scale. You don’t need to think about them, because thinking about them will not allow you to go up the emotional scale. Just focus on what you need to do for your own wellbeing.