Today we dive back into the Universal Laws, this time focusing on cause and effect. Probably one of the most well known laws along with the law of attraction, cause and effect may be the one universal law that is accepted by everyone regardless of one’s belief system. The law of cause and effect states that every change has something related to it that caused for that change to occur. For example, your body has used up a certain amount of energy so you become hungry, you eat and then you no longer hungry. The cause of your getting hungry is your bodies need for energy or fuel. The effect is that you eat. Now there’s a lot more that goes on in that process but this simplistic overview serves to show us how cause and effect works. Cause and effect is not limited to action but thoughts and feelings as well.
Now, you may be wondering what’s the difference between the law of correspondence and the law of cause and effect. The law of correspondence relies on an independent energetic agreement while cause and effect must have some impetus. There is a time element to cause and effect. Cause always comes before the effect. That resulting effect may then because the cause for another effect. It is depending on which comes first that labels it the cause. Where as with correspondence, it doesn’t matter which occurs first. In fact the occurrences may happen at the same time. It is the agreement which matters not the what created the cause and it’s resulting effect or change.
How can we use cause and effect to improve our lives or change our circumstances? If everything we do, has an effect that will result from that cause and every cause resulted from a previous effect then we can begin to understand the path that has brought us to where we are. More importantly we can use that information to create the path that we would like to take. Now it must be said that there are many behaviors, beliefs and emotions and there are just as many effects that come from those causes. For one person, who is hungry and grabs some food to eat this may be just the pick up they need. They are energized and ready to take on the rest of their day. For another who eats the exact same thing, they may have an allergic reaction to the food and now they are down for the count. They feel lethargic, nauseous, and are unable to complete any of the other activities they had planned for the rest of the day. One person is now on a different path than the other. Our first person has now made a new business deal or chatted up a friend, the cause of which was the energy they obtained from their meal. Now they may go out to eat with this friend again or do another activity. This person will have created a positive association between eating when they are hungry, the meal they had, and the rest of their day. Person number 2 on the other hand may have gone home, felt terrible, and spent some time excavating the offending meal from their system. A negative association will be made between feeling hungry and eating that particular food which resulted in them feeling ill so they did not complete their plans for the day. Such different results from the same cause. More importantly, we can now track how this one cause of hunger which had the same resulting effect created such different life experiences. This is an ongoing relationship that we are constantly experiencing and shifting through.
Every moment we are making choices, creating new paths, designing our lives. We can change these things at any point. So make a choice to reflect through meditation, journaling, or anything that allows for you to slow down so that you are able to find the causes and results that drive your decision making. Then make an intentional choice to create the circumstances that you have found to bring the results you desire. Experiment without fear! We will find later that what we feel has the ability to attract different circumstances. We learn this fear and build this attraction through the lessons we learn through cause and effect. You can reset this system. It may take time and some professional help (Counselors and Psychologists are our friends) but we can do it.