Randall Monk – A common saying from the Bible which relates to this law is “You reap what you sow.”
“Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause.” — The Kybalion (Hermetic Teachings)
I think we’re all very familiar with this law, which is also known as karma. However, most of us don’t take it into account before we think, speak, or act, which would be like ignoring a posted speed sign while driving. The difference here is that we may not get caught speeding; however, the law of cause and effect ALWAYS comes into play. It most likely will not happen right away, so when we experience the effect we don’t usually put the two together.
Every thought we think is a cause and creates an effect.
Every word we speak is a cause and creates an effect.
Every action we take is a cause and creates an effect.
Every decision we make is a cause and creates an effect.
Sometimes the effect takes days, weeks, months, years or lifetimes to affect us, and sometimes it affects us instantly.
Practical Practices to Align with The Law of Cause and Effect
Many times when we think of karma or cause and effect we think of negative actions and negative consequences. However, our positive thoughts, feelings, words, and actions have an effect too, and those effects are positive and life-enhancing.
My recommendation is to endeavor to harbor only positive thoughts about yourself, about events in your life, and about other people. To feel good about yourself and life look for the blessing and lesson in every situation – learn from the experience. I encourage you to speak well about yourself and others; to be compassionate for your highest good and the highest good of all; and consider the law of cause and effect before acting.
If you feel that the scales of karma may be out of balance due to your previous thoughts, feelings, and actions, you can influence the scales in your favor by harboring positive thoughts and feelings about yourself and others, and taking positive actions.
Be joyful, embrace life and thrive!
SF Source Timely Guidance Aug 2019