“Everything happens for a reason, and the things we believe we shouldn’t have done hold a valuable lesson.”
The law of cause and effect helps us see that nothing happens by chance. If we do not find the cause, it does not mean that there is none, but that we are not aware of it or cannot determine it. Everything happens for a reason, and the things we believe we shouldn’t have done hold a valuable lesson. It helps us grow in some way or unlocks consequences that would otherwise never have come our way. Maybe you were fired. While it’s awful to get fired, it might push you to start your own business, which you never would have had the confidence to do if you’d stayed at your old, secure, unsatisfying job. It’s possible that breaking up with your long-term girlfriend could lead to meeting and marrying a soulmate you never would have known if you’d been in your less-than-conforming but comfortable old relationship.
In regards to the law of cause and effect it is important to understand that causes do not cause the event – they are the impulse in a long chain of actions and perceptions. If you come from a family where everyone around you is quite fat, you probably live with the belief that you just have “fat genes” and you will never be thin. While you’re unlikely to ever look like a supermodel, chances are you’ll become sleeker and healthier. However, if you believe that nothing can be done about the situation, you will not go out of your way to fix it. It is not important to trace every effect back to its original cause. In the case of the overweight family, it may be generations and there is no way to get to the root at all. It is important to realize that everything has a cause and effect and to align intentions and actions with the results you wish to achieve.
Joe Vitale shares:
“If you’re looking for love and not finding it, it’s undoubtedly because you lack forgiveness in some area of your life. It’s true for all of us. You have to look at your life, look at the past, look at all your relationships and ask yourself: “Where have I not forgiven? Is it myself, my parents, my brothers and sisters, my business partners, who have I not forgiven? When you forgive, you release the energy that allows the law of attraction to bring new love and new relationships into your life.” How do you do it? Ask yourself, “Where have I not forgiven?” and someone will come to mind. It could be you! The second thing you do is say, “Can I forgive them? Can I forgive myself?” Whether the answer is yes or no, you move on and ask yourself what made the person act that way at that moment, “What made me act like that back then?” And you begin to go deep into understanding the psychology of behavior. That’s how you realize that we’re all doing the best we can, including you. When you forgive, you release all the energy stuck in your mind, body, and soul. And when it is released in the universe, the latter already has a green way to bring new love, new relationships, new grace into your life. It all starts with forgiveness, and you can do it now!”
“Some people are slaves to their heredity and environment and have very little freedom. They are swayed by the opinions, thoughts and customs of the outside world as well as by their emotions, feelings and moods. They claim that they are free to do whatever they want without analyzing the reasons why they want to do it. Too many people drift like a falling stone, subject to the environment, the external influences, the internal moods, the desires and the will of others stronger than themselves. Moved like pawns on the chessboard of life, they quietly fulfill their role and are removed at the end of the game.”
The best way to start working with the law of cause and effect is to monitor your thoughts throughout the day and realize which of them are well formed and help improve your life and move in the direction you want to follow. Or which thoughts just pop into your head but to no avail. Be gentle with yourself and remember that it takes practice to encourage positive thoughts and actions. When unnecessary thoughts invade, simply let them pass and return to the productive ones. It will take some time, but with a little effort, it will get easier and easier.
“The Meta Secret” by Dr. Mel Gill