The Law of Cause and Effect is better known as the law defined by Isaac Newton that “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction“. This is definitely true of physics. Less known are its effects at the mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Basically, the Law of Cause and Effect states that for every movement of energy, whether it be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual, there is a corresponding effect. The Law of Cause and Effect impacts every aspect of our life.
Table of Contents
“I think this is one bad side of a mirror; it helps us to see the reflection of the effects of our own actions on ourselves. We smile and it smiles back to us, we frown and it frowns to us. How I wish it shows us the reflections of the effects of our actions on other people as well so that we will be conscious!”
― Israelmore Ayivor
As one of the universal laws, the Law of Cause and Effect states that for every movement of energy, whether it be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual, there is a corresponding effect. The Law of Cause and Effect impacts every aspect of our life.
How do we use the Law of Cause and Effect?
If we desire an outcome or wish to avoid or change another then we need to look for the root cause for the outcome. Why is this outcome in my life? Once I discover what cause preceded the outcome, I can manage it. If I like it, then I ensure that there is more of the cause in my life. If I do not like it, I change the cause to one that will precede the effect that I desire.
Sounds simple – but it is not – initially.
A good understanding of just where our life is will help to manage causes.
Take the case of a life that has stalled, is not moving forward or not moving in a desired direction.
I need to return to a time prior to the effect, a time when all was well. Then look for the event that caused the loss of confidence that has led the life to its current state.
The causes will often be well hidden, often in plain sight. Dig around! Soon a hint will appear – follow the lead – look for the likely cause. These things are not usually very subtle. Big changes can come from a seemingly unimportant event – Esoterica but – the first effect will be visible. This is enough to narrow down the root cause.
Cause and effect go backwards for ever – you can get lost looking for the first cause. When I need to change something in my life, I look for the larger events leading to the cause. That will be guidance enough.
Let’s say that the stalled life came from a very stressful job that did not end well. I was burned out and had a heap of annoying effects as a result. I cannot look for the first cause where the job went wrong, there are way too many small things leading up to it to discover just why I took the job.
Understanding the events associated with the job will provide insight enough. Enough time has passed now to allow some healing to have taken place, so I may now begin to move on.
What was my attitude prior to the job when all was good? I was confident and aware of my life. I was in charge.
This was slowly eroded over the duration of the job. I did not recognise this due to the stress and pressure. After the job, things did not improve because I was dealing with the fallout. Hindsight is marvelous if used.
OK, I now know what the cause was for my current state. What to do?
I need to regain the confidence that I had prior to the job. How?
Let’s start with simple things – what is my lowest ebb? What aspect of my life needs the most attention at this moment?
The results of the lifestyle audit will give me a direction – this understanding is my cause and the necessary actions will flow as a matter of course.
It is often amazing that once we understand the cause of an effect that we are able to make the necessary adjustments.
It is all physics really – life science!
How do I use the Law of Cause and Effect in my Life?
When you hit a barrier, there are a number of simple discreet steps that need to be taken. these are:
- Pause – take a deep breath
- Say to yourself “RELAX – what is the desired outcome here?”
- Imagine the desired outcome – try it on for fit
- Create an action plan to bring it about
- Execute the plan – just DO IT!
Leave a comment or two – who knows, it may create a chain of thought that assists a lot of people, including me!