By Sandra Boyer
The Law of Cause and Effect states that whatever you send into the Universe comes back to you. Action and reaction are equal and opposite. Keep your focus on what you can give, not what you can get.
It happened again. I don’t remember what the disagreement was about or even the cause. But I remember the effect-angst and distress that filled my belly. My initial thoughts were, “Oh no. Not again.”
I’m sure you can imagine the scenario.
Home: Husband and wife. Disagreement. Egos rear their ugly heads. He stomps to one room, she pouts to another.
You get the picture.
I went to the kitchen, sat on a stool and put my head down on the counter. I allowed myself a VERY short time to let the emotions pass through me because I knew them so well. They were rather unpleasant. I allowed myself a brief cry (one minute flat) and gathered my wits.
I had been a student of the Natural Laws of the Universe, or the Laws of Success for a few months. I remembered clearly that thoughts create.
“Thoughts create.” Okay then! I was responsible for this situation. Gulp. Perhaps I even wanted it on some level. (I shuddered at the thought, but acknowledged its possibility for truthfulness.) My next thought was, “There is something here for me to learn.”
Granted, I wasn’t at my logical best but I did think of a thing or two.
First, was I a serious student? Did I believe in these laws? This was a prime time for me to put into practice the lessons. I thought about the “thinking stuff” that Wallace Wattles teaches:
There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, in which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought. I can form things in my thought, and by impressing my thoughts upon formless substance, can cause the thing I think about to be created.
“I NEED TO THINK.”
I felt a bit like Winnie the Pooh as he touches his finger to his temple three times while saying, “Think. Think. Think.” I remembered that gratitude is oh, so essential.
So I gave thanks for the experience! That was a change! I closed my eyes and expressed gratitude for the experience, the hurts and the lessons in it for me. (Thanks for this painful experience.) And then I asked for help.
At that point, I changed my focus on what I wanted.
- I wanted to feel peace. I imagined it. I thought it.
- I wanted to be supported in my duress. I thought it.
- I wanted to feel love for my husband. I imagined it by thinking of “better times. I then thought it.
- I wanted to be happy. I pictured it. I thought it.
- I wanted to learn from this experience. I opened my heart and mind to be taught the lessons in it for me.
- I wanted a healthy relationship. I thought what that would be like.
- I wanted to let the disagreement die. I thought it. I let go.
- I wanted us to be “okay.” I thought it.
And you know what? WE WERE! I let the experience happen and then LET IT GO! I didn’t dwell on it or any unpleasantness because I had changed my thinking and what I was “sending to the Universe.”
The effect for me was that the turmoil was short lived by me putting into practice correct thinking.
Gotta love it!
The Law of Cause and Effect teaches us that action and reaction are equal, in opposite directions. Focus on what you can give, not what you will get.
And I would add, see how quickly you can change the results by changing your focus, your thoughts and your feelings!
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