Beyond Cause and Effect

Jun 08

Beyond Cause and Effect

Through June and July join me for Creative Life Book Club. I’ll discuss a nugget of truth from a current book I’m reading. The current book is Real Magic by Wayne Dyer.


Chapter Two offered so many little nuggets it was difficult to choose which one to expound upon today. In this chapter, he discusses the differences between a non-spiritual person, someone rooted in the physical, and a spiritual person. He also shares several exercises in order to expand your spiritual beliefs.

One of the differences is that a person in the physical world will always see cause and effect. You do X and Y happens. That’s what they see in the world. It can be a very closed off existence. A spiritual person understands that God moves beyond cause and effect, that there is a spiritual realm where things are different and where miracles happen. We can bring those miracles into our lives.

There has always been a part of me that just knows there is another side, a spiritual world. I’ve lived in haunted houses. I’ve had prophetic dreams. I’ve experienced deja vu many times. It doesn’t happen all the time, but I do feel energy in different places. Stonehenge was a very peaceful place for me. I spent at least two hours there and around the grounds of the site and I can’t wait to go back. The room in the Tower of London where many women lived, waiting to die on the ground below, had a desperate energy, almost frantic with worry. We’ve been visiting missions here in San Antonio, our most recent being Mission Concepcion. It’s near downtown and near a busy street, but on the Monday we visited the grounds were quiet and peaceful. The entire place had a very calm energy.

It’s because I’ve had these experiences that it’s easier for me to accept that there is more than cause and effect. That God’s math isn’t our math. That just because others say something will fail doesn’t mean it will. That dreams and goals have power. That our words, thoughts and actions have power. I’ve known this intuitively for a long time, although I had no idea how to bring it into my everyday life before. Things always seemed to happen randomly and it was only later that I connected a happening to a thought or a feeling or an action I’d taken.

However, what I just said still makes it sound like there is a cause and effect. But there’s not. Our thoughts come from nothing. They appear. When I write a story it appears. It didn’t exist until I wrote it down. It amazes me daily how many new songs I hear on the radio. There is creativity everywhere and it all comes out of nothing. I guess if there is a cause it’s an idea. Just spark of something, a spark of “what if?” and it grows from there. That spark may turn into a story or a song or a blog or a business or a movie. But it came from the unseen.

It’s the belief in this spiritual side, God’s side that I can’t yet see, that gets me through times of struggle and doubt. I remember when money came in just when it was needed. I remember when I wished on a star and it came true. I remember when I took an inspired action and something great came from it. But it wasn’t the actions (the cause) that delivered what I wanted or needed (the effect). It was the belief behind it all.

What are some memories in your life of something beyond cause and effect? A time when a prayer was answered or an action developed into something more? Let me know in the comments or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.


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