April 4, 2016
Personal Power: Cause and Effect
Deepak Chopra’s second law in his The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, tells us that the Universe is in a constant dynamic exchange, a process of giving and receiving. And because we’re part of the Universe, we’re always giving and receiving too. Our thoughts, words and behavior offer an energy we share with each other, planet Earth, and the cosmos.
This Law reminds us that we have the power to determine our future as individuals and as a species. We do have a say in what happens. We can choose the energy we bring to our decisions and determine how we create or respond to events, relationships and environments. With practice and awareness, we see that we’re not victims of circumstances or people outside our individual, little-ego worlds and instead know ourselves in context with All That Is.
This practice and awareness is the grounding for the personal power we bring to families, communities and environments. We bring it to our marketplaces, voting booths, 24/7 news cycles, and internet blogs.
If we take a break and a breath to consider our part in the Law of Giving and Receiving Chopra talks about, we can consciously direct our part in the whole cycle. And it is this consciousness that allows the “receiving” part for others to be moderated and elevated as well, having an impact on their “giving.” And so the cycle continues.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.” Smart guy, Emerson.