Ep. #49 – Can You Get Away With Stealing Cake?
“Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.”
– Alfred A. Montapert
In This Episode
We’re going to explore the idea of “getting away with doing something that isn’t good for you.” And we’re going to dig into this a little deeper to find out if the lack of an immediate consequence is indicative of no consequence at all. I think you can see where this is going to go… but let’s explore…
There are things that are good for you and things you do that are bad for you, but for some reason, we try to fool ourselves into believing, as long as we don’t get caught, there are no consequences. We fail to look at one of the basic laws of the Universe, the law of sowing and reaping.
One of the fundamental truths of natural law. It is based on one of the main tenets of what I share each day in this podcast, the laws of cause and effect. The idea of sowing and reaping is found in just about every faith.
In Christian teachings, there is a verse often quoted from Paul’s letter to the people of Galatia. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” To be clear the term God will not be mocked means, you’re not going to pull a fast one on the Universal laws… you won’t sneak this one by…
In Buddhism, there’s the idea of Karma. You reap what you sow.
Effect from a cause is not limited to when the cause is observed by an outside force. Now, it may compound the effect, either good or bad, but it’s not dependent on that observation.
For example, if you help an elderly lady carry her groceries to her car, you’re sowing something positive and I’m certain you will eventually reap something positive. But, if someone observes you doing this, they may come over and thank you, pouring accolades onto you. That pays an immediate dividend because you feel even better and you hold your head up a little higher.
The Way We See Ourselves Changes Our Nature
When we do the best thing possible, we change the way we see ourselves and even start to carry ourselves differently. We carry our head a little higher and we walk with a little more purpose. We feel better about ourselves and others pick up on this.
This is one of the effect we create when we engage in good activities. Cause and effect has a role when we do the opposite as well. When we sneak that piece of cake I mentioned earlier, we begin to see ourselves as a cheater, weak-willed and undeserving of the best in life. This is what we begin to expect for ourselves and consequently, what we begin to receive.
This IS a Spiritual Issue.
I don’t want you to think of cause and effect as some system where “god” is walking around looking around every corner, trying to catch us doing wrong. Sometimes He’ll punish us and sometimes he’ll show us grace. Instead, realize that our creator, our source, has put into place natural laws within which we operate. Step off the edge of a building and you’re undoubtedly going to drop to the ground. This isn’t because God chose that, it’s because that’s the laws we have in place.
I don’t want you to be in fear of the law of sowing and reaping or cause and effect. Just as you don’t walk around haunted by the idea of gravity, you shouldn’t be haunted by cause and effect. It’s a reality of our life and something we can use to our advantage.
Starting on Monday 5th, I’m going to take this podcast to three days a week. I’ll be publishing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Hopefully this is just for a season, but it’s something I need to do for now. I have several other project which I believe will have an even greater positive impact on our world and I just haven’t had time to finish them. So, until they’re done or I’m able to bring on some additional help, I’m going to do this three days a week. I’ve been considering this for a few weeks and I don’t want to do it, but I have to be wise enough to know it’s what is best.
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