“Punishment” The Daily Post Prompt for 7/23/2016
The Universal Law of Karma
(Cause and Effect)
In chaos theory, “the butterfly effect” is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from the metaphorical example of the details of a hurricane (exact time of formation, exact path taken) being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier.
The universal law of Karma says for every action there is a reaction. Karma is not punishment or retribution, but simply an absolute expression or consequence of natural acts. Karma means “deed” or “act” and more broadly names the universal principle of ’cause and effect’, ‘action and reaction’, which governs all life.
The effects experienced from an action are not automatically fated. That is to say, a particular deed now is not obligatory to some particular, predestined future experience or reaction; it is not a simple, one-to-one association of reward or punishment. But of course, the prevailing belief is that it is… I guess instant Karma would be just that.
Karma is consequence of our actions.
Karma is not doom, luck, providence, or fate; we humans act of “free will,” creating our own destiny whether we realize it or not. According to the Vedas, if one sows goodness, one will reap goodness; if one sows evil, one will reap evil. Karma refers to the totality of our actions and their associated reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determines our future and future lives. The conquest of karma lies in intelligent action and dispassionate response.
The Hindu say:
If you treat others with good will, you will experience the same, although not necessarily from the same place or immediately.
In Christianity, it is said:
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
“Love thy neighbor as thyself, for love of thee (God).”
And “whatever ye shall sow, that also shall ye reap.”
Karma is the energy released to the universe in thoughts, words, and deeds. This can be in the ways of daily interactions with others or nature. In spoken and written words, prayers, spells, intentions, and conversations, also through thoughts.
Prayer, intentions, or spells are all the same thing. Putting our desires, wants and needs into a concentrated chain of thoughts and words and then releasing it to the Universe/God/Goddess/Deity.
The Universal Law of Karma also says: “No Karmic Debt ever goes unpaid.” If not “instant Karma,” then it could be days, months, years, or even in the next life. But it will come back.
“Cause and Effect” is a universal law on all levels; everywhere in Physics, in all kinds of Relationships, throughout life. For every action, there is a reaction. The reason I am spending so much time explaining this is because people do not believe this actually exists, but they are so wrong. “Out of sight, out of mind” is the way most humans deal with Karma. It is a Law that governs all things in existence. There is no breaking this law or attempting to go against it because it will always inevitably come back to you.
In Paganism, the Rede proclaims:
“Ever mind the rule of three; what ye send out comes back to ye.”
In this belief system, what you do, think, or say comes back three-fold, be it good or not. This is why “spells” rhyme, to make the intender of the manifestation (prayer or request) fully think through what it is that he/she is asking for – besides making it easier to remember and pass on to others if it worked.
Just thinking about something releases an intention.
“Be mindful of this” is an ounce of prevention.
“Be careful of what you wish for” warns us of this.
Your prayers will now be answered with joy and bliss.
Our body’s energies are interconnected from chakra to chakra to energy layers or auric bodies to the Universe. Within these layers of energy is where thoughts, desires, wishes, and prayers are formed through the Astral-Bridge of the Heart Chakra and then broadcasted out to the Universe through what I refer to as the Cosmic-Bridge, or the 8th Auric Layer. (See Auric Layers in Chapter 10 for details of the inner workings.) So the Universe acts on our thoughts as soon as they pop into our mind.
Here is an example of what I’m talking about.
Let’s say you really need $50,000 to keep the house out of foreclosure, keep the car from being repossessed, and pay the utilities before they are shut off, all due to a layoff or cutbacks at work. Therefore, this prayer/intention, goes out to the universe off the top of your head in desperation: “Please, please, please (insert favorite deity), I need $50,000, and I don’t care how I get it. I just need it really, really fast! I’ll be good (go to church, listen to parents, blah, blah, blah) … I’ll do anything.” And exasperated you fall asleep on this.
The desire was stated, and the intention was released to the universe with detachment.
A day or two later you get a message telling you that rich Uncle Fred dropped dead, and you inherited $50Gs.
What will really bake your noodle is….
Did your intention cause his death?
Was it a premonition to know he was dying?
Was it a premonition to know the exact amount of money you were to receive?
Or was he just old and unhealthy, and the whole thing was just a very strange coincidence?
These questions can never truly be answered indisputably, so now for the rest of your life, you go on wondering. Talk about bad karma.
Truth is, there is no definitive answer to that… so it would be bad karma following you around forever.
“Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. -Lao Tzu
The lesson to be learned here in setting up and sending out your intentions, prayers, spells, or manifestations is to always follow these rules. Be mindful of your thoughts… two thoughts cannot coexist at the same time. Your thoughts exist only in the “here and now,” the only time that change can occur.
- All of your intentions, desires, and needs must be of free-will to anyone involved; known and unknown.
- Always for the best and highest good to everyone involved; known and unknown.
- With harm to none unless in self-defense.
There, now you’re covered.
May good karma be in all desires you conjure.
-Tony Damian, author
excerpt from “Finding the Alchemist within – Turning yourself to Gold A Journey through the Labyrinth of Self-Healing”