On one hand, it's simple, on the other hand, sorry to say, universal law isn’t simple. You can
create conditions for the wanted effect by exercising proper cause, but natural law is still a
factor and success is not assured, only enhanced.
To buy 60 out of 100 lottery tickets wouldn’t guarantee a winner, but it would improve your
odds. The study of the Laws of Nature is exactly that, improving your odds.
Cause and Effect is obvious in the Law of Rhythm. An excellent example is a hurricane in the
Northern hemisphere will swirl counterclockwise while in the Southern hemisphere the
movement is clockwise. The cause of a hurricane is consistent, low pressure moving over warm
water, this would lead you to believe the effect would be the same in every region, not so.
Though the cause is consistent, other forces are at work within the rhythm of nature. In this
instance, the rotation of the earth produces a Coriolis Effect. This force influences wind by
deflecting its path to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and the left in the Southern
Hemisphere. The Law of Cause and Effect is still consistent, a hurricane is produced, but as with
all Natural Laws, it’s entwined with physical laws and in this case produces a different effect.
The point is, if you emulate what successful people do to become successful, you should
achieve the same results over the same period of time. Is it guaranteed, no, is it probable,
absolutely. If however, over time, this does not occur, the likely cause is something different in
the method; a vital piece of information is missing. Your hurricane may be heading in the right
direction, just moving in a different rotation. Later, as we look at the Law of Change you will
begin to study the incorporation of these laws and how to adjust your course in the midst of
To understand how you perceive cause and effect it’s important to understand how
your mind works.
We know the mind is made of two worlds, working together yet independent; the conscious
(self) and the subconscious (observer). Self, examines your physical world, touch, sound and
sight. In this world all is not as it seems. Self, often focuses on actions and reacts to events,
recalls fears and forms its own reality. What you’ve been taught, your experiences, family,
education, culture have conditioned its view of the world. This mind is the observation of your
On the other end is your subconscious, the observer. Information, insight and power all have
admission to its faculties yet information and meaning is at the mercy of Self. This mind finds
purpose and links between events and provides unemotional, logical information on the
happening. This mind is unassuming and unaffected by the nature of events and only considers
information presented as pure reason and truth. Your subconscious provides an image of action
and reactions, giving you access to understanding of why something happened; it fills in the
blanks between occurrence and reality.
An excellent example of reality in relationship to self and observer was on 9-11 as we watched
the World Trade Center collapsed. From the Self perspective you recall the first tower falling
and may even remember exactly where you were when this happened. How about the second