Day 13 - Causation
cau·sa·tion /kaw-zey-shuh/ η: 1 the action of causing or producing. 2 the relation of cause to effect; causality. 3 anything that produces an effect; cause.
He who created the universe—heavens and earth—gave it form and shape. The Eternal alone set it all in motion; He didn’t make it a disorganized wasteland but made it a beautiful and comfortable home. Eternal One: I am the Eternal One, and there is no other god who exists.”(The Voice, Isa 45:18) “Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” (KJV, Ps 100:3)
Awareness Exercise: Now, throughout your day, notice when you think about someone, some place, or something as bad or negative. Apply the postulate that God, good, is the only Cause and Creator of the universe including man, and reason that there cannot be a person, place, or thing that is bad, but only the absence of some good quality. Explore what those good qualities may be. Then, take it a step further and actually apply those good qualities to that person, place or thing in your thinking. What happens? You may want to jot down your observations in a journal.
“There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which does not proceed from this great and only cause. The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things. The spiritual fact, repeated in the action of man and the whole universe, is harmonious and is the ideal of Truth.” (SH 207:20-23, 27-29)