“Plant a Radish! Get a Radish!” are the words from a song from the famous musical: “The Fantastiks.” Yes, what we reap we sow. The idea is simple and it runs our Universe. This one Law of Cause and Effect keeps us in check at all times. It makes certain that our Universe is one of order, balance, and yes, harmony.
Some people might ask, “but what about so and so…They seem to get away with murder? Where is the effect for their cause?”
First of all, we do not know “their life,” or what they are experiencing. I always trust that all is well and taken care of in its perfect. time. Life is always unfolding perfectly. What I believe is that we cannot change the rules of this mighty Universal Law and eventually everything comes back to us. It is the Law of Life and when we use it against Life, we cannot win. Life is and the Law only says yes to Life.
We use this Law in the only way that we can – with our minds. We plant the seeds of our thoughts in the neutral Law and we receive the fruits thereafter. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.”
Yes, yes and yes! However, the word destiny is not set in stone. It is a destiny until we decide to make it a new destiny by sowing a new thought.
I watch a TV show called “Once Upon a Time.” The lead character kept getting visions of what she called her unavoidable death – her destiny. One day she had a revelation. She realized that she was not her destiny.. Then when the moment of her vision arrived and she rose above her victimhood.
I do not believe in an iron destiny unless I make it so, or sow it. This is more important than ever right now with all the events in the world. What do we want? How do we want to live? What are we adding the Grand Mental Stew of Life?
Do we believe in a hostile world or a peaceful one? Do we believe in health or disease? Do we believe in abundance or lack. What are we claiming as our life now? What seeds are we sowing? They will come back to us.
Paraphrasing the words of St. Francis of Assisi, “I am an instrument of peace; Where there is hatred, I sow love. Where there is injury, I sow pardon. Where there is doubt I sow faith. Where there is despair, I sow hope. Where there is darkness, I sow light. Where there is sadness, I sow joy. I console. I understand. I love. In giving, I receive. In pardoning, I am pardoned. In dying to my ego finite self, I am born to eternal life.