Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Stop Looking for a Cause!

"Mind, nor intellect, nor ego, feeling;
Sky nor earth nor metals am I.
I am He, I am He, Blessed Spirit, I am He!
No birth, no death, no caste have I;
Father, mother, have I none.
I am He, I am He, Blessed Spirit, I am He!
Beyond the flights of fancy, formless am I,
Permeating the limbs of all life;
Bondage I do not fear; I am free, ever free,
I am He, I am He, Blessed Spirit, I am He!" Autobiography of a Yogi

"That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." (John 3: 6)
The world would have you believe everything has a cause.

The cause of your problems could be because of the beliefs you have.

It could be your environment, all that pollution is bound to make any one sick.

What about all those negative emotions you have? You need to release those emotions then you can be the real you.

So there has to be a material, emotional or mental cause whether you're happy or sad, experiencing pain or pleasure.

What if there wasn't any real cause for anything?

That's stupid! How can there not be a cause for anything? I can't be in pain for no reason at all.

Well, if you're busy looking for a cause you're bound to dream up many reasons why you're in pain. I remember when I had pain in my knee. Because I believed there had to be a cause, I went looking for one. Unfortunately, I ended up being overwhelmed by possible causes. I saw over ten different therapists including an osteopath, physiotherapist, chiropractor, orthopaedic experts, energy healers, acupuncturist, and a homeopath. Each of them found a cause why I was in pain and for majority of them, I had to fork out to discover these causes and get treatment. Yet my knee wasn't healed and I felt stuck. My search for a cause led me to train in Reiki; NLP, Pranic Healing, and Shamanism. One day out of desperation, I prayed. In my mind's eye I saw a vision of myself running, but I didn't think it was possible as I had problems walking let alone running. Soon I ran for a bus and for the first time in years my knee didn't give way.

Even after that healing experience I still didn't get it. I still believed there had to be a cause for everything. Find the cause and you'll erase the problem. I studied teachings in metaphysics as taught by Mary Baker Eddy, Joel Goldsmith, Charles Fillmore, Ernest Holmes and other teachers. Still perfect health eluded me. I then started looking within for the answers; I have shared many examples of healings in writing. I finally realised that it was my search for a cause that was trapping me in a reality of cause/effect. The quickest way to be released is to realise that the world is causeless meaning it has no material, emotional or mental cause. There is only love which has no beginning or ending; love has always existed and will always exist.

As the universe is love and I am of the universe, this means I am also causeless i.e., without beginning or ending. Though it seems as if I was born into a particular family, in truth, I have always been and always will be. I am the eternal spirit without birth or death. I therefore do not have a material, emotional or mental cause.

Here comes the tricky part. What if your body appears to have a scar. This would suggest that there is a material cause, right? At some point you fell and hurt yourself which left you with a scar. The scar is evidence of your belief in a cause. What if you were to deny the material cause, does this mean it would wipe out the scar? The only way to find out is to test it.

Know with all your heart that you are Spirit. Spirit was never born. Spirit cannot be injured. Spirit cannot suffer pain. Spirit only knows what is of Spirit.

No matter what the appearances, I refuse to see any experience as having a material, emotional or mental cause.

I see and know only the causeless Spirit.


Related article: Love Has No Cause