We have all had that happen now and then. We are thinking something or doing something and suddenly something happens and we wonder if we caused that. In my line of work I get asked this question a lot. I mean…a LOT. And the answer to that question always depends upon circumstances and the person involved.
For example, when someone dreams about the death of a loved one, and that person then dies, then yes, it might be a precognitive dream. But no, the fact that you had that dream does not in any way mean that you caused that person’s death. The fact that you focused your rage upon someone (not physically, but mentally) and then that person dies in a car accident does not mean that you caused that accident. Sometimes we give ourselves much more credit for being all-powerful than we need to.
Last night I decorated for Halloween. I did not go all out because we cannot, with Covid happening, have a Halloween party this year. It is always nice when we can do that, because that particular date is also my partner’s birthday, so we have twice as much celebrating to do! But not this year. So I left the decorating to the kitchen, entrance, and living room…as opposed to those plus the dining room, plus the bedrooms, plus the art studio, plus the office. This is the earliest that I have ever decorated for Halloween. Usually I will wait until the first of October. But lately I have noticed that Halloween decor is being bumped out way too early by Christmas decor, so I figured, as an act of rebellion, I would decorate in September instead of October. I am very badass that way.
Yesterday was cool, but a nice autumn day. On my walk this morning the mist had rolled in, and the leaves of the trees are noticeably turning to shades of yellow. Now, as I was walking, I began to wonder if my pushing the Halloween season (it is a season..nay..a frame of MIND…not just one day on the calendar) is what encouraged Nature herself to respond by turning leaves yellow, perhaps weeks ahead of schedule? The answer…no. Not at all. The fact that I got that urge to expedite the decorating might, if anything, be an indication that I was subconsciously sensing the change of season coming. But that is it. I am not that powerful a weather witch! So no, it was not me.
We really do have to keep our heads about us when thinking about stuff like this. Because if we do not, then it becomes extremely easy to go into an ego trip. This is something that bleeds into other areas as well. So, for example, someone is not well. In response to this, one might pray for their recovery, or even cast a spell to that end. The person recovers. Who did that? Was that the result of one’s prayer or spell? Or was that the result of the person’s resilient immune system? Don’t get me wrong. It is not that I do not believe in the power of prayer or spell casting. I do. But can one really take ALL the credit for the recovery? No. Perhaps a portion of credit is due, but that is about it. People go on really deep dives into ego trips over this sort of thing. This is why whenever I am doing healing work for people, I am fully aware of the fact that I am only facilitating the opening of doors, and their energy system chooses which door to walk through. Most of the healing is up to the person who asks for my assistance. The fact that they are asking, however, is an indication that they are willing to make the choice to heal, and THAT is what makes it work. The challenge lies in the person asking in time. So many will wait until it is their “last ditch effort” and then ask. That is far too late, I am sorry to say.
So then, what if, for example, two people are having a really heated argument and one of them suddenly goes into cardiac arrest? This is something that people have asked along the way. And yes, stress can indeed bring on a heart attack. But we have to also look at what is meant by stress. Stress can be anything. The person’s overall health can be a stress on the body. Their diet can be a stress on their body. If they are a smoker, that can be a stress on the body. If they are alcoholic or addicted to some other substance, that can be a stress on their body. The likelihood of that one heated argument actually causing the heart attack is extremely low. That was just the momentary stress, whereas all the other stuff was accumulative stress that made the heart extremely weak in the first place. So one need not take on any credit or blame when it comes to that. And no, there will most likely not be any negative karma accumulated by the survivor.
So next time something happens that makes you think, “Was that me?” ask yourself, how many factors were actually involved and in what way? The likelihood that you had an effect of something is there, but the percentage of it is likely much lower than that for which we would be wanting to give ourselves credit. But if some cool thing happens to you personally, and you wonder, “Was that me?” the answer just might be, “Yes, Definitely.”