An important basis for your development as a human soul is the law of cause and effect. Every one of your actions are tied in a net of causes and effects. Every decision you make and every action you take is guided by causes, and there will be effects resulting from this. Every action, everything that happens, has a cause and also an effect. This law is connected with the Law Of Karma mentioned in the preceding chapter. Because as you act, this action will be followed by a reaction, an effect, which was caused by your action. Therefore it is important that you become aware of the effects that you cause by your action or lack thereof. Through this you can live more consciously, to concentrate your decisions on the essence of life. Of course it is impossible to predict all of the effects of your actions, but what counts is that you become aware that all actions have an effect on you. Consider this in the process of decision making. Try to consider which effects you can cause on your fellow humans. Try to be as little detrimental to others possible, as this would lead to new karma. Of course you cannot “satisfy everyone”, but if you follow my advice for making decisions (Chapter 3), it will be easier for you to go your way without giving other beings, consciously or unconsciously, harmful energies.
Also I want to point out that for all events in your life there is a cause. There are no coincidences, nothing happens without a reason, as every event is the result of certain circumstances. The coinciding of various events has the result, that the “coincidence” happened. When we look at the word coincidence, then this is even in its sense, because it is a coinciding of events that are now showing their effects. A coincidence according to the generally used meaning of the word, as an event without a cause, without a reason, cannot exist. When you say you coincidentally happened to meet a certain person, then this is because of the coinciding events that led to that person being at the place at the same time that you were there. Therefore there are some very good reasons why you met that person, and because you and that other person were at the same location at the same time it couldn’t have had any other effect than that you met each other.
It is important to recognize this, because now you can realize that no event happens “by accident”, but has a cause. These causes are often much more complex than what it seems. Many times when you meet another person, there are much deeper reasons. There may be an opportunity to work off some karma, or the first contact is made for future work together. Often the reasons for such events are so complex and lacking transparency for you that it may even take years to recognize what the actual reason for such an event was. Because of the lack of transparency your spirit guide on your side can help you clear this situation up.
Let us realize at this point that every event has a cause and also an effect, and nothing happens without a reason just by “coincidence”, as there always is a cause.