Pattern of Ripples
by C.L. Mareydt
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Pattern of Ripples
Picture within your mind an imaginary pool of water. Visualize a stone thrown into the water and see the waves of concentric circles that emulate from its point of contact. Watch the ripples as one after another emerges into the next ripple and the next, till the pattern of ripples disappear.
This imaginary scene embodies an essence of reality in life. It contains the Universal Law of Cause and Effect which permeates the World we live in and extends into our personal lives. Knowingly or unknowingly the cause and effect of each days passing presents an observable pattern of ripples. The pattern of ripples emerge and ultimately reflect upon our total being. The inner being of our spirit, soul, and mind and our outward being wherein we manifest our human life. Justifiably, we each exhibit therein our own free will and produce accordingly, ripple after ripple; bearing the responsibility of our own ripples which proceed from us and go onward. With our free will in thoughts and actions evolves the ripples of cause and effect that becomes our personalized realities. These personal signatures encapsulated in such ripples ultimately diverge into the ever increasing pattern of ripples that surround our human existence.
It is stated that it takes seven continuos days of repetition to form habits (to ones liking or disliking) and usually twice as long to break them. This form of cause and effect is being played out subconsciously and consciously everyday thru the working of our free will. Our personalized free will exercised in our thinking, our emotions, and our actions. Such free will is a wonderful tool when used in harmony within the spirit, soul, and natural body; but becomes a destructive tool when it is out of harmony with the spirit, soul, or natural body. The cause and effect of its harmony or disharmony is evident as it appears in ripples represented in the patterns of our reality within our personal lives. Most assuredly, like a stone thrown into a pool of water, our coarse and destiny is altered, ripple after ripple, as we sojourn on.
Living today in the 21st Century carries its own inherent and numerous patterns of ripples. It does not matter which continent, nation, or country inhabited there are the pattern of ripples in cause and effect which incorporate into each human beings metaphysical existence. Even with all the cultural and genetic diversifications humanity is also subject to the compiled century's profile within the Universal Law of Cause and Effect. Good, bad, or indifferent these patterns of ripples non discriminately assimilate and infiltrate the psyche of the populations as each generation passes on its legacy.
Assuredly our Creator of the Universe, YaHWeH, has provided this Universal Law of Cause and Effect as a perpetual roadmap in our history and a compass within our reality. The trajectory pattern of ripples that spans the ages has projected a distinct coarse that adheres Mankind. For within this great Cosmos the pattern of ripples sent forth from the very beginning have ordered space and time in a continuum explicit to the Infinite Mind of our Creator. The cause and effect to be known to each living soul as it kinetically strives to master its unknown territories of mind, soul, and spirit. For the pattern of ripples from the eternal heartbeat of our Creator fills the expanse of our Earthly discoveries and inspires us onward in our Spiritual quests.
The Universal Law of Cause and Effect ushers Mankind in a propelling force of patterns of ripples that sweeps thru each living soul; perhaps as a tidal wave one moment only to be a trifle splash the next moment. To remember in consideration our own pattern of ripples as we discover the effects we have upon our surroundings; and the effect the pattern of ripples from our surroundings has upon us in turn, is a challenge to say the least. The totality of our life is bound in certain areas in such cause and effect, only to be loosed in others of cause and effect as we pass from year to year.
As the Light and Truth of YaHWeH is introduced into our lives thru patterns of ripples we find ever increasing ripples that accentuate our personal lives as well as the lives that surround us. Sometimes to the natural eye there is little proof of this Universal Law workings till a dramatic wave rebounds and we are are able to actually witness its cause and effect. And even then it remains allusive, for it truly is born of the Spirit of YaHWeH and can not be contained or copied. To say we can manipulate the Universal Law of Cause and Effect is presumptuous; but we can manage portions of it within our own personal lives as we continue to progressively understand and a tune ourselves to its experience. For we each begin to serve our purpose in cause and effect as well as the cause and effect always serves its purpose in us. Patterns of ripples from each one of us constantly adding and detracting, converging and diverging, all simultaneously as the originator of the first pattern of ripples caused them to be.
Bequeathed to You This Day a Passage in Life'sWay
A Ripple to be Formed A Portrait to be Borne
Tis Truth in Law a Cause and Effect to be Known
Holds Eternity Suspended and Reality Adorned
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Just this past Sabbath we were visiting some friends, sitting on their porch overlooking a large lake. We were discussing the effect of every word we speak and equating a word to a pebble dropped into the lake. The ripples would continue to expand and eventually reach the other end. Your article is excellent and has introduced wonderful insights on how the concept of "cause and effect" impact each of our lives, and how freedom of choice plays a major role. The following sentence in "Pattern of Ripples" beautifully sums up the whole article. "Assuredly our Creator of the Universe, YaHWeH, has provided this Universal Law of Cause and Effect as a perpetual roadmap in our history and a compass within our reality." Thank you so much for this piece of writing. It, in turn, is a ripple that has come all the way from America, thru the ether, to me on the southern tip of Africa. The ripple will continue on from here to others as I forward it on. YaHWeH bless you.