Causality is a universal law by definition but not a scientific one. In terms of the laws of the universe, everything that happens can be traced back to a cause. However, this applies to religion and pseudoscience alone, not the laws of standard science or nature.
However, while not a law in those areas, it is widely accepted as an integral element of physics. As such, in terms of standard scientific practices, every effect has a cause. With that said, causality is unlikely ever to become a law in physics, with some suggesting that the concept of causality should be eliminated from consideration altogether.
So, if you’re seeking a purely scientific perspective, then no, causality is not a law. However, if you’re interested in the laws of the universe, spanning everything from the law of attraction to the law of divine oneness.
Causality and the Law of Cause and Effect
The law of cause and effect is one of the 12 universal laws. It’s incredibly similar to causality, which dictates that every effect has an initial cause. However, perhaps the most significant element of this law in the context of universal laws is that the result does not necessarily happen immediately.
As I mentioned in our main article on universal laws linked above, the law of cause and effect is affected by the universe and its concept of time. Specifically, the universe itself doesn’t view time in the same way humans do. There is no past or future, as weird as it may sound. To the universe, everything is now.
In practical terms, that means that every action, thought, and anything else you do can and will cause an effect.
If the cause is striking a match, the effect will be fire. Unless you have a dud of a matchstick, the effect will happen immediately.
However, if you make an affirmation or work on a manifestation, the results you seek may not appear immediately. When you make an affirmation, the universe takes note. When you follow a manifestation technique, the same happens.
Taking those actions serves as a cause. The effect will come, but there’s no way of knowing how long it will take.
Unfortunately, as fascinating as it is that the universe doesn’t operate on the same timescales as we do, that means that it feels like it has already delivered when in reality, we’re waiting around for something to happen.
Causality Is What You Make of It
While causality may be a subject of disagreement in the physics world, I’ll have to leave that one to the specialists. My interests in the universal laws dictate that cause and effect are essential building blocks for all the energies around us.
When focused not on science but on yourself, it’s crucial to keep an open mind and indeed be more mindful in general. That’s not to say that you need to dwell on every small decision every single day. We don’t have the benefit the universe has of everything being in the present, and life gets in the way of us stopping to think before we say something or send an email.
There’s nothing at all wrong with letting things take their course, and following your instincts is just as crucial to universal laws as paying close attention.
However, it’s yet another reason to be more deliberate in what you do and when. For example, I devote ten minutes each day to my affirmations (specifically using my affirmation list). I built it into a habit and use those ten minutes to be deliberate about what I have, what I want, and trying to be better on any given day than I was on the day before.
You can never truly know what effect your actions might have. Someone might misinterpret your tone when you say or write something. A light-hearted joke in the wrong situation could be seen as being unprofessional.
Fortunately, the universe gets you. In my ten minutes each day, I focus on taking action and being as specific as possible about the effects. For example, I might affirm that I’m feeling motivated on that day. That’s the cause – and the result is usually that I do indeed feel motivated.
The same applies to manifesting and even to vision boards. Putting something on your vision board is a cause, and it entering your life is the effect.
Is Causality a Law? – In Summary
So while causality isn’t a law in conventional science, it’s a universal law and one that anyone interested in spiritualism, numerology, or good old-fashioned self-improvement should be aware of.
Don’t get hung up on the fact that every thought, action, and emotion will lead to an effect – you’ll drive yourself crazy! Do, however, try to take the time to clear your mind and be deliberate. Then, the things you focus on, repeat, and devote positive, grateful energy to will lead to far more potent effects, even if you have to wait a while!