I would like to do a quote from the Emerald Tablet of Thoth for this weeks moment of thought.
The Law of Cause and Effect and The Gift of Prophecy
List ye, O man, to the words of my wisdom,
list to the voice of Thoth, the Atlantean.
Conquered have I the Law of time-space.
Knowledge have I gained of the future of time.
Know I that man in his movement through
space-time shall ever be One with the All
Know ye, O man,
that all of the future is an open book
to him who can read.
All effect shall bring forth its causes
as all effects grew from the first cause.
Know ye the future is not fixed or
stable but varies as cause brings forth an effect.
Look in the cause thou shalt bring into being,
and surely thou shalt see that all is effect.
So, O man, be sure the effects that ye bring
forth are ever causes of more perfect effects.
Know ye the future is never in fixation but
follows man's free will as it moves through
the movements of time-space toward
the goal where a new time begins.
Man can only read the future through
the causes that bring the effects.
Seek ye within the causation and
surely ye shall find the effects.
The document calls Thoth the Atlantean and not a God. Yet what it says about cause and effect is very true. The reason I do not care for regular fortune telling and do not want to do readings is because of my feelings that the future can be changed. I have done readings when I was younger before I realized that people really can listen and change their future. Everyone I did a reading for waited to see what would happen. Instead of using their free will to change a bad outcome. All of them were more interested in whether or not I was right or wrong.
I was waiting for the one person who wanted to take charge of their life and change the cause so the bad effect would not happen. I have said for years that the choices we make create causes which bring about effects. I always try to bring about the best causes and effects in my life. Yet curses always bring the person the negative choice and tempts them to use their free will in such a way to make negative effects in their lives.
I feel this part of the Emerald Tablet of Thoth can apply to all of us.