Some who will read this, will remember the song by Bobby Fuller from the mid 1960s titled, “I Fought the Law”. The song includes the repeated line…”I fought the law and the the law won.” As much as the writer struggled and ‘fought’ to get what he wanted, he was trying to take short cuts that “broke the law” and in the end, the law always won.
The LAW always WINS
If Law always wins…then we actually don’t break the law. We can’t break the law…we break ourselves against the law. Wanna stop the pain…learn the law, obey the law, enjoy the pleasure of freedom from the consequences of breaking yourself against that law. ” Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” Free from the consequences…
Haanel has written similarly, “…the universe is governed by law; that for every effect there must be a cause, …that the same cause, under the same conditions, will invariably produce the same effect… This must necessarily be true; otherwise the universe would be chaos instead of cosmos.”
Haanel also declares: “…if prayer has ever been answered, it will always be answered, if the proper conditions are complied with…the answer to prayer is therefore subject to law, and this law is definite, exact and scientific,… “
From the time I was a child, I was taught to pray. I was was taught that there was a power that would respond or answer my prayers. As I got older I was also counselled that prayer is a two-way communication, that if I would quiet my thoughts I could actually feel impressions about what I had prayed about. As I learned to do this, I have experienced some of my most treasured personal experiences. There have been times of astounding clarity and other times of stupor. But I value prayer and spiritual “listening” as things that prompt positive actions and fulfillment.
In 1843, an American religious leader named Joseph Smith taught:
“There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—
And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.”
Learn the Laws
Learn the Law. Obey or apply the Law. Compliance with Law(s) becomes the cause of the effect you desire. Seems pretty cut and dried. But it’s a tad more complicated. Once you know where you want to go, the journey begins. Desire must be charged with passion and enthusiasm. Discipline to maintain focus on the desired outcome is required and the development of an undeviating vision, clarity, and anticipation of that desire has to be lived, applied and infused with belief and faith throughout each day.
The Master Key experience this week and over the past 20 weeks has helped me develop a deeper understanding of the spiritual roots of a successful and joyous life. No one can give this life to me. I am grateful for generous guides and mentors who through their compassion and wisdom have shared glimpses into truth and encouraged me to be true to that truth. But, I have to earn it and live it and stumble and get up in my own journey.
Discover or learn the law, obey or comply with the terms of the law. No dream is too large. Live or practice the law and enjoy the journey.
“Open my heart, the moment I start…what a change there’ll be. Now it’s up to me, I’m gonna fly.”