You have the authority to change the circumstances of your life. They have no power over you, even though it may seem that you are powerless to change them. Sometimes, as events roll out of control, it could appear as though they're stronger than the person who originally constructed them. But, as the co-creator of your life, you can always re-direct your energy and design something new.

Your thoughts and beliefs create a mold for the Universe to fill with energy, and that results in an effect or outcome. Therefore, your thoughts cause and attract events and circumstances into your life. This is the Law of Cause and Effect, which is the basis for the Law of Attraction.

Sometimes, once set into motion, those effects seem to take on a life of their own. It can feel like they begin to control you, and you're helpless to change them. The tendency of your thinking can get you into debt, and then you use all your mental energy just to stay a little ahead of the tidal wave of insolvency.

However, an effect cannot have power over its creator. Let's take the example of a sidewalk. The sidewalk was first an idea in someone's mind, plans were developed, materials were decided upon and bought, and then it was poured. The sidewalk is the end result of a thought process and has no power over that person.

If that person is walking, and trips because they're not looking where they're going, or running too fast, or gets dizzy and falls, then they'll get hurt. But the sidewalk has no ability to reach up and grab a person and pull them down. The creator is still impacting their own life by making the same choices about how to interact with the sidewalk.

For every cause, there's an effect. The outcome cannot rule over the cause, or the creator. The result is passive. It has only as much power as you give it. For example, money is an effect. It's created from some activity in the physical world that comes from some idea in consciousness. When you focus on money as being cause or powerful, then you shut off the energy of creation.

Each thought you have is like a drop of water. One drop won't make a difference, but many drops of the same idea will fill a glass, then a bowl, then a pool. By that time, the thought has become manifest in your life as a situation or circumstance. You can drown in that pool of effect, feeling like it's impossible to get out of it. But the form that thought has created, thought can change.

You'll need to begin a completely new thought process to fill another pool, and let the water in the original one evaporate since it's not getting any new energy to maintain it. Once the new pool has more water in it than the first one, then you'll see a significant change in your life. Since thought can change the effect, the effect must be subject to the creator.

Take a look at some of the effects in your life. Do you need to create a healthier lifestyle, get out of debt, get a better job, have a better relationship? Consider the thoughts that caused or created them. By changing the cause in your mind, you'll be able to improve the effect.

It may not happen overnight. It's probably taken you years of the old ideas to get you to this point. But by changing the original cause, which is your old thought patterns, the old effect will fade away. And not only will you have a better result, but you'll realize that you have the power to design your life into what you want it to be.

Author's Bio: 

A nationally known coach, hypnotherapist, writer, and speaker, Linda-Ann Stewart empowers people to discover new possibilities and realize their full potential. For a copy of her free ebook, "Secrets To The Law Of Attraction," visit