The Multiplier Effect or Affect?

My coworker today explained to me that his mother was an english lit major and constantly drilled in him the difference in Effect and Affect. If you want to talk about a result or something that was caused or brought about then use effect. If you mean a noun or a verb that describes an influence rather than a cause you use affect.

How did this little lesson impact the thought process for today’s topic of being fruitful? Am I the effect or affect towards contributing more to my life and others around me.

My favorite Native American astrologer wrote her daily message below.

Be fruitful and multiply? Think about what this means for you and what you can do to multiply everything around you rather than divide and subtract from it. Think multiplication! Think about what you are doing and how you might be taking away from your life, the land, your family, finances and relationships through your own self-undoing? Then think about what you could do better to contribute to your life, the land, your family, finances and relationships through your own free will. Seek to become more productive, more effective and more creative, then get out there and be fruitful and multiply!

A perfect example is how communicating out to the world can bring about many surprising circumstances that seem to contribute to your path. I think about the close relationships I have with someone I know that is a prayer chaplain. We have close and intimate conversations, sometimes we pray. The knowledge he imparts on me, I pass on to others in the form of prayer and healing. He heals those that are unknown. Vice versa he does the same to those people that seek his guidance. When we have close intimate conversations filled with joy – it reverberates (it’s effect and affect) and multiplies to others who in turn do the same.

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