"Magic always comes with a price." - Rumplestiltskin in Once Upon a Time
I used that post to lead into the topic. This post is not only about magic but the cost of all things. However, it is true about celestial things, as well. I remember when my last ex (a lifelong witch daughter of a Hungarian witch) first told me about the different sects of witches and how Wiccans believed that to use magic to harm another was wrong and would extract a price on anyone that tried to do it... a price that must be paid... I disagreed. I believed that the price was ALREADY paid in prior events. However, my experience in practice has taught me that it is true.
It's not exclusive to only witchcraft but other religions. Jesus taught that you reap what you sow, and He was HIMSELF the payment for a debt that had to be paid for wrongs done. But, it is true beyond magic or religion, and that is the focus of this post.
Everything comes with a price. That's not just saying that if you want those boots or a nice meal you have to pay for them. It's also saying that if you want to be thinner, you must pay for it in sweat and less sweets. It's also saying that if you want to find romance, you need to pay in fees to dating apps or dates and in risk and stress that goes along with the process. And, it's saying that if you want to be financially secure and have a savings to not have to stress over bills, it is going to take WORK, which is called work for a reason. It's not fun. If it was fun, they wouldn't pay you for it.
We live in an entitlement culture, where many feel that they are not getting their share of everyone else's wealth, and many feel that they are being wronged by not receiving their due, without having to work to achieve it. That is like me in the past, trying to say that the price was already paid in the past with magic and trying to say that I should receive money without having to pay the price to achieve it.
Science teaches us that nothing is ever created or destroyed in energy. It just translates from one form to another... one thing that gives hope of an afterlife. Well, if that is true, it is IMPOSSIBLE to create wealth or effect without it coming from somewhere, and that where is when you decide it is important enough for you to pay the price to achieve it.
Only then will you start to see the changes you felt you were due... when you CREATE the opportunity for it to arrive.