For any significant event in ones life, (e.g. moral acts; pursuits of goals; associations with people) one is wise to never judge it in isolation and/or with finality. Instead, each happening is best examined in light of possible good/bad within the context of its Effects and Consequences having the greatest payload on the most “WE” people and oneself, over the longest period of time. A complex, “wooly” (blurry, muddled, tricky) sense of “Consequences” is gained from the Old-timer’s question: “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound”? The answer: a falling tree causes Vibrations, whether a human is there to hear it or not. However, the sound can only come from the human eardrum being impacted by the Vibrations. Similarly, for a Consequence Happening of any type to occur the Sentient Being is crucial to the Cause and the Effect. Those three and their sub-parts is why predicting Consequences “Depends”! Part I is a Source (their creator) of Spiritual, Spiritual/Metaphysical, Spiritual/Metaphysical/Physical, Human-Made Physical and Human-Made Supernatural (Fantasy) sub-types. Source associates are it Origins and Causes (e.g. “Act of God,” other Creatures, or oneself) which determine its Consequences’ primary nature. Part II is the Effect—with its displays from: (A) Direct Spiritual Reality (producing “Reality Consequences”); (B) Nature Material added to Spiritual Reality to give it a Form; (C) a Supernatural Fantasy producing “Contingent Consequences”—i.e. “an image of something either having no real existence; exists incompletely; or has a Reality beginning so diluted and polluted as to be only a remnant of Reality in arrested development.
Ghosts/monsters/aliens can appear to ones sight. Its essence can be divorced from existence, as seen in the "SEEMs right" propaganda of a Supernatural God, Hell, and Devil. (D) Is a “Hodgepodge” (chaotic mixture, like a stew) of unique combinations of A, B, C. Part III is Sentient (“Feeling”) Beings (e.g. humans). Despite impactions from any of the above, their awareness of the impact may be: (1) at the present moment; (2) delayed, which worsens the intensity and complexity of the Consequences when one arrives at ones long term plans; and (3) disregarded—e.g. assuming one will be the same in the future, as now. Youth fail to realize their “friends today will not be there for them in their old age, for all will be having huge problems”. Earlier in life, when feeling “invincible,” I made all required selections for my home and its property in an out-of-the-way part of beautiful Nature. I thought nothing would change and all was pleasurable until my senior years. Then, in my neighborhood, rashes of home and mail-box robberies occurred to thereby fashion bad Consequences (e.g. my vulnerability). This was superimposed on what otherwise remained good.Spiritual Causes are pregnant with Effects and Consequences. When their Effects are birthed in Spiritual/Metaphysical realms, each is interpenetrated with Nature’s Environment. That Nurture alters Spiritual/Metaphysical/Physical Effects into unique nature arrangements and combinations of: (a) a “Just Be” Static Background that designs models for like-kind nature Dynamic Foregrounds; (b) an attraction to be a magnetic “Receiver” from like-kind Things; and (c) a “Payload Impactor” by its Dynamic Actions stimulating/influencing others to act/react to give secondary or even tertiary Causes, Effects, and/or Consequences. While “descending through Matter”–on the way to the final destination of each—Real or “Hybrid natures” may exist as unrealized reality potentials; a Newborn; a Maturing or Mature Entity—or regress.
To put Natural “Caused” Consequences into context, God is the Source of Essences birthing the Sun and Moon + their Essentials of Character, Traits, Features, and Characteristics. The Sun is the Cause; the Star, the Effect; Halos, the Consequences. Essentials are responsible for the Halo (and its contents) since its Primary Qualities comprising the Characteristics and Traits are responsible for the Consequences of the Effects. But because they lack stability and are dependent on the Sun, Moon, and Star, Halo Consequences are ever changeable conditions—either by interconnecting with outside ingredients or by associating with them. The result may be secondary Effects spurring secondary Consequences. Out of a “Make-Believe” setting, the same type of processes occur with Supernatural-made “Causes”—the nature of which depends upon ones depth of Fantasy gullibility. “De-Woolinizing” the Source, Cause, Effect, and Consequence is engagement in Critical Thinking. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com