This reflection is entitled...
Fate / Are Our Lives Divinely Guided?
Oxford Dictionary defines fate as ; A power regarded as predetermining events unalterably.
But what is that power ?
Does God sit at some computer and press the smite button when the piano falls on our head ?
Or is God a loving plan in action ~ an evolutionary process with which we all participate as co-creators.
Now that makes sense ~ for then we would truly be experiencing an inner God of love and not an externalized God. We would see ourselves as part of something far greater than ourselves ~ and sense our part in that evolving loving plan.
As such, when my heart is open and I'm not controlled by fear ~ I am in sync with my destiny and my fate.
I call it being on the express .
When my heart is closed , and I'm controlled by fear ~ I am out of sync with my destiny .
I call it being on the local.
I am on the express and I know my life is divinely guided because events continue to happen that have nothing to do with my ego and everything to do with being in service and playing my part in the loving plan. It's also a state of soul consciousness.
For example, I have intuited every major love relationship in my life and each has led me to more of myself and been a gift in my life ~ regardless of the pain that may have been part of that relationship.
All my clients are referrals and it's obvious that we are supposed to be working together.
There are numerous events in my life that were guided by something far greater than myself and I have surrendered to them ~ and all have led me to more of myself.
So being on the express means trusting the unknown for the unknown is a loving plan at work and the acceptance of our part in that loving plan.
There is no greater feeling of belonging.
Being on the local is a struggle with many stops and starts for we are continually externally seeking something that the soul already possesses. It's also a state of ego consciousness .
Being on the local means striving versus being .
So being on the local means you don't trust the unknown and are usually living in control and fear . That's usually when the piano falls on your head ~ and quite often it's a wake-up call to get on the express.
The universe is continually saying yes to us and most of us say no because we live in fear and do not trust the unknown or the love and joy that is deepest within each one of us.
So when I say yes to myself and do not allow myself to be controlled by fear ~ I find myself in sync with my destiny and fate is kind to me.
In that sense then , our lives are divinely guided for each of us has a part to play in a slowly evolving loving plan and fate, quite often, is a reminder of this reality.
As such, our ultimate common fate is fully surrendering to the crucible
of love .
Like a moth to the flame love draws us towards our destiny until we
willingly burn in its fire and become a fragment of life's heart.
Many are called, few listen and fewer still respond to this inner call of the hearts journey.
My joy and happiness is directly related to the fact that I have listened and responded to that call.
Thus I am in sync with my destiny and fate is my welcomed friend and teacher.