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Life Is It?
from Many Paths, One Truth by Rev. Barry King, PhD.
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The other day,
I was speaking to someone about the difference between free-will
and destiny. There are many who believe that the major events
in our lives are pre-ordained and unchangeable. They believe that
destiny or fate controls their future and that no matter what
they do they cannot change it.
let's take a minute and think about this. If you have no control
over the events in your life, then what is the point of a life.
If you are merely a puppet going through the motions, then why
bother with the motions? How can we make choices? How can we grow?
met a number of people who have learned in their tradition that
if they do something wrong God will punish them. These same people
have had their faith shattered by the fact that when something
bad happens in their lives they feel they are being punished for
something they must have done. Because they do not understand,
they turn away from God - A God of Love - when they need God the
you add the notion that if you do something wrong God will punish
you, to the notion that fate/destiny dictates the events in your
life, the picture can become pretty depressing. Now you are being
punished for doing things that apparently you have no choice but
to do. It is little wonder that so many people are depressed,
unhappy and confused.
some good and some bad news for you.
good news is that the myths about destiny are not true. It is
not true that you have no control over your life. You live in
a free-will universe. You are not only in control of your life,
you are the master of your future. You are in physical life to
make choices and to grow.
is also not true that God punishes you when you make a mistake.
You grow by learning from the choices you make. When you make
a bad choice it takes you down a path of learning which hopefully
will help you make a better choice in the future. If you do not
learn, you will probably make the same bad choice and be given
yet another opportunity to choose more wisely. Since God is a
loving God and wants you to be happy, you will have as many opportunities
as you need to get it right. God wants you to grow.
have been given a wonderful gift. A life on this beautiful planet.
This life is yours to do with as you wish. To not have free-will
would be like being given a car as a gift only so that you could
drive the giver wherever he or she wanted to go.
is true that when you came into this life you entered with a number
of tasks which may have included the opportunity to accomplish
or experience certain things. If you believe in karma, there may
also be debts you have to pay back to others. You may have asked
to experience helplessness, or great love, or compassion, or any
one of a hundred other things.
have Spirit guides to provide support and guidance from the other
side. These Spirits are there because before you came into this
life you asked some of your Spirit friends who had mastered the
qualities that you wish to work on to give you guidance and support
from the other side. Even though you may not be aware of it, Spirit
speaks to you every day. You have guidance and you are never alone.
the things in your life are there because you choose them. You
choose your parents. You choose the circumstances into which you
would be born. The choices you made were the ones which would
provide you with the greatest opportunity to accomplish the tasks
that you have set for yourself in this life.
you come into this life, your memories of your Spirit-life are
hidden from you. This means that you do not remember that you
are eternal nor why you came into the physical. It is important
that when we come into the physical, we do not remember what those
tasks are because if we knew what they were and we knew that there
is a wonderful life for us in the world of Spirit, we would busy
ourselves with the tasks we had come to accomplish and once finished
leave. It is also important because if you know you have to be
nice or loving or kind because you are afraid of what will happen
to you if you are not, there is little benefit for you. You have
to do things because they are right - not because you have to.
people believe that when you have a psychic or Spiritual reading
all the things that are talked about in the future are absolute
- unchangeable. Some believe a psychic is accurate only if everything
happens just as he or she said it would. To understand guidance
from Spirit, is to understand that this is not true. If it were
true, why would Spirit bother to tell you? To prove how accurate
they can be! The whole point of a reading is to empower you to
make changes in your life. If you do not like what you are told
about the future, then it is your job to change it. Spirit sees
a number of possible futures. Spirit can tell you what will happen
if you continue to move along the same path you are now on. A
reading can put you on notice that it is time to change. Whether
you do or not is up to you.
of years ago, a man and his wife came to me for a reading. When
doing the reading for the man's wife, Spirit noted that she had
been having chest pains and suggested that she knew it was time
for her to visit a doctor as soon as possible. Spirit told her
that she knew she had had heart problems over the last year and
that it was not something she should take lightly. The woman assured
me that she would visit the doctor on Monday when the office opened.
Spirit reiterated that she should not forget. The husband said
he would make sure that she did not forget. Spirit accepted this
and continued with the reading. A week later, I received a call
from the husband who was devastated. The woman had not gone to
the doctor on the Monday and on the Friday had died of a massive
heart attack. She had made a choice.
of the hardest lessons for most of us is to accept that the only
life that you have the power to change is your own. Sometimes
when we feel we have the answers, we try to save others from the
pain of going through the consequences of a wrong choice. You
cannot accept the responsibility for anyone else's choices and
you certainly should not make their choices for them. To attempt
to live another's life is to rob them of their opportunity to
make choices and grow. If you make their choices for them, then
you have sentenced them to the task of finding another opportunity
to learn the lesson that you have just robbed them of. That is
not to say that many people are not more than happy to let you
live their lives for them. It is easier! It is safer! And if it
doesn't go right , then they can blame you. The other problem
in trying to save people from difficult times is that you do not
know what experiences they needed to go through in this life.
is important to note that a reading will never tell you exactly
what you should do. To do so would be to rob you of the opportunity
to choose. The reading will tell you some of the things to consider
around the issue and provide you with insight into it. Spirit
will reaffirm what you already know and offer you support in your
are the master of Your future. That does not mean that YOU will
not have to go through some things YOU would rather not GO THROUGH,
but it does mean that you can accept responsibility for what you
do go through and learn from it.
are in the one great classroom and we need challenges to learn
the lessons or have the experiences we need to grow. The physical
is the only place we can feel things such as helplessness, or
pain, or hopelessness. These are physical sensations and not the
sensations of the higher Spirit realms.
is the bad news? Well, the bad news is also good news if you accept
the challenge of a physical existence. You cannot blame God or
the devil or anyone else for the choices you make in your life.
Any challenges you face or have faced are challenges you have
chosen and you can rejoice for you will succeed in facing and
overcoming them. You are growing and you are experiencing a free-will
universe. You are here in the life you are living because you
have chosen it. Celebrate the opportunities it is providing for
for some there is further bad news. Some people find this news
most difficult to deal with while others embrace it with joy.
What is this news? It is that we are responsible for our lives
and for translating what we believe into action. Take charge of
your lives and celebrate the wonderful gift that you have been
given. You are not only eternal but you are privileged to have
the gift of a physical existence. How will you choose to use it?