“Destiny and Free Will — How Much of Your Life is Predetermined?”

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How much of our lives are predetermined? Do we have any say in how things play out or are we simply living out a story that has already been written?

There have definitely been moments in all of our lives when we have experienced the feeling of a fated event.

Maybe we could chalk it up to being in the right place at the right time, but most of us would have had some encounter with the mystery of fate.

This does not necessarily mean that our entire lives are predetermined however. As most of us also know, we have free will. We can choose to act or not act and we can choose to make a decision or not.

But are we making these decisions on autopilot?

I personally don’t feel that to be true.

I feel that we have a lot of free will in this life, and that a lot of our decisions and actions will determine our future. For the most part, the future is in our own hands.

However, I also believe that there is a certain element of destiny as well. This would be part of our soul contract, which is written before we enter our physical bodies.

You can read more about the soul contract here, but I like to think of it this way-

Destiny is your mountain, how you choose to walk up this mountain is your free will. 

The Mountain of Your Destiny

We are all walking a mountain. This mountain is of course, a metaphor for the journey or pathway of your life.

This mountain is the perfect mountain for you and the one that you are destined to climb. This mountain was chosen before you incarnated into your body and holds the perfect terrain for the development of your soul and your soul’s purpose.

While you were given this mountain and while this mountain is aligned with your soul, you have many choices.

Choice #1: The Path

Firstly, there is no wrong path up the mountain. You are free to take whichever path looks best to you and go at your own pace. You can backtrack, find shortcuts or simply stay put in one spot for the rest of  your time- all of it is your choice.

Choice #2: How You Climb

There are also no rules on how you choose to climb this mountain. You can climb it barefoot or you can suit up in an armour. You can go at your own pace or sprint up the pathway, it is all up to you.

Choice #3: Experiences

On this mountain there is a certain terrain or energy that will resonate more deeply with your soul.

This energy will help you to draw experiences, people and events into your life. You may be drawn to people who share a similar journey as you, or you may be drawn to people or a career that helps you to navigate your mountain easier.

Your fears will also be aligned with some of the challenges and experiences that you will face on this mountain.

Essentially however, you get to choose which of these experiences you want to explore and which ones you want to ignore.

Choice #4: How Your Purpose Unfolds

Your purpose is already around you. It is contained within the energy of your mountain and everything that you do.

As long as you stay on your mountain and don’t get distracted by someone else’s mountain, you are going to make progress.

You may never get to the top in this life, but as long as you keep moving, you will discover what you need to of your purpose.

Essentially, all roads are going to lead you home.

Choice #5: Following Your Intuition

As you climb your mountain you may start to become more and more savvy about what lies ahead or what the next bend may look like. You may even start to intuit or predict what the road ahead has in store for you.

You may also start to become more aware of the things that are going to help you on our journey and the things that are going to hold you back.

This is how psychics and intuitives are able to predict certain things about your future, they are able to get a sense of your mountain and the path that you are taking.

Of course, you don’t have to listen to your intuition or psychic predictions, or anyone else for that matter. As long as you stay true to yourself and on your own mountain, there are no wrong turns.

As long as you are walking in some direction on your mountain, you are going to eventually end up where you need to be.

Reaching the Top of Your Mountain

Once you reach the top of  your mountain, usually death occurs to prepare for a new cycle or reincarnation.

At this time, depending how aware you are, you may have some sense of completion or a feeling that your time on this particular mountain is coming to an end.

Your mountain is perfect for you, and holds everything you need to connect with your higher self and your soul’s potential.

Your mountain is your destiny, the energy that you were born with and the path that was chosen for you. But how you choose to navigate and walk that path is up to you entirely.

Wondering how to align with your destiny mountain? All you need to do is align with yourself and the rest will unfold.

 

 

 

 

 

~via ForeverConscious.com

JOSH RICHARDSON: “Does Our Perception Precede Our Decisions?”

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Have our decisions been made far before we make them?

Walking down a specific street, choosing a career path or even reaching for a cup of coffee make not be as conscious a decision as we think.

The belief in free will is thought to engender levels of cooperation that allows for the emergence of social order. Our fate and destiny is shaped by not only the course our life takes but a combination of conditions which many believe are pre-determined and then molded by our free will.

Many philosophers believed that all behaviors are predetermined and have a causal lineage. Some of the factors believed to influence determinism include genetics, environment, and past and present experiences.

Our life is created by the results of the choices we ourselves made according to the tendencies of our own mind, each time we encountered a specific event. It may thus be said that it is none other than freedom of choice which is the most important factor in shaping a person’s fate or destiny. However perceptual processing may also influence or freedom of choice.

People tend to see their will as more determinant of future events than of past events. When we contemplate the future we feel as though we have a choice and are likely to influence events but when we consider our own past we often feel like most of the things that have happened were out of our control.

When people see that their actions are tied to what actually happens around them then their perceptions of free will change, or at the very least activated.

Bear said it is unknown whether this illusion is caused by a quirk in perceptual processing that can only be reproduced in the lab or whether it might have “far more pervasive effects on our everyday lives and sense of free will.”

Our belief in free will contradicts the fact, as we know it, that the universe is governed by lawful principles of science. But science has not been able to solve the equation of free will because it is governed by laws it can only see and measure, not those it cannot.