“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

ANNA LEMIND: “6 Signs You Have Found Your Path In Life”

Signs You Have Found Your Path in Life

Finding one’s path in life is not an easy task. It takes years of trying, failing and searching.

It’s sad that most people never find the right path and end up spending their life surrounded by wrong people and doing things they don’t enjoy. In today’s society, it’s particularly easy to get confused as to what we want in life since we are constantly told by the mass media and mainstream culture what we should be like, what we should do and how we should look. Still, there are individuals who don’t conform to what the majority wants and listen to the voice of their own soul.

Are you one of those people? To help you find out, here are some signs that indicate you have found your path in life.

1. You make a living doing what you love

One of the most obvious signs that someone has found their path in life is working for a higher purpose than just making an income. Whatever it is – your own business, a creative career of an independent artist or a “normal” job – the point is that it brings you joy and gives you a feeling of fulfilment, as well as helps you with your personal development. You may be doing it to make the world a better place or help others, but the only thing is clear – your motives go far beyond just working for a salary to pay the bills. Your work is a vital part of your soul’s calling and is a means to serve your life purpose.

2. You strive for value-based goals and appreciate the things that matter

A true life purpose is never focused on material and ephemeral things. Thus, if you have found your path in life, your goals will probably be value-based. Everyone comes to this world to fulfil a different mission. For some, it may be devoting themselves to their family and raising kids. Someone may be a talented artist who wants to inspire and encourage people with their artwork. Whatever you are born for, it’s focused on the eternal human values. Modern society needs such individuals more than ever since today’s people are constantly losing the connection with their souls and forget about the things that matter for the sake of material gain and superficial aspirations.

3. You feel like everything is in its place and are content with your life

You feel like everything that has ever happened to you happened for a reason and helped bring you where you are today. Even your past disappointments and failures are now making sense. Failed relationships, behaviors you may now be ashamed of, jobs you hated – everything contributed to making you a person you are today. You deeply realize that and feel grateful that things happened the way they did because everything is in its place now.

Even if you are not content with every single aspect of your life, you have a general feeling of fulfilment and can say that you are a happy and evolved person.

4. You are in a healthy relationship or are happy alone

A person who has found their path in life knows exactly what he or she wants. That’s why you won’t spend your time being in an abusive or unhappy relationship. You prefer to be alone rather than with a wrong person. If you are in a relationship, then you are quite sure that you’ve found your soulmate and that you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. You complement each other and your relationship is a deep connection based on similar values and life goals.

5. You have cut people out of your life

One day, you realized that some people you believed were your friends don’t really give a shit about you. Everyone has this kind of people in their life who seem to be very friendly and supportive till the moment you are in trouble and need their help. This is when you suddenly see that these alleged friends don’t deserve to be a part of your life.

You may also come to the same conclusion about some people simply because you don’t vibe with them. You no longer see the point in hanging out with them because it feels more like a social obligation than a sincere desire for communication. Now you want to surround yourself with likeminded individuals you resonate with and let into your life only those who have a genuine interest in you and share the same values with you.

6. You have realized that other people’s opinions mean nothing

Being social creatures, we often fall into a trap of following what others expect from us and thus tend to give importance to their opinions about us and our life. Though, when you find your path in life, you realize how insignificant they actually are and how silly it is to care about what other people think. Now you know that this is your life and you are the only one who is to decide what is better for you. Similarly, you no longer feel the need to impress people and try to prove you are better, smarter and more successful than they are.

Do you feel that you have found your path in life? If yes, do these signs ring true for you? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

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