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Nothing is Fated

Someone receives some bad news, and with a mixed air of validation and defeat, they narrate a story about something they had experienced earlier on that day, or a few days before, which they regard as a signal that something bad was going to happen. They see the sad news they receive as a culmination of what their premonition or hunch sought to convey. This happens without them ever seeming to consider the fact that if they had some prior information about what had happened, they must have also had the power to influence the outcome.

On a broader scale, this may raise questions about other incidents in life where we happen to have the advantage of knowing about a possible future event long before it happens but may likely not use that information to our benefit, even if it might mean preventing something bad from happening, or even saving a life.

Premonitions are undesirable predictions which we do not will ourselves to prevent, very often because we perceive some benefit from their occurrence. They come in the form of ideas in the mind, mental visions, dreams while we are asleep, a suggestion made by someone or a form of prophecy.

An idea or vision is conceived in the mind, and instantly developed by finding more other ideas that are similarly related to it, until it finally becomes a picture about ourselves, something that is happening to us or may happen to us in the future, to another person or a situation. At that time, it is only a picture in the mind which we compare with our own reality or that of another person or situation we are thinking of.

When the picture does not match the situation as we see it at that moment, the mind may then project it into the future, not as something that is likely to happen, but as something that is going to happen. This is where the picture moves to become an active expectation or a prediction. As a prediction, the core motivation is to see it happen in the future by affecting the environment in which it would happen and urging those who are involved in it to help to gather the various pieces of evidence that would attest to its truth.

Premonitions are self-fulfilling prophecies where we conceive an idea and then move to realise it without ever pausing to decide if the outcome it is predicting is what we really want. Our participation in the realisation of premonitions, makes us creators who have not yet decided on what outcome they would prefer, other than the one suggested to them. In that way, matters of destiny, fate, prophecies, dreams that come true and premonitions, never come to happen without the help of the one who is predicting them, or another who, without willing, submits themselves to serve their realisation.

Our reality is a blend of all things good and bad; things we prefer and those that we don’t; empowering things and those that defeat us. The moment we choose to see something specific, we begin to see more of it and less of the other things we are not looking for. When many people are persuaded to look for a certain kind of evidence in their environment, they get to see more of that evidence until it suffuses their senses and becomes the only thing that prevails – a new reality in which they live.

People experience their reality the same way only when they begin to share it, and that happens when one person shares their own reality with another. Someone tells us what they think is important in their lives. They project it as something good to have, and without really thinking about our own reality and those things that are also good in it, we may find ourselves attracted to the other person’s reality more than our own and begin to work towards it. In that way we substitute our own will with theirs.

Before long, everyone experiences the same things, and we develop collective responses to stimuli in our shared environment. Dissenting voices become silent when even those who still trust their minds and value the beauty of their own aspirations begins to feel outnumbered by the unwitting masses and may even be enticed to regard the popular way as the way to go and surrender to it. This is where a state of mass psychosis begins to thrive, and people may even be led to commit grievous acts of mass violence, not because of what they know to be true – since in that case their own truth is suspended – but based on what was suggested to them to be valuable and true.

Our common belief that people who do not believe in witchcraft cannot be bewitched is true for the same reason that one has to buy into the reality of a situation for them to be bound by its rules. It is the same thing that happens when we meet a poor person on the street, who may share their struggles with us until we develop an affinity to them and are persuaded to help alleviate their plight.

Whenever we notice a trajectory of activities that make it clear to us what outcomes could be expected, it is within the power of the perceiver to affect that course of action by either allowing it, stopping or redirecting it. The fact that the knowledge presents itself before the event means we have the power to decide whether it complies with our own definition of happiness before we could decide whether to subject ourselves to it or not.

Each person makes different choices in life from those made by others. This is because people are inspired by different things. The goal of happiness that each one sets for themselves determines what evidence they set out to look for and the decisions they make, all of which determine the final outcome. Each person has the power to allow or forbid suggestions made to them by their own mental visions, their dreams, other people or circumstances of their lives at any time if they are not in keeping with their own aspirations.

We forbid any unwelcome suggestions by simply deciding on the reality that we prefer and beginning to look for more evidence that affirms it. This is how we pray for any desired result. To merely stand by and allow the suggestions of another to be the only point of view that prevails, is to slowly become a part of their reality, something good if that is the same reality we are pursuing and bad if we suspend our own preferred reality as an equally valid possibility.

Very often we know of someone who is gravely ill, and whose condition has deteriorated over time. Our hope may diminish even further when we consider all the unsuccessful efforts already made to try and restore their health, to a point where we may be convinced that there isn’t much else that could still be done to save them.

When someone is at their weakest in life, their will to live is diminished by their inability to find a resolution to the difficulty they are faced with. For that long, their happiness is delayed, and they do not perceive themselves to be living according to the purpose of life, which is happiness itself.

Every person needs to ever be convinced of the possibility of realising happiness in the physical world. This is the motivation that sustains us up until a moment of weakness in our lives, where we perceive this possibility to be diminished in some way. At our weakest moments, we need an inspiration that could help us to renew our efforts at wanting to heal and to live, which may diminish when we realise a pervasive loss of hope in the people and environment around us.

The will to live is inspired by what we say, what we can show or do to convince someone that happiness is still possible in some way in this life – even if only to hope for it. All they need at that time is someone around them who could inspire this will to live, instead of helping them to give up, and then guide them on how to die in peace.

Many people have made what could only be regarded as ‘miraculous recoveries’ from near death situations and experiences, simply because of someone or something that happened around them to change their mind and reinspired them to live. It is inspired in us by our ability to see how it is projected in the people and things around us, which then helps to restore our faith in the happiness that life could still make possible. This is not easy to do in an environment where everyone is in their moment of weakness.

Any belief in inevitability is a belief in the impossibility of change, simply because we cannot perceive any logical way of undoing a situation. Feelings of fear are a failure to choose the kind of evidence we hope for. The circumstances of life always present us with the chaos in which everything good and bad seems to be happening at the same time. The moment we make a choice, we decide which part of this vastness of provision we want to realise. That is when we begin to see those things that go along with the choice we made and realise that our healing or demise are always within our ability to choose them.

The fact that we may find ourselves in circumstances where harm is considered inevitable or we perceive too many unpreferred possibilities around us, does not mean there is no choice. The primary choice that we ever retain in any situation of life is to decide on what we want its ultimate outcome to be, followed by another decision to find evidence of the reality we are hoping for in our living environment. So, the next time you hear a car screeching in the distance or watch a tarot reading that suggests something you do not agree with, just know instantly that it is not fated, and immediately set yourself a goal of peace for it and focus only on its evidence.

The statement in the Bible, “Anything that any two could agree upon on earth, shall be granted in heaven” illustrates the power of agreement in creating a mutual reality. However, it also serves as a warning for us to be careful what it is that we agree to or choose to avail ourselves to or support, especially if to finally realise it may not be in our best interests. We do not have to agree with any person, a situation or suggestion that seeks to convince us of our weakness, but only those who help us realise that we possess an equal ability to suggest and to choose differently.

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