Destiny and Free Will – The Hidden Secrets
An article by Steve Gunn. In order to understand why individuals experience life traumas we need to look at the bigger picture: their destiny, life purpose and Karma.
Working as a psychic medium and healer I meet many people from all walks of life- from pop stars and pa’s, princes and paupers, the wise and the not so wise.
As well as the usual “what’s going to happen” advise, I specialize in reading, guiding and teaching people who are undergoing the most major traumas – people who feel like they’ve wandered off their life path. From losing a loved one or a soul mate, to people who just think their life is somehow cursed with bad luck from years of trying to push forward and repeatedly meeting opposition, lack or opportunity or suffering at the hands of others.
In these extreme cases destiny’s fingerprints are usually to be found everywhere and “WHY” is always the question.
In order to understand why the individuals have to experience such life traumas we need to look at the big picture; their destiny, life purpose and Karma.
The secret is that the universe has purpose – rules and challenges. Nobody is here by accident; we are all here to live out our life’s purpose, to learn from experience and to walk the path. No life is pointless, it’s all about progression, learning and succession to a higher level - something that even transcends one physical lifetime because our soul returns to continue the progression.
This is our KARMA, the grand plan for our lives – the credits and debits, the good and the bad – the path we must tread.
When we can instinctively ‘tune in’ to that karma, we find the purpose and the reasons for our lessons and can finally find our true path, to understand what’s happening and why - and to walk the path in peace and happiness. In other words we can free ourselves.
It never fails to amaze me when people call up and ask when they will meet their soul mate; but of course he or she has to be no older than 27, tall, rich and good looking. And of course if they could meet them before the holidays that would be great. These are the same people who will most likely call me again in a few years in misery, married to the wrong person and unable to move on because of commitments.
Another type of reading are the ones who expect the universe to deliver everything at their door and take care of everything without making any effort. The “I know he’s not good for me but I’ll stay until something happens or I meet someone else”
But we and destiny both have a part to play in order to move along the path. She will present the opportunities and challenges but we must continue to walk the path.
The secret is understanding how WHAT WE WANT and what’s MEANT TO BE sometimes coincide, and frequently contradict. Sounds simple but as always, in the simplest of things is to be found the greatest wisdom.
Consider our destined path as a route through a maze. The maze represents all of the possible challenges and rewards, all of the ups and downs, and all the people who we will meet who are destined to come into our lives to bring happiness or conflict.
Within that framework of the maze we have free will. At any point we can turn left or right, go straight ahead or go back. As humans we frequently have the illusion that life is totally free will. After all we can choose what to wear, where to go, who to marry and what color we want our décor. But ( didn’t you just know there was a but ! ) in some things we ultimately don’t.
Our ‘free will’ and our destiny are ultimately intertwined by the fact of our existence within the predefined framework of the karma – the maze – the framework of the path from birth to death and ultimately rebirth.
What I mean is that if we are meant to pass a certain point, a certain key destined event, then we will. We can temporarily attempt to avoid these events and make a sharp left turn because we have our free will – but we will just eventually again arrive at the same junction having gone around in a big circle but having learned something very valuable on the way – a karmic lesson. Fear, doubt, needing to control and other people’s influence can all make us take these choices in our lives but ultimately we can not avoid destiny, and that’s why the maze is such a good analogy.
This is why with these karmic events psychics often tell you that we cannot predict time with any great accuracy – especially where it involves another person learning a karmic lesson. Having said that many will offer you 97% accuracy and a whole lot of other promises but realize that it’s only the timing that is in the domain of the free will of the person, the outcome is pre destined. Let’s just make this clear, it’s not the better the psychic the better they can read time, it just doesn’t work that way so beware..
Yes of course most psychics will see that new job opportunity arriving within the month and most will be right on that timing because its not a lesson, not your free will and not dependant on another person fulfilling karma.– it’s a pre destined gift from the universe that was always meant to occur at that time and therefore it can be easily seen within a time frame. In other words it’s an approaching junction in your maze.
But will you take the job… and when... that’s the free will element….
The universe really doesn’t care what you wear or what color you choose to dye your hair, however in these key life lessons we are talking here, where our free will and what we’ve learned is driving which route we take, timing is in the hands of the individual What is destined is the ultimate outcome.
Take for example soul mates, a classic “when will s/he return” question. Well the answer is when they have circled within their own maze long enough to realize that resistance is futile and that they have to come in your direction. How long will that take ? Well that’s something they have a choice of. It’s their karmic lesson… What can be easily seen is that they will come your way, they have to. And it’s that nagging undoubtable voice within you that knows that. Your guides are telling you all the time that this is something that HAS to happen and its unavoidable.
People say to me “oh well my lesson is patience” – no. It’s FAITH. Understand that things that have to happen will happen. Don’t be a slave to the timing, you have your own path to walk and many other things that need to be encountered on the way. Ultimately free will cannot overcome destiny it can only delay things but each person needs to learn their lesson before they can move forward. And they will - the universe has much more control than we realize. What will be will be…
The ultimate goal is to transcend our fears and doubts, to relinquish control, to be open to opportunity and to be prepared to follow the path to wherever it leads. Frequently we as humans ‘want’ our path to be a straight line from where we are now to what we want and set off in that straight line assuming it’s going to work. Understand that it may well be that there are twists and turns, unexpected events, challenges and also unexpected rewards.
Use those instincts, intuition, senses and emotions. We all have them and through them we are guided in the right direction… Psychics will help you because we are gifted to see so much more and can point the way and tell you what’s meant to happen.
If you make a decision based upon your best instincts and it felt right but it all went wrong then realize that although its been a challenge and a lesson, its just something you had to go through to get to an even better place and without having transcended that challenge, that experience, you couldn’t get to where you are going. Somewhere much better !
Wanting and deciding are mental functions that can create an alternate mental reality that what we decide to do is what really IS. That’s not the case, it can and will just keep us going around in circles.
Information is coming to you from your instincts and senses all the time and it isn’t wrong…Listen to those instincts – be prepared to take what life deals with faith and hope. Be brave, walk the path and above all, as I say to everyone….
DON’T THINK - SENSE! You wont be led in the wrong direction
Love light and luck on your journey
Copyright © 2006 Steve Gunn
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