This month’s theme for Kaleidoscope is Destiny and Freewill. It has been a debatable issue ever since we can remember. Our lives seem to be controlled by an invisible force, yet we talk about having a freewill and the ability of choice. Some on the path of enlightenment say that we are cursed to have a choice.
Exercising freewill means having a choice, choosing to do or not do something. Having a choice is a responsibility that comes with its own fair share of dilemmas. “To be or not to be” was Hamlet’s dilemma and so it is with many of us when we need to make a choice, especially if it has the potential to alter our course of life ahead.
Some people choose to be fatalists (yes, “choose to be”) because as a human being you always have a choice whether to be a victim of your situations or to be a master creator of your life.
To explain the terms destiny and freewill in simple terms – Destiny is a result of your actions in the past. Freewill is your ability to choose your thoughts, words or actions in the present.
Your actions, thoughts and words in the past have created your present situations. There is nothing you can do about it now. But the point of power or change is in the present because you can choose how you respond to these current situations. Your responses in the present will create your destiny in the future.
Simply put, life is 90/10 principle – it is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it. And that 10% is determined by your responses and reactions to situations in the past and so on.
Then again, there is the question of mishaps and accidents. “Did that person choose such bad things to happen to them?” the answers may not be simple, they may be most uneasy and uncomfortable if answered intellectually because it may sound cruel, but the fact is your ever powerful being/soul, which is a fragment of the creator himself/herself chose to be born in a particular way, to a particular family at a specific time and chose to have some events in its life which would serve as alarm bells in case the soul forgets its chosen path in its human incarnation.
Even right now you are choosing to think particular thoughts, speak particular words and sentences and act in a specific way. If it seems impulsive or not under your control right now, it is so because you are acting from your sub-conscious (programmed) mind rather than your conscious (creative) mind. The only way out of this rut is awareness which can be achieved through meditation and contemplation.
-Meetu Sehgal Meetu Sehgal, a Tarot Consultant and Holistic Healer, is an MBA from Delhi University. With more than 8 years of experience in Tarot Reading, she is known as a “Tarot Healer” for her in-depth tarot counseling sessions which are insightful as well as empowering. You can reach her at email@example.com or www.divineinnovations.org She also teaches Osho Zen Tarot, Reiki and other holistic sciences.