After my own lifetime of curiosity and a deep sense of something familiar yet unattainable on this topic, I have recently found myself feeling really good about what I’ve come to believe. In short, yes I do believe in predestination. It seems Fate would be a must in that situation. So yes on that, too.
I know it sounds corny because psychics have their credibility issues, but hear me out. Years ago, my mom was watching Sylvia Brown on a talk show. Now, whether she was legit or not, she said something that I really loved and continue to love the idea of because for me, it really works. The gist is that we all create a roadmap for our lives on earth prior to leaving wherever it is that we are: Heaven? Space? At this point, most people can’t say for certain. But according to Sylvia, we make that roadmap with guidance from a higher power (she might have said God).
I buy into this pretty much 100% for multiple reasons. She said the roadmap is the reason that we experience déja vu – it’s our soul remembering a moment on our roadmap that we created for ourselves. Think about that. Is there a better explanation? And how incredible, right? When I’m out somewhere or interacting with someone and I think “woah, I’ve seen this before!” Or, “oh my gosh, this has already happened!” To think that it’s my soul remembering a moment that I laid out prior to heading out on an earthly journey makes sense. To me, anyway.
That does two things. First, it seriously supports the concept of predestination. Second, it tells me that because of a pre-determined roadmap, I am on the right path! If I wasn’t, I would not have déja vu because there wouldn’t be a moment to remember. You know what I feel when I am not on my roadmap? I feel miserable. I feel out of place. I feel anxious. I feel depressed. At other times, when I feel joyful and content and excited about life, that is what I have decided in recent years is confirmation that I am where I am supposed to be. I am where I planned on being. I am where I am pre-destined to be.
I could write more here about people in my life that also support the predestination concept. Those people that I just clicked with immediately — and those people that I should never be in the same room with again. Why is that? Right path/wrong path. Maybe those folks that I immediately clicked with — I have at least two that I call soulmates because it’s the appropriate word — maybe they were Angels supporting my creative process when I decided on my challenges for this spin around the Earth. And that brings up reincarnation. Maybe they are always there when I create my roadmap for the next life. And when we find each other on Earth, it is like we’ve known each other forever.
Yes, I feel peaceful when I think about it in this way.
For the second part of the question, is there anything anyone can do to change their predestined fate? Yes, because although it’s predestined, there are currently almost 7.7 billion people on Earth and that is 7.7 billion paths on which I can accidentally make a wrong turn. I believe that my path is predestined, but the choices I make are not. Therefore, I can end up in the wrong place and that is when, as written above, I feel miserable; out of place; anxious; depressed.
Bonus: if a higher being known by any name is the source, and “he” has guided us in drawing out our roadmaps, of course we should still pray. Sometimes we will stumble; sometimes we will end up on some sexy guy’s motorcycle riding off into the sunset when we were supposed to be studying to be math geniuses (wait, what?!). The truth is, it doesn’t hurt to throw out some wishes. Either that higher being is going to step in and help or the person praying is going to find his/her own resolution through the process of prayer. Or not. But the journey to fulfill our destinies will continue.
© Angel Jameson 2019