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Spirituality, New Age, Conscious Creation & Dogma – Contrary to the Hype, Your Fate is Measurable
We state our theories as the result of our long-term, unbiased, empirical research.
When we first began investigating metaphysical concepts back in the early 1980s, we wanted to believe that we could create anything we desired. Unfortunately or fortunately (depending upon your viewpoint), we've found through much empirical research, including thousands of past life regressions and analyzing the numerology and astrology charts of thousands of subjects, that the "you can create and be anything you want in this life" concept is a myth.
Some may ask what past life regression, numerology, and astrology have to do with fate vs. free will. Our answer is a lot. Once you research reincarnation (we've listed some sources below), experience multiple past life regressions to find the root causes of personal problems, and have your character and general inclination of your fate outlined by comprehensive astrology and numerology, you will begin to realize that a lot in life is predestined. This is true for everyone: people not involved in metaphysics and gurus; people who don't believe in God and for those who do; those who make great efforts to "create their reality" and for those who don't.
Prediction of personal fate is a more than 2000 year-old tradition. The numerology and astrology charts, in ancient times, were used for prediction. Kings, queens, pharaohs, emperors, religious leaders, and other powerful, influential types wanted to capitalize on their fate and be prepared for challenging times.
Many of today's psychics, astrologers, numerologists, and other readers claim that fate isn't measurable and deny that it's possible to predict key life circumstances. Unfortunately, some do so in order to mask their own inability to do accurate prediction. Or, some know that they can gain more business by painting a more idealistic, yet false, picture. Other, well-meaning intuitive professionals may not have gone as deeply into the subjects or are simply fearful of facing the idea that a lot in life is fated.
An incidental: psychology was not part of astrology and numerology until about 100 years ago. Originally, comprehensive astrology and numerology had nothing to do with psychology and everything to do with prediction. This may come as a shock to some practicing modern astrologers who have not looked beyond modern astrological and numerological methods.
Many of today's New Agers are unaware of the fact that the wisest of the ancients believed that the very fate expertly discerned from the charts was not mutable. It isn't alterable; you can't erase it. That means that an aspiring actor who is fated for obscurity won't ever be a Hollywood A-lister, no matter how inspired he becomes, no matter how much effort he puts into it, no matter how much he works on his subconscious blocks, and no matter how much he consciously believes and tries to "create the life of his dreams." Is he meant to be an aspiring actor who doesn't ultimately reach big fame or money? Yes.
We've read statements from "best-selling," New Age, inspirational authors such as "...we are proving that the ancients were right; we can create the life of our dreams!" That's particularly telling because all of our research into the teachings of ancient astrologers, mystics, Gnostics, and other respected wise ones clearly shows that the ancients didn't believe that sort of philosophy.
Predicting fated life events and circumstances was a very serious business in ancient times, whether it was in Ancient Egypt, China, Greece, Persia or elsewhere; if the sage was not consistently correct in his predictions, he was sometimes executed. Astrologers and numerologists like Abu Ali Al-Khayyat, Masha'allah, Alkindi, Bonatti, and Morinus successfully continued the tradition of accurate prediction, becoming legendary in their areas of expertise.
What's the point of being an intuitive reader if a client can't get at least a general understanding of his/her fate? If some people instead want flowery feedback without predictive perspective, or just want to chat with a professional, there are plenty of qualified counselors and therapists to fulfill that need.
Too often we've seen "conscious creationist" types get carried away with inspiration and thinking that they can create whatever they set their (ego personality) minds to, despite the aspirations likely being outside of their karmic blueprints. Yes, we are big fans of inspiration, self-improvement, setting and striving to achieve important goals, and making the most of our lives. However, when all of that is done without self-understanding, without asking the question, "who am I and what is it that I am here on earth to learn, what is my dharma, and what is my karma?," then it becomes problematic. "Knowing thyself," and self-understanding come first. Then one is more able to "consciously create" what is in line with their destiny rather than just going for what the ego wants.
Destiny is not something you consciously create or something you choose like what to have for dinner. It's already set in motion before you incarnate. Again, if you want to explore this concept and understand from experience rather than just hearsay, there are sources listed below; study them and experience past life regression and life between life regression.
Often, we hear of people claiming that they can create/manifest anything they consciously want, and saying that their fate is not predetermined. Then we ask them about their fate (knowing thyself) and they don't know; worse, they say personal fate doesn't exist, just that they have "unlimited possibilities" in their lives. Yet they ultimately "create" a reality that is void of those "unlimited possibilities" that they speak of.
So what's going on here is that they claim that they can "create anything" they desire, but they never tell us what they've "created" that is so unusual (that isn't otherwise predictable--at the very least, the general form of, through comprehensive astrology and numerology), and they never have any clue about their fate since they've never delved into the predictive sciences, or consulted with someone who is able to measure fate.
Then there are those who say they know their fate, but that they can also change it. But what they claim is a manifestation of inspirational power outside of their destiny matches what we see as their fate in the comprehensive charts. In other words, they were destined to "create" what they created, and they were destined to experience what they experienced in the journey along the way.
By the way, we also see "miracles" as fate in disguise. We see all significant life events as being predestined. Does this philosophy encourage a passive or neglectful attitude toward life? No. We've always advocated getting in touch with who you really are, capitalizing on your strengths, accepting what you can't change, and assertively going after your goals, goals that are aligned with your personality and your higher-self/soul.
Someone might ask, "How do you know that our destiny is not changed by the way in which we respond to the moment that is currently passing?"
The answer to that is simple. Because fate is measurable, no matter how people respond to the circumstances in their lives. Because destiny is what will be, and what will be is not always what you want to create.
A person's overall karmic plan, including its key lessons and rewards, isn't altered by a person "deciding" to do one thing instead of another, such as moving to NYC instead of Wichita. The overall plan was for that person to move to NYC instead of Wichita, and that's why they did. Even the way people respond, react, and consciously decide to live their lives is predictable, if you get to know their subconscious character well enough.
Ultimately, if people could become anything they wanted, they wouldn't stay the same. Yet they do for the most part. You talk to people who are going to many New Age seminars, who are determined to "create" the life of their dreams. Then, you see them 20 years later and they may be more wise, aware, or accepting, or inspired, but have they created the life of their dreams? Some have, and some haven't. Some are fated to experience more love, money, or success, and some are not.
You can't prove a theory, you can only invalidate it. Thus far, through all our years of empirical research, we haven't disproved that it's possible to predict fate.
As we've said before, the reason we feel this is so important is that when you are more aware of your fate and who you really are beyond your conscious personality, you are better able to capitalize on your strengths; you avoid spinning your wheels, resulting in frustration, depression, or worse, when you don't manifest what you wanted.
Ultimately, based on our findings, life is much more about self-understanding, life lessons, and the journey, instead of the destination and reaching for "unlimited opportunities in the universe."
On the bright side, if a person discovers it is not their fate to, for example, be a successful professional opera singer in this life, we do believe that if that person continues to aspire strongly enough to be a great opera singer that they may very well manifest that desire in a future lifetime. "Gifts" are really talents developed over lifetimes, in our view.
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