When Destiny Strikes

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Written by Lorna Anne

Most of us don’t like to have our forward momentum altered because it reminds us that we are not in total control of our lives.

Most of us don’t like to have our forward momentum altered because it reminds us that we are not in total control of our lives. So what happens when destiny strikes?

We’ve all had it happen. Something in reality comes along and completely switches the path we had planned to pursue, replacing it with an entirely unexpected scenario. Of course, sudden accidents are the most obvious examples. But on a more subtle level, the switches occur in our everyday world–plans and intentions are changed due to upsetting occurrences in our external reality. Hence, destiny is at play.

Most of us don’t like to have our forward momentum altered because it reminds us that we are not in total control of our lives. We feel dis-empowered. We must understand that there are energies other than ourselves controlling things, otherwise everyday would be identical to the itinerary in our daily planners. Everyone has their own interpretation of who rules our Destiny and all are equally valid. The point is, reality is a collaboration with something other than just ourselves, collectively referred to as destiny, and the power works both ways between us.

Most people don’t respond well to destiny unless it makes their circumstances better; sometimes people don’t realize that has occurred and gifts are overlooked because we’re aggravated at our loss of control. Sometimes we must respond with positive acceptance to a so-called “negative” destiny and avoid being in conflict with it. That makes us more ready to accept the challenges rather than fight against them.

First, we do that by realizing that no matter what hand destiny has dealt us, we have the power to change it to the positive. That is the point of a negative Destiny: to teach us to empower ourselves to overcome the obstacles.

Second, we must realize we have a very limited vision when it comes to ourselves and what our cosmic place in the Universe is. Therefore, since we can’t see the whole picture, we’re in no position to judge the reality as right or wrong, bad or good. So we must confer that knowledge to Destiny — that what it is giving us is the best-case scenario for our evolution.

There is something positive and good in everything. It is usually in hindsight (if we have enough vision to overcome our negative view of what has happened) that we see there was benefit — even to pain, misery and torture.

Third, everything is part of our evolution. What is the endpoint? Faith in the destiny. Faith that it is there for a positive reason (if we can’t see it), and that we will work in partnership with the destiny to change it to what we want. We heal ourselves with that choice and become stronger.

We are all learning to become empowered against the darkness of fear and despair.. It seems that all our evolutionary processes are to make us stronger. Sometimes the lessons seem hard, cruel and unfair from our perspective. Suspend judgment, accept, transform, evolve. In hindsight you will understand why Destiny strikes.

Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life — Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.TM Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.

What have you accepted in your life that took time, physically or mentally?

I have accepted that things take time, which is hard for Aries as they learn patience is truly a virtue.

What do you appreciate about yourself and within your life?

I appreciate my faith in myself and in the Universe.

What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What goals do you still have?

Helping others realize their greatest potentials by overcoming needless fear.

What is your not-so-perfect way? What imperfections and quirks create your Identity?

 The desire for a better world so I act according to those standards.

How would you complete the phrase “I Love My…?”

I love my life.

About the author

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Lorna Anne

Lorna Anne received a psychology degree from the University of New Hampshire. Much of her knowledge comes from her own private esoteric studies of ancient documents of wisdom. She has been a practicing counselor for more than 20 years in New Orleans, Honolulu, and Washington state where she spent several years studying dream interpretation with a Jungian therapist. She currently resides in Chatham, Ma, and counsels either in person or on the phone. For inquiries, please contact Lorna via E-mail at Wiselorna@ymail.com, or on Face book a http://www.facebook.com/lornaanne.marvinny.

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