Friday, January 14, 2011
Can destiny be changed?
Please read this revised version of an earlier post.
Destiny can be changed.
Our activities form our destiny and these include our thoughts words and deeds. Each of these are seeds that we plant every moment and they are nurtured through the workings of the Laws of Creation such that at a definite time we will have to reap what we have sown earlier on as seeds. As an example, a person who nurtures envy in a relationship may not expect to reap happiness from that interaction. On the other hand acts of kindness will bring us a harvest of peace. So, we can only expect results that are similar to the earlier seed. The Law that brings these about is the unchangeable Law of Sowing and Reaping, the Law of Reciprocal Action. This Law speaks of the Justice and Love of the Creator and makes man the architect of his own fate or destiny.
So, good decisions will lead to a good destiny and we can safely conclude that evil deeds will likewise lead to a destiny of similar nature. What then is the way out especially for many who have spent more time sowing seeds that can only bring them multiple harvests of bitter fruits? Repentance and the firm volition for what is good will lead to redemption! First of all, a complete inner change has the effect of putting a stop to the unwholesome habit of acquiring further debts.
The repentant one must not stop at that but must continuously engage only in planting good seeds in thought, word and deed as a sure way of attracting help to strengthen him in his new way of life. A simple way to start is by keeping our thoughts pure. This is a huge task but the rewards are that we will reap peace and be happy. Pure thoughts will naturally lead to pure words and deeds which in turn will lead to bountiful harvest of forgiveness of our past negative actions. The result or harvest of our past activities will come no doubt due to the effect of the Law of Sowing and Reaping, but the sustained resolve to be good also forms a formidable covering and protection for us that prevents the onrushing reciprocal action from having full effect or any effect at all depending on the level of the inner change. This is the way to obtaining forgiveness and attaining to a change of destiny! It goes without saying also that a person who has initially set out on the right road can through willful change to a wrong course alter his destiny negatively.
In conclusion, it is clear that through the working of the Laws of God, man is made the absolute master of his destiny.