Many of us have adapted the idea that our destiny has been laid out for us. We believe our path in life is limited to one purpose. In some ways, a person’s destiny has been laid out. However, the destiny is not limited to one purpose. This concept is extremely narrow.
In a person’s destiny, there can be many overlapping paths. An example of these paths can be found with astrological or numerological readings. With these readings, you will find there are several opportunities that can be taken. It is much bigger than a dot or one pinpoint. For instance if your birth date equals the number 1, you are advised to work on and within the following:
You must learn to be original, strong-willed, creative, and innovative. You should have the courage and drive to go ahead into new fields of expression and be a pioneer. You should always go forward, never turn back. At times you may be dictatorial and stubborn because you do not like to be restricted or directed. You are a good executive, and work best alone. You are usually efficient and well-organized. You are not naturally domestic but can manage well in any situation. You usually like sports and athletics, and enjoy the thrill of winning. You are sophisticated, not emotionally romantic, and always appear at the head of social and commercial groups. By learning the lessons of number 1, you become intimately familiar with the God energy, that probing, seeking, independent spark that moves all creation. You are creative on the physical plane because your pioneer spirit precedes all others, and expresses your unique individuality.
1 as a career number: Inventor, designer, aviator, leader of a group, department or business organization. Ambassador, director, program planner, store owner, officer in the military. Producer of motion pictures, television or theater production. Lecturer, promoter, sales manager, engineer, executive, explorer. Creative work of all kinds.
This demonstrates that a person’s path is filled with opportunity. Again, a person’s path is much broader than a dot.
In like manner, our destiny can be affected by our decisions. This is better known as “free will.” With free will, the creating force has given us the chance to make our own decisions. Most of us make our decisions based on our experience or advice of others (mainly our parents). Our free will can hinder us as well. The hindrance affects our intuition (natural state of mind) because what we feel deep in our souls and mind may not reflect the expectations of society.
History has shown that those who usually do not follow the social norms (expectations) are typically the more successful people in society. They are not afraid to take risks. They are not afraid to fail. This fearlessness is a major key, for example, behind the innovating ideas of Steven Jobs with Apple Computer. Several people followed his vision and courage becoming monetarily successful. We even see this same characteristic in the development of Ghana under the leadership, Kwame Nkrumah, just to name a few.
They possessed an ideology of where there is a need, there is an opportunity. The world is full of needs. Will you take advantage of the opportunities? You have been predestined. So where do you fit in the grander scheme of things?