We are all victims of circumstance, also known as fate. Circumstance is random, and fate is blind.
The “Trust Frequency” book opens with an unusual definition of the word “humanity”: Our life-journey begins with a pre-incarnation agreement to undertake our specific learning mission and to bring our unique gift to this world. Our undertaking, as we come to mature consciousness, is to remember our higher purpose, to re-connect with our soul’s mission, to discover our unique gift, and to be grateful for the sometimes-tough lessons that life presents along the way.
This is rarely easy. The challenges can seem overwhelming. The whole adventure appears impossible, pointless, and even absurd. We put up resistance, and we suffer as a result. However, in an over-arching act of free will, we gave permission to the loving energies to take us on our journey to wholeness. The more challenging our path is, the more we learn, and the more we come into alignment with our divinity, as long we face life with trust, acceptance, optimism, courage and gratitude.
Life is a balance between the experience of free will on the one hand and the appearance of determinism on the other. It’s a paradox. Most of us, at one time or another, have felt like victims of circumstance. From our limited perspective, it looks as though circumstance is our enemy. However, it turns out that circumstance is our best friend. It loves us! Once we grok that critical fact, we have added a powerful new tool to our evolutionary toolbox. Remember, there is only Love.
When we embark on our inner and outer journey toward alignment with the true nature of Reality, there comes a period of intense cleansing of old patterns, old thinking, old ways of acting. A healing of deep wounds takes place as we move from victim to beloved. It may not feel like a whole lot of fun at times. The old operating system is many generations deep, and is ingrained at the deepest cellular level, both in our selves and in our society. We will very likely encounter resistance, both inner and outer.
We strive to figure out what we’re meant to be doing with our lives, using every ounce of our intelligence, exercising our free will, and carefully laying out our goals and strategies to get us from point A to point B. We work sixty hours a week, sacrificing our health and quality time with our families. We believe we are building security for the future. Then without warning the unpredictable happens. The car breaks down, someone dies, a relative gets sick, Mother Nature wreaks havoc with hurricanes and floods, and the results of years of careful planning, prudent saving, and hard work lie in ashes. Suddenly, everything is horribly different.
At the moment disaster strikes, it feels as though our world has ended. We struggle and curse, pray for deliverance, go into denial. We search for someone or something to blame. We do everything in our power to return to the comfortable, secure state we thought we were in, but to no avail. Circumstance has intervened, and we are hapless victims.
And yet, time and again, after a few years have passed, we can see the bigger picture. The “problem” turns out to have been an opportunity, a blessing in disguise, a turning-point without which our lives would have been less rich, less joyful, less rewarding.
Of course, it doesn’t necessarily feel bad when the unexpected intervenes. Once we truly surrender to the loving Universe, the circumstances in our lives change in ways we could never have imagined. The main thing to keep in mind through all of the ups and downs, however they may feel at any given moment, is that circumstance loves us. It will continue to present us with situations that are perfectly designed to trigger the next phase of our growth.
When we understand that we chose our family, that our soul magnetizes the behaviors from others that it needs for its growth, and we become grateful for the gift of mirroring our light and shadow, all circumstances become gifts to us, regardless of how they appear.
The fact is, the loving Universe is never wrong. There are no mistakes. Once we understand the central role of circumstance in our lives and pay attention to its unerring guidance, we will never again think of ourselves as victims of circumstance. We will be able to trust the loving Universe, no matter what happens.
Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey are visionaries and filmmakers whose explorations into the essence of Reality have led to a unique articulation of the nature of the Universe and humanity’s place in it. This worldview is informed by indigenous cosmology, quantum science, Eastern and Western mysticism and plain common sense. They are authors of “The Trust Frequency: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm”. Learn more at The Trust Frequency.