Do You Create Your Own Destiny?

Sufi Teachings

I’m on a 6 month course with Mark Silver at Heart of Business using Sufi principles. I did this course last year and it had such a profound effect on my life, and it’s the same this year.

 

One of Mark’s teachings that has absolutely stopped me in my tracks and caused me to shift gears is around Free Will and Destiny.

 

I’ve heard this teaching before but dismissed it, because it made me feel out of control. I’m a bit more surrendered to the Divine this year than I was last.

 

Layers of Oneness

We all exist on multiple levels. We can be experiencing our egoic self, our heart, our soul and have glimpses of the Oneness. I sure feel that when I look at the sea, or the moon, realising there’s more to the Universe than just my little old self.

 

Creating

When I try to create from the self, I have found there’s often a lot of force and pushing and trying and frustration. Then if I surrender I can feel the Divine presence, but if I have to come back to myself and say do the dishes or mow the lawns, or take the car to be serviced, or realising I haven’t gotten what I wanted, then I’m disconnected again from that Oneness feeling, and the irritation and disappointment sets in again.

 

What is Desire?

I have always wondered, so why is it I desire something, why do I feel passionate about certain things? Why do I love energy and healing so much? Is that because I just needed to heal the pain in my life or because that was pre-destined? Where did that love in my heart for something or someone come from?

 

What if the Divine already knows what you are going to do and where you are heading?

 

What if my life was pre-destined?

 

My Path

At first I hated this idea, it made me feel controlled and what if it’s not what I want? As if I was being steered in a direction I didn’t want to go. Like a parent making you eat a vegetable you don’t want to eat because it’s for your best good.

 

Surrender

But then I realised of course it’s where I want to go, God is Love and it will be the same ballpark of the desire and calling in my heart.

 
So what if I didn’t have to create my path? What if I was already on it? What if I didn’t have to play God and try and force myself to head in a certain direction but just surrender and open up to my future, a goal that’s in my heart, and allow it to come towards me?

 

That goal has to come from your heart though, it has to feel right. Even if it is scary and you don’t know how it’s going to happen.

 

I have had such a deep level of relaxation since surrendering to the idea that my life is predestined and I don’t have to create it. This concept most certainly will switch on the parasympathetic nervous system and move you out of stress.

 

The Flow

So what if I could spend more time enjoying the journey instead of having to spend so much time making sure I was heading in the direction I wanted.  Being upset over every little course correction I think I have to make. And wondering if I made the right decision.

 

I can choose to walk my path with an openness and awareness, or I can choose to creep along the side of the path hiding behind every tree for fear of what might jump out at me.

 

How would it feel to allow your future in and embrace your path?