I wonder sometimes if there is a greater power at play in our lives. I have read many documents from various authors to try to unravel not only my own belief but to try to assimilate beliefs of other philosophical and scientific minds alike. I have found that it is not always what is said that reveals truths but rather what is left unsaid. Dead men tell no tales, and this adage was adopted by the wise for good reason. Prosecution was rampant under many rulers of centuries past. Scholars learnt to disguise messages and writings in such a way that only like minded people who share similar tendencies could decipher. For example Aristotle syllogism “when certain things are stated, it can be shown that something other than what is stated necessarily follows.”
Aristotle called his logic: “Analytika” which meant the unraveling of every science or field of knowledge had to start from a set of principles, or axioms. From these its truths could be deduced by logic (or unraveled). This is how most philosophers hid their meanings. However necessary the art of deduction is in philosophy, it is equally important for spiritual advancement.
Printed words are meant for the general populace and its cryptic meaning is reserved for seekers of truth. Hence the word occult.
So many things in our day and age are taken out of context, especially when information and truths all share the same media source. I will have to say it is the underlying subtleties in what is read or studied which truly lends us information into the world of divine beings.
Most people believe divine forces govern their lives. Then there are some that believe everything happens outside of paranormal experiences. The debate of such things have existed for hundreds of years. Is there proof of God? The verdict is still out for some. Spiritual philosophers and Scientist will however agree on one thing. Randomization of occurrences, and whether they happen for a grand designed reason or not is the debate.
The skeptic in me imparts that the coincidences of significance events which occur in ones life are a sequence of random chain of events. However, I could never shake the feeling of having been led down a particular path. If sequences were so random and occur naturally, how then does it all make so much sense? Would an ability to see a pattern in something that is senseless still random? And if so are the people involved in these decisions also experiencing the same randomness? Could their reaction change a course randomly? Why do random sequences have chain reactions that are SO specific that one can literally pinpoint the time in ones life that something had drastically changed? The belief in Destiny, fate, gods, angels, guides… the voice in ones’ head making decisions (even bad ones) all at a precise moment in time changes how we experience an outcome. Are decisions or reaction which can change the direction of ones path, random? Is everyone’s ability to learn from past experiences just adaptability or something more? If in fact everything that happens around us of significant importance is random, then how is we can change an outcome by merely understanding the circumstances, you can say this is adaptability from experiences. What happens to randomness or sequence and chain of events when it is something one has never experienced, how do you adapt then? How do you change an outcome when you don’t know how?
If you truly believe you have no control of your destiny or if one even exist, then what is the purpose of learning from mistakes? If your argument is to well, adapt, why adapt if you can’t change a random occurrence If there is no purpose and if things happen for no reason, why are we given the ability to avert them in most cases? Lets talk about the hard facts. An example: death of a loved one, which may appear to be random, affects us and those around us. Death is however NOT random, the method in which one dies may be, but the effects of death mostly are results of decisions made by the decease OR in the case of a child, it’s ward. In any event, it either speeds up the process of death or delays it. The fact that death happens to us all and is influenced by decisions/reactions we make and is NOT restricted by time, it is indeed a very “un-random” occurrence. Although the exact time of death is what makes this event appear random to most of us, or should I say the unexpectedness of death.
So in theory we could recap that the chain of events happening randomly affecting us in so many ways, with infinite possibilities, we find ourselves in tact, able to assimilate, to learn, to divert, to grow, to experience, to discover, to designate, to control, to change and to share could be Profound and almost godly. Being able to “see the pattern” and make changes which influences outcome IS what makes random time sequence into life long journeys, paths and destiny. So randomness will exist regardless of our belief, as it is an unexplained natural occurring phenomena. This randomness does happen regardless of whether we are aware of its impact or not but it is the choices we make that puts them into any sequence of time, or time frames. What exactly is time but just a succession of current moments elapsing, or the “now” moving forward. I am a strong believer in manipulating time, anyone who understands the underlying message here can manipulate time. I leave you all with some food for thought, the belief in divine forces, destiny, fate, or spiritual callings, are all for you to decide.