Are You Ready to Discover Your Destiny?
The Bible story about Jonah tells us how his destiny took him to the shores of Nineveh even when he tried to run away. Just like Jonah, you can wait until you're swallowed by a whale and spit out on the shores of your destiny (or startled by the turn your life has taken), or you can take a more conscious path.
Jonah was no different from people who multitask in their car on the way to work. They rush through traffic to get there on time as they chat on their cell phone while drinking coffee to stay awake because they never get enough sleep—until they're in a horrible, near-fatal accident. Life stops them cold and delivers them to another place, spitting them out on a "distant shore." After the accident, they're irrevocably changed, and questions of meaning and purpose dominate their existence.
The literature concerning near-death experiences is filled with stories of people who were incredibly transformed after such an extraordinary incident. They tell of traveling through a dark tunnel before coming into the light. Here they encounter angelic beings, their celestial parents, who guide them in reviewing the events of their life, leading them to an understanding of its meaning and purpose.
In fact, the transformative power of a brush with death is one of the most popular themes in books and movies. For example, Charles Dickens wrote of Ebenezer Scrooge, who found a road of benevolence after a glimpse of his own mortality; and in the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life, the suicidal George Bailey is guided back to the meaning of his life by an angel-in-training, who shows him what the world would be like if George had never lived.
But why wait for an accident, an act of desperation, or the final moments of your life to learn the meaning of your existence? Why not experience that knowledge while you can still live with greater purpose? As the saying goes, nobody ever lies on their deathbed wishing that they'd spent a few more hours at the office. What we end up regretting is lost love, a lack of time with our children, or the absence of any meaningfulness in our lives. We regret not doing what would have given us a sense of emotional or creative fulfillment, of having followed our calling.
Let's have this experience now—of going through the dark tunnel and coming out into the light, where we're guided by heavenly beings to the plot of our lives—without the traumatic event that forces us into consciousness. We can journey to the Upper World, which is inhabited by our celestial parents, and experience the light today.
I have just started a series of blog posts about destiny that teach how to track forward along time lines to find your best and highest future. I invite you to join me on this life-altering adventure.
Alberto Villoldo, PhD