There is an argument I have heard many times. Is life predetermined? Were our lives mapped out for us and do humans have a set path, or do we have free will and suffer the consequences of our actions?
I believe there is a way for both realities to coexist.
After speaking with Angela and hearing her theory, we have come to a similar conclusion. We believe the universe, our universe, every individual universe, is a single entity. A single consciousness, and every being a piece of the bigger picture. We as people are individual thoughts of this entity capable of producing energy (our own thoughts), positive or negative, to contribute to the growth and expansion of the universe. Every life form an energy source, every body a vessel, every mind a delivery system, all contributing and resulting to the same imminent goal: A supreme being, a supreme consciousness. It’s why we can’t clearly define humanity’s consciousness or soul, because we don’t really have one, we’re just apart of one giant one with the illusion of separatism. The physical barriers of self and of everything else is perceived in your head. Without that ego center, the barriers are gone. There is just one small factor in the way of reaching nirvana, together as one. When we reach nirvana, we give up our possessions and our identities (ego) and become a part of the universal energy. Because of this, every single person has value, the same value, no matter what. Nobody is worthless. Nobody is a waste. Nobody - no matter how vegetative, how disabled, how criminal, how lazy, we all contribute to the universal energy. All emit, produce, occupy, use, reuse and extinguish energy. All make a difference in the balance and all are needed. It’s a universal love and acceptance. A universal understanding. We can’t judge or hate anyone because everyone is a projection of self, a limb and a stem of our one universal energy flow, and we NEED negative energy. It’s vital and necessary, so we can’t fear it or hate it. We must respect all energy. The better the good people in the world are, the worse and more hateful others have to be to balance it out.
It’s like the universe is a giant brain, and it’s neurons (us) are becoming so independently intelligent that we’re starting to question our origins (the brain/universe). If our brains started asking about us, what would they find out? That they’re really the one’s who make us. We are our brains. Our brains decide our actions, our thoughts, our reactions, interests, likes and dislikes, our personality. So, what if the answer is the same with our universe? WE are our universe. WE create it and define it.
Life is predetermined in the sense that everything has a purpose and a goal. A thought has a beginning and an end, but we also have a consciousness, which means we can stray from the path and generate a new outcome. However, our purpose was always the same no matter how we end up. The cycle of the universe is all predetermined, as are most things in nature.
To live life by societies standards and norms is to give into your brain’s ego center. Embrace humanity, yes, but there’s a real point to life. A reason that life is predetermined and we all have a purpose... To contribute to the universal pulsing. Your life was planned, but it doesn’t mean that life has no meaning! To live and experience and learn as much as possible, to have substantial solid thought, so the energy you do give back is beneficial. Thought that springs new energy and helps the growth of the universe and the thriving of the expansion - A recycling and filtering all with the same goal - To achieve perfection. A perfect system, a perfect stream of energy.
It’s important to embrace humanity, and it’s important to embrace individuality and try to understand that we are hard-wired to be selfish and separate from everyone else. The goal of humanity is to acquire knowledge. People come and go from our lives as we need them. Sub consciously we attract and are attracted to the people that can contribute to our lives in the way we need them to at the time. Why would we be built for separation and selfishness, with barriers, when our purpose is to become one? We can’t BECOME one if we ARE one. We must learn to do this on our own and organically, so the process is genuine and everyone has reached nirvana individually to make a more solid and thorough connection. To reach nirvana we have to let go of self. Of ego. Of identity. It’s not supposed to be easy.