When observing life's processes and events, many people wonder if there is a logic that determines these processes and why they go through the specific events they go through. Disciplines such as theology, psychology and philosophy and most spiritual doctrines address this question, proposing a wide range of approaches.

Believing in fate or life as a continuum of coincidental circumstances rids people of the power to influence their lives in any way. In this case people are victims of fate or of an otherwise uncontrollable force that determines their life path.
Believing in a high
er intelligence opens the option of influencing one's life conditioned on the higher intelligence being accessible, comprehendible and in dialogue with man.

Holistic philosophy discusses three essential principles; the vital force (energy), the principle of oneness and the principle of self-evolution.

The vital force is in essence the universal intelligence. It is the source of all beings and is what animates matter. In the world of energy all elements of life are inter-connected because their source is one. This is the principle of oneness.

In this context, man is a micro-cosmos of the macro-cosmos going on outside him and as such has access to the principles that create his reality. Processes that affect man are aligned with and reflect universal principles of nature. Specifically, what is going on in the outside world is a reflection of what is going on inside him.

One of the most basic principles in nature is evolution. What doesn’t evolve- dies. Seeds that fail to germinate- die. Fetuses that fail to develop into babies- die. New Technologies take the place of old technology which eventually become irrelevant and vanish. Everything from body cells to societies must grow into order to survive.
Projecting this principle onto human beings implies that in order to survive, man must evolve. Physiological development and growth as well as processes of mental and emotional maturation are the obvious manifestations of this basic evolutionary tendency.

However there is another realm that provides vast potential for human evolution. One that although very subtle, is nevertheless vital for the creation of well-being and health. This is the evolution of the Self. Although much more elusive and harder to quantify, this process of inner growth has a profound affect on one's quality of life and sequences of events.

At its core level, the Self is energy. It is an aspect of our most fundamental, intangible make-up; the life force. As such, it is directly affected by laws of energy. Energy carries a magnetic element which attracts other energies based on the principle of "like attracts like".

In practical terms what this means is that we attract people and events that resonate with our energy vibration. This causes what is know as "the mirror affect", which implies that what is going on in our reality ( external world) reflects what is going on inside us ( internal world).

Energy also holds information. The Self holds information regarding individual personality, thought and emotional patterns and by virtue of the specific level of vibration reflects specific levels of consciousness. We attract things that either resemble or are opposite to us.

The principle of energy attraction is aligned with the fundamental drive for evolution therefore we always attract people and situations that support evolution of the Self. As such, the processes and events of our lives are designed to direct us to our evolutionary lessons and motivate us to grow.

The advantages of this approach are vast. Supporting synchronization with the universal forces, offers the opportunity to attain harmony and alignment with one's true Self. It also introduces the possibility to consciously affect the path of life by utilizing life events as compasses to what needs modification within.

Embracing processes of inner growth in this way, significantly raises the potential of self- realization and genuine well-being.

Author's Bio: 

Joan Jacobs is a holistic healer with 25 years experience as clinical healer, educator, speaker and author.Joan teaches at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Leo and Matilda Recanati school of community health professions at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and has held senior teaching and program directing positions at leading schools of complementary medicine in Israel. She teaches certification programs for Bach Flower practitioners and holistic healers and has personally trained numerous clinical practitioners. Joan developed and instructed a Holistic back-to-life program for breast cancer survivors at the breast health center of the Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel. In 2010 she created an international healing and personal transformation workshop program called The Light Within and published her first book titled Messages from the Soul- A Holistic Approach To Healing."The Light Within- Awakening The Inner Healer" Radio Talk Show she hosts airs every Mon 10AM PST on VoiceAmerica.com Variety Channel.