The debate about whether or not fate exists will endure because it's difficult to prove either way, though there is plenty of evidence for it being credible. Our long-term findings have convinced us of the controversial viewpoint that personal fate exists, for everyone.

No matter what we present in terms of astrological and numerological patterns symbolizing future, predetermined, key life circumstances, conventional science enthusiasts tend to reject it. Perhaps it's partly because groupthink is an all too common trap, or maybe it has to do with fear of being blacklisted from his or her field due to "radical," applecart-upsetting ideas. Or, it could simply be because people believe what they want to believe.

"Today, we're still loaded down - and, to some extent, embarrassed - by ancient myths, but we respect them as part of the same impulse that has led to the modern, scientific kind of myth. But we now have the opportunity to discover, for the first time, the way the universe is in fact constructed as opposed to how we would wish it to be constructed."
Carl Sagan

"There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle."
Marcus Aurelius

It's easy to see why many people have a problem believing in predetermination and prefer to label unexplained occurrences as "luck." It's an easy out and doesn't require any effort. God forbid you think too hard and put aside preconceived notions. Exercising critical thinking skills and objectivity, if present at all, seem to be unpopular in modern times, particularly if the findings lead to unorthodox conclusions.

Few people have spent years identifying recurring associations between the patterns in comprehensive astrology and numerology charts and key life circumstances of thousands of people. But once you do this, if you're honest, you're forced to embrace the philosophy of personal fate. Perhaps it's easier to reject the idea of fate because believing in fate requires you to embrace the notion that you are responsible for every circumstance in your life and that reincarnation is a universal law.

"It does not appear to me to be open to question that there is in the soul of man a nature and an order obtaining in it as permanent and universal as in the material world."
George Edward Woodberry

Near Death Experience Research Sheds Light on Idea of Fate

A three letter agency operative survives multiple gun battles and lives to tell about it, whereas ten of his colleagues aren't as fortunate. God doesn't love him any more than his colleagues, and NDE (Near Death Experience) research indicates it simply wasn't his time to go, so he survived. Luck has nothing to do with it, but the circumstances of his life appear that way.

Possible Reason For a Talentless Celebrity's Success

The world is replete with musicians more talented than today's pop star, but our findings show us that the pop star may have earned her recognition and abundance through efforts in previous lives, even if she still largely lacks talent. All the trials and perks of her celebrity are part of the fabric of life circumstances her soul has chosen for this lifetime. Interestingly, her next several lifetimes may be completely void of fame, and in terms of soul growth, she may have a lot to learn; fame has little to do with level of soul advancement. To the contrary, our findings show celebrities to have just as much or more negative karma to deal with in this life and future lives than anyone else.

“It's better to be lucky than good.”
Lefty Gomez

"There are great actors we'll never see just because they haven't had my luck."
Joe Pesci

Four other examples involving personal fate gracing people's lives to make them appear lucky are as follows: a married couple enjoys a mutually satisfying, life-long relationship; a business owner succeeds in building her business to the pinnacle of success; an undistinguished college football player makes it to the NFL and blossoms into one of the best in the league; a mother is eternally grateful she enjoys a wonderful relationship with her daughter.

At the same time, other equally compassionate, loving, hard working, and smart individuals fail. Call it luck if you want, but to us it appears much deeper than that.

Not having the good karma to enjoy the specific type of success you would like doesn't necessarily mean you were a bad person in a past life. It may be that it just wasn't part of your path this time.

Fate and Karma Symbolized by Natal and Personal Timing Patterns

Our findings show that luck (i.e., good personal fate and good karma) manifests in two ways: through collective natal and timing (short-term, medium-term, and long-term) patterns.

For example, the guy on vacation in Las Vegas has excellent overall lifetime financial karma, but his short-term timing symbolizes financial loss, so he fails to win at the tables on this trip. Because his collective natal and timing financial patterns support enormous success throughout his life, that Vegas trip soon becomes a distant memory and proves to be contrary to his general predetermination. Then, there's the person who has terrible lifetime financial karma, and happens to win a respectable amount during the same time at the same casino. Bolstered by her short-term success, she proceeds to throw away her gains and winds up in the red, a familiar place to her.

Fatalism is Realism

We can appreciate viewing the notion of predestination as "fatalistic" and "void of promise." To the uninitiated, it's common to think this way. But if the idea of personal fate discourages you, know that you have the ability to get what you want (on an ego-self level) at least some of the time, as long as your desired outcome doesn't contrast with your soul's predetermined path.

Also, your perspective on your life circumstances makes a big difference. For example, your fate in this particular lifetime might not involve an enduring, mutually rewarding sexual connection with your spouse. But you can still enrich your life by emphasizing the rewarding parts of your relationship and accepting what you can't change (and communicating to work out a compromise so everyone's needs are met). Altering how you view life helps you maximize the rewards and mitigate the challenges.

On the bright side, predetermination involves not only life's challenges, but rewards too. As long as you maintain a healthy attitude and work diligently, you can make the most of your life. Our findings are clear that fated events sometimes just happen to you, completely out of your control, but other times they occur as you follow your dreams and work toward success. In light of this, we recommend you always strive toward your aspirations, no matter the odds.

"If you drill down on any success story, you always discover that luck was a huge part of it. You can't control luck, but you can move from a game with bad odds to one with better odds. You can make it easier for luck to find you. The most useful thing you can do is stay in the game."
Scott Adams

"The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy."
Sun Tzu

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