When people call for a psychic reading, they sometimes forget that they have the power to change their lives. They tend to believe that everything has been established, or things are fated. But that’s not necessarily true.
I don’t believe that everything is fated. If our lives are fated, then one doesn’t actually need to do anything other than sit and wait for things to happen. Many things in our lives simply cannot occur without our consent.
For example, you cannot get drunk without ingesting alcohol. It is never ‘fate’ that someone becomes drunk and hung over. Similarly, we can reason that many things occur in conjunction with our personal effort. Our fate is in our power. I believe that we have a lot to do with creating what is and the circumstances in our lives.
The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are many stories in Hindu and in other spiritual traditions that tell us how people purified themselves, talked to God and were able to change the way that things are, or were meant to be.
In the Vana Parva of the Mahabharata, also known as the Book of the Forest, is a story of a woman named Savitri, who begged Yama, the god of death, to grant her the wish of her love returning from the dead. Savitri was an amazing blessing of light, purity and goodness. Her father, King Ashwapati, adored her, but she had a very difficult time finding a man that would be suitable for a husband. Her father told her that it was because she was so beautiful and so pure that men that were not worthy of her were, and thus not able to actually pursue her.
One day, while she was at the temple, a man walked in guiding an old blind man. This young man had eyes that shined with the same light as Savitri. His name was Satyavan. She inquired as to who this young man was and discovered that he is a prince. His father, the blind man, was once a king, but his kingdom was lost. Satvayan was his father’s caretaker. Humble, gracious and reverent.
When Savitri arrived back home her father was consulting with a seer. When her father asked her if she had found a suitable husband, she said yes and told him it was Satyavan. The seer interjected and told her she should absolutely not fall for Satyavan, as he was fated to die in one year.
Savitri was however undaunted, and the marriage took place. She believed that Satyavan was the man for her and that is who she would be with, whether it’s one day or one year.
Three days before his death Savitri went into the temple to pray in front of the flame. Satyavan was going to the forest for a few days. Savitri insisted on going with him. As Satyavan was chopping wood, his head suddenly began to hurt very badly, and he fell to the ground.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act ~ G.K. Chesterton
In front of Savitri there suddenly appeared a very dark figure, with a red robe the color of blood. She asked who this figure was and the man replied, “I Am Lord Yama, God of Death.” Savitri begged Yama not to take Satyavan, but Yama said that no one could stop death. Yama took the spirit of Satyavan and hid it in his robe and began to move through the forest.
Savitri followed them for miles. Impressed with her determination, Yama said, “I will give you three wishes; you can ask for anything except the life of Satyavan.” Savitri first asked that the eyesight of her father–in-law be restored and that of his kingdom be returned to him. Yama granted her wish.
Yama continued on traveling through the forest to the Land of Death, with the spirit of Satyavan in his robe. Savitri followed. Yama became angry and he told her that she could not come into the realm of death. He granted her second wish, but said that she could not have the life of Satyavan. She asked that Yama grant many more children to her father. Yama consented.
Yama continued on through the forest with Savitri right on his heels. He turned around and again told her that she may not come into the land of death. “I will give you one more wish; anything you want but I will not return the life of your husband,” he said. So, she cleverly asked for a hundred sons. Without thinking, Yama granted her this. At this, Savitri asked Yama to return her husband because without him, she could not have any sons. Defeated, Yama returned Savitri her husband!
The story of Savitri is a perfect example of how we can change things through love, purity and wisdom. It is very powerful, because she would expect nothing less than the life of Satyavan. She would not accept that Satyavan was meant to die and she knew through her determination and will that she could find a way to bring him back. She was determined, powerful and self-controlled. If you are determined to change the circumstances and a supposed fate that has been dealt, you will.
| PsychicAccess.com.Jacklyn is able to read the heart and energy patterns of others, uncovering the true intentions that create their realities. She lives in Northern California, where she’s counseled over 3000 clients, and has worked with police on missing person and cold cases. She’s read for clients around the world, consistently astonishing them with her abilities. An expert in Tarot, Astrology and Dream Interpretation, for over thirty-five years, she’s utilized these tools to see, hear and feel messages on just about every subject. Jacklyn is a firm believer that we are the creators of our own lives and knows that Miracles are built on faith. As long as you believe, anything is possible! If you’d like a reading with this Intuitive Wonder, you can reach Jacklyn at |
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