‘Why Bad Things Happen to Good People’
When bad things happen to us, or a loved one – Is it a matter of the choices we each make or it is out of our hands?
Or is it more of a karmic placement, done for Soul’s education?
Do we follow the script of our destiny or break out of it?
All are welcome to participate in this online spiritual discussion. We will discuss the need for spiritual freedom, a view gained from many past lives, and the self-responsibility that goes along with it. As Soul unfolds, it demonstrates creative ideas and inventiveness in dealing with life’s situations. All are welcome to share ideas, ask questions or listen while others speak of their own spiritual journey.
Soul does enter this lifetime with a series of tasks to complete. Accepting these responsibilities results in a degree of spiritual purification. Taken as a whole, these assignments in our life make up our destiny. To start on its mission, Soul enters a new lifetime with a body of strength or weakness, of great intellect or a simple mind, in a popular shade of skin or not, either as a male or a female, into wealth or poverty.
The idea of destiny as a concept is out of fashion in much of today’s Western society. People want to believe they are in charge of their own lives. They wish to run their own fate. They will shape their own tomorrows.
Is it possible for fate and free will to exist side by side? Destiny controls the conditions at birth. Much of what an individual does after birth is an open book, an exercise in free will. Free will can offset or even overcome the drawbacks of destiny, but only through the awakening of one’s consciousness. One may thus reshape both his material and spiritual life.
The description above was inspired and somewhat paraphrased from the ECKANKAR Blog dated Oct 16, 2020.
This event is sponsored by ECKANKAR, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, as a community service for people of all faiths and beliefs.
The ECKANKAR Blog titled, “Why Bad Things Happen to Good People” is a short, timely article by the Spiritual leader of ECKANKAR. This free publication can be viewed or downloaded from the link listed above.