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Fate–Outrageous Accounts of Famous People Denying Predestination

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Famous people throughout history have said some interesting things about fate.

Napoleon Bonaparte, 19th century French military leader, one of the most triumphant military commanders of all time, said, “Circumstances–what are circumstances? I make circumstances.” It seems Napoleon didn’t believe in fate.

But he also said this, “There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed,” perhaps during his final defeat at Waterloo, or as he spent the last six years of his life in a British prison, before his demise at age 51.

“I don’t believe in providence and fate, as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.”
Max Rudolf Frisch, Swiss playwright and novelist

Interestingly, Max Frisch seems to entertain the notion of fate in his 1957 novel “Homo Faber.” The main character, Walter Faber, believes in reason over predetermination, yet ultimately rethinks that position. Malcom Forbes in the Montreal Review puts it this way:

“Faber exercises his rational mind by regaling us with statistics relating to the likelihood of improbable accidents and incidents befalling us. He downplays any significance of providence but from this point on experiences a series of extraordinary coincidences, mainly in the form of chance encounters. When Sabeth turns out to be the daughter he never knew he had he is compelled to re-evaluate the faith he placed in technology over fate. ‘I’m a technologist and accustomed to seeing things as they are,’ he informs us early on in the novel. But when the unforeseen occurs and when the improbable morphs into the unbelievable, he is left floundering. Faber revises his whole outlook at the close of the novel when lying in his hospital bed, vanquished and desolate. ‘Life is not matter and cannot be mastered by technology,’ he decides.”

“Fate laughs at probabilities.”
E.G. Bulwer-Lytton 19th century English novelist and playwright

“Fate is for losers.”
Douglas Coupland, novelist and artist, appointed member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

His quote, “Fate is for losers,” is amusing considering how his writing career began, according to Wikipedia: “He completed courses in business science, fine art, and industrial design in Japan in 1986. Established as a designer working in Tokyo, Coupland suffered a skin condition brought on by Tokyo’s summer climate, and returned to Vancouver. Before leaving Japan, Coupland had sent a postcard ahead to a friend in Vancouver. The friend’s husband, a magazine editor, read the postcard and offered Coupland a job writing for the magazine. Coupland began writing for magazines as a means of paying his studio bills. Reflecting on his becoming a writer, Coupland has admitted that he became one ‘By accident. I never wanted to be a writer. Now that I do it, there’s nothing else I’d rather do.'”

“It is nobody’s right to be waited on and nobody’s fate to do the waiting.”
Margaret Heffernan, writer and businesswoman

Perhaps she is seeing ahead in the future where artificial intelligence takes care of all the service industry jobs? Does she believe it should be illegal for a woman to be a housewife, even if that’s her desire? Or, is this her way of dealing with guilt about her success or perhaps she’s merely indulging her audience? “It’s not your fate to ever work in a service job” sells more books than “You have to start somewhere.”

“Change your plate. Change your fate.”
Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author and wellness activist

While we applaud Kris Carr for overcoming cancer and we also believe that diet and wellness has a lot to do with longevity and vitality, you can’t change fate with vegetables. When fate summons you, you have free will to react, but no amount of antioxidents and green juice will change what is destined. That is a catchy marketing phrase though, isn’t it?

“Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.”
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, 19th century German writer

While we admire and agree with her suggestion that positive thinking can improve your life, we disagree that changing your perception will change what is destined. Denying the cold, hard realities of life won’t make them go away.

These final six quotes, we believe, encapsulate the essence of the philosophy of personal fate:

“If there’s any business that instructs you in the strong hand of fate, it’s show business. You can plan and plan, but it’s what happens to you that really determines what your career will be like.”
Sam Waterston, American actor, director, and producer

“My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.”
Aldous Huxley, English writer and philosopher

“All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.”
John Dryden, English poet and playwright

“Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.”

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Copyright © 2015 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

Fate: Movie Stars, Fame and Predestination

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Fifty Hollywood actors of similar talent toil for years looking for that big break, frequently crossing paths through the same auditions and talent agencies. Eventually, two of them make it to A-list status, yet the others languish in obscurity. We don’t call it luck, we call it fate.

It makes me believe in fate. In most cases, the readings where I’ve been really bad have usually been the ones where I got the part.”
Robin Wright

After reviewing thousands of people’s comprehensive astrology and numerology charts, our objective findings consistently show those who are fated to become famous do, and those who aren’t, don’t.

That may sound “void of promise” to you, but we prefer to tell it as we see it to help you save time, money, and avoid heartache. Besides, life is about the journey, not the destination, wouldn’t you agree?

Consider these other quotes about fame and predestination:

“Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director’s point of view.”
Steven Spielberg

“When I was growing up in Terrell, Texas, I felt that it was not where I was supposed to be. I knew that I was meant for a different destination. I think that the minute I was born, there was something inside telling me where I would go, it’s like energy – an intangible destiny.”
Jamie Foxx

“…I didn’t know what I was going to do with myself. And then fate reached in and took me in its hands. I was discovered right out of high school and started getting work.”
Sally Field

“We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves.”
Rita Hayworth

“I’m a great believer in fate. I think things happen in spite of, and despite, yourself.”
Randolph Scott

“Fate pulls you in different directions.”
Clint Eastwood

“Fate gives you the finger and you accept.”
William Shatner

Those who deny fate assert that force of will and hard work allow you to achieve anything. Perhaps there are multitudes of aspiring Hollywood actors thinking to themselves, “If someone like Brad Pitt can make it big, so can I.”

Do you believe Brad Pitt is just a pretty face and got lucky in his career? We disagree. The patterns symbolizing fame and money success in Brad Pitt’s comprehensive charts are beyond stellar, even breathtaking. The aspiring stars that never get a break, despite working as hard as anyone else, simply lack the necessary patterns. In other words, it’s their fate to never get that big break, and the unique patterns in their charts represent it. Again, we know this doesn’t sound encouraging, but we’ve found that being direct is ultimately more helpful to you.

Interestingly, extreme infamy is equally as easy for us to identify in the charts, as is an exceptional fall from grace, significant career beginnings and peak points, and key love life connections, to name a few.

After years of doing this type of work, we’ve learned the importance of working with fate and accepting what you can’t change, and It’s always heartening to see patterns of extraordinary success in an individual’s comprehensive charts.

After recently watching on a long flight Ex Machina and A Most Violent Year staring relatively young (36 years-old) Oscar Isaac, we appreciated his talent. We then reviewed his charts and were intrigued with how his overall lifetime mega fame and career staying power is similar to that of Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. He’s staring in the upcoming Star Wars movies, episodes VII and VIII.

The theory of personal fate (same meaning as destiny) tells us there’s a reason for everything and things happen when they’re supposed to happen.

However, fate does not mean you should always wait around for things to happen. Get centered, figure out your talents and what you really want, and take action. Fated events sometimes just happen to you, completely out of your control, and other times they occur when you follow your dreams and work toward success.

Our Direct Your Destiny e-package helps you make the most of your life now with 5 incredible subconscious programming and affirmation-packed audio MP3s: Sense of Humor/Confidence/Relax Subliminal MP3, Improve Appearance and Become Sexier Subliminal MP3, Success and Abundance Subliminal MP3, Enhance Love Life and Friendships Subliminal MP3, Forgive and Let Go Subliminal MP3. https://spiritualgrowthnow.com/directyourdestiny/

Copyright © 2015 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

The Truth About Rewriting Your Soul Contract

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The notion of rewriting your soul contract is about eliminating life’s challenges and getting what you want in a snap. We believe it’s impossible to rewrite your soul contract, though you do have free will to respond positively to it.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to suddenly live the life of your dreams and never again have any challenges? We applaud you for going after your dreams, but challenges are part of life. Without them you don’t learn and grow.

We can hear it now–legions of New Age enthusiasts calling for our heads. We get lots of hate e-mails due to our writings, but we insist on telling you the truth about what we’ve found on our spiritual journey since the late 1980s, rather than pandering to you to increase sales.

Our role may not be to deliver inspiration, but we strive to offer spiritual truth.

The notion of rewriting your soul contract is marketed in the spiritual arena as a cure-all to life’s problems, like waving a magic wand. The claims span from slight life alterations to instantly eliminating massive burdens like terminal diseases.

Carnival barkers will always exist, but aren’t you glad you have people like us to remind you of reality?

We acknowledge that a positive attitude, faith, and gratitude can work wonders in dealing with life’s problems, but unfortunately, you must work through your karma to balance it. There is no magic bullet.

By all means, do everything you can to overcome life’s challenges, aim high, and enjoy life to the fullest, but don’t be disappointed if you can’t avoid the approximately 75% of fated circumstances and events in your life.

Below we list five things you’ll have an easier time doing than altering your soul contract:

1. Become instantly sober after drinking several alcoholic drinks. Just pray to the Booze Gods and ask for forgiveness. What’s that, you say, they’re not listening? You’ve got to pray harder.

2. Look exactly like you did when you were age twenty-one, at age fifty. Just pray to the Youth Gods and get your grove back.

Actually, you can look far younger than your age. Use your free will and discipline to do anti-aging exercises like yoga and high intensity interval training (rather than long-distance running, for example), and avoid consuming things that age the body, like sugar and junk food.

3. Is someone in your life driving you crazy? A neighbor, coworker, your boss, or a family member? Get rid of them, legally and within spiritual law, by calling on the Exile Gods and they’ll be gone in minutes.

4. Quickly have a rewarding and lucrative career, without the hassles of any training, advanced degrees, major set-backs, or hard work! It’s easy and simple! Just pray to the Life Purpose Gods and they’ll make sure you get whatever you want!

In reality, you do have free will to follow your passions and develop and share your talents. If your career path is destined to earn you a high income, that’s a bonus, but wealth is secondary to how you deal with your spiritual lessons.

5. Take your relationship back to the honeymoon phase, even if you can’t stand the sight of each other!

Fortunately, you do have free will to make the most of your love life. Sometimes that means accepting someone as they are, admitting your faults and, or moving on.

Life demands discipline, effort, and patience, and there is no easy way out of your soul contract, even if you make daily contact with your spiritual guides.

What about people who decide to make changes and then overcome difficulties? We believe the options to overcome the difficulties and their efforts were destined. They did not “create” anything that wasn’t already part of their contract.

Sometimes you need to endure difficult times, as harsh as that may sound, because the spiritual reasons outweigh the mundane. Some spiritual lessons are easy, some are rewarding, and many are challenging.

How you embrace your lessons is vital. Even though you can’t completely rewrite your soul contract after reincarnating, detachment, acceptance, faith, gratitude, confidence, and joy make it much easier to deal with it. Do the best you can and you’ll pass your life tests with flying colors.

Our Direct Your Destiny E-Package offers an easy way to relax, release, avoid stress, and know what is the next best step in any situation to help you more effectively deal with your soul contract.

Copyright © 2014 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

DNA and Reincarnation – The Theory of DNA Genetic Coding is Connected to Predestination

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When young children are asked the right questions, such as “What did you do when you were big? Who were you when you were big?” they can sometimes tell you quite a bit about their previous lives. A good book on the subject is Children’s Past Lives: How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child, by Carol Bowman.

DNA and reincarnation can’t be physically linked so DNA testing would not verify reincarnation. DNA is related to the physical body, not the spiritual body. Reincarnation is the spiritual body coming back again and again.

Does this disprove reincarnation? We consider reincarnation a theory and you can’t prove theories valid, you can only invalidate them. Reincarnation has yet to be invalidated.

In situations where parents have discovered shockingly solid links to what a child says and actual deceased people, there’s a strong case in favor of reincarnation, but that doesn’t qualify as the physical evidence needed to convince the strongest skeptics. In our view, “proof” is unimportant because whether the past life recall is real or subconscious metaphor, past-life exploration is a fantastic self-discovery and healing tool.

As we’ve stated before, we don’t believe in “chance.” For example, it’s common to receive confirmations after experiencing a past life regression, such as researching and corroborating names and dates received in regression or later meeting people who somehow fit into the puzzle.

As identical twins, we have identical DNA, yet our unique personalities and distinct physical differences point to the idea that human life is much more than just biological science. One must consider the influence of spirit too; every body is occupied by a unique soul and the qualities and detriments of that soul shine through in physical form.

While we find hereditary and environmental scientific theories interesting, including the idea that much of character is determined by genes/DNA, we view them as superficial in relation to the migration of the soul and other non-physical considerations; spiritual considerations overshadow mundane, modern-scientific, earthly ones, just as the vast universe overshadows this planet.

We feel that the theory of DNA genetic coding, which represents predetermined  physical, emotional, and psychological makeup and is supported by behavioral geneticists, is connected to predestination in that souls choose the most appropriate bodies for what needs to be experienced on Earth.

In this line of thinking, the decisions one makes once in the body on a personality level (including those relating to relationships and children), the way they “choose” to act and emotionally react, the way they think, and thus the way they behave, are largely fated. We see truth in this philosophy because we regularly and consistently outline all of the aforementioned personality dynamics, along with past, present, and future conditions and circumstances through our work, thereby decisively and repeatedly substantiating the concept of fate.

Copyright © 2006 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

Free Will & Manifestation – How Karma, Fate and Predestination Block Your Efforts

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Prior to years of comprehensive study and constant objective empirical research through ancient metaphysical delineation and predictive sciences (since 1992 involving the numerology and astrology charts of over 20,000 different people), we too mistakenly believed we could create anything our ego-selves desired.

Our studies and research allow us to conclude that an extremely high percentage of everyone’s major life circumstances and particulars are unavoidably etched in the rock of fate.

We consistently and accurately outline key conditions and experiences in anyone’s future (provided we have all birth data) including “gurus” who claim they are able to “consciously create” 100% of their realities, matching their conscious demands, as they live their lives.

Once you have witnessed, as we have, the continual recurrence of patterns in the numerology and astrology charts completely representing situations in peoples’ lives, you will stop rejecting the idea of fate.

An ideal love life, unlimited financial abundance, perfect health, constantly harmonious personal relationships and more would be nice, but we are now entirely certain that it “ain’t gonna happen” if it’s not part of the path that your soul mapped out before you incarnated.

For example, despite what you might see on TV about finding a compatible romantic partner, like the best-selling author promoting her book about finding the perfect husband in less than a year (“I did it and you can too!”), everyone’s karma is different and what works for one person (because it fits his/her karmic blueprint) may fail for the next (being outside of his/her earthly plan).

“Learn valuable lessons about commitment and betrayal by experiencing a difficult spouse? Forget it! Instead, I’ll create the perfect relationship!” “Endure a period of financial limitations to learn about financial acumen? Nah, I’ll create infinite abundance now and forever live the high life!”

Unfortunately (for the ego-self), the universe doesn’t work that way. Dodging your fate isn’t an option.

But let’s not forget free will. You have free will to take the right action at the right time, allow your earthly personality to play its role in manifesting your destiny (including your ego-self desires that align with it), react to your life circumstances, and improve and influence your situation to the best of your ability within the confines of your fate.

Along these lines, free will also enables everyone to help shape their future lives through every thought, intent, and action in their present lives.

If you want an ideal as possible relationship, you can exercise your free will and do things to prepare for this. However, we believe that even doing what feels right feels right because it’s part of your pre-destined path. You could do something that isn’t part of your earthly plan, such as drop out of society, move to the wilderness and live off the land, but you probably wouldn’t because it doesn’t feel right for you to do.

Perhaps most importantly, it would be nice if we could all have “perfect love,” but this would miss the objective of the majority of our relationships on earth: personal growth. A predetermined degree of challenge is necessary in order to learn the lessons for which we incarnate.

As far as releasing your love karma through spiritual exercises, this sounds like wishful, spiritual woo-woo thinking to us.

The only exercise we know of to do this is the exercise of experiencing what you need to experience in real life. In other words, forget the notion of being able to cheat fate, despite the fact that most “love experts” suggest otherwise. We caution you to be skeptical of spiritual solutions that appear to be quick fixes.

The good news is that you can ease, but not evade, your karma by acceptance, forgiveness, and unconditional love. For instance, you can’t erase the lifelong disharmony between you and your siblings, but you can lighten the load by how you view and react to it.

Although not always easy, the best methods toward personal and spiritual growth include the following: achieve self-awareness so that you understand your highest path; take the right action at the right time to manifest your destiny; embrace all personal challenges including all difficult people as a necessary part of the growth process; forgive yourself and all others; love yourself and all others unconditionally; live your life knowing that all energy you put out will eventually come back to you; and know that you can’t always get what you want, but that every experience serves a valuable purpose.

Copyright © 2004 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo