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How Multiple Realities Affect Coincidence Versus Fate

Coincidence or fate

There is a spiritual belief that exists among many religions that defines the Universe as a higher power. In this context, we’re taught that nothing is coincidence, and everything is fate. Whether it’s something as small as sidestepping a piece of gum; regarding that as “good luck.” Or, as grand as how you meet your soulmate and your subsequent love story. The belief is that nothing is left up to chance. This concept is born from the ideation that coincidence doesn’t exist because of the multi-verse. This concept describes infinite universes in whichever scenario is playing out, and how the choices we make propels us to our fate. It argues that our fate is always evolving based on every single event, decision, and moment in our lives. So the question arises, is there a such thing as coincidence, or is every moment of our lives invited by fate?

The terms coincidence, luck, and fate feel very interchangeable in our lives—most often. But when you draw them in and put those terms in the context of faith, their meanings take on an entirely new form. Coincidence becomes a probing question. The word luck seems to lose all meaning. And fate seems to become one of the most heavily weighted words in our vocabulary. When I was thinking about writing this post, I decided to look up the definitions of these words.

Coincidence:

Noun. A striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance.

Fate:

Noun. The universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time.

Luck:

Noun. The force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person’s life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities.

There is one commonality between each of these definitions: a cause and effect. With a coincidence, the cause and effect relate to the need for “chance” to occur. Fate requires the cooperation between the cause of the universe and the effect of the fate. And luck has a cause of ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ having an effect on one’s luck. Each one of these definitions requires the cause of an outside force, like the Universe.

Coincidence or Fate

I believe there is no such thing as a coincidence. That every single moment of our lives is unfolding by the fate determined by our actions and those of the circumstances of every single universe (or reality) unfolding. Every single action we take determines how our fate will change. And if we choose something, it’s never finite, and we can always choose again. We have multiple realities available to us at all times, and with practice we can change through them when we desire the circumstances of our lives to change. So how do we choose our fate and “predetermine” our destiny? By living intentionally and practicing the power of your mind.

How Intentional Living Intersects with Fate

Living intentionally, although different for everyone, has many commonalities among the practice. In everyone’s practice, you’re prioritizing health, wellness, and the mind, body, and soul. The practice for your mind, body, and soul is determined by your faith. And, in my case, my belief that the Universe is my higher power. Under this belief, coincidences don’t exist, and every action and reaction is done to align me with my fate. The beautiful thing about fate is that we have the power to change it. Our fate is not pre-determined at birth with no power to change. Every choice we make creates a new series of openings for more choices, and therefore, more realities.

The idea is that our fate is an idea or notion of what purpose we’re meant to serve here on earth. With every decision we make, we’re given additional choices that guide us to our fate. In some realities, we choose wrong and we’re given choices that right the path. In some realities we fail, and others we succeed. The concept of multiple realities existing comes from our free will. Our choices allow us to play a role in our own fate, so nothing is coincidence. Because every possible reality exists, we’ve already chosen every option.

How we can lean into our fate

When we practice intentional habits and routines, as aligned with our faith, together they create one supportive system for us to thrive. When we follow the belief that everything is within our fate, we build a trust that everything will work out for our highest good. No matter what the circumstances are, it’s never a coincidence of where we are, who we run into, or what we see. Everything that feels coincidental is a sign from the Universe. Mentioning someone in conversation and then seeing them the next day. A lot of the time, experiences like that feel like major coincidences. But, more often than not, it’s a sign from the Universe that something is happening. You ran into that person for a reason.

The reason the majority of things that feel like coincidences don’t immediately signal to us “this is a part of my fate,” is because the meaning behind these coincidences isn’t always obvious right away. I believe there are no coincidences. By incorporating this belief into my intentional living practice, it’s helps me to question and reflect on everything. If I don’t like the outcome of something, I can use the powers of manifestation, meditation, and EFT to choose a different outcome. We are always in control of our fate, and if we don’t feel aligned with the current circumstances, the Universe will hand us opportunities to realign with our fate.

Practice to help you Align with Your Fate

I’ve talked about all of these practices before in some form or another. However, in this context, using things like EFT and meditation to realign yourself with fate prompts deeper change. Ask yourself what you believe is your fate. Is it to teach? Or is your purpose here to learn? Ask yourself what feels aligned with what your soul is craving. Practices like EFT and meditation, will help you explore your answer.

Xo,  lauren

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