The Unseen Order of Things

SOME ENLIGHTENED SCIENTISTS THINK THAT HUMAN EVOLUTION is being controlled by “outside forces”—by Infinite Spirit, or the Organizing Force of the Universe, or God, or extra-terrestrials, depending on their personal viewpoint—and my research into the structure of the soul supports that idea.
     It does seem that we are born with a broad sense of destiny, that there’s a mission for us to accomplish while we are here on Earth. One reason scientists are beginning to accept this idea is that scientific breakthroughs seem to come not to one person at a time, but can simultaneously be thought of by different people in different parts of the world. One example of this is Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, who both formulated the idea of natural selection and evolution, Darwin at his home in England, Wallace while collecting specimens in the East Indies. It seems that when something is “in the air” it can get picked up by people all over the world, rather like trends and memes—it could be a catchword, a dance craze, a political moment, or an important idea—but they seem to have their own momentum, and can spread like wildfire, rather like a YouTube video going viral, a classic example of science imitating life.
     These examples are seen as proof that there is something going on behind the scenes, that what we see is not all there is. There are few people who have reached maturity who can’t relate mysterious coincidences in their lives: “If I hadn’t done that and met that person, and moved there and done that, and met her and gone there, I wouldn’t be here doing this . . .” and so on. Rather than a straight trajectory from A to B and then to C and on to Z, life takes an unpredictable path. It doesn’t follow a set formula, it’s not meant to. Each person has a completely unique life to live.
     I could never have imagined when I was 15 the way that my life has turned out. It’s so far beyond my wildest dreams that I could never have imagined it. And so much more fun and fulfilling than I could have hoped to expect. That’s why it’s so important to “Let Go and Let God”—one of the aphorisms of the 12 Steps program—the idea being that God’s plan for us is so much better than any we could come up with ourselves. But how we fight that truth, hanging on to our own idea of how we want our life to be! We may not realize we are fighting against our destiny. By relinquishing control and surrendering to God’s will, however we see God, we set the scene for miracles to come into our life, riches undreamed of. If we can just have faith in the unseen order of things . . .

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