Can one change one's fate? I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and I've come to some conclusions on the matter. Before this question can really be answered there are some perspectives that must first be fermented to produce a living understanding. I think we are guaranteed a certain amount of fate regardless of our actions or inaction's. There are miniscule roots that run for miles from our DNA that were forged in a cauldron located in the millenniums before us. There are aspects of our fate that require magi status to do anything about, and even then I'm not so sure they can be gotten to and manipulated. This isn't to say that there is an omniscient God who cares about the outcome. It's more a matter of interconnection emanating from the proverbial butterfly's wings. Simply put, fate will happen and requires no consciousness on your part. This might as well be a metaphysical law. It probably is, but I don't have the occult background to know if there is such a law. I'm sure some of my readers might be able to illuminate the subject.
There is magnificent alchemical work that can be done to accomplish a chosen destiny. Achieving destiny requires your active participation and much discipline. It requires foresight, focus, and fateolysis, because in order to achieve destiny it requires the building blocks of fate to be teased out and manipulated. Fate must first be broken down in a conscious cauldron of change using all catalysts and enzymatic agents at ones disposal. Without this process destiny becomes a blind process subject to the whims of DNA and flying insects. I think the conclusion is that fate can't really be changed...just broken down and altered. How much fate has happened before you even become aware of it? What age where you when you started thinking about attempting to change it? Until one becomes conscious of the process it's all produced by fate alone. The nature of our existence, on this plane at least, is to constantly move forward while growing older. The adept's apprentice knows that he must become consciously involved in this process of reality manipulation if a chosen destiny is to have any chance of descending and solidifying into reality.
The trick is to become responsible for your choices for movement in this fluid field of existence. Then all agents concerned with one's movements must be identified and studied. The more of these agents that becomes successfully ousted, the better your chances of a chosen future. This is the act of Neo seeing the agents for the programming that they are and receiving the ability to stop bullets in response. He performs fateolysis by entering into the frame of the agent and exploding it from within. This is the point where Neo adds the final enzyme into the cauldron of his fate and destiny to create a manageable merger of the two. Fate can't be ignored and destiny must be maintained.
I've become very interested in the fate of my children. Realizing the workings of these matters in my own life has allowed me to consciously manipulate them for my sons. DNA can be changed. I believe that my offspring's DNA is slightly different from my own. Well at least the half that I'm responsible for. I think it's possible that innate abilities can be created and passed on. I want to be clear here because I'm NOT saying that I'm going to attempt to change who my son's are. It is however my ultimate and prime responsibility as a parent to manipulate their fates. Things are operating now that they have no control over. But I, and my wife, do have control over them. We are responsible for their existence. That responsibility is a heavy burden that must be cherished.
Take my in utero son, whom we have named Harper Tribann McCarty (although my wife want's to drop one of the n's and I'd like to keep it for authenticity's sake...marriage is a continual act of compromise), for example. He has no choice about the types of chemicals that are accompanying this critical time of his physical development. It is true that man has made a mess of the planet where health of life is concerned. Man has been a chemical making monkey for the last hundred years or so. Those chemicals are so ubiquitous in our reality that we develop in utero with them. This part of my son's fate I can do little about. The quality of food that my wife eats is something we can control to an extent. The nutrients that we give him for development we can do something about. In forging my own destiny chickens have arrived. They poop out happy backyard chicken eggs for my family. My wife eats those happy chicken eggs with their brilliant deep crimson yolks swimming with the building blocks of life. Those eggs nourish Harper's environment and provide his cauldron with quality natural resources. This is just one example in a universe of examples where my destiny is contributing to a better fate for my child.
My wife makes bread with pure, simple, natural ingredients; flour, salt, water, and yeast. The final product is influenced by natural alchemy and imbued with her intentional love. The final product removes a trivial amount of those malevolent chemicals, but it's yet one more act of us influencing our child's destiny. My 2 and a half out of utero son is beyond my comprehension. I'm obviously biased here, but this is not about being megalomaniacal or hyperegoic. He is an amazing human being that has his own destiny to contend with. I get to be a part of that process. He can do nothing about his fate while under his mother and fathers care. We can influence his fate, and we must do so. If my children are to have a chance in the long descent than I, and my wife, must do all that we can to better their fate in that climate. Chicken eggs, occasionally happy chicken meat protein, homemade bread, homegrown organic veggies, fermented foods made from pure and quality ingredients, compost, lots of tolerance and love, and an eye for the reality of reality will all help assist my son's in their journey through this anthropogenic clusterfuck of an environment.
In return, my son, soon to be sons, have influenced my destiny by their very existence. It's largely symbiotic. My own dysfunction in life has allowed me to access a moral compass that is derived from wisdom. Many of the problems that are a product of my own dysfunctional psyche have been outed, dealt with, and banished. It's a good thing to, because those things are all a product of my fate and they could have easily created a negative fate for my sons. My wife has done this same work. This past year she has been vigorously scrutinizing her fate. She has picked it apart and placed it in that cauldron. We are consciously manipulating this reality landscape with our wills. There are many factors tethered to our fate that we must learn to deal with because they will not go away. These factors were solidified into place before we even knew about them. They have already interacted with the future in ways we can do nothing about. Such is the nature of fate. It's irrevocably present. The best one can do is to identify it's parts and workings. This is how fateolysis is produced. One must know the proper enzymes to place in the cauldron to produce the desired destiny.
From my fateolysis comes the raw parts of a new destiniogenesis. My destiny is to be a Druid. Nature must be embraced by man. Our desire to control nature is destroying our biosphere. If we are to have a chance of continual survival on this planet than we must honor nature. We must stop this psychotic control, which is nothing more than an illusion anyways, and begin the process of making nature sacred again. This is something that can only be done one person at a time. I'm largely trapped in the matrix. At least for now. I'm trapped because I can see no other way to maintain a healthy family in our current world without access to money. I have to play the game in our nations "academic" business to earn my position in the outer party at the ministry of health in our dying empire. By 2015 I'll have a piece of paper that will say "Registered Nurse" on it. That piece of paper will give me access to a job that will pay me good money. Money that will allow me to maximize the environment to raise little druid sons. A safe environment tucked away from the madness of man. An environment surrounded by sacred nature. Nature that will influence, guide, and illuminate my sons Ayden Zen and Harper Tribann (or Triban depending on the compromise involved in marital negotiations). This is my chosen destiny. The destiny that will influence the fate of my sons. I only hope that when they reach the age of reason they will agree with me that nature is sacred. Hopefully enough druids will rise up to the challenge and begin the process of relinquishing that delusional and illusional control over nature.