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Destiny’s Energy: Where Does It Guide Us?

Nov 30, 2018 06:39PM ● By By Matt Preston

There are times when it’s hard not to think about how nuanced and complicated the human condition is and how destiny guides everyone whether they recognize it or not— where everyone is capable of such amazing beauty and wonder—it’s sometimes in a world that doesn’t always embrace positive energy.

Because the world is filled with imperfect beings coexisting together, no one really gets that far before encountering negative energies. This happens in several ways and scenarios with at least four patterns of energy that can be the most common.

1) Passive Positive Energy

For most individuals, “passive positive” and “passive negative” act as the standard background energies. This might be optimal depending on where and who that person is. A quick example could be if they are attempting to change their health regime. In doing so, however, it’s not exactly easy to change a diet or go run a marathon on a dime. 

Changes like that take time and most of the strategies out there will plan around a piecemeal approach; some suggesting doing so more quickly or slowly depending on circumstances. However, it’s important to go down this road and embrace the positives, even doing so in a passive manner as it still represents forward progress.

Other examples could be drinking less soda, eating less processed foods, etc., as these all could be passive approaches to actively changing a current diet and all-around lifestyle. And the motivation will be there knowing that the direction is positive in embracing a healthier energy.

2) Active Negative Energy

There isn’t a need to turn on the local or even national news, search on Google or check out a magazine to see that the world is a bit chaotic. For a lot of reasons, many people are swimming within the active negative pool, and that bad energy seems to never go away completely.

At the micro level, someone could find themselves having been passed over for a promotion at work or find out a loved one is sick with something serious. When these examples happen, it’s hard to remain upbeat or focused on the good because the negative energy is so strong at that moment. The hope is that it ends quickly though and the realization that there is breathing room on the other side of this energy.

3) Passive Negative Energy

Easier to deal with than the active one, but still negative, this energy can be longer in nature and more looming. This can manifest itself at any age for any number of reasons. Whether there’s a child that doesn’t want to go to school because of being separated from home or an elderly individual on the medical merry-go-round, this can be the hardest to detach from because it’s not pervasive, but it’s always present.

Ironically, the light at the end of this tunnel can seem further out than with the active negative because, again, it’s passive, it’s everywhere. So just like the piecemeal approach just mentioned, if someone is not able to take much of the negative energy out of these experiences, change the game and add some positive instead. They can use that defiance as a motivation to level the playing field with a far better energy.

4) Active Positive Energy

It’s beautiful, it’s sublime, it’s just plain awesome. Someone could find their soul-mate when they least expect to, meet a new friend at school or get that promotion at work. That novel they’ve been working on is now finished, they’re now a non-smoker for a full week or they just got to the gym and there’s hardly anyone there!

Active positive is the most fun to go on about, for obvious reasons. And it’s so versatile in nature. First it can help people get through active negative quicker with a better spirit. It can make passive negative not seem so endless. And passive positive can very easily upgrade onto this wonderful energy when someone finally meet their goals.

It also helps make life so amazing and creative! It’s often said that a lot of pain goes into an artist’s work; yet even then it can manifest in the most breathtaking painting or gripping novella. Just the same, a lot of love can go into these creations as well, making the end product just as stunning.

In The End

Ironically, thanks to the Winter Olympics in February, a quote by Lindsey Vonn seems especially relevant: “It’s amazing. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.”

Related to these four energies, it’s easier to let in the opportunities that represent positives rather than the negatives. And it’s by no accident that one and four have more content than the others. Remember, it’s all about being an eternal optimist. Destiny can lead everyone in many directions; however, the hope is that as it does so, each person will have the internal light of knowledge that can help guide them away from the negatives and toward the positives.

Matt Preston is a freelance writer from South Jersey, His website and podcast can be found