Perthro’s Pronouncements

Today’s article finds me with questions. Questions about the god’s involvement in our lives. Do they merely observe, and guide, and not interfere, or are they actively changing circumstances in our lives to teach us lessons, or to provide for certain experiences?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what is really going on in our lives. Is it all random, with no discernable path, or is there someone pulling the strings? Do the gods and goddesses watch us, and see where we are going, without taking an active role in what happens? If they do, they how do we explain how certain events seem to correlate, or as the term is used, are “synchronous”, whether in a good way or a bad way? We’ve all had that feeling, when one thing goes wrong, it seems others follow, and then there are times when a seemingly minor fortuitous event happens just before it’s needed, such as finding a 50 dollar bill on the road, just when an unexpected bill comes in to the amount of exactly 50 dollars. Is that the gods? I’d like to think so. Some things that happen are just too synchronous to be thought of as coincidence. Think about the people in your life right now too. Everyone you interact with on a daily basis, if you think about it, is probably there for a specific reason. My life is full of instances when I can say I learned a certain concept from a certain individual, and if that person had not been there at that exact time and place, and it had been sooner, or later, the outcome would not have been the same. So there is definitely an argument for the gods, or fate, or whatever you want to call it, having an influence in our lives.

But what if it’s all set up ahead of time, by US even (see some of my previous articles if you want to check out my opinion on that), and then all the gods have to do is sit back and watch how it all plays out? They may have even chosen to make themselves available as guides, or just to make their presence known, but to adopt a strict posture of non-interference. This is also a likely scenario, because while to our perceptions they can do amazing things, in actuality, most of the encounters I’ve heard about with deities involve them not changing a person’s life or course, but rather showing the path, and allowing the person to choose to take it.

There is also the possibility that it could be a little bit of both. They could be actively making things happen, while guiding us along our paths. I know in my own life, and the situations I’ve encountered, it’s a good bet they’re watching while poking and prodding too. I’m only human though, and have no idea about the truth of it all. I can only live my life and hope that it’s a good one, and rest easy knowing the gods are out there, one way or the other, taking an interest in what we are, and where we’re going.

It’s good to know we’re not alone.