This is difficult to explain to a lot of people. Most people raised in a culture influenced by one of the Abrahamic, monotheistic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) grew up thinking of God as a Divine Father. Their God is a very emotional Spirit who is jealous of you spending time with other Gods, gets very upset if you violate His rules, and has a special dislike for people having sex outside of the sanctioned system. This blog isn’t about that kind of a God. We advocate a worldview in which the All-Knowing, All-Powerful, and Ever-Present Infinite Intelligence has no preferences. In this worldview, “The All” simply wants to experience His/Her/Itself, and doesn’t have a preconceived agenda about what that experience will be. This means that “good” doesn’t always prevail; the end of the story hasn’t been written yet; and the destruction of humanity and a zombie apocalypse is just as real of a possibility as anything else.
The Kemetic Tree of Life describes the basic nature of God by the deity called Amen. Amen is the essential state of God or of existence before creation, an undifferentiated Potential – the primordial mist.
In the beginning
There was neither existence nor non-existence,
All this world was unmanifest energy…
The One breathed, without breath, by Its own power
Nothing else was there…
– Hymn of Creation, The Rig Veda
Quantum Physics gives us the same concept as the Kemetic and Indian Vedic systems of thought. Physicists have spent hundreds of years searching for the basic building block of life, the thing that everything else is made of. At one point they thought that the smallest thing in existence was the atom. Then they discovered that there were even smaller things inside the atom, which led to the realization that things seem to get infinitely smaller and smaller the more we increase our ability to observe subatomic particles. Instead of being able to pinpoint the building blocks of life as microscopic “things” that are easy to understand and predict; scientists have found that at the base of everything is “waves of possibilities”, also described as “vibrating energy packets.” These energy packets exist as an infinite set of possibilities until something acts upon it to make it coalesce into a single observable phenomenon. This means that there is no predetermined agenda as I said before. Literally, anything is possible.
So now, returning to the Tree of Life – sphere 0 in the Tree is Amen, the undifferentiated Potential of existence. But Sphere 2 of the Tree is Tehuti, the Divine Will of God. How does the God who has no preferences end up having a Will?
We choose the life that we are born into. By that I mean that the eternal part of us, our Souls, make a determined decision about what life circumstance we want to be born into, before we are born, while we are in the ancestral realm. For some people, that is elementary common sense. For other people, that is revolutionary and/or blasphemous. It is a scientific fact that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it only changes form. We, as human beings, are made up of energy. So there is some part of us that cannot be destroyed, it is eternal. That part of us decides what its purpose in life will be, what two parents should produce that life so that it has the best chance of fulfilling that purpose, what kind of body to be born into to facilitate that purpose, and what the perfect time and place is to be born that will make the baby the kind of person who can ultimately fulfill that purpose.
That purpose in life is encoded in our DNA along with the blueprint for our bodies. Just as that DNA attracts the needed material to produce our bodies in the womb of our mothers, the attractive power of our life intention/purpose attracts people, situations, and resources to us throughout life that give us the best chance possible of discovering our purpose and fulfilling that purpose. We are born on a particular path. We are born with a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do, in the unique way that you do it, better than anyone else in the whole world. When you’re doing that one thing, or more than one thing in many cases, you lose track of time. No matter how long you do it, it doesn’t feel like work. You would do that thing for the rest of your life, and do it quite well, whether you ever receive a dime for that thing or not. That is your purpose in life. That is what you came into this life to do. And when you do that thing in a way that responds to a unique need that exists in the world, then people will pay you for it and they will pay you abundantly. That is the way to achieve unlimited wealth, abundance, and happiness in life; doing what you were born to do in a way that performs a needed service in the world.
So anyway (lol), that intention/purpose that we are born into the world with has attractive power. It attracts people, situations, and resources to us that we will need throughout life. It organizes our personal universe in a way that is conducive to us fulfilling our purpose. It causes Life to respond to us according to a particular pattern. When we fall into the groove of that pattern then things seem to work out miraculously in our favor. We are said to have good luck; because we are approaching life in harmony with our purpose and in harmony with the way that we have caused the Universe to respond to us by our intention. This is the source of Divine Will. The Universe has no preferences other than the ones we create with our intention. Intention organizes its own fulfillment.
Divine Will is different for every person because every person is here to do something different. What is “right” and “wrong” for you might not necessarily be the same for another person. “Right” and “wrong” is relative to what your goals are, or what your purpose is. When those who are in touch with the Oracle do a reading for us and tell us about our life path, they are telling us about the intention that we set before we were born. And they are able to tell us the things we should and shouldn’t do in life because our intention sets up a pattern in the Universe that we can get in harmony with. This is what Tehuti, the deity who expresses the Will of God, is all about. Tehuti is a personification of the part of us that contains the answer to our life purpose.
There is no God up in the sky who decides for us what our fate in life is. We create our lives with the choices we make, before we are conceived and throughout our physical existence. The Universe responds to those choices by moving in a way that will create the fulfillment of our intentions. If we intend something but then we do things that are not compatible with that intention then we are going against the Divine Will and we will meet with frustration and disappointment. If we conduct our lives in a way that is consistent with our intention/purpose then we will meet with success and abundance.