by Scott Petullo
We respect those who search for their own answers in
relation to spirituality, the meaning of life, and the concept
of fated personal circumstances and events. In our
professional opinion, everyone’s birthrights are different.
Let’s define, in this context, what a birthright is.
In simple terms, it’s what is owed to you, karmically
speaking (rewards and challenges); birthrights are the
credits you’ve earned and the debits you owe from past
Contrary to popular belief and based on our research,
we’ve found that birthrights aren’t automatic entitlements
to the “infinite possibilities of the universe.” Free will
exists, but total free will is only available to you in spirit
form before incarnating. Why? So you can’t escape
confronting the issues you’re meant to work through,
and therefore grow and progress.
Popular New Age declarations such as “It’s your
birthright to have whatever you want,” are inspiring
and sound promising, but these statements are too
often misleading and potentially damaging.
Disappointment and feelings of despair and failure
ultimately follow when the New Age adherent learns
the hard way that he can’t simply erase his intense
marriage problems and “create a dream relationship,”
On the other hand, inspirational messages can be like
fuel for those who are following their highest path, take
the action necessary to reach their goals, work efficiently
and purposely, and are destined to reach those goals. But
inspiration may be only a temporary high, an escape from
reality, for those who don’t take action to reach their goals,
or more importantly, have not set goals that match their
By the way, sometimes “failure” or not getting what you
want is integral to important life lessons and even future
success. If everyone “got what they wanted” all the time,
what would the world be like and how would one
distinguish between failure and success?
Alternatively, we wholeheartedly approve of feet-on-the
-ground proclamations such as, “you can have anything
your heart desires, as along as it fits in your karmic and
Successfully reaching important life goals demands
diligent effort, not just pure inspiration and idealism.
More important, to know what’s most fitting for you
(and within your personal, unique karmic blueprint),
you must first ask in meditation, repeatedly “who am I?”
and “why am I here?” if you want to begin to make the
most of your existence.
One person’s dharma (what one must do, in accordance
with one’s karmic plan) might be to live a life having
enormous power and influence, and another’s might be
to learn humility and live a modest lifestyle. One person’s
fate might include decades of deep romantic love, another’s
might include decades of solitude (e.g., as a monk, in a
religious order, or even in prison), perhaps necessary for
his or her spiritual growth.
Remember, we’re talking about long-term plans, as in
multitudes of lifetimes that serve higher purposes, not
just about trying to get what one wants right now, in this
life, such as the most coveted material aspects of the
How do you know what your birthrights are? Keep asking
yourself. Get to know your higher-self through regular
meditation. Comprehensive astrology and numerology
are great tools to help confirm your hunches.
Don’t be afraid of discovering that your personal earthly
plan may not be as glamorous or seemingly rewarding as
another person’s might be. Everyone has an important role
in this world. Some are meant to make a difference in one
person’s life, and some in many people’s lives, but all are
part of the bigger plan and ultimately we are all in this