— from “The Moment of Truth”
by Master Ryuho Okawa
“You’ve said before that we’re all born with a life plan that we created before we set out for this world. Is it possible for us to make changes to this plan as we live our lives in this world?”
Our original life plans can be altered
“Just as we each have a different personality, we each created our life plan in a different way.
Some of us are born with very detailed plans, while others have rough plans, some of which only say where and to whom we want to be born and leave everything else up to circumstances. The souls with this less specific kind of life plan often came here just hoping to have fun. The reason for this difference more or less lies in the differences in our soul levels — that is, the degrees of spiritual progress that our souls have reached. For the greater your mission is in this life, the more detailed your soul’s life plan often is.
The course of destiny does change, however, and our original life plans can be altered. Our conditions and circumstances constantly shift as we live our lives in this world, and those changes may bring us more meaningful soul-training experiences than those we originally planned. This can happen when we underestimate the level of progress our souls will make. Over the course of decades of effort in this life, we might get further ahead than we had imagined. Sure enough, the opposite sometimes happens too: sometimes, the goals we set before birth were too high for us to reach, and so we have to downshift.
But when souls have underestimated their potential, their original plan isn’t necessarily the best course for them to take. It’s more important that they shift their goals higher, so as not to let this opportunity go to waste. And by doing so, they’ll invite the best assistance that their guardian and guiding spirits can give them.”