There are some people who believe that we absolutely create everything in our lives. There are some people who believe that we have some input, some influence…but that we are subject to external factors–Fate, a Divine Plan, the free will of others.
In some schools of metaphysics, there is this idea that manifest reality is simply a reflection of the thoughts and feelings of the viewer–the one who is living their earthly life. While the thoughts and feelings might not always be consciously held….but, because they are influenced by what we focus on….we can be said to have complete power to change them. In this model, we hold absolute power. The more that we grow into God/dess-identification, the more that we can influence the situations that spring up around us.
If we are growing into becoming living gods, the question that we always come back to is–“How can I influence this scenario?” How much can I affect each and every situation that comes into my awareness? How can I deepen my belief that I can transform this event?
If we do not believe that we are able to affect or heal every scenario…if we believe that we are subject to any external forces, at all….then we change the focus in our meditations. How can we be at peace in the scenario at hand? How much peace, love and healing am I allowed to bring with me to the event? If there is a situation that we cannot heal or shape, then we bring as much comfort and as much ease, as we can carry.