This universe is an appearance of God. As mineral, God sleeps. As plant, God dreams. As animal, God awakens but does not know he is awake. As human, God is awake and knows he is awake. As an enlightened human, God regains His omnipresence. This is the process of evolution.
Over millions of years this slow and steady evolution continued for God to know Himself in His creation. The human is not a direct descendent of this evolutionary path. God created a special appearance in humanity to realize universal consciousness, full divinity. Dogs, monkeys horses and dolphins can become humans simply through God’s force of evolution after seven or eight million lifetimes.
As humans, instinct becomes free will, reason and will power. This places the burden of evolution upon humans. An animal does not incur specific karma. With free will, a human does.
Liberation and realization are only possible in human form because of the special creation of chakras, especially the Sahasrara. It can take 20,000 to 30,000 human lifetimes to become enlightened through the evolution of reincarnation. A person of kindness can become enlightened in 6,000 lifetimes. A person dedicated to a spiritual path becomes enlightened in one to three lifetimes.
This is a most precious human birth. Remembering God and seeking oneness with God are indications of where we are on the path to realizing our omnipresence and divinity. Fate is non-existent. Our destiny lies in our reason and free will. Every moment we decide what we will create, how our evolution will proceed.