If your birth and your death are not in your hands, why do you think the events between the two are in your hands.
Think very carefully about this.What was it that caused your birth and what is it that is causing your death. Of course, without the slightest doubt, it is consciousness that is the basis of all that IS.
If it is the consciousness that is the basis of everything. Then it should be the same consciousness that lives your life from birth to death.
In this case it means that you are the absolute consciousness and only for a single second in eternity has the very consciousness dreamed as you or limited itself as you. so you are the very consciousness.