Fate vs. Free Will

Jan 19, 2015 | Mind, Science and Metaphysics, Spirit

A lot of people say we don’t have free will and just as many will argue that we have total free will. But again, they are only acknowledging pieces – fragments – of the full concept.

In reality, I believe it’s both…it just depends on what angle you’re choosing to look at it from.

Personally, I believe that free will is far more complex than we think it is.

We have a tendency to think about a lot of things as being, “This or that” – it’s very black and white. We rarely think about concepts as being multi-faceted and intertwined with one another.

It’s a lot like how we think of ourselves – we only know ourself in our body. A one dimensional concept, when in reality, we are multidimensional – existing in several dimensions at once. Even our own consciousness exists in layers of which we are only aware of, most of the time, on a singular level. Think subconscious, conscious (ego-self), and superconscious.

If it’s “our” free will, and we, ourselves, are multi-dimensional beings with layers of consciousness, then all of the consciousness that contributes to that concept of choice and free will are probably also multi-dimensional. What I mean by that is, our higher selves have a lot of influence on our free will, our guides and our guardian angels have influence over our free will.

And what do I mean when I say “free will” anyway? 

Life planning. A lot of people think that they create this plan before they come here, and it’s set in stone once it’s done, and when we get down here it’s kind of a crapshoot from then on out whether the human ends up doing what they’re supposed to do.

It’s not like that. AT ALL. That plan is not set in stone, and your higher self has all the ability in the world to shift and change things along the way. It has as much of a role in creating this experience as your ego does.

Not to mention that when that plan is created, it’s formed from a vantage point of infinite perspective – being able to see all of the potential outcomes from a particular life and the probability of each outcome happening.

It’s all known, and if you believe in multiple realities, then it’s all experienced and lived as well. But from your perspective, you’re only choosing one path.

My point is – it doesn’t matter what you choose to do, there’s no right or wrong answer, your higher self is always in control and your soul will still gain something from that experience. It’s all useful…so, no matter what your “choice,” you are always right where you are supposed to be. 

Now where people often get tangled up is, they choose one path, and they find that path to be “difficult” and they think, “I should have gone this way, it would have been easier.” The truth is, every decision has pitfalls. What makes it easy or difficult is how you choose to react to them, how much resistance you put up. 

You’ve got to understand that none of this is FIXED, and it’s all us and our guides, our angels, our higher selves all working in unison to create this thing we call our life, but ultimately it’s your higher self in the driver’s seat.

I believe that our free will is intrinsically linked with our life plan and that there is, honestly, no way to screw that up. Anything that might be considered a deviation from that life plan is still a known possibility by the spirit(s) entering into it. Things can change and shift fluidly according to whatever that spirit chooses to experience. 

And here’s theoretical physicist Fred Alan Wolf discussing the mystery of how your brain begins processing your decisions before your ego-self is even aware of what it’s choosing, so that begs the question – who’s in charge? Watch the video to find out.

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  1. This is a great article! I think often of macrocosm and microcosm. Our higher selves wish to experience something in the Realm of the Relative; and think of the idea that we go into the woods, and leave marks on the trees as we go, to mark our way back to the clearing, so that we can freely explore. I thought about this heavily after having gotten some intuitive readings, and think the readings are like the space shuttle asking NASA for trajectory data based on its current speed and heading at that moment.

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    • Thanks Peter! I don’t know why in the world it took me so long to notice your comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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