From A Course in Miracles Introduction:
Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time.
A few weeks ago during one of the astrology discussion groups I attend, questions came up concerning free will. What is it? Do we really have it or is our path predetermined? If our astrological birth charts are our road maps for our lives, then do we have free will?
When meeting with clients for astrology readings I often am asked these same questions. I usually explain: Our souls made plans about what lessons they wished to learn, what experiences they wished to understand, and what challenges they wished to face in order to grow and expand, and those wishes determine when and where each individual is born. Our birth charts, or natal charts, are the blueprints, or curriculum, our souls created to guide us in those wishes. Our souls’ wishes, those carrying over from other lifetimes and those for this life and future lifetimes, can also be called our karma.
The individual or ego, however, does not plan out the curriculum of our lives, but instead does have choices in how those wishes might come about and in how much of the road map we wish to cover. That is, how far along on our journeys we decide to go. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time.
The first 60 lessons of A Course in Miracles work to help us understand the thinking, mindsets, and illusions of the individual ego. It is always helpful to understand what one is trying to let go of in order to become free from attachment and illusions. For those just beginning the Course, take what you can as you work through the early lessons. Go back and repeat them when ready and if necessary. Growth and expansion is a continuous process.
This week Lisa and I are studying Lessons 73-76. Lesson 74 states: There Is No Will But God’s. We are all beings of Light and Love. Our souls’ wish(es) is to return to that understanding, to return to God. From Lesson 74: God’s is the only Will. When you have recognized this, you have recognized that your will is His. Our souls are extensions of Source or God. In the language of the Course: we are all brothers and sons of God. As children and extensions of God, our curriculum, blueprints, road maps, karma, and astrological natal charts are the will of God and our souls expressed three dimensionally and astronomically in the heavens for our egos to have access to for guidance from our souls, from our Higher Selves, and from God.
There Is No Will But God’s, I seek His peace today. Through having faith in our Selves, God, Angels, Spirit Guides, a Guru, or Nature and through knowing that the divine plan, the divine curriculum, is there for our learning, growth, and expansion, can we release the ego’s need to grasp for control and allow peace to flow. That is free will.
A man’s heart deviseth his way, but the Lord directeth his steps. -Proverbs 16:9
Blazing Light of Glory, A Study in A Course in Miracles, is a co-created and cooperative writing, studying, and teaching effort of Lisa of BloomLisa and Julianne Victoria of Through the Peacock’s Eyes.