Imagine a large river. There is the headwaters where it begins and the mouth where the river finally empties into a large body of water. Imagine this large river as your pre-chosen path for your journey in life. As you travel down the river, the flow of the current is bringing you to your eventual destination – the discovery of the truth of your originally intended experience.
But as you travel down the river, there are many stops you would like to make along the way. This is your free will to depart at any time, come ashore and explore the magnificent cities and wonders of nature that catch your eye. It’s part of the fun.
Could you get lost and forget all about the main river? Yes, this is also your free will. But for the most part you won’t, because–being the very clever Creator that you are–you have already made sure that someone is watching out for you, and if you stay “lost” too long they will intervene on your behalf. Isn’t it nice having your Higher Self, angel committees, and all of the Heavens working just for you?