some core elements of the journey are pre-loaded and will show up, whether you ideally want them to or not
we have free will, up to a point -- otherwise, what IS the point ??
but the behind the scenes straight out of the womb pre-loaded curriculum limits (in a predefined manner, created before we're physically incarnated) the ways in which those choices are seen . . . I believe, strongly believe, we have a set "plan" before we show up
this "plan" is reflective of a "purposeful" life, one in which we evolve spiritually, either for ourselves or (sometimes) as a sacrifice to assist the evolution of others
some lives are about "taking it for the team" and that is "ok"
we have freedom to choose but are limited in the landscape upon which we trod
Spirits move us
and we move, in turn, as our steps were choreographed before our (re) birth
this is my opinion and over the course of my career, these themes continue to show up, over and over
and over again