Earlier I had asked, “If there is a Divine Plan, is it not already known how it will turn out for the human race? Do we actually have a choice in whether we survive or not or is it foretold?”
In reality, and you have to be in Reality to see this, there is no what you call free will, but you see all you are talking about here is Will as it is experienced by ego which is very different from Will as it is experienced by Soul. Ego by its very nature has the experience of personal will, individual will, and it experiences that as free or not depending on a vast variety of circumstances, beliefs and conditions. Ego fights for its own free will and in the process often seeks to limit the free will of others. But the whole question of free will, even on an ego level, is part of ego’s illusion or Sleep of Forgetting because ego lawfully operates on certain principles and ego alone cannot free itself from operating on those principles. Just exactly as water will always flow downhill if it is not obstructed or forced uphill by external conditions, in ego consciousness you will always operate according to certain laws, which We call the Laws of Gravity. You cannot free yourself from ego consciousness while you are still in ego consciousness. For example, you cannot free yourself from the Law of Duality, one of the most powerful laws governing ego. While in ego, you will continuously judge yourself, others, your experiences and conditions, as either good or bad, right or wrong, better or worse, more or less needed, wanted, correct or incorrect. In ego consciousness you will always seek what you consider to be the more desirable half of any given Duality. It may appear that you have what you call free will, but your will in ego is no more free in Reality than water is “free” to flow downhill. T has to flow downhill. Left to its own devices, that’s all it can do on the Earth as you know it. Operating on the basis of Duality is all ego can do in the life you humans have chosen to incarnate into. You see?
But in Soul the whole question of free will disappears entirely. When consciousness merges with Soul, it merges with the Will of God and there is no separation from the Will of God, no separation from Divine Love, Divine Wisdom, Divine Power or the Divine Plan. There is no desire, need, or want—and there is no awareness of a desire, need or want– to separate from Divine Intention, Power, Wisdom and Love. Merging with Divine Will is what Soul evolution for humans is all about. When We speak of merging with the Will of God, We are of course not talking about following any kind of dogma. We are not talking about anything external at all. We are talking about an inner state of being attained only by the transformation of one’s ego, or the awakening out of ego and into Soul or God or Oneness.