What Is Free Will?

YinYang
According to Theopedia:

Probably the most common definition of free will is the ability to make choices without any prior prejudice, inclination, or disposition – and specifically that these ‘free will’ choices are not ultimately predestined by God.

To make a choice “without any prior prejudice, inclination, or disposition” requires being focused on inner peace. This is often called the “vortex” by Abraham-Hicks and the “watcher” by others. It is a place within us where there are no preconceived ideas of an outcome. It is a choice in which action comes about FREE of emotions or thoughts.

The yin yang symbol represents the duality required for our three-dimensional existence. Without duality everything would be the same, without differentiation. Between the two extremes of duality there is a central balancing point in which opposites cease to exist. When we work out of this inner neutral center we are able to respond rather than react, accepting all things without conditions.  This is tolerance, patience, compassion, and especially love manifesting from the “still point” within.  Free will comes from this “still point” as willingness that is free from either extreme. 

Most often we exercise choice, which comes from the ego-mind instead of the center of our Being. Many of our choices aren’t even choices because they are habitual reactions that are expressions of ingrained negative emotions and experiences.  These are actions sourced from inner emotional turmoil rather than from inner peace.

We can choose to act at one extreme (positive) or the other (negative), but acting through free will is acting from neither. It is acting from inner peace through unconditional Love.