Do we really have free will?

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Copyright Deborah S. Kauflin, Ph.D.

Free will may be an illusion. Oh, we think we are in charge of everything in our lives. We make choices. Some we regret, and others we love. As we go through life, we make tons of decisions every day. All of us share the belief that we make our own paths. What if that isn’t true? What if you learned that the future is predestined, no matter what you do?

It may seem ridiculous, but please hear me out. Psychics have the ability to see the future. I’ve done it. I know others who have done it. You may have seen the future when you have a flash in your mind or a prophetic dream. Have you ever dreamt of something only to later have it come true? This isn’t unusual. Many people get glimpses of the future. A lot of times it happens when you least expect it. Some people even predict the timing of their own deaths or simply know they will die young. And that is exactly what happens.

I know of psychic circles where people get together and attempt to make predictions about the future. Some of us psychics will do this just when we are hanging out as friends. The results can be amazing. There are cases where the predictions are eerily accurate.

To give a basic example, I did a reading for a friend and told her she was going to win some money within two weeks. I said it was not huge lottery jackpot money, but it would be a few thousand dollars which would help her. What she hadn’t told me was that she was planning a trip to a casino that weekend which was in two days. When she returned, she contacted me because she had won $3000.00. I have psychic friends who have predicted when a body would be found in a homicide case. These predictions came true as well. People have predicted plane crashes and other tragedies. I’ve predicted specific terror attacks and the when/where/who would be involved.

We see these things before they happen, or is it truly BEFORE? If we can see the future, does that mean it is written in stone? When we preview what is to come, are we influencing it? How can we see it if it has not already been written?

You can argue that if we see what is going to happen, then it is predestined. If it is not predetermined, how can we see it? When psychics or anybody sees the future and it unfolds as predicted, it appears as if choices don’t matter. This leads to a lot of questions. How in control are we in our lives? If life is predetermined, who predetermines it? Do we have a simple illusion of free will?

If time occurs all at once, does that mean time is folded on itself (past, present, future) and maybe a psychic can see different times which occur simultaneously? Still in order to view another time, it has to have happened. You would have nothing to examine otherwise. You cannot see what isn’t there.

Are we viewing the future in another dimension where it has already occurred? Again, to read it, it has to be written. One could say it was only a potential future that psychics see, but when that future happens, it is no longer a potential. It took place. So when you psychically view it, you have viewed something already written. You can argue that it was only a potential future which was brought about by personal choices. Yet, in order to see it, you have to have something to see. You saw something that was already there. Somehow, it was already there to view. This topic can spin you around in circles.

Dr. Barry Taff did a lot of research on this and said we may not like the answers once we discover what is really happening. When we unravel all these mysteries of the paranormal, we may not be fond of the truth. We may be less in control than we think. In fact, we may have no control at all. It could all be an illusion of free will.

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