Mother always said we could be whatever we wanted to be. I believed her and through determination and grit, went for my goals. I read New Thought books and manifested a lot of what I wanted, bigtime ego stuff. I seriously took myself seriously. I thought I was really in charge. I seemed to have a lot of control over some things but maybe others just happened. As someone said, "The freewillers and predestinationers are tied in the third quarter". Later on I discovered my beliefs created my reality (hey I had proof, didn't I believe what Mama said?) and I refined this to where I CHOSE beliefs aligned with what I wished to experience-wow, how fun is this--Master of the Game! But somewhere along the way I began to suspect this was preprogramed.......I had an impression that rather than me so selectively choosing--that instead I was chosen-Holy Smoke! As my life unfolded I thought I made the choices but looking back in the rearview mirror I saw a pattern that led me Down the Yellow Brick Road to here. Holographic Universe? So much for free will.