Today we ask that you let go of needing to control what will happen in the future.

This would be wise, because in truth you have no control over what will happen in the future.

It is true that the most “anal” person who attempts to plan and micromanage everything well in advance — that person is very likely to experience a terrible shake-up, due to unforeseen events.

The great lie of the egoic consciousness is that it is in control, or can maintain control of anything — let alone what will happen in the future.

Know this:

The major events of your life are set in place before you are born.  This includes the day of your death, the major players in your lifetime, your parents, spouses, and children.  It includes what focus you will take in life — whether you are an artist, monk, scientist, or accountant.  These are all determined, with your full consciousness and consent, before you are born.

There is, at the same time, room for exquisite nuance and variation in the life as it unfolds.  When the soul embarks on a new life, much is left unknown.  That is the fun of it.  

That said, the big things are predetermined.

You have far less free will than you believe.

In fact, most of your free will is centered in how you choose to experience your lifetime, how you perceive your life.  Not the major events of the life itself.

This may sound ridiculous, or difficult to swallow, and that is okay.

But if you accepted this, you would feel a wonderful sense of relaxation around your life experience.

It means that mistakes are impossible.  You can’t “screw up.”  Even events that appear to be very tragic are foreordained.  They are agreed to by the soul, prior to incarnation.

It is okay if you do not believe this.

But if you did accept it, it means you would no longer feel such a constant sense of struggle and fear around controlling your future.  You would relax — and let what will happen, happen.