Before I get too deep into this post, I'd like to point out the obvious and state that the universe (source, God or creation) is incapable of living our lives for us; it is completely up to us to live our lives however we best see fit.
This means that fate cannot save us. To make the best decisions for ourselves during the course of our lives, we need to understand the difference between fate and free will because life in the third dimension is a delicate balance between the two.
Fate is the thing that presents us with opportunities while free will determines whether or not we take those opportunities.
Fate is destiny that is pre-planned for us, written in the stars at the time of our births. Put another way, fate is all of the potential possibilities for our lives. It is a fork in the road with many paths to choose from.
These possibilities have been carefully mapped out for us and we alone hold the power to decide which opportunities we will embark upon. Calling upon the Creator allows us to have an inking about which path is within the will of the divine, but because Creation is loving, we will always have the opportunity in each and every scenario to choose a path that is not in alignment with divine will.
It’s all about the actions we do or do not take when fate shows up at our door. Fate is capable of presenting itself in many ways. A spark of inspiration. An unexpected job offer. A song on the radio that reminds us of something long forgotten.
Fate is always presenting us with opportunities, waiting for us to dedicate ourselves to a path and continue down it. Fate acts as a guide but if we are running on egoic autopilot, chances are, we've missed a few of her signs.
Tips for Bending Fate in Our Favor:
Pay closer attention to our lives—they are trying to tell us something. Fate is constantly bringing you opportunities; you just have to be conscious enough to see them. Slow down and pay attention so you don’t miss fate knocking on your door with a delicious or glorious opportunity.
We have to act or nothing will change. Fate brings us possibilities but can’t make us take them. We must be willing to do the hard, inner work to tap into the opportunities that are meant for and brought to us by the Creator.
When it feels like we’re running in circles, it's because we are. We may be using our free will to force an outcome that is not right for us. If we try to force change but it doesn't happen then we must learn to trust that it isn’t meant to happen and release the attachment to that specific outcome.
Free will is a commonly misunderstood term. In its most common use (within organized religions) refers to doing what is “right” or “wrong” in relation to the different circumstances that appear before us during the course of our lives.
Each one of us was given the freedom by Creation itself to create our lives and the circumstances which we subsequently experience.
So in short, we are a physical expression of that which created us. We are loved by Creation and are therefore given the will to choose what we do or don't do in our lives. Howver, it is within the will of Creation for all that has been created to work hand in hand with that which can be called "fate," in order to bring each lost soul back to a state of remembrance.