You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequences of your choices.

At first glance, you may assume that this statement refers to choices between right and wrong in relation to morality. We all know that it is wrong to steal, rape and commit genocide but that does not stop certain people from doing these things. There are always negative consequences for such actions that usually do not happen immediately but they DO happen.

There are also right and wrong decisions that are based on your individual preferences and values. You weigh out your options based on these things in situations such as, choosing a job, a meal, a relationship, where to live, and so on. The word “compromise” may surface in these circumstances – more often than not, it is those around you who tell you to compromise for their benefit. I dealt with this issue in the following article – here is the relevant excerpt:

“Compromise has two main meanings which are opposites: the positive one, involves reaching some kind of an agreement where both, or all, parties in a situation are happy with the outcome, deal, etc.; the negative one, is related to compromising yourself – your principles, or your truth. Notice the word “promise” contained within the word compromise and this will give you a clue as to its meaning: the positive meaning, involves promises made to other people that must be kept; the negative meaning, is about NOT honoring promises made to the self.

So…the controlling types like to use the first meaning of compromise in order to get you to do the second meaning of compromise. Think about that the next time someone asks, or demands, that you violate your own standards, or truth, under the guise of “compromise.” If you permit such a compromise, then you have manifested the negative meaning of that word – it is a form of self-abuse. You have the right to refuse to be controlled by other people, no matter who they are, or what they promise you. You have the right to be free.”

Of course, doing what is right from a moral perspective and what is right for you as an individual, will bring you the best results. At the end of the day, it is your decision.

Helen

P.S. The following is related to the ways in which others can manipulate your choices based on what they do for a living. Read to the end in order to understand my point.

I heard through the grapevine that certain online readers – specifically Tarot card readers – were sent into a tailspin when I published this article a couple of months ago. In it, I demonstrate the true origin of the knowledge upon which the Tarot is based, which none of them knew. This knowledge was coopted centuries ago and weaponized into whatever the coopters needed it to be. A few weeks later, I wrote another article where I highlight the bias of ALL readers. They did not like this because it undermines their credibility.

Many came out with responses in defence of what they do by saying that any information they give on the past and present is always accurate: it is only the future outcomes that may change because individuals have free will. I have news for them: lots of readers get past and present information wrong. I can attest to this from personal experience and the experiences of many others that I have come across over the years.

Then we have their personal biases: if they do not like you for some reason – say, they detest people born during your zodiac season – the entire reading is going to be tainted by their prejudice. They conveniently sweep all of their preconceptions under the metaphorical rug. Some try to come across as helpful because they offer you counsel, but their advice may not be relevant for you, and you do have free will, so you do not have to take it. Some people even consider themselves “prophets” as if their information comes directly from God and that they are the only ones who have the authority, or ability, to tell you what to do with your life. Uhhh…no…

They are frauds: they are in it for the money. Period. Whether it is the personal readings they offer, YouTube ad revenue, or some other kickback, it’s all about the moolah, baby!

When all is said and done, it is still your choice as to whether or not you want to engage with these people. Remember the statement at the beginning of this article: are you making choices based on what others are telling you, and if so, what will be the consequences of those choices?