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Are our lives determined or do we really have free will?
That sounds like a valid question but it is not. Of course you have free will. What's stopping you?
And of course your path is defined. Otherwise, how could your intuition (or your angels) warn you of dangers and draw you to blessings? In order to do that they would have to know what lies ahead.
Both conditions exist, despite their seeming incompatible.
The reason that the apparent incompatibility exists is probably only a shortcoming of the English language. It's too either/or, and it doesn't have to be. Maybe other languages of other cultures don't make as sharp distinctions between alternate conditions as ours does.