We do have free will to believe what we want to believe. I can believe that I am responsible for all of my experiences or I can choose to believe that I am not responsible, that I am a victim to other people, places and things. Both are a choice that I can make.
If I continue to believe that I am the effect of life, that I am a poor victim, I will also believe that I do not really matter, that what matters is what happens to me. If I believe that I am not important, I will be unable to change my life. I will have no power to change my situation in life.
However, if I choose to believe that I am truly responsible, I begin to acquire the power to transform. If I choose to believe that I am responsible for my all of my experiences and life I will come to know that my life is about my thoughts and that my thoughts can be changed.
If I choose to believe that I am responsible and that I have the power to transform my experiences by changing my thoughts and beliefs, especially those about myself, I will consciously assume my power and become free to create and source the life that I want.
Dr. Harry Henshaw