I get what you're saying about Mikey's accident and its effects on his body (and I am so sorry); I understand that continuing his earthly life after the accident would have been very difficult or impossible. I'm sorry to harp on this, and I get that maybe making this choice would not have allowed him to learn something he came here to learn, or something to that effect, and I'm not saying he should have made this choice, but would he have been able and allowed to make the choice to avoid the "exit point" altogether, including the accident? In other words, could he have chosen not to have the accident and not to have died? (Of course we all die at some point, but I mean not for years after). I understand what you and/or Mikey are saying about this life being temporary and all of that, but I am trying to find out if we actually have free will regardless of the cosmic consequences. Based on this sentence: "Mikey tells me we need to understand that it could be permitted, however, it is not common for a soul to back out of a last potential exit point of their life journey here. ", it seems that maybe Mikey is saying that it is possible to change one's mind about dying (and, in his case, the accident which led to his death)? Also, why is it not common for a soul to back out in that way? I hope my questions are not causing you pain or sadness, as that is truly not my intent. If they are, please tell me and I will shut up about this.