Question: From the point of view of Kabbalah, there is such a thing as fate. Can I change it?
Answer: Fate was originally inherent in each of us, meaning what state we must achieve. Only the style of movement toward this goal, toward our final state, depends on us, nothing other than that.
All the same, I will surely come to the state that is outlined for me, and even now I exist in it. Actually, I am there, but for the realization of my freewill I am here.
Question: Usually we say that fate cannot be changed. Does this mean the ultimate goal: to become like the Creator, to reach complete correction? Is this the fate of every person?
Answer: This is freewill, which expresses an understanding of the Creator’s program, agreement with it, devotion, and effort, when you want to justify this program, when you agree with it, although moving toward this goal is usually against your egoism.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/4/19