I dunno if we are extensions of God Truthseeker. Its my experience that we have free will. I also hold the same belief as you about contrast. If I hadn't of been homeless I wouldn't be able to feel the depth of gratitude I feel now for having a home for instance. Its just that this belief I have on contrast, conflicting ideas creating progression and the dichotomy of man found me staring into the gates of hell. Now I wonder if those beliefs are truly accurate and I still don't know why we have to experience for ourselves what we already know in spirit. I don't feel empowered. I don't know what path I'm supposed to take.