one of the themes in a Course in Miracles, is that this is a 'required' course, and all that one can do is 'delay it'.
Like delay the Understandings of Love, Wholeness, Unity, and Healing.
And in truth - that's what I've come to understand.
That there are some quicker paths back to the Creator ... and ones filled with greater emptiness, longing, and suppressed pain.
And being vested with a great 'Will', it's our Choice if we are open to communications of fidelity.
At the end of the day, it's never laid out so bare: like a binary choice between release, and further imprisonment.
If it was ever that easy, then the choice would be automatic.
But going through the incarnate experience of space/time is what makes our Choice have weight and implication.