You may have wondered if there is freedom in heaven. Well "Yes" and "No".

Let us first understand what we mean by free will on earth. Both an apple and an orange are good to eat and if a choose one over the other, the choice is in conformity with the goodness of God. But If I steal them, that we call an evil. Both the apple and orange we steal are good to but the choice I made was not in conformity with the total good God intends for his creatures. We can only choose the good even if a disordered good. We cannot choose absolute evil because it does not exist. So, will we have free choice in Heaven? If we reach heaven or union with God it is because we have made choices in life which confirms our will in goodness. Yes, in heaven we will be free to choose among the countless goods of creation but we will not be able to choose goods out of character. Oriented totally toward the good we will experience a freedom unimaginable on earth.

What will be do in with our heavenly freedom?

We often picture the saints in heaven caught up in the intuitive vision of God and so appear frozen. This is understandable because, do to our fallen nature, we are caught up in worldly pursuits forgetful of God. In reality we are active by nature and in the heavenly dimension we will be much more active than was ever possible on earth.

Although we do not know how the new creation will come about, St. Paul suggests that man will be involved in bringing this about as he writes, "For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. ... creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. " (Rm 8:19,21)

This suggests that we will be involved in bringing about the new creation. Our risen body will be composed of matter so refined and delicately organized to approach the quality of spirit while remaining material in nature. It will be clothed with agility, the power to move at far greater speed than walking or riding an airplane and subtlety, the ability to penetrate matter with an abundance of power and energy. Christ tells us that we will be like the angels of God. "We may therefore say that the glorified body is not only not subject to the material world, the material world is subject to the glorified body." (Father John A. Hardon, S.J. Archives, I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body)

In our glorified body, we will be able to act and do things of which now we only have a dim realization. For example, we are now to the point where we have learned to manipulate matter and the genetic structures of living forms so as to enable new forms of life to emerge (e.g. cat with wings). This process on earth has negative aspects due to our lack of wisdom and goodness. Peter Kreeft has made this observation, "Our power over nature in Heaven may well extend to co-creating, in union with God , new creatures, new worlds in fact as we now make them in fantasy." (Everything You Even Wanted to Know About Heaven, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1990,p.111) In God's new creation all the magical worlds we imagine may come true but not in the way we now imagine them with it admixture of untruth, of good and evil. Tolkien has this to say about imagination, "We have come from God and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed, only by myth-making, only by becoming a "sub-creator" and inventing stories, can Man ascribe to the state of perfection that he knew before the fall." (J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, Humphrey Carpenter, Ch. IV, 1977). Imagination is more than fantasy but a prelude of what may be possible in heaven.

If the above is correct, I would presume that we would become co-creators with God without the use of technology, merely by the use of our intelligence and the dynamics of our heavenly nature. St. Paul tells us that "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him." (I Co. 2:9) And so will come to full realization the words of the psalmist:

"You have made him [man] a little less than a god;
with glory and honor you crowned him,
gave him power over the works of your hand,
put all things under his feet."

(Ps 8:5-6)