The focus of soul transcendence is the wholeness of our divine nature and conscious awareness of the soul. This focus by necessity bypasses certain choices of a lower nature. Yet those same choices come freely often by fulfillment of the karma of what has been created through past actions and the law of reversibility.
Choose wisely least you create repetition of what you have already experienced and still need to learn by choosing correct action. This is what has often been referred to as temptation. Karma often takes us to the nature of our temptation that is presented as unnecessary action. By focusing on your soul awareness, you can be conscious of what is not serving the highest good and choose the highest good of all concerned.