Crossroads is not an example of free choice. Free choice is the state of being I choose (love vs fear), before I walk my chosen path. All roads lead to success, if I choose from love. If I choose from fear, my path is going to be difficult.
Dark night of soul exemplifies this concept. It’s dark because it’s filled with fear at every crossroads, until we choose to let go of fear before we choose our direction. This means stepping into the now in trust.