The Essence of Freedom
I love the conversation around freedom. If you have been here any length of time, you know I love words and what they mean. Freedom is one of those words, like God, that brings up something different to almost everyone.
So many tell me ‘I just want to be financially free!’ when I ask, ‘Oh, so you want to own nothing and live on the beach?’ they are all…NO! NO! That’s not what I mean. But that is a financially free person, no matter what label we might put on beach dwellers. Becoming clear helps with that vague nagging feeling we experience when we think we don’t yet have our desires.
Our desires contain an essence to them…usually we don’t take the time to go deep enough and feel for the essence of the desire…we, especially if we are still semi-unconscious, only see the surface…the physical thing or ‘manifestation’ and want or need that.
So with financial freedom what is the essence? Perhaps; I don’t want to worry about where the money to pay my bills is coming from…I want to KNOW all is well and I am secure.
That’s better…now come into the present moment…follow your breath, run your hand on your leg and activate the sense of touch, look at a point out in front of you without a running commentary…just be here…sink into this space. In this space is all well? Are you secure? Not one minute from now…NOW. Of course, the answer is yes. Feel it…the amazing feeling of All-Is-Well.
THIS is the true freedom EVERY human has access to: the freedom to CHOOSE!! You can choose to come into the present moment and revel in the truth that you are well and secure and happy and free OR you choose to go to the past or future and pretend that you are broke, unhappy, a victim, mistreated, scared and afraid.
We all do it…we slip over there from the habits of a lifetime and we feel powerless and totally without freedom. Yet, when you know you are free to choose you can slip right back into the present moment…love the parts of you that feel scared and silly and lonely and broke…release all the voices in your head that don’t belong to you that feed these feelings…and step into the feeling of All-Is-Well. This is true freedom!
Now, what about the physical stuff? It will come! I promise! When you stop ‘needing’ it and ‘wanting’ it to prove you are ok…it will come. It may not come exactly as specified but that won’t matter because you will recognize and rejoice in the essence of it!
So, in this season of freedom, recognize your Divine essence to be free…you are ALWAYS free to choose the present moment and the truth of who you really are!