Many people think they know the answer to this question. They think it is being able to do what they want, when they want. Because they think this is the answer, they feel they have freedom. However, in the society we live in there are many restrictions on ‘freedom’. We only have freedom if we have enough money for instance. Most of us have to work for a living and can’t just do what we want to do, when we want to do it. Although we have been told that we live in a ‘free democratic society’, we can’t just speak our minds either. Those who voice certain ideas or opinions that are considered ‘radical’ are usually initially rejected by the rest of society, and if they persist in voicing these opinions, often marked as ‘a danger to society and the state’ and even imprisoned. So where is the freedom in any of that? The only freedom we have is the freedom that society allows us to have – it is limited by laws and restrictions that society puts upon it.
Then there are the religious ‘laws’ that are strictly adhered to and reinforced by ‘good, God-fearing citizens’- the fanatic followers of religion, who feel they have the ‘God-given right’ to judge and even punish those who don’t live as they do. (or rather, say they do) These are the ‘Bible-bashers’, people who take the words of the Bible (or the Koran, the Book of Mormon, or other religious scriptures) literally rather than see them as guidance, written in symbolic language. These people usually see themselves as ‘enforcers of God’s laws’, and in my experience they are usually the worst kind of hypocrites. They feel unable to control their lives – or don’t want to, because it is easier to follow others – and use religion as a crutch and/or as a means of gaining power. Religion has always been a way to control the masses and accrue enormous wealth at their expense – just look at the Vatican.
Some people who read this and some of my other posts, will instantly judge me to be the kind of ‘radical’ I mentioned earlier, when looking at my writings from that kind of religious or ‘society programmed’ perspective. To be a free thinker – thinking ‘outside the box’ – creates fear in people who have always followed rather than used their own mind and resources to find out what Truth is for themselves. I have been called a rebel and been the odd one out for most of my life, so it’s hardly new to me. The strict religion that I was brought up in put me into a ‘box’ – a ‘box’ I had to break out of in order to find myself. In doing so, I found that I went from one ‘box’ into another, time after time, because of the programming and the limits that society sets us. I never understood what True Freedom was until I found it in my search for Self (see my book The Mystery of Self), a search that naturally became a search for Soul, because once you start looking for Truth inside of you, you eventually find that you are much more than you were led to believe you were.
I have come to understand that TRUE FREEDOM is a gift that we can only give ourselves. Firstly you have to give yourself the right – to ALLOW yourself – to FEEL whatever you feel, rather than tell yourself that you ‘shouldn’t’ feel that way – you need to ACCEPT that that is how you feel. By giving yourself emotional Freedom, you also gradually ALLOW yourself to THINK differently, which results in Freedom of thought. This in turn leads to PHYSICAL Freedom, because you are no longer restricted by what society or religion dictates. By then, you will also be spiritually aware, as you cannot fully take control of your life without it. This awareness empowers you enough to step into the Spiritual Power that is yours by RIGHT.
TRUE FREEDOM is to KNOW that you are a Powerful Being of Light and LIVING this Truth. For many people – even some lightworkers – this will only bring up more fears, as it means going against everything they have been taught all their lives. The only advice I can give those people is to dig deep and find the courage to break out of the ‘box’ – just DO IT – Live your Truth! I have, and found that living Truth is supported all the way by spiritual forces way beyond our ability to understand. Remember that we are ALL, which means that we are ALL-ways supported!