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I started thinking yesterday about freedom and what the world will be like when we are ALL truly free and the dark ones have been banished from existence. I am thinking that we need to be preparing ourselves right now to be free. It sounds exciting and something we have all dreamed about coming true, but in reality how prepared are we really for being free? Are we like the circus animals whose cages have been opened but the animals remain inside for fear of leaving the confinement they have always known? I believe the best place to start is by learning to free our minds. Once we do that everything else will slowly follow. Our minds are where the shackles really exist. It seems to be hardest obstacle for us to get beyond thanks in part to the years of constant conditioning we have all endured. We can change locations and adapt well over time, but changing our beliefs is a whole other issue entirely. It is one we need to deal with.
For so long now we have lived within the confines of limitations we have sadly set upon ourselves birthed forth from our fears. Fear has been the main factor used against us forever now. We are well-trained to react to fear, to honor it, listen to it, live with it. Fear is like an uninvited house guest that has taken up residence and we don’t know how to ask it to please leave. Instead we put up with it, endure it, adapt our lifestyles around it and finally succumb to it. We really have no idea how to live freely. Fear and limitations have become a way of life for the majority of humanity and changing these obstacles seems overwhelming and at times impossible for most. Freedom is exciting to dream about but in reality, how many are willing to pay the price to have it? Are you willing to change your beliefs for a ticket to freedom?
In order to be genuinely free, we must release old beliefs that keep us captive behind the bars of our self-made prisons. Freedom is something that doesn’t just happen suddenly and we are there. It is a state of mind we must adapt to as well as having physical freedom to move about freely. We must prepare ourselves for it now so we are ready to embrace it fully and move forward into the new world we are busily constructing right now with every thought and action we are taking. Not only must we change our thoughts to create it, we must change beliefs so we can embrace it and accept it into our lives.
Because we seem to think that some outside force controls our state of being free or not, we tend to sit back and wait for it to come to us. We are the ones that hold the key which unlocks the doors to our cells. We are able to turn that key at any given moment and walk through the prison bars and out into the freedom the new world offers us all. Do we have the courage is the question. It is time to prepare ourselves and release the restrictions we have placed upon our way of thinking through our steadfast beliefs. Be willing to bend to new ways of seeing things, be willing to release old, outmoded beliefs that no longer work for you, allow yourself to become a whole new person, embrace a whole new identity. If you do this, you still exist, you are still you, just a new you and there is nothing to fear in doing this. Stop being your own jailer and learn how to grow wings to fly away free from the past.
“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind” C.S. Lewis
Blessings to us all,