“The Divine Plan is one of Freedom. The inherent nature of man is ever seeking to express itself in terms of freedom because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.”– Ernest Holmes
As you may know, I’m a life-long learner, spiritual sojourner, and cultural creative who values freedom, justice, and peace. There are many definitions of freedom: liberty, independence, liberation, a right, or privilege. Freedom is the absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government. There is freedom from hindrance, constraint, bondage; freedom to think, speak or act as one wants without restriction or restraint; freedom to be, who you were born to be, and freedom to do what you were born to do. I cherish freedom ‘to be’!
Given the past 2 years, even the past 2 months, particularly what we hear or read from mainstream and alternative media, I wonder about how we define, use, take for granted, or perhaps misunderstand freedom.
- How do you define freedom for yourself, your family, neighborhood or spiritual community?
- What do you want to be different or better?
- In what way(s) could you exercise greater freedom in your life?
“Freedom is a state of consciousness. Regardless of appearances, you’re free to be all you were created to be and do! Rather than feeling burdened, challenged or discouraged, embrace it ALL, uplifting it as a divine opportunity to create bold, unique, elegant solutions and shine!”– Harriet Tubman Wright
Quickly approaching this year’s end, perhaps you’re reflecting on your accomplishments and hopefully celebrating them as well. You may be hustling to complete certain activities, or perhaps choosing to begin visioning about your aspirations and intentions for 2022.
Know that regardless of circumstances or conditions, you have the freedom to:
- Change your thinking and change your life,
- Change your thinking, call on the guidance or support of others and help transform your community, work environment, school or college,
- Change your thinking, work with other spiritual seekers, and revolutionize your spiritual community,
- Change your thinking, co-create with others to help heal humanity and the planet.
Lastly, exercise your freedom without ever taking it for granted!
“I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that?– Soledad O’Brien, Journalist