What does that mean to you?
Freedom to me means being Who I Really Am, and I am still in the process of discovering that. I believe we are all in the process of discovery for as long as we live on this earth plane. It is constantly in motion as we discover parts of ourselves that were hidden or needed an incubation period before it emerged.
The secret is to dig deep enough to find if you are living your own truth or someone else’s.
Many people spend their lives living as others think they should live.
They may be living the life their parents thinks they should (I know I did for a while). Or they live the way society thinks they should live (yep did that too for a while). Or the way their partners/significant others/spouses think they should live (yep that too).
Stop shoulding on yourself and give yourself permission to discover Who You Are.
In the book Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch, there is a paragraph that, to me, says it best.
“Remember this: There is only one sacred promise-and that is to tell and live your truth. All other promises are forfeitures of freedom, and that can never be sacred. For freedom is Who You Are. If you forfeit freedom, you forfeit your Self. And that is not a sacrament, that is a blasphemy.”
Take a moment (or two) to examine your life. Are you living it in a way that is expressing You? I invite you to live your own life-not someone else’s idea of what it should be.
This is real freedom and independence. Living the life you love.
I have been reading, researching and trying to decide what I want my blog to be about. Really I have been procrastinating.
I have always wanted to be a writer, ever since I was a child and read everything I could get my hands on, including cereal boxes and my grandfather’s trashy novels. I have written and created many newsletters of different types but still didn’t consider myself a writer because I hadn’t been “published” (although I think the internet could be considered being “published” now).
So what was holding me back from actually writing a blog and finding freelance writing work? Fear! False Evidence Appearing Real! The voice from my childhood telling me I could never be a writer, that I wouldn’t amount to anything, and all the other lies that I believed for so very long. And yet I have written many things and although the may not have been “published” in the literary world, I have to step through the fear and begin to put myself out there. So this is the commencement of something I started long ago but was afraid to voice.
I tried digging around to discover what EXACTLY was holding me back and how to fight it. What I discovered was that it didn’t matter what was holding me back; I couldn’t fight it; the only thing I could do was acknowledge the FEAR and walk through it.
This is the walking through it. The acceptance of the fear and the unknown, being OK with being vulnerable at times but finding the courage to step into it anyway. It’s ok if it’s not perfect, or a piece of literary noteworthiness; there is something inside of me that can no longer stay in the shadow of fear that must be birthed.
And so this is the beginning of the birthing process; the contractions have begun and there is no stopping it now!