You Are Free
I am always humbled and amazed when life offers an opening in which to be fully present to the power of the Soul.
The other night, after a very full weekend of spirit work I came home to find a big gorgeous feather under my stairs. I had not found one to add to my extensive collection in a long time. When I first began developing my gifts, I found them almost daily, and they served as constant reminders of divine encouragement. To find this splendid specimen in such an odd yet personal place is so special in these weeks as my part-time spiritual avocation becomes my full time vocation. Message received, as I move confidently in the direction of my calling!
To further this message, on the next day's morning walk, I came upon a stretch of sidewalk I have walked many times before, to see a message I'd not yet seen. The ground beneath my feet was sending a direct, unmistakable message .
"YOU ARE FREE"
Now maybe it was just for me, but... given all of the chaotic energy circling us now in the social sphere I especially wanted to share this last one with you as well.
Not all that long ago, intuitive mediums like myself were imprisoned, burned, drowned and persecuted along with herbalists, midwives and other types of natural healers. We were called witches, whether we identified as one or not, and were assumed to always be wicked even when we were working to bring Divine Light and healing to our communities. Because what we did was not sanctioned, controlled or understood by the institution of the day, we were feared, and fear creates the need to defend what is perceived as the “safe” zone for the one defending it. Institutions that held power in the social sphere also feared any other individuals who stood in their own personal power, for they were not easy to control with propaganda and promises of damnation for operating outside the parameters of the establishment.
Though I now live in a fairly free world relative to that old world, when I first began developing my spiritual gifts (and personal power) I felt the fear of this same persecution deep in my bones. Perhaps it was remnants of some past lifetime, maybe it was from watching too many movies, perhaps it was a simple fear of not being accepted because I was “different”. Either way, it kept me from standing fully in my unique power in all areas of life until very recently. I certainly do not have it all figured out, but I have discovered a few of key truths that I must embrace in order to stay congruent with the wisdom that I transmit in my work:
(1) is knowing without a doubt that a human being's true identity is the ineffable force of life within, and
(2) that our true power and freedom resides within that mysterious force.
Contrary to popular understanding, one entity's attempt to control something outside of itself is not power.
I repeat... Control is not power. Not when you seek it, and not when someone else seeks to have it over you. Seeking control can in fact often rob individuals of their true power, as the access to power closes in the belief that it lives outside one's own life force.
As I write this I am in full understanding that many will be reading it from various social perspectives, given our currently charged environment. They may be religious, political, racial, national, sexual or otherwise based on the idea of what separates human beings into categories. I respect that. I am also not speaking to that part of you when I share these this message.
I am speaking to the part of you that lives in the privacy of your own solitude... the center of the onion once it has been peeled...the space that sometimes feels empty and lonely and at other times feels full of love and gratitude, along with the various shades of being that lie in between.
I am speaking to the thinker of your thoughts and the sensor of your intuition.
For it is there, and only there, where YOU ARE FREE.
You are free to experience and choose things.
You are free to love or hate.
You are free to be angry or to forgive.
You are free to conform or rebel.
You are free to stay still or move forward.
You are free to hurt or heal.
You are free to fight or hold the peace.
You are free to be kind or cruel.
You are free to be vocal or silent.
You are free to give or take.
You are free to reject or accept.
You are free to talk or listen.
You are free to agree or disagree.
And the list goes on...
Likewise, in this space, others are free in the exact same ways. In any instance of any given situation, we are free to choose even when we do not know that we are.
There's a lot going on in the world right now. And it is true that nature does not know right from wrong. It only knows balance. Therefore, your true divine nature can not be wrong. I have great faith in that. As we learn and grow together on this earth plane I invite you to feel deeply into who you are in these turbulent times. Sift the chaff from the grain and see what you really know to be true beneath all the labels you identify with. In order for us to be present with each other that is a good place to start.
There will always be social structures and constructs that feel restrictive for some and not others, but it is also true that nothing ever stays the same for long, in the grand scheme of things. In the presence of being with your true power – what will you choose next for your mind, body, spirit, relationships, community and world? And next, and next, and after that, and so on...
My true hope is that you will stay present and not shrink into established opinions and controls on the existing sides of any argument. Stay awake to notice turns in the plot. We may all be different but we still all share the same life force as it manifests itself in countless forms. Perhaps what we choose for ourselves is also what we choose for all. My mind expands into infinity just thinking about that. In the hope for balance and deep peace, I send love and respect to you now. In the space of freedom may the wisdom of your powerful presence guide your choices as we continue to write the story called “Life on Earth”.
May you always and forever.... BE FREE!