Declaration of Freedom
I am free to live my life as I now see it, as I wish it to be
I have the right to live my life free of other people’s expectations, whether positive or negative
I have the right to live my life free of other people’s perceptions, whether positive or negative
I have the right to express myself freely with respect for all of life, without fear of punishment or withholding
I have the right to live freely without undue influence from other people’s thoughts, opinions, energies and patterns
I have the right to investigate, explore, question and transform any unwanted patterns or perceptions and burn them in the fire
I am free to let go of all past inhibitors and start over at any time I choose
I am totally free to deny what others claim as truth if it does not resonate with my higher guidance system
I am free to say no as much as I say yes
I am free to walk out the door if freedom beckons me, knowing that I am safe to explore all that life has to offer
I am free to follow my own trail, leaving the path wide enough for others to join me
I am free to begin each day as new, to test my previous habits, to overcome and make good
I am free to just be in the world, not to toil at the mercy of misplaced power or money, but to give and gain with equal vigor
I am free to follow my own inner visions and callings to the deepest Heart’s core
I am free to follow the tracks of my ancestors, then forge a new way
I am free to say hello and goodbye with equal grace and tranquility
I am free to celebrate life and be happy, always
I am free to respond with love and happiness, regardless how others choose to respond to life
I am free to realize my own potential, and to meet each day as an opportunity
I accept responsibility for my life and choices, knowing no one can take that away from me
I choose to live my life with freedom and purpose
I choose to live my life with great power and a sense of destiny
I am not bound by fear, fate, mistakes, or other people’s wish to control or manipulate
I have opened a new door
May I shine my light brighter than ever before
May I love, honor and value all whom I meet or even think about, assuring them of this like freedom
Dear God, may my purpose be Yours: To live in the full bloom of freedom and joy, all the days of my life.
Notes on Personal Freedom: This is a personal declaration coming from an inner strength and need to detach from over-care and self-sacrifice for the sake of those who may not be owning their personal freedom and responsibility. This could be those who wish to oppress or use us for their purposes, or those who need us to take care of them (knowing we choose this role and not them). When we are consciously free, we set free. When we are authentically happy, we extend true happiness. This balance is delicate as we learn to take care of ourselves more fully while extending love and compassion to others; giving our gifts freely, while receiving fair compensation when necessary, owning our value by honoring and following our unique calling in the world.
Still, I believe:
“One who thinks alone does not think.”
“One who thinks does not think alone.”
We also honor those who contribute their thoughts, feelings and intentions, which help to meld a newer or more honed collective understanding. We are also aware that our thoughts have an impact on others and so choose them wisely.
Life is full of judgements and contradictions. Accept the paradox. We are each responsible for our own free will, and we also need to cooperate with each other to go forward and thrive. This requires a constant process of discovery and discernment.
First, we learn to honor our inner Knowing, guided by the highest principles of which we are capable at that time; then we learn to trust and extend freedom and forgiveness to all, contributing to the creation of a much more inhabitable, peaceful world.
Here is a woman who epitomizes freedom, like it or not. I happen to love it.
What do you think? Do you think personal freedom is selfish or the doorway of personal choice? How do you see freedom operating in your life? Do you give yourself permission to live with greater freedom? Do you allow others the same freedom? What are the boundaries of this shared freedom?
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