Feeling Free to be Yourself is the Greatest Gift You Can Give
The new life awakening in the world now is demanding we respond in ways that are more authentic than what we have always known.
We are being asked to live in present time — and keep bringing ourselves back into this holy moment, because the present is our only place of power. It is here that we live from our heart, where our soul’s voice is speaking.
Only when I am in harmony with my spirit do I ever feel free. It has been an enormous process of growth to expand into my heart and live from the impulses of my soul. The trust in myself as the extension of my soul’s imperatives brings me into the present time, because it is only here that I can know the truth of my being.
In the truth within me is the freedom I desire.
The other decision that is being asked of us is to take down the barriers to expressing the fullness of our being — in other words, be the most authentic self we can be in the world. Not only does this require us to be in our hearts, we also need to demonstrate great courage. This authentic part of us is our most sacred essence, something we have protected for lifetimes. Many of us have bold memories of being punished in brutal ways for revealing our most sacred selves. Yet now is the time we are being asked to bring that true, authentic and beautiful essence forward.
All over the world, people are coming together and creating a level of support that was not possible before. Many are asking to have more soul community and feel safer in relationship to others. The key word in that sentence may be safe. We still need to have discernment and be grounded enough to know when someone can receive us. Sometimes radiating love while being silent may be the most powerful and authentic thing that we can do. Life is causing us to go deeper into our hearts and find what is true and important for us. Recognizing when we are being asked to speak our deepest truth is an important part of our growth process.
Feeling free to be myself also requires that I give myself permission to open my heart to me. At times I need as much encouragement, support and blessing as anyone else. I respond to my loving-kindness and compassion by relaxing and feeling more at home in my body. When I act as my own best friend, giving myself the time and energy I need so I can be in alignment, my world improves. There is freedom to be, do and say what is revealed to me in the moment. I also remember that I have all the time and energy I need and I am fully supported at all times.
This is the true freedom I am seeking.
When we look at what our gifts are, we usually overlook the gift of the loving presence we can bring to every moment we spend with another. This is what so many are looking for, and it is so amazingly simple to give. We just need to give ourselves permission to be the true authentic, loving person that we are.
That gift will feel like true freedom.