We made it to week 4 of the series “WE CAN ALL BE FREE”. I’m so excited to be at this last point, because these last points do not require us to ask any more questions. The last three videos we had were to determine what is holding you captive, choosing to shine, not faking and the work related to freedom. This last thing is about three things to remember while you’re trying to remain free. The first thing is easy. Now that you are in a place of healing and you realize that you are moving forward, I want you to let love in. Some of the ways that we let love in is to acknowledge everything that is good in our lives. Acknowledging it in an honest, pure, non-perfection-based way that says that “I am good enough right now“.
Acknowledge your resilience to get through this process and understand that this process is working you into your best self. Then, being consistent with evaluating your current status of healing and freedom. Knowing that freedom is something that you have to keep working at, which brings us to number two, which is, this is a journey.
Freedom is a journey. Freedom is not a destination. You don’t just get to freedom and then it’s over. No. Freedom is something you maintain. It’s something that you keep going for in so many different areas. Be open to the fact that you can be healed in one area and still need work in another area, which means that you can be free here and still need some area or still have another area where I need to get free. Knowing that this journey is ongoing and it’s accepting that you are human and that at times you may even slip into old behaviors or things that actually look like your previous captivity, but you are free now, which means that you have made the choice to shine.
Lastly, protect your freedom and peace. Going back to that first thing, when we talked about captivity, when we talked about distractions and we talked about being able to make a choice, what you need to do now to be able to protect your freedom and peace is to guard and protect yourself from toxic people and toxic environments. It’s not always the people that are the issue. Sometimes it’s the things that we’re watching, it’s the things that we’re reading, it’s the things that we’re not reading and then, that we’re not able to really acknowledge that we need to nurture an environment that maintains our peace.
Personally, I practice mindfulness. I try to make sure that at least once a day, I do mindful eating. I try to make sure that in the morning time, I do prayer and meditation. I try to make sure that I read the word for myself personally every day. I do different things that try to nurture an environment that maintains my freedom and my peace.
I hope that this series, all those short and sweet, is some token of a new journey for you. We enter into the new year, I know that we will start all these resolutions and goals. And what I would hope that we consider is that we can all be free and that doesn’t require a resolution nor a goal. It just requires you, taking the time to look at yourself, to heal yourself, and then to live.