Just the word sings to me. I like to say it and instantly feel lifted. We are not meant for boundaries and limits. In our true authentic power we can bend all the laws of the universe. That is how free and powerful we are.
As children we run free until through our observations we start to put their chains on us. “No! Don’t do that.” At first glance we think well that doesn’t feel right, “But I want to and it’s fun.”, and it melts off. But a new one attaches, and another, and we become bonded in our belief system. Chained down by expectation, worldly opinions, judgment, and our need for love and acceptance.
The basis of life is freedom. It’s the greatest gift we’ve been given. We are so free we can choose bondage. We can allow those chains to remain. They make us feel safe and secure but they keep us stuck. That is until we break free. For me my breaking point was the death of my husband. It was over the course of several months, maybe years following that I have continued to free myself from the chains I’ve allowed to hold to me down. Gone were chains of this is what a good mom looks like. She doesn’t wear that much jewelry. This is what a stay at home mom looks like. She supposed to wear mom jeans and sweaters. This is what a good wife looks like. This is what a good friend, sister, daughter is supposed to be like. This is how your supposed to act and dress and what you are supposed to be interested in. This is what a good believer in God looks like.
The person I am now was trying to break free for a long time and I kept silencing her with more limits, more chains. Showing myself proof of what I know to be true but a thought is only true because you make it so and a belief is just a thought you keep thinking. Inside of me, She would not be silenced. She would not be caged. In the extreme shock and numbness of my husbands death, she saw an opportunity, a crack and she had been waiting for this drop in resistance for a long time. And break away she did.
I was in a fog, I wasn’t completely aware what was happening to me. I had dropped so much resistance because everything I had known was gone, shattered. All my concepts about how life was supposed to be were proven wrong so I let her lead me. I made snap decisions without questioning, followed my heart where it wanted to go. I allowed myself things I would have never before. My new mantra was “I don’t even know this girl”., but truthfully I do. She is me, all I have ever wanted to be. Free. Free to be me.
You, magnificent authentic you, is the greatest gift and contribution you bring to this world. Your uniqueness is what the rest of the world needs. So let your freak flag fly and just show up in all that you are.
There are moments when a chain starts to tighten and bring me back into this world of supposed to. Some stick longer than others. But Free is too strong to be held down for too long. For it is in my freedom that I have found my purpose. When I stand in my authenticity nothing can hold me down. Chains melt off my Divine purpose. For I am a child of God and he set me free.