ANARCHY TO ECSTASY: WHAT IS TRUE FREEDOM?

The secret of happiness is freedom.  The secret of freedom is courage. ~ Thucydides

 As humans we find ourselves in a difficult position.  The moment we become even remotely aware of our enslaved state in this world we long for liberation and freedom.

For many of us who truly realize  our state of servitude we crave deep down to be free from resentfulness, grudges, traumas, mistrust, entitlement complexes, reactiveness, depression, expectations, desires, ideals, standards, self-judgement, and most importantly free from fear.

Our souls secretly feel ashamed: we want to have wings and we want to fly – but we realize how grounded and imperfect we are, yet we still intuitively know that we can be free.

The reality is that this problem has perpetuated itself throughout history, and since the dawn of time.  Every man and every woman in every culture has searched for freedom.  But freedom from what?  And freedom towards what?  And most of all: what really is true freedom?

WHAT IS FREEDOM?

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

When you ask most people what they would define as freedom they will most likely answer something along the lines of:  “Freedom is to be able to do whatever you want.”

Have you ever stopped to think about this interpretation of freedom?  If everyone really did whatever they wanted this would not truly be freedom – this would be chaos and anarchy.  Why?  Because everyone has a different idea of what they want in life, and while one thing might benefit another person, it might impair or completely destroy the life of another.

Deep down we know that freedom has to do with what is ‘right’, or in other words, what benefits everyone, whether the individual or the collective.

But how can we know what is ‘right‘?  Religions have tried to use morality systems as life guidelines but as we have seen, this hasn’t been very effective.  To be free to do ‘what is right’ we have to first be able to cultivate the maturity and wisdom to be aware of the consequences of our actions.  To be free we must become responsible human beings – but yet most of us just want irresponsibility.

People continue to talk about freedom, but we don’t want freedom, what we want is to be licentious.  Unless your freedom can help you go higher than you were before – to grow in spirit, compassion, gratitude, unity and forgiveness – then your freedom is most likely another form of enslavement to your stimulation and pleasure seeking, fear driven, emotionally reactive, lower self.

Some people think of freedom solely as a liberation from external forces like political systems.  But this is only one kind of enslavement!  In reality, there are three types of freedom: physical freedom, psychological freedom and spiritual freedom.

On one hand, our physical enslavement is that which relates to our external bodies.  We might be in chains or behind bars, we might be held captive and tortured as prisoners of war.  We might be in a country that holds our race or gender as inferior like ancient China where women were seen as property and you had all the legal right to kill them if you wanted.

Our psychological enslavement, on the other hand, is something we are often not even aware of.  At a young age, for instance, we were taught cultural ideologies of a political, social and religious nature, and throughout our lives we adopted them as the “absolute truths” in our versions of reality.  We also developed beliefs about ourselves, sometimes delusionally grand, and other times grossly warped such as the convictions that we are lazy, ugly, unintelligent or unworthy.  In doing so we lost our Self-Love and our authenticity.

Our countries will tell us that we are free, but most of the time they are only referring to physicalfreedom or psychological freedom in the form of freedom of speech and thought.  But true freedom, spiritual freedom, is to be free in thought and free in soul.  Only then can we be authentically true to ourselves.  We like to blame our governments, our religions, our parents, our teachers and our societies, but the truth is that we limit our own freedom by not being aware and responsible for our thoughts, feelings, decisions and behaviors.

FREEDOM + AWARENESS

We seek retreats for ourselves, houses in the country, seashores, mountains.  But … we have in our power to retire into ourselves.  For there is no retreat that is quieter and freer from trouble than our soul … perfect tranquility, the right ordering of mind. ~ Marcus Aurelius

We need to be aware that we aren’t, in fact, free, before we can pursue freedom.  The first and last step towards personal freedom is complete awareness.

When Friedrich Nietzsche said: “God is dead and man is free” he was attempting to liberate himself from the enslavement to his beliefs.  He was stating that, while there was a God that lived, man could never be free, as that would merely turn us into puppets.  Where we ever asked to be created, and do we ever have a say in our destruction?  How can we possibly be free if we are both victims of our births and our deaths?

But Nietzsche’s words were misinterpret by many (as is usually the case), and in doing so, those that rebelled against ‘God’ enslaved themselves even more, becoming reactionary.  Just like every other ‘revolutionary’ who is against something, they are never really free.  How can an atheist or an anarchist ever be free when they are constantly opposed to something?  When they are constantly fighting?  These people are enslaved to their own thoughts about what they are fighting for or against and their own emotional reactions to it.  Only through awareness can we be totally free, and only though awareness can we choose to remove ourselves from the games of duality, finding our innate wholeness.

Freedom can only come through a deep understanding and a deep awareness of life.  If your government is sick with ideologies and out of frustration you choose to react, rebel and become ideologically sick also, this only leads to chaos.

Now, we’ll change course for a bit.

When we use the word ‘paradise’ we associate it with outer beauty and also freedom.  Interestingly the origin of the word: “Pairidaeza”, which is Persian for ‘a walled, enclosed, garden’ reveals the true nature of the idea of paradise: no matter how beautiful, the garden is still enclosed, you are still a prisoner.  The same is true of the story of Adam and Eve, who, once eating from the Tree of Knowledge, became free from the confines of ‘Paradise’, with God releasing them and their potential.  However, without developing our awareness, we’ve again created our prisons in the form of national borders, religious beliefs and egocentric ideologies.

Our perception of freedom is always external: the Garden of Eden, protective government laws and financial wealth.  We ask God to help us because we don’t want to take responsibility for our own lives and we don’t have the courage to experience our own divinity.  And when God doesn’t help us, when the world doesn’t turn out the way we want, we blame others.

A simple example of this is our typical love affair.  Throughout our lives, many of us fail to grow to love ourselves, and when we do find someone else who loves us, we become overwhelmed with happiness.  Very quickly we throw our happiness into the other person’s hands thinking they’ll fulfill everything we desire out of life – but in doing so we have enslaved ourselves to them.  How?  For example, when they connect with someone else we feel jealous.  When they don’t behave the way we expect them to, we become angry.  We lack so much awareness of ourselves that we blame them constantly, and in doing so we imprison them in our own cells of expectations.

This is the nature of every encounter with other people.  Someone cuts us off on the road, we blame them as ‘idiots’ and become angry instead of taking responsibility for our patience, tolerance and expectations of others.  The truth is that we never made a deal with them that they shouldn’t behave the way they do – we only project our ideals of responsibility onto them so they don’t make our lives more difficult.  We never stop to think that the key to freedom is changing something inside of us, rather than something on the outside.

To be free from all that binds you, from all that is false, from all that is ephemeral, to rid yourself of all that is a imaginary and mortal is to experience the truth and the immortal within you.  This is what the Hindu’s call “Moksha” (’emancipation’, ‘liberation’ or ‘release’) and what Mahavira spoke as “Kaivalya” (‘solitude’, ‘detachment’ or ‘isolation’).  Freedom from past thoughts and future expectations is true freedom.  Free to be, to exist, to experience joy, God, innocence, consciousness, is true freedom and is entirely, internally of the present moment.

Freedom comes from being aware of what truly makes you happy and taking responsibility for this.  You cannot change the world as even attempting to do this creates expectations that will imprison you once more.  You can only change yourself and embody the message you wish to share.

FREEDOM TO RESPOND

In spite of all similarities, every living situation has, like a newborn child, a new face, that has never been before and will never come again.  It demands of you a reaction that cannot be prepared beforehand.  It demands nothing of what is past. It demands presence, responsibility; it demands you.” ~ Martin Buber

To be aware is to be responsible and to be responsible is having the freedom to respond.  Response is not emotional reaction, response is a calm action that is performed while fully present and centered in your being.  A response can only be born out of a mature soulful energy – an immature and lazy person is incapable of action and is consequently irresponsible.

Responding is not controlling, as controlling is only another form of enslavement of repression.  For example, we try to ignore or destroy parts of our inner being, of our shadow selves, so that we can pretend to be calm and collected.  A priest must control his sexual desires so that he can continue to be inauthentic and appear celibate or saintly even though his thoughts are ‘perverse’ to his standards.  However, in the end this only creates neuroticism, self-denial and self-hate – something the desire to control and repress causes in everyone.

To be free takes courage, to be able to respond in an authentic way takes courage.  We are so habituated to avoiding taking risks because of our fear of the uncertain and unknown.  It is only through self-love, of feeling comfortable in ourselves, that we can resist depending on external excuses to be more responsible.

It is through responsibility that we can become aware of our authenticity and the infinite potential within us, of the joy and freedom inherent in life itself.  And it is only once we taste this freedom, this joy, that we become aware of our capacity for passion, our highest reason for being, our calling in life.

We can never truly be free externally; we are an interdependent ecosystem of animals, plants, trees and people that all rely on each other to exist.  Our individual ideas of ‘freedom’ can become other people’s binding problems.  We can only choose to be aware of our authenticity, reflecting and responding to it in ways that will not interfere with other people’s authenticity.  If you are truly responding authentically, you realize that to respect anothers freedom is to respect your own.

I never asked to be alive, yet I am.
As a being who is alive, I am experiencing.
The nature of experiencing, is to respond.
Each response will change what I experience next.

Victory of the Light

3 thoughts on “ANARCHY TO ECSTASY: WHAT IS TRUE FREEDOM?

  1. We must be weary as to how we imprint others with our own limitation. Not everyone is afraid to know who they are.

    I agree that people must take responsibility for their state. However, we cannot deny the fact that the systems in society do not support the restoration to well-being. I did take my enlightenment and self realization into my own hands. I had no idea that there were individuals that would target me to keep me from my own Christ State.

    We are living in a Health Care Fraud and Mental Health Care fraud. We are lied to from birth our history is hidden from us. Once our eyes are opened we cannot deny the fact that men and women in government are blind to the truth.

    When the world is run by psychopaths the world become psychopathic.

    We cannot be free when the Judaical System does not offer remedy. There are far too many morally, ethically, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt beings vested and invested in the matrix of lies.

    My quest to know myself started at very early age. I had no idea that the system itself was so diabolical. When the Justice system punishes individuals for being out of balance emotionally and or possessed the psyche of mankind does not have a chance to heal.

    It is the truth that will set us free it is our love that will bring us back home to ourselves.

    Victory to the Light (the light of truth)

    It does not matter how much someone works on themselves when the systems put in place are designed to undermine them.

    I have been working on an Affidavit of Claim Victim of Felony and the following are declarations of facts:

    9. I have not been given a satisfactory answer by men and women working in government agencies what the “Crown” is or what it represents
    i. Being a registered citizen under the “Crown “is the problem
    1. We are negligent in life when we do not know what the “Crown” or what it represents
    ii. Employee (s) of the “Crown” while not having full knowledge and understanding of the power behind the “Crown” is the problem, it has created a lability for the so called “citizen”
    1. it is unfortunate that so few know the true power behind the “Crown” the “Papal Terra” also known as the “Crown of Ba’al” is what the is a crown that was worn by popes of the Catholic Church from as early as the 8th century to the mid-20th
    a. It was last used by Pope Paul VI in 1963 and only at the beginning of his reign, the name “tiara” refers to the entire headpiece, no matter how many crowns, circlets or diadems have adorned it through the ages, while the three-tiered form that it took in the 14th century is also called the triregnum, triple tiara, or triple crown. From 1143 to 1963, the papal tiara was solem
    i. The three tiers represent the 3 trusts
    b. It is shaped like a beehive which is also the same shape as the pineal gland
    iii. We have ignored the obvious, as the supposedly Vicar of Christ he would be walking as the Christ and be a fully enlightened loving being
    iv. The Luciferians behind the creation of the Vatican hijacked Christianity, the Pope the supreme head of the Catholic Church is the Crowned Representative of Ba’al as such is the Anti-Christ
    v. Lucifer is a great deceiver his present living representative born as Jorge Mario Bergoglio “Crowned” as acting Pope Francis is going around masquerading as the head of the Universal Christian Church when the undeniable fact is he is a Satanist
    1. The symbolic drinking of the blood and the eating of the flesh of Jesus is cannibalism at its finest
    2. Although principally the bishop of Rome, he is now being propagandized as the living symbol of the Unity of Christianity
    3. We have ignoring the obvious which reflects a lack of intelligent and denotes negligence
    a. A clergy that does not have the spiritual wherewithal to recognise he/she is following a “False Light Jesus” is a problem for Christianity and a problem for Christians wishing to walk in the foot steps of the Christed Jesus
    b. Either these people working in government are ignorant to who they are working for or they are corrupt beyond reason
    i. If they do know they have denied me full access to all information
    4. Even thought waking up to the reality of things is hard to do wake up we must
    a. all churches are Satanic when they teach in a higher being outside of the self as it is separation that is keeping man from the Christ State which is Unified Mind
    b. even thought it is scientifically impossible to separate the energy of the source of creation from that which is the light density of matter man has somehow managed to do it
    5. It is devastating that people indoctrinated into Catholicism are so brainwashed they are not willing to see the truth
    10. Canada is listed as a company on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website as
    CIK # 0000230098 Company name CANADA located in the state of District of Columbia
    i. As a corporation those claiming ownership are extorting from the people working under said corporation
    1. The people are slaves to the corporation
    2. The flesh and blood men and women born of the land are not being compensated for the mineral extraction by the privately-owned corporations

    https://wordpress.com/post/doveyou.wordpress.com/2118

  2. I AGREE with the principle “Freedom to do what is RIGHT”, the ONLY problem with this that there are “Renegade Beings” operating a SECRET Space Program (Elysium/Elysian) backed by the VATICAN that are attempting to continue “Enslaving” the planet to THEIR whims…DICTATING what’s to be RIGHT.
    To better understand WHY “Govern-MINDS” (Governments & Religion) do NOT do this, one has only to view the Larken Rose videos and mainly THIS one below:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpfspbsvHR8/ (The Myth of Authority)
    The MORE ideal way to “Assist” in helping fellow BE-Ings is as the “Positive ET’s” have…They have COUNSELS…NOT Governments..
    Counsel’s NOT NOT work as governments do.

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