In the madness of corona lock downs and restrictions we feel as if our freedom is taken away. And true so it is. How can I relate to this missing freedom in my inner world?
A discovery journey
When I think about my own personal freedom I think of the many situations that I feel like I can not act out of self control, but something subconscious is steering me to act. And these are the good moments. I have come to realize that many moments I don’t even know if I am “seeing” myself. As I discover more and more about myself I realize that there where huge blind spots and I belief there most likely are still many I just cant see them yet, because they are my blind spots 😉
I easily see what is “wrong” with others. And many times a little voice in me straight away says: “What are you talking about the spot in someones eye. Can’t you see the plank in front of your head…..” quote by Jesus.
Many times a voice asks, what are you projecting here?
And I trained myself to remember some questions to bring things back in perspective when things get out of hand.
- I ask myself : What do you feel and how can you express it without hurting the other?
- I ask myself: What do you want/need and how can you express it and reach the other?
- What does the other feel and how can I create room for him/her to express this.
- What does the other want/need and how can I create room for him/her to express it?
So we are talking about freedom. The freedom that is taken from us from the authorities of the outside world.
As much as I see we can do a lot to show our disagreement, I also like to invite to release our inner freedom. And I remind myself the outside world : it’s a cinema projection screen. If we don’t stop blaming we won’t be able to see the projector program.
Reclaiming the inner freedom
To reclaim our inner freedom, we need to do the work of observing and working with the moment of discovery. When I catch myself with a thought or a behaviour pattern that is not from the source of freedom, I invite myself to embrace this part that I noticed and I bow down and let my judgments down. Stepping into the position of a curious scientist, who just wants to get to know that being and study it’s feelings and behaviours, trying to learn the motives and the needs. There are many methods and ways that people do this work. Today I d like to suggest an intention ritual that I may support your journey.
Intention ritual for releasing the inner freedom
(with option of fire ritual)
if I look at my life I can see there is a lot of freedom missing. I want to reclaim my freedom and I declare my intention to reclaim my freedom and the responsibility that comes with it.
I ask your guidance for the process of becoming aware and finding solutions to all the limited freedom believes I have. I ask your guidance in giving me clarity and understanding.
I ask that you keep me firm and loving on this path and that you wake me up in the best possible speed, that neither overwhelms me nor makes me to passive. Helping me to trust in all moments, the moments of sadness and despair, the moments of anger and frustration, the moments of pain and confusion….Reminding me that all shall pass and in what is remaining forever I find true comfort and peace.
Fire ritual (optional)
I will place all that needs transformation in me (you can write a list or simply declare the general intention) now into the stick I am holding and I will lay it into the fire as a sign to declare my intention for transformation and my willingness to do what is needed to reclaim my freedom.
I thank you for I know when I ask and when I declare my intention I am receiving all the help there is and all things in accordance with the good of all being are granted.
So be it. Om