What is freedom?
Is Freedom what you are when you’re financially secure? And when you have total financial freedom you can do whatever you wish, go where you want, and be whoever you want to be.
That’s one way to define freedom.
Here’s another way.
Have you noticed how carefree young kids seem to be, at least the ones of pre-school age that are being cared for. There’s nothing for them to worry about. All their needs are being met. They don’t care whether you buy them designer clothes or the cheapest ones on the market. They have no responsibilities. The only thing some kids object to is going to bed early but then they get used to it.
Well, freedom is having no responsibilities.
How can I not have responsibilities? I’m an adult and I have responsibilities for my life, my wife and kids, my relatives, my friends, my employer, my employees, my bank, my community, my race, my culture, my political party, my government, my religion, my spiritual guru/teacher/master, my nation, my environment, my world. Do you expect me to just give up all my responsibilities and go and live in a cave?
No, there’s no need to live in a cave unless that’s what you really want. I mean give up the idea that you are responsible for your life and for anyone else.
What kind of nonsense is this? Of course I am responsible for my life. I wouldn’t exist if I didn’t work hard for a living to get the money I need to buy food to sustain myself and my family. Do you expect the food I need to come from thin air?
Yeah right! Go on, wise guy, tell me, how do you expect me to survive if I don’t take responsibility for myself? How do you think the world will continue to exist if we don’t take responsibility for our actions?
The world will continue to exist perfectly, just as it has done for millions of years. Do you think the Creative Intelligence that has given rise to the zillions of stars, planets and galaxies needs your help? In the words of Eliza Doolittle to Professor Higgins in the musical My Fair Lady:
There’ll be spring ev’ry year without you.
England still will be here without you.
There’ll be fruit on the tree;
And a shore by the sea;
There’ll be crumpets and tea without you.
Art and music will thrive without you.
Somehow Keats will survive without you.
And there still will be rain on that plain down in Spain,
Even that will remain without you. My Fair Lady Lyrics
In other words, the Intelligence is doing an excellent job and will continue to do so whether you exist as a human or not. If you really want to make a difference, then stop trying to make a difference. Just know that there is only One Intelligence having life. Let the Intelligence do ITS work.
Freedom is letting go of the need to control and be responsible for something. When I let that go I surrender to the One Power that is Infinite Life and realise that every moment is perfect because the one Power is working perfectly in me, through me and around me.
There is no need for me to worry about my health. The Infinite Intelligence that manifested the Universe is the same Intelligence quickening this body, therefore, all is well.
There is no need for me to worry about saving the earth. The Infinite Intelligence that manifested the Universe is the same Intelligence everywhere on earth right now, therefore, all is well.
There is no need for me to worry about saving another. The Infinite Intelligence that manifested the Universe is the same Intelligence appearing as that other, therefore, all is well.
Giving up responsibility doesn’t mean sitting around and doing nothing all day. There is always work to be done. However the work that is being done is by the Intelligence that will be carried out through me or many other channels.
This also means that the One Intelligence has limitless channels to sustain us.
The best way I can experience freedom and extend that freedom to others is acknowledging that Infinite Intelligence/God is working perfectly now and forever.
“God is in His Holy Place.”
All is well.