"But Do You Feel Free?"

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But Do You Feel Free?

This question got me thinking… as do most of the ones coming from the Desire Map. Danielle knows how to make us uncomfortable-- in a good way. So I started thinking about this. Me, the “freedom advocate,” the girl with a deep necessity to be and feel free, asked herself: am I, really? Am I feeling free?

Freedom is interpreted different ways. Comes in different formats. Speech, body, financial, sexual, belief. Sometimes, you think you’re free. & you aren’t. Sometimes you need it so bad, and you don’t know it. & you suffer without understanding.

I don’t know if it’s my star sign, the way I was raised (a little too oppressive), or because I was just born this way. But since I was a kid, I remember having the need to be free. Couldn’t and can’t have anything that might cut my wings. But again, am I free? & what does it look like anyway?

To me, freedom means to step inside your true self, experience and live life according to your own expectations and desires. It’s following the path you chose, saying yes to the things that light you up, and being aware of the person you’re becoming. It’s saying stop when it hurts your values. It’s saying enough when it hurts your existence.

If I feel free? Not yet…

It’s been generations. It’s been years. My whole life hearing and listening to beliefs that encouraged limitations. I’m breaking free, little by little, as I grow, as I go. But I don’t. I don’t feel free just yet. & I’m fine with that. Although I am free, and my soul knows it, there’s a lot of work to be done in this life. I’m aware, I’m well, I’m working, I’m going. Living the journey, not waiting for the moment of complete emancipation, because that might not happen in the life. But I’m helping pave the way and open up the gates for the next generations to come. & for that, and for myself, I’ll continue to grow -- myself and my freedom -- as I go.

Now I’m getting the question back to you…

Do you feel free?

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