Independence, Freedom and Sovereignty

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It is said that we live in the home of the free but I have to say, that’s not what it looks like to me most days.

I’m not talking about the Revolution where the United States claimed it’s Independence from England, I’m talking about YOUR independence; YOUR freedom.

Let’s first consider the common definitions of independence and freedom according to dictionary.com:

independence: freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.

freedom: exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc; the power to determine action without restraint.

 

At the core of independence is freedom. Being independent is not about being insulated or isolated or disconnected from others. It is about the ability to  stand in your power, connected to your truth with the freedom to act on that that truth.

But the fact of the matter is that many of us are not experiencing freedom in our daily lives. Far too many of us don’t feel empowered enough to make changes in our lives. We are afraid to speak our truth out of fear of what someone else will think. We have been conditioned to believe that we can’t live the life we really want.

 

Here are a few scenarios to consider:

*Are you able to make small and large choices for yourself from an authentic and aligned place? Or do you unconsciously (or consciously) run through a list of how what’s true for you lines up with how you think you are supposed to show up or what others expect of you?

*Are your days filled with people and activities that bring you joy? Or are you pushing through days filled with duties and obligations that bring you little if any joy?

*Are the people that surround you the ones that lift you up, encourage you to be your authentic self and pursue your dreams? Or do they pull you down, keep you stuck and expect you to fulfill their needs first?

*Are you waking up each morning with gratitude in you heart, light in your spirit and a fire in your belly? Or do you wake up in dread and overwhelm and instantly start reviewing your to-do list the moment your eyes open?

 

When I pose these types of questions, people sometimes start to panic. What about my family? What about my husband? What about my kids? How will I support myself? What would people think? I intentionally used extreme examples to make a point.

The freedom and independence we are talking about doesn’t mean that you have to throw out your entire life. It’s about how you operate in and move through that life. It’s about who has the last word on what is right and good for you, as well as the responsibility for living with those decisions. It’s about sovereignty.

sovereignty: the quality or state of being of being sovereign, or of having supreme power and authority

 

Of course, not every moment of life and be joyful every moment. Life is not meant to be totally smooth sailing. We go through experiences to grow and evolve. But no matter what the circumstances, you can be the authority in your life. You can experience yourself as the powerful creative being that you are.

Those of us that live in the US are technically “free” but tell me honestly, how at choice do you feel in your life? How much are you leading your own life? So, how free are you; really?

For me the ultimate feeling of freedom comes from knowing exactly who I am and why I am here. From knowing and living in alignment with my Divine Coordinates® so that I can fulfill myself and my purpose in the very next room I walk in to. And if I move out of that experience, I also have the exact path to return to center, to myself and to my sovereignty in the next breath.

Wishing you all the freedom, independence and sovereignty that is your birthright!


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