As sociologist and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois said, “Freedom is a state of mind.”
How free are you? The United States offers considerable liberties to its citizens relative to most other nations. We expect such democratic ideals as “freedom of speech” and “freedom of religion.” However, our very culture — driven by values of material comfort and external conformity — can also enslave us. We tend to be followers; slaves to our jobs, our lifestyles, family expectations, and media images. The Divine Plan is one of complete freedom for ALL regardless of citizenship, race, gender, creed or sexual preference. But, here’s the rub. The power which appears to bind us is the same power which can free us as individuals. On a very basic level, it comes down to the powers of thought, belief and choice. That’s how a person can be free even within prison walls. If you’re feeling trapped, know that thought by thought, step by step, choice by choice – you can break free. Live your own truth. Be thankful for the civil liberties you enjoy. Make a declaration of war against negativity. If you witness oppression, take action. Unlock the chains of fear and compliance, and allow your most divine Self to emerge. Only then, will you truly be free.
Until next time, remember – it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!
With Purpose & Power,