What FREEDOM Really Means.. And why it’s IMPOSSIBLE to lose it..

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Freedom.

It’s a bit of a buzzword at the mo.. Well, here in my corner of the world at any rate.

I live in a gated community. And last week, within minutes of publishing my last blog, I received notification that not only were we facing continuing lockdown restrictions, but due to a resident in our community testing positive for Covid-19, we were being quarantined for at least 2 weeks.

WTF..! (yup, that was my go-to thought..)

Why my reference to my last blog? Well, if you read it you’ll recall that it was about “riding the wave”.. Surrendering to the flow.. Letting go of resistance..

Yup, I know..

And there I was – FUMING..!

I can do social distancing (been living it for years by choice).

I can forgo buying alcohol (yup, our leaders are pretty serious about their lockdown).

But not being able to leave my house? At all..? For TWO WEEKS (at least)..?

Seriously?

That was a BIG ask..!

And as I sat letting this news sink in, that knowing voice in my head (aka my intuition) was whispering in my ear:

On with your big-girl panties and practice what you preach young lady..!

BIG SIGH…!!

I’ll admit, dear readers, that it took a bit of time before I could see this from a higher perspective. But I got there. And wow, it was insightful..!

Because as I found my centre, breathed deeply and let the resistance go, so the enormity of this opportunity presented itself.

Here’s what I mean:

My initial reaction was born of the idea that I was losing my freedom. That I was being controlled.

But here’s the thing;

do my PHYSICAL MOVEMENTS and LOCALITY dictate the state of my freedom?

Well, I don’t think so.

My freedom, from MY perspective is my ability to THINK.

And NOBODY can ever control where I choose to focus those thoughts. Ever.

Which means that I can ALWAYS choose how I feel – because we KNOW that our thoughts determine how we feel, right?

And if my perspective is a result of how I choose to focus my thoughts,

then, in fact,

it’s ALWAYS up to ME to decide whether I’m having a good time or not.

So, in a nutshell, OUT with victimhood, in with CONSCIOUSLY CHOOSING MY REALITY.

And I decided then and there that these two weeks were going to be AWESOME!

Different, but AWESOME!

Yup, I’m now well into my quarantine, I do my best to stay focused in the moment and I feel pretty damn good!

It really was that simple..!

 

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