What is the upside and downside of your relationship between financial wealth and freedom?
FREEDOM AND WEALTH…can you have both?
What is “freedom” to you?
Freedom for the individual is a very new concept!
In the past the individual’s wishes had to be subservient to the family, because with no family you had “no place” in life. The family was not free because it was responsible to the community, and ultimately to the King or the Government. The family fortune could be wiped out in a heart beat by a jealous king…(obviously things haven’t changed that much).
To this day across most of the world people are judged and judge others by their family connections…be they humble or lofty, they represent our physical beginnings and placement on earth. Your identity as an individual begins in the context of your family background.
Although families are very valuable and essential at the beginning, social freedom (and most often financial freedom) is the outcome of independence. You must cut the umbilical chord on every level. Each of my children have had to do this to become independently wealthy.
It’s painful but essential to the experience of true freedom and joy.
Independence is the basic principle of the modern philosophy of mankind on earth.
We want financial freedom so we can be free from the manipulations of others…or so it would appear to the uninitiated! The fact is that as the individual climbs the ladder of financial success there are many freedoms lost along the way.
There is always a give and take in this polarized planetary atmosphere.
The ideal of “freedom” is not an old one but it’s a good one.
We all long for the experience of freedom. As an outcome of this longing, the world has changed greatly. There is more personal freedom available now than ever before. Solutions to whatever your challenges are at your fingertips; ranging from group therapy to government grants, the telephone and internet chat rooms, living through Second Life avatars, or joining a spiritual group. Anything and everything is out there. There are any number of ways to make money no matter who you are, where you are or what your true talents are.
YOU JUST HAVE TO WANT TO…ENOUGH!
To become financially independent and remain free is an expression of spiritual mastery!
I have discovered that to be free and financially successful takes an enormous amount of discipline, just ask Madonna. Do you know she runs six miles a day every day of her life no matter what the weather or the countryside provides as the backdrop? She does this so she is fit enough to put on the show that gives her joy, makes her millions and touches the souls of millions across the world through her music.
She does not feel that running is a burden, gives her no freedom and is a waste of time, because she is running for herself. Yes! Discipline is a gateway to success and she uses it with power and purpose.
So the key is in how you feel about what you do — not what you do. You may be living in the lap of luxury with every opportunity ahead of you and feel like a prisoner, or you may be living in abject poverty and feel like you are blessed.
It’s all about where you put your attention and how you interpret data. Freedom is a state of being and it does not depend on wealth. In fact, wealth is often such a burden to people that they feel less free with money than without it!
In the end we live in our emotional and mental bodies — these are the two we must convince of our success if we are to feel wealthy and free.
It’s that principle of “creating order gives you more space”!
Life in the third dimension provides finite space but that space appears to grow in size because our relationship changes it as we experience the outcome of order.
This is true for everything in life.
To become financially independent, people give up important areas of freedom and take on large areas of responsibility and discipline. It’s how you feel about them that counts!
Everything is ultimately always a trade!
You are human, you only have so much time, energy and concentration in each day.
Agree to be great — give up the fear and discipline yourself into freedom and financial abundance!
Blazing tales of wonder remembering all we have ever been and are about to become…
through chaos and comfort, ever evolving.