Freedom is something we all say we want, but it is an interesting quirk of human nature that receiving freedom can feel more challenging than literally being in prison. According to statistics in the U.S, UK and Australia two out of every three prisoners re-offend and return to prison within 3 years of release. Although the reasons for this are multi-layered, a major issue is the struggle to find jobs and have a stable home and family life. Whether consciously or subconsciously, prisoners are drawn back to an environment in which they at least have structure, routine, a roof over their heads, three meals a day and a close-knit community. This is not due to laziness or ‘once bad always bad’. It is due, in part, to the fact that freedom and expansion requires support and time to develop a completely new set of living skills.
As restrictive as it is to always be told what to do, it can feel completely overwhelming to suddenly be in the driver’s seat of your life after years of receiving direction. This is one of the reasons, among others, that people stay in unhealthy relationships and jobs. This is also one of the reasons why many are struggling with direction and movement forward in our new evolutionary cycle.
In our last cycle, many of you will relate to feeling like you had a ‘mission’ or a purpose. Even if you didn’t quite know what that mission or purpose was, you can be sure that in some way you were fulfilling it just by being here. Do not underestimate the effect your vibration and energy has had on others, just by you being you. As the old cycle came to an end, so too did our ‘contracts’. That doesn’t mean we are no longer needed, or no longer have a purpose here. It just means that ‘Part A’ of our incarnation here is done. During Part A we all worked with our team of guides, or elders in the higher realms, who assisted us with our personal awakening process and also helped us to assist others here on Earth. It was hardly prison, but it wasn’t full freedom when compared to the completely new reality potentials of our new cycle.
As entered our new cycle, and since then, many of us have felt a sense of being in limbo. It’s like we know we’ve reached the end of our old contracts, but we feel like we’re still waiting for our new contracts. In the meantime, we feel like we’re in a kind of suspended animation – partly living and getting on with the day to day, but also partly aware that we’re supposed to be clicking into some new part of us, and perhaps haven’t yet.
Like prisoners, we are getting our first real taste of freedom. We are out in a great endless ocean of limitless possibility and potential. Our guides and elders have let us go, much in the same way parent’s have to let their children go when they go off to college. Just like parents, our soul and star family in the higher realms are still our family. We can still call them, they can come visit, only we’re ‘adults’ now. We are now responsible for what we do or don’t do. We now get to choose which paths we want to take, what areas of speciality we’d like to focus on, what areas of life here we’d like to get more involved in.
Being let go of like this can feel like an act of abandonment and even betrayal. Yet, setting someone free is the greatest act of love. It shows a belief in our ability to step into our power, and create a life and world of our choosing. What might feel like you’ve been retrenched, is actually a graduation.
For many of us, this is our first real experience embodying our Solar Plexus. We have always worked with the ‘we’ for the ‘they’. This idea of being self-motivated and self-directed and having to ask ourselves “What do I want to do?” is a completely foreign concept to us. Many of us yes have had to be self-motivated and self-directed in our work, running businesses and so on. Yet ultimately we were being motivated and directed by our higher purpose, our higher ‘team’. It was freedom within a box . Now, there is no box. There is only freedom. And that can feel scary, so much so that we might find ourselves feeling a bit stuck or frozen in that fear.
I was watching my little boy Jaxon walking today and thought how a toddler’s development process is so similar to what we are going through right now. When he first stood up he didn’t immediately stroll briskly around the place. He held onto furniture as he cruised around finding his footing. Then he gradually started walking holding our hands. It took time for him to feel confident enough to take those first few steps completely on his own.
We are really in this same boat right now. We are finding our footing, and part of our energy is cautious because the new is unknown. If this resonates, it helps to do something to get your stuck energy moving again. Doing something small every day that you have been procrastinating about is very powerful – cleaning a cupboard or room, organising files and folders, clearing out your closet, getting ‘admin’ type phone calls and errands done, starting on those ‘one day I want to/need to’ projects, framing that photo, planting that herb garden, painting that chair. These kind of activities really help to move stuck energy, and also help to energise the Solar Plexus sending all sorts of “I can do it” messages to it increasing your sense of self-motivation and self-direction. As your Solar Plexus is strengthened, qualities like your self-belief and confidence are enhanced, encouraging you to try new things and set new goals.
We are living in the critical beginning stages of a new evolutionary phase and it’s time for us all to contribute our piece of the jigsaw. Far from our ‘purpose’ being over, our great purpose is just beginning. Only this time instead of working within the confines of karmic ties, wounds and contracts, we get to explore the vast capabilities of our limitless soul and reality potential. Once we get over this initial phase of feeling a bit uncertain with our new energy, we will slowly start walking with greater sure-footedness, heart and soul-driven power, confidence and courage. Given support and time, our new freedom will turn from something overwhelming into something exciting and empowering with a powerful effect on the world around us.