"But what is freedom?", someone asked me the other day and after having thought about it for a moment, I thought it was a pretty good question too. What IS freedom really? How to describe it to someone who doesn't know what it is? It is hard to describe with words, just like describing what love is. You know the other will only ever really know what it is, when they have experienced it.
The I Tjing, the Chinese book of wisdom that I sometimes work with for business advice and advice in legal matters, gives a great statement on freedom. When I first read it years ago it stunned me, but at the same time it made total sense. I just had never thought of it like that before.
It says: ‘everything that has one form or another, by definition, has its limitations and boundaries, which is after all a prerequisite for form in itself. Our systems of sizes, weights and other variables allow our society to have workable channels that we can measure and live by. Even in spiritual life limits are necessary, because who does not know his own limits, will never ever come into balance. And... Freedom is a state of balance within yourself. Freedom is possible only if the boundaries of your own possibilities and impossibilities are known, and they have been taken into account.' Now this is very true as far as I am concerned: balance is the key and knowing yourself the secret to freedom.
It happens often in soul readings that I come across people that have no idea who they really are and because they don't know, they do things that are inappropriate for them and they then end up in trouble because of it. I once coached a lady who asked me if I could explain why she felt her husband was wearing her out energetically and why they would fight all the time. She told me that whatever she tried, it seemed unavoidable. She felt caught in an unhappy marriage and didn't know what to do.
Her soul showed me the following images: she was portrayed as a beautiful brown horse with silky eyes and her husband was portrayed as a majestic big green crocodile. I then saw the two of them being locked up in a room and I knew what her soul was trying to tell me. So I asked her: what would happen if you lock up a crocodile and a horse in a room and you expect them to love each other? She answered me a bit surprised that there would be a struggle for life and that the horse would probably be eaten. No wonder with the two of them being so different on that deeper soul level, that they struggled in getting along peacefully. This was nobody's fault really: the crocodile just follows its nature. You really can't blame it for being who he is.
The real issue is: had she known herself better, had he known himself better, they would have never entered into this marriage and they would have never felt so trapped and unhappy. When you know who you are, when you know your strengths and weaknesses, your flaws and the things you shine at, and when you apply all this great inner knowledge to your own life then living that life becomes so easy, and life then becomes free because you won't take the route that doesn't suit you. If you were a horse, you'd marry another horse. Not a crocodile. Inner balance and peace, along with inner freedom comes naturally when you know all of yourself and can allow yourself to live according to your inner nature.
When you know what you are, who you are, when you live this truth it becomes easy to give to yourself what you need and that generates this sense of incredible freedom. Freedom comes when you feel at ease with yourself, when you are in the middle, in balance with your limits and boundaries, your beauty and ugliness. Embracing those ‘limits' and applying them create the form that we call freedom.
with much love, Sacha. ( this blog is out in this months 'Glastonbury Oracle'.)
'Dear Sacha, You placed your hand on my forehead during my reading... never in my life have I felt such incredible love and gentleness. So much love poured into me, I could finally let my tears run free because of it. Such a healing experience.'