“True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into a jail.”
OSHO, Mystic

Recently a close friend asked, “Do you like your life?” I stopped for a moment and said, “Yes, I do!” We then began to talk about how I’ve created the life I want to live right now which gives me freedom to choose how I spend my time. Having the conversation also helped me to release some guilt I felt about not creating more business opportunities. I love having time to spend with my family, clients, meditating, writing, and reading. I love to BE free to practice BEing more kind, compassionate, loving, accepting, creative, and so much more.

It was a beautiful awareness and the timing was perfect. I realize that priorities can be fluid. For now my priorities have shifted and yet after reading the words of wisdom from OSHO I recognize that I have felt the truth of them for many years. Inner freedom is something that can’t be taken away from anyone. We can choose to be free or be jailed. How about you? Do you like your life? Taking time for quiet introspection is essential for my own health and well being.

Today, remaining free of distractions can be challenging with what’s going on in the world. Some of the distractions potentially present restrictions to our personal freedoms. The right/freedom to choose and vote are two that are front and center. Our polarized politics don’t help when a unified approach and solution would be beneficial. This 20th anniversary of 9/11 shows a contrast of how unified the country came together to help one another then after January 6th’s insurrection there is a huge division.

Regardless of the external distractions it’s become more important to make a conscious choice to create time to explore your inner world and ask, “What does it mean to BE free?” I’m sure your answers will be different than mine and how beautiful that is. What emotions do you feel during your exploration? Are you angry, anxious, sad, guilty, or do you feel something else? Remember, these are your emotions and not you! Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk has said, “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” We are free to BE anything we want to BE and create a life that we love! What are you ready to let go of and change in order to love your life more?

Being responsible for our choices isn’t always easy. Choosing to change can feel overwhelming. Ask for help! Take it in manageable steps – baby steps are ok! You’re not alone. The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, reminds us that, “He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” Isn’t fear at the root of many changes we resist making? Feel free to BE whatever you choose and love your life unapologetically – let go of any remaining anger, anxiety, fear, and feel free to BE!

I am available, for private intuitive coaching sessions at Storm Wisdom on Tuesdays from 1p – 6p by appointment. If you would like to connect with me or schedule a channeled private session on Tuesdays and explore becoming more of who you are, please call Storm Wisdom (602)334-1204. I am also available by phone or Zoom on other days. To schedule go to victoriabarna.com.