Thursday, July 04, 2013

Independence Day: Freedom

I am not my body; I am free.
I am not my emotions; I am free. 
I am not my thoughts; I am free.
I am free to choose my body, my feelings and my thoughts.
I choose to free me to be the Love I am here to be.
I choose to be free and trust in the Love in me.

Are you free?
Are you free of debt?
Are you free of fear?
Are you free to choose?
Are you free to care?

Are you free to laugh?
Are you free to love?
Are you free to go?
Are you free to choose?

What keeps you stuck?
Right where you are?
Who do you blame?
What debt do you owe?

Are you free to speak?
Are you free to think?
Do you do what is right for you?
Who chooses for you?

Is there a prison guard?
Someone who watches how you spend?
Is there someone you believe knows?
What you should be doing with your time and money?

Do you give your allegiance to your parents, boss or partner?
Do you know what is right and true for you?
Are you out of control or being controlled?
If you were free to choose, would you choose wisely?

Do you know how to be responsible?
Do you know how to be true?
Do you know how to save money?
Do you know what matters to you?

Have you forgiven your errors?
Have you cleared your regrets?
Have your erased your resentments?
Are you committed to forgive and forget?

Where you hold anyone indebted, you withhold your own freedom.
Where you make others obligated, you see yourself waiting.
When you hang on to disappointments, you are stuck in lack.
When you fill your life with expectations, you set up limitations.
You can be free by giving everyone freedom.
You can be at choice, by trusting others to choose.
You can begin anew by choosing for you.
You can be responsible and respond always with love.

Today is your independence Day.
Set everyone free to be.
Choose for yourself what is truly best for you.
What is best for you will benefit others in freeing themselves.

Trusting you to choose.
Freeing you to be,
Loving one and all,
Betty Lue
Getting Free
(By Setting Others Free)
It is not unusual for us human beings to secretly wish and hope that the people we’re close to don’t become too magnificent. We don’t really want these significant others to be too free or too powerful or too creative or too successful or to dream too wild a dream. We actually prefer that they stay small, “manageable”, non-threatening, tame. After all, we don’t want to be made to feel uncomfortable or inadequate or diminished or challenged by the boldness and joyfulness with which someone else lives his or her life.
But, until we are willing and actively desire that the key people in our lives be totally free and powerful, we cannot be free and powerful ourselves. So, here is an affirmation-prayer that may help us begin freeing others, so that we can begin to free ourselves.

I, _____(your name)_____ want you, _____(his or her name)_____, to be the highest, clearest, most powerful expression of God that you can be. I would not limit you in any way, knowing that only as I encourage you to expand, explore and grow, can I myself be free. So I fully support you in being and expressing all that you are.
I want you to go where you feel called to go, to speak and act as you feel guided, and to express yourself in whatever ways seem right. There is nothing I do not want you to do, for I know that all movement is contained within God and always leads us to Him.
I am at peace with whatever decisions and choices you make, no matter how they may seem to affect me. Since I know that God loves and supports me perfectly, I know that however you choose to be with me must be a manifestation of that divine love and support. Because I trust God, I trust you. And because I trust you, I trust myself.
So, be free, be powerful, be unlimited. And know that I, _________, want you, _________, to be the highest, clearest, most powerful expression of God that you can be. I fully support you in being all that you are.