On this Independence Day here in the US, the talk of the day is about freedom. Freedom from oppression, freedom from enslavement. For our country it began as freedom from British rule without representation, and that’s about as far as I’ll go with history since it’s truly not my forte. But the current conversation about equal rights and equal treatment for all people regardless of sex, sexual orientation, and color is hot right now and has been largely thanks to our last president. He catalyzed quite a bit during his tenure in office.
Over the course of my healing journey I’ve come across this theme of enslavement and feelings of freedom, and during one of my sessions when being regressed through time I popped back into a previous lifetime. I saw myself as a very large and physically strong black man who was a slave. I’m not quite sure the time period, but I was in either the Middle East or North Africa (it was a desert climate) and was involved in building structures hauling large stones.
Ironically for me, what was being addressed was fear of being intuitive. The fear of knowing things intuitively and speaking out about them because they contradicted the status quo, and I was eventually killed because of it.
During that lifetime I knew that if the slaves were treated better, perhaps fed better and were shown even a little appreciation, they’d work harder. But the people who were in charge either didn’t know this or weren’t interested. And when I tried to get better working conditions for the others, it didn’t go well and I was put to death. I saw myself put on display to discourage others from “acting up,” a bit like crucifixion and stockades were publicly used to keep people afraid and in check.
What became healed that session was some fear of speaking up about what I know intuitively. So many people are shut off from their own intuition and allow their lives to be ruled by hate, fear, and division that it’s the only way they know. And growing up a very sensitive person who was routinely shut down by a parent, I had no voice of my own for a very long time. This has changed quite a bit because of healing things inside me. Today, my intuition is extremely important in my life, and I’m no longer afraid to speak my truth.
Freedom is as much a state of mind as it is a physical state. And in fact when it comes to being able to enjoy life and have the things you want, when you’re able to address what’s keeping you from feeling free on the inside, your entire life can change. Instead of feeling trapped, you can suddenly feel free. And once you’ve loosened the bonds of fear it’s easier to make changes in your life if you still want to.