“If you look for it externally you will never find it.
The answer always lies within.”
~ M. L Adams 💗
One of the greatest gifts I have found on my journey so far is that of freedom, true inner freedom. I say gift because it is one we all have innately yet so many of us fail to acknowledge it, it can sometimes take a journey of realisation to do so.
This is what happened to me after too many years of living in a place where I’d felt trapped both inwardly and outwardly, now I know this truth and I see it very clearly so much so I had forgotten how so many don’t.
After having this recent insight I felt passionately about sharing it with you to always remember your freedom of choice. To remember you are innately free by the freedom to choose, no matter what. I really do believe it can be this simple, as simple as a choice. None of us are prisoners and even if you are in the external sense, you still have the freedom of choice in what you believe, and in what you perceive things to mean for you and your life.
Choice is our greatest gift and the biggest illusion is in believing that we do not have a choice.
I find it shocking now when I see what some people will accept and in effect to choose to suffer because they are in this illusion that they do not have a choice, when they really do. If you are suffering in a job, relationship or any circumstance you always have a choice. Always head towards your joy.
As Joseph Campbell stated;
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where before there were only walls.
There is so much truth in his words and doors really do open up before you when you make a choice to follow your bliss.
When we only look externally or at the conditions we may be in, it can appear that we are trapped in some way, but there is always a choice even if only in how we choose to perceive it and this alone can change everything.
The greatest choice I believe is that of either love or fear, one on which everything can be based. In reality we are all free, we only need to choose it for it to be realised.
Your choices are the real gifts you contain;
To create a life of real beauty or pain.
~ M. L Adams
Trusting in our intuition is something we often hear of and how important and useful it is for successful results. The challenge I often found was how do we know what is our intuition or what instead is fear of the unknown.
This has been a journey of realisation for me and I have found one of the most important things is to recognise your intuition (being within you) is very personal to you and your experience in how you learn to follow it.
With me it has taken me several times in ignoring it and then realising that I would have been better having followed it to realise the truth within. Since having learnt to follow it more things in my life are flowing far easier in the direction I want to go, not only that but I feel happier and more at ease in myself.
Following our intuition more often than not seems to involve going against what may appear the sensible thing and sometimes the thing we want to do, and in following it there can be some fear due to the unknown beyond it. Yet if we never step in to the unknown we may never experience anything other than where we have already been, we may never be able to experience that which we are seeking or create new possibilities and achieve our dreams.
If this is something you can relate to then from my experience I would say always trust your intuition, whenever I have not listened to my intuition it has only led me in to pain or struggle. Your heart always knows and it can very much be a head vs heart thing where it can take a while to learn to trust in your heart over your head and it does take courage, but I know I will now always be drawn to do so and I hope so for you too. ❤
In my words I would term it like this;
Follow your heart, it leads you to the unknown, where there are gifts you would never otherwise know.
Or as the great Steve Jobs said;
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you want to become.
From my recent experience I also put a video up on YouTube please check it out below and subscribe too if you enjoy 🙂 , thank you ❤
So often we can be held back and not understand why, we may be aiming for goals and dreams and something just keeps getting in the way or the same situation keeps re-occurring.
If you understand what I’m talking about here then you’ll understand equally how annoying it can be, especially when you seem to be doing all the right thing but something just keeps coming up to get in your way.
Just what is it that causes this?
The answer to this is often quiet simple, it is old worn out limiting beliefs that are stopping us from achieving our goal.
Well it is most often caused by some event that happened in the past where we have attached a story and subsequent meaning to it, which has then becomes a belief. This belief can either then empower us or limit us and for some time a belief usually will always serve us in some way, often as a form of protection. What then happens is that we continue with this underlying belief even if it no longer serves us, but we hold it to be true, because based on that experience and our perception we really believe it is.
The only thing is now this old worn out belief not only limits us but also affects our perception in many areas of our life and also in our relations with others. In any area we feel limited in some way or where there is recurring issues this is often the case.
After doing The Landmark forum a couple of weekends ago I came to realise some of my own disempowering old beliefs and have decided it’s definitely time to let them go. Most of all is that in the context of today these beliefs are quiet silly and not necessary for me anymore. It is only because they were developed from a young age, that this was how I perceived the world then and then unknowingly held on to it subsequently limiting areas of my life that I’ve been wanting to develop. When I realised this it was super empowering but I also found it humorous how I’d held on to some limiting belief patterns for so long (better to laugh than cry :).
To be held back from something I decided so long ago seems so absurd but we all are doing and have done this for a large majority of our time. We then effectively keep repeating our past in to our future and therefore limiting ourselves and hence why we also get these recurring situations even if we are focusing on something different, the belief will always win somehow.
When we discover our false beliefs and decide to let go of them we can create a whole new possibility rather than repeating old patterns or limitations that are no longer serving us. Its definitely one I’d recommend considering. What old beliefs could be holding you back from your new life of possibility?
Find the truth on your path;
Each one of us has a different way
Its not for us judge or try to take another
Along with us on our way,
Its only us that can travel this path;
Though others may follow too,
The ones who will stay the full road
They are only a few
We may still want to hold on,
But some are just not meant to be
They come to our lives for a lesson,
A lesson we may no longer need
Keep travelling on, on your true path
There are many more missions to seek
Don’t let others try to stop you
There job is not to hold you there
But to travel along on their path;
Until you may meet again somewhere
When life is lost and you can’t decide,
To find a way you must seek inside
This is what I’ve found on this journey of seeking,
That the one way to go, is that which gives you most feeling
The one that excites you, that wakes you and shakes you
That may bring fear, yet it’s the one that feels most clear,
It’s the one that brings a light in you, inside of you to enliven you
To be seeking too long is to become lost further,
Which to follow; the well worn path,
Or one not taken by many another
The answers only seem to lie within, As only you know the answers your seeking
To not follow on this path is to never know; what you could have been, if you had never let go