Freedom is one of those things that you may not miss until it’s gone. There are many kinds of freedom – political freedom, freedom of speech and education, personal freedom etc. Usually we take these for granted, only becoming aware when they are threatened. There may also be ways in which you are not as free as you think you are, perhaps because you are so used to giving in to someone else that you haven’t noticed your bonds. Waking up to the fact you aren't free can be a nasty experience, but there are ways of thinking and acting that can help.
Political and religious freedoms are huge subjects, mostly outside the scope of this article. In Britain, important freedoms are upheld by law. If you do not feel there is freedom for your views, remember also the freedoms of others. Any protest loses its meaning if it causes harm, so make your voice heard peaceably. If you are being deprived of legal freedom, by those close to you, there are helpful organisations that will protect you. Make contact with these before confrontation and put your safety first. Do not let desperation drive you – have faith that like countless others before you, faith and determination will triumph.
When does consideration for your partner turn into loss of freedom, and when does compromise become a prison? When you feel truly uncomfortable and when you know you are not expressing important aspects of yourself. So, if you’re giving up a vocation, talent or spiritual belief, that could be a big loss of freedom. Love does not mean denying your inner self, so ask yourself why you’re doing this. Maybe you can set yourself free?
Maybe you are staying in a bad relationship for the sake of your children. This may be a balancing act, and much depends on how ‘bad’ the partnership is. You may be ‘free’ of certain worries about the kids, yet stuck in other ways. Remember that a parent who is truly free, happy and relaxed can be a gift to a child – they may not need exactly what you think they need.
Sometimes our bodies imprison us and we can’t do the things we want to do. Don’t give in – often if you are determined, if you battle and look for solutions, you can be amazing! If you really have reached your limits, concentrate on the ‘freedoms’ that you do have – for instance, if you can’t walk, you can still talk, write, sing, and many other things.
Not having enough money definitely boxes you in. However, unless you are one of the richest people in the world, money always creates some kind of limit. These ‘limits’ teach us our true potential, as we work within them, and stretch them. Don’t ‘think poor’ – ‘think possible’. Wanting more financial freedom can motivate you to be resourceful, for there are all sorts of ways to generate wealth.
When you think about it, none of us are really totally free. We always have to work within boundaries. True ‘freedom’ is freedom of the spirit, freedom of thought, freedom to dream and plan. If you are really feeling imprisoned, it will be helpful to have another perspective. It is good to talk, and although your loss of freedom may seem unavoidable, that shouldn’t cut you off from sharing. Maybe it will make more difference than you think. At The Circle you can always contact a psychic or medium who can help you. Benefit from a psychic reading, check your horoscope, get some advice, insight and support. A clairvoyant reading can show new aspects to freedom, so make contact with us without delay.
PUBLISHED: 10 March 2015