February 2nd, 2018
By Hilde Larsen
Contributing writer for Wake Up World
It can be challenging to realize that most of what you have believed is false. It can feel like a betrayal and deceit. You might feel dumb or ignorant. But you are not — that’s just another lie.
Every time you feel you are not reaching your potential, or feeling discouraged about where you are at this moment, it is the inner knowing of what you really deserve that knocks on your door. The inner place beyond any subconscious programming that knows that you are worthy of everything you desire. The space between where you are and where you want to be can be experienced as frustration, anger and depression. Your inner guidance is telling you it’s time to step up and live like you mean it. Freedom is knocking, invite it in.
The truth is, you are FREE!
The freedom that arises:
The word freedom has many connotations. It means different things to different people. If you have been locked up physically, the meaning becomes obvious. If you have been abused and tortured, locked up in your own false beliefs, or if you have restricted your own expression in any way, you will feel trapped. If you are physically ill and cannot move, you will experience your variety of being held back. The emotion of not being able to live fully is the same as being un-free. Most prisons are invisible. Most gatekeepers are lies. Most sentences are self-appointed, and most escapes are voluntary.
You have the freedom to choose: Being able to choose is part of our free will as human beings. We always have a choice. Even when seemingly limited, it is there. Choosing anything requires action of some sort. It requires that we get our butts off the coach and our heads out of the sand. It might not seem like much, but with a cluttered mind and a broken record, be patient. The fact that you are free is not going anywhere. You can choose to act and to step up at any time.
You can set the bar as high as you wish. You can set your own standard. This goes for any area of your life. When you realize that you can choose to see the freedom that truth is bringing, it will knock your socks off. It does not challenge your already true beliefs. On the contrary, it will able them to come forth. Not every standard and belief you live by is hurting your expression and life. Not if you are one of the so-called lucky ones. Is there such a thing as luck? Not in the world of cause and effect. What we live is a reflection of our choices, conscious or subconscious. Nothing is random, even though it can absolutely seem that way at times. Your participation is not insignificant. It is everything. When you truly realize that holding on to what is, is nothing more than clinging to your baggage, you will have to face it. You will have to look at either the pissed off; I-do-not-believe-in-this-crap energy, or the enthusiasm from learning about freeing yourself. Either way, it is a choice. Although not necessary a conscious one, nevertheless a choice.
Not only do you have the choice to change and grow, you also have the freedom to stay where you are. If you want to stay in a job that you hate, you can. If you want to keep listening to others, and not yourself, that is your choice. The magic is in the realization and the acknowledgement, as from that comes the ownership of the choices made. Bottom line is this: No matter what you choose, you live with it.
You can choose who you listen to, which is a choice that should not be taken lightly. What you read, what you watch, what you listen to, and who, is all up to you. When you were a child you had to listen to your guardians and your teachers. Not anymore. It is time to break those chains, and to realize that your life is between you and God, and no one else. Who and what you listen to, is your own decision to make. The challenge today is not only walking away from the media and sources that keeps spreading untrue information, it is also knowing how to maneuver through the crazy amount of information found on the internet. You can research any topic, and find a confusing amount of conflicting information. Careful who you listen to. Spend time finding reliable sources, and remember, nothing is as reliable as your inner voice and intuition.
If something doesn`t resonate with you, walk away. If someone is telling you anything that does not reflect your greatness, walk away. If anyone is trying to tell you that you cannot do, be, have or believe, walk away! Freedom!
You can choose how you respond and react to every situation that arises. Will you use it, or will you let it use you? Will you let someone else be the boss of how you feel, or will you step up to that job yourself? Will you let the bus driver, the cashier or your father dictate how your day evolves? Most often we do. We let their actions and reactions step all over our old beliefs. Bringing forth the emotional baggage and untruths. We can simply say no and stop it. Nothing that anyone says or does should bring you off balance. We tend to get triggered by the ones that shows us we are not good enough, and now we let life happen to us.
Believing that there is good luck and bad luck, good days and bad days. All dependent on something outside of us. Not so. All a choice, every single day. Every action has an equal reaction. Cause and effect, again. Two different people can experience the exact same scenario, reacting completely different? Why? They react according to their beliefs, their old garbage, and their chosen response. Some live on the positive side of life, some on the more negative. To see the glass as half full or half empty is a choice. The less we hang on to our pride and your ego, we will be able to untangle ourselves from the need to react to every little thing that comes our way. For some, even a dog barking will throw off the morning. For others, a slow traffic will do the same. For others, none of it matters, they have a life to live, and am noticing how great their life really is. How will you choose to respond to what you are experiencing?
Even when you shop, you are reflecting your freedom. Every time you spend money on anything, you are choosing what you want to experience. You are voting, so to speak. Whether you are spending money on a food, a drug, a household item or a service, you are inviting it into your life. You are accepting its quality and usage. If we want something to be taken off the shelves, we need to stop buying it. If no one paid for it, it would no longer be offered. Simple. A true freedom of choice. We can change the world just by changing how we spend our money. We need to be respectful when we spend our money. It is an energy exchange. We are sending out the signal that we honor the product or service. If you cannot honestly say this about your purchases, don´t make them. Be truthful when you vote.
Imagine not feeding anything that came from cruelty and harmful behavior. Imagine supporting sustainable, organic farming and positive growth based companies. We would change the world, literally.
You can choose what you eat. Within a few circumstances, like your place or residence and income, you are free to swallow what you like. Unless you are in a prison, or anywhere where certain food is restricted, on a feeding tube, or in another type of extreme situation, it is up to you. Even then, most likely your influence is greater than you might think. The point is, that for most of us, no one is forcing us to eat anything we don’t want to.
By choosing our food, we are choosing our health, pretty much. We are allowing into our temple, either nutrition and life, or toxins and death. We are allowing into our being, either vitality or degeneration. On top of this, we are promoting sustainable organic farming, or cruelty based torture and pain. We are choosing toxic or none-toxic. We are teaching our children to follow what we do, with every single bite, and at the same time loving our body or not so much. What we eat is a choice that should not be taken lightly. Without this body, there is no human life.
You are free to change. A simple, seemingly small and insignificant change will have a massive impact on your life. Just by changing a simple thought form there will be ripple effects beyond your imagination. Change may be hard, and it is for most people, but the benefits are enormous. For a professional golfer, changing the pitch, the angle of how the club hits the ball by only a millimeter, will determine a winning game from a losing one. Change can be subtle or radical, forced or planned. Lucky for all of us, we can change at any time. We do not have to wait for any particular moment. We have no obligations to stay the same, as if that was even possible.
Using change as a freedom of choice is truly empowering. Even though we change over time, just by living and experiencing, we can use this force as a game changer on all levels. Everything that is holding us back, or cluttering our vision so to speak, is there to show us that we need to change something. One of those things that requires us, ourselves and our very own determination. To want to change has to come from the willingness to do the work that is required. A freedom that no one can take from you.
If you want something to change, change something NOW!
You have the freedom to live. To simply be. To experience without having to do anything. It is your life to live. No one else can live it for you. When you realize that no matter what you have been told, or what you have believed to be true, the freedom to live as you please is always there. Your life is a gift, a blessing. It is a manifestation of creation, and anything that does not resonate with that, is not true. Anything that does not reflect the power of your own being is simply not a truth.
Being alive is not the same as living. Being alive technically requires that you breathe, and that`s it. Living is expansion. It is an expression of all that is. Being alive is a gift, how we live is a choice. From my own experience, I can report that awakening to the fact that I was able to live as I chose, saved my life. Seeing this gift that had been given to me, by me being alive, changed everything. I could not be anything but grateful. I had the freedom to live! It changed what entered my being, what I ate, thought and believed. I was free to live! I upped my self-protection towards negativity and bullshit in general, and I welcomed every truth that was revealed to me. I was ready to want it all, my life. I was ready to let death and clutter leave my space. When the bullshit leaves the house, the party can begin!
The freedom to let go will free your soul. Holding on is the opposite of freedom. It is the darkness entering the light, the clouds in the sky. The truth shall set you free, but first it will piss you off, and this is the pissing off part. The reason we get upset, have resistance or at all react to truth in a negative way, is because it is showing us what we are holding on to. Constipation is never a good thing, and obstruction of flow will hurt. The mind is a great analyzer and a great gatekeeper. So, don’t you try to get in there with those ideas that will stir the entire pot. All the false beliefs will have to be let go of, and there will be hesitance for sure.
The term “letting go” is widely used when it comes to forgiveness and also when working through any type of trauma or anger issues. It means to leave it behind. To stop carrying it. It means to choose something different, and it does not have to be complicated or a long process at all. It will take some practice, but you can leave something from one second to the next. Here today, gone tomorrow, or here at this moment gone now! No cleaning job will keep you from getting your hands dirty though, so dig in, and use your freedom to let it all go.
You are free to think and perceive. I choose to see this as a freedom, although it is more of a conditioning. I want to bring in the thought, as one of the strongest cards we have for breaking some old chains. As long as we are able to change our thoughts, we are able to change our perception. The old conditioning cannot override a strong will and a determination to set oneself free through changing the way we think. One thought at the time, what you live changes. While looking at this from a perspective of subjective perception, the freedom lies in the ability to choose it. As long as it is subjective it is changeable.
You are not your thoughts, so don’t believe a single one of them. Question everything, and feel more than you think. Our brain is nothing but a tool and a storage device. I believe it is a highly overrated one as such. From silence comes true knowledge. Once you stop your thinking, truth will come forth. Every thought is an obstruction of flow, but when we use them intentionally, they can help form a whole new realty. Everything starts with a thought. Everything you ever created had a thought attached to it. The freedom of thought is always your own. You don’t have to earn it or deserve it. All you have to do is to claim it. As long as you choose your thoughts, you can use that freedom to change your life.
Taking responsibility is true freedom. This might not seem like a freedom at all. How can this set you free, to take on a responsibility? Are responsibilities not extra work? Do they not require more attention and time? Well, the good news is yes! Absolutely will it require you, not only to step up, show up and grow up. It will also require you to break free from your baggage filled with lies. You will then be able to harvest the fruits of your own life design, and you will be able to live stronger and lighter every day.
You are only responsible for you, no one else. With the exception of being caretakers and mentors for our children, we are not in change of changing anyone else`s life. It seems this job is easier for people to partake than being their own manager. Fixing or taking responsibility for someone else`s actions, feelings and life seems to have such a high priority for many. Wishing to change ourselves is hard, wanting to change someone else is easy. When you become aware that your life is your responsibility, and that it comes with the freedom to make every change, enjoy every result, and claim every success, you will want and need to step up to the job. Being the responsible creator is a job you were born to have. You are the only one suitable for the job, and the only one eligible for the harvest. You have all the skills, the knowledge, the experience and the motive. After all, it is your life.
You are born free. All you need to do is to claim it.
As you see, no matter what you are experiencing or believing today, the freedom is yours. You even have the freedom to let go of everything you have believed you are responsible for. Like your friends or family`s happiness. Your adult children`s choices. You are not the one who is responsible for changing anyone`s life. You don´t have to stay at a job you hate, you can either quit or love it. You don’t have to stay in a bad relationship. You can either leave or change how you live in it.
The truth that will set you free:
A feeling of freedom comes with the realization that the burden of crap is no longer yours to carry. The consequences are amazing. There is an endless list of empowering benefits. Here are a few:
- You don`t have to wear any masks
- You don´t have to pretend anymore.
- There is no more trying
- No more looking to others for validation
- No more hiding from the truth.
- There are no more excuses,
- No reasons to hide or to keep your voice down.
- You are free to live authentically.
- You are free to make your own choices
- You are free to choose happy
- No more lies
- No more false beliefs
- No more blame or shame
The realization that your life is not all based on truth, is going to show more than your own beliefs. It will show you how deep your illusionary roots go. How hard are you clinging to your knowledge? How much of your reality is based on that same knowledge?
An academic, an intellectual and a theorist, will struggle more than someone who lives by their heart and their craftsmanship. How we define ourselves will show up as resistance and struggles towards change. Not only the change itself, but the ability to acknowledge the need for it, and the willingness to own it. A scientist for example, will have an extremely hard time admitting that his truths has been lies, or that his education has been based on some rocky information at times. A teacher, that has been counting on the text books her whole career, will find it hard to face that some of what she has been teaching has been false information. A doctor, and any authority will struggle to admit they did not know what they have claimed to be in complete control of. It is human.
The academics of your western culture has put a bondage on the free thinkers, and that is a part of the ongoing programming. The massive control and power of the financial market, the big pharma, the food industry, the weapon industry, religion and media, will keep you locked in if you let it. Luckily you can choose otherwise. You can set yourself free. You can turn away from anything that does not resonate with your joy and enthusiasm. You have the power, use it.
By changing you, you are changing the world. By no longer allow yourself to be kept a prisoner of your thoughts and your programming, you are freeing your energy. By setting your spirit free, you are allowing the creation to flow. By realizing that the truth will set you free, you are raising the vibration of your whole field and the one of those around you.
By living your truth, you are changing the world.
“For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” Proverb 23:7
The truth will set you free, even of blame and resistance.
There is no freedom in holding grudges towards anyone.
Holding on to un-forgiveness and hatred is a prison of another name.
Every such emotion is a lie.
It is not from who you are.
Not the free true you.
Not the one you are meant to be.
Not if you were free.
Your true power = Truth = Freedom
Recommended articles by Hilde Larsen:
- How to Write Your Life Manifesto, and Why It Will Change Your Life
- Listen to All, Learn from a Few, Follow No One
- 10 Ways to Foster an Attitude of Gratitude
- Spread Your Wings! 8 Benefits of Living Outside Your Comfort Zone
- Who Do You Think You Are?
- The Day I Died – The Dark Night of The Soul
- 4 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Own Healing
- Deal With Your Own Shit – Then Serve Others
- The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off
About the author:
Hilde Larsen, known as ‘the one who Inspires’, is the CEO and founder of inspiredbyhilde.com. She is a certified Health and Mindset Coach, an Author, a Keynote Speaker, Detox Specialist, Raw food Teacher and Life-Enthusiast. Her glowing enthusiasm for health and vitality has the leading role in her work.
Her interest in healing and spiritual growth also led her to become a Reiki Healer. She is highly intuitive and has a strong connection to Mother Earth and the spiritual world.
Born and raised in Stavanger, Norway, she and her husband of 29 years have a second home in Florida, USA. She is a proud mother and grandmother, and a tree-hugger at heart. Called by nature and spirit, she is inspiring many to take back their power, and to live a healthy successful life doing what they love.
Hilde now spends her time traveling between Norway and Florida, speaking, and appearing on different media as the Inspired health and thought leader. She is an authority in her field who has walked her talk. She also values the time with her clients, and her time in nature with her closest family and friends.