Reclamation of our true nature
We all are and thus have free will. Free will is that which underlies all things yet is often mysterious or elusive to us. Many people’s free will is wrapped up in conditioning, so much so that free will can be unrecognizable to us as our free will, but instead is a bunch of assumptions that we simply believe in without investigation that seem to dictate our lives. Because we simply believe without investigation of truth we can feel powerless or victim rather than as the free agents that we are. The un-investigated belief decides for us rather than us recognizing that we are the one that decides whether the belief is true or not. This is what is called “being asleep” or being unconscious to what we are.
The reason why so many people are on a path to “waking up” is because they want to feel and be free, which is our true nature. Its inherent in us to move towards more light, more awareness, more truth, more of us. It is a natural impulse that is built into the entire universe including you. In order to find your freedom, your free will, you must become more awake or conscious. This occurs through a process of slowing down, investigating your beliefs and over time reclaiming and waking up to more and more of your free nature. The term free will can be used synonymously with the term awareness. To be aware is to be free.
So where do you start? I’ve found that having the hunger to be 100% responsible and 100% in charge of my own self is key. Developing and committing to that desire no matter what. If you don’t have the commitment to take 100% responsibility for your thoughts, feelings, actions, emotions and sensations then you will always find yourself victim to something. This is not easy in a world where we have been brought up believing that life and circumstances are happening to us, rather than that we are the one creating them. This is one of the most important beliefs to investigate. When our lives don’t look like or feel like we want them to we often go to blaming circumstances or conditions rather than seeing how we have been creating unconsciously. Your beliefs will create the reality you perceive whether you are conscious or unconscious as to what you believe.
Living in awareness of choice
Touching our true essence vs. knowing it as us
Undoubtably we have all had experiences of touching or tasting our true essence. It may have been through a peak experience, or during a meditation, or through taking a psychedelic, after a really restful nap, during entrainment or an SRI session, or by coming into direct contact with someone who has more awareness than us, etc. All of these are vehicles, ways or portals into which we can get a taste of our more true essence and free will.
A common tendency is to believe that it is the thing or person that gives us this experience of ourselves when really they are simply doorways or permission slips to what is always already there. That which is always, already there must be pointed to less we go into idolizing the portal rather than what the portal opens up into, which is our true nature. This can be frequently missed because again we have this inherent underlying belief that life is happening to us rather than we are the creators of our lives. Said another way is that an experience of divinity is happening to us rather than we are the divine that is expressing.
Its important to investigate your relationship with the above. See where you still relate as life happening to you, experiences happening to you, God happening to you, rather than you as creator/God happening to life. The bridge between touching your true essence and knowing your true essence as you starts through conscious, deliberate and intentional choosing.
Most of the time we are simply waiting for things to happen to us or for us rather than being deliberate and intentionally setting our internal environment to the conditions we desire. At first it can feel like work to create your internal environment to be conducive to your desires, and sometimes you have to start even more fundamental than that and explore what it is you truly do desire. Again many of us are living desires that we’ve learned, that are not inherent to our personal, individualized theme and purpose, so we must weed out what is truly important to us from what is not truly important. Once we decipher our true desires than we must align fully with it. Set our internal space to it. Ask ourselves questions that align us with it, over and over and over again. Anywhere we catch ourselves being aimless we must become deliberate realizing that we truly are in charge of our experience 100%. This empowers us and frees us. Through this process we reclaim and realize our free will and free agency as creators of this creation we call life.
Dr. Amanda Hessel, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado