Our highest and best life starts inside.
Our freedom bell will ring victorious in our lives…if we let it.
Less pain. Less suffering. More joy!
Are you with me?
This isn’t about “making” things happen. It’s about utilizing the power behind the last of the human freedoms – which is “choice”– and letting (allowing) freedom to ring in your life.
Are you with me?
In case you haven’t guessed yet, the operative word throughout this post is “Let,” and expanded further to “Letting.” Say these words three times each out loud. Listen to the way they sound for you.
Many of us have tried and tried for years to “make” (force) our way to freedom. But have you ever noticed how difficult it is to “make” living free happen as opposed to what I’m suggesting here, “letting” freedom ring?
Every day we hear lots of different sounds ringing in our ears, why not freedom bells???
Positive things already exist in our lives. They are just itching to get out and flourish, but for some reason or another we are standing in our own way.
Just suppose there is a part of us that longs for joy and freedom, and a part of us that is scared of what this would mean and so just keeps standing in the way.
If this is true for you, imagine placing the part that longs for joy and freedom in your dominant hand.
Now, put the part of you that feels scared of what it would mean to have joy and freedom in your life, in your other hand.
Greet each part of you looking from one hand to the other while doing this.
Now speak kindly, but directly, to the part that is struggling the most for your freedom.
What does this part feel you might be missing out on? Inner peace, exciting experiences, relationships, health, etc. – each time you resist “letting” your freedom ring?
Listen for the answer. It may be subtle, but with patience it will come.
Now gently ask your fearful part if your pattern of concerns are realistic. Is it likely that what you fear in these situations will actually happen to you?
At this juncture, you get to exercise your power of choice. You get to decide whether resisting this “letting” is worth giving up having freedom in your life.
Now ask both parts where each believes your deepest value comes from? Is there a value to you that would still be there even if your fears on the one hand came true?
What is something both parts equally value? Take your time here, but question until you know.
Since our parts both love us, and both desire to see us have what they feel we need most in our lives, there is a point where you can come to a consensus.
Work with each of your parts until they both feel ready to “let” freedom ring in your life.
Then, mentally create a collective statement that powerfully summarizes your deepest source of value.
Seal this pact with love! Join your two hands together. Bring them up and touch your heart.
From now on, each time you notice resistance in this area of “letting,” & feel you are missing freedom and joy, recite your statement of personal value.
I have just introduced you to a technique I learned and practice in NLP called: Parts Integration. Using this method may take you a couple of times to fully “Let Freedom Ring in Your Life.”
Please remember to always fail forward.
And by all means celebrate where you are right now!
What is your “statement of value?”
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