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Declaring Independence

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I love ritual. It links me to my Source and helps me to turn inward, while simultaneously making needed outward changes. On holidays that have symbolic meaning, I particularly like to work/play with creative ideas. As we are approaching the celebration of the 4th of July in the U.S.,  I decided to make two lists, one in which I declared independence from beliefs and actions and one in which I allowed freedom to hold certain rights inviolate.


I declare freedom from:


self imposed judgment

judgment of others

scarcity/poverty consciousness


obsessive thought a.k.a.  ‘stinkin’ thinkin’

concern about what the ‘propriety police’ might think

micro managing anything

holding back my expressions of love and appreciation for fear of rejection

playing small


imposter syndrome

carrying the weight of the world

“running around with my hair on fire”, to quote my friend Amy Storm

believing that I have to be all things to all people



toxic interactions

shoulda woulda coulda’s

unreasonable expectations

‘savior behavior’

‘being a Teflon coated pan’ from which love slides off


the inner critic

clutter and chaos

excuses and justifications

desire to have the last word

belief that the way it has been is the way it always has to be



I claim freedom to:

ask for what I want and deserve

anticipate joyful, grace-filled outcomes

experience love in all aspects


accept easy financial flow

express from the heart, regardless of whether someone else can/will accept the love

love the woman in the mirror wholeheartedly

lighten up physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually

play big in the world


let my light shine

love with abandon without fear of being abandoned

be one of the cool kids

inspire others to live full out

dance my dreams to life


wink at the Goddess in the mirror

express my truth

do my creative work and have it well received

be in a healthy, mutually suppportive, deeply heart and soul satisfying, loving relationship

manna-fest miracles


So what is it that from which you choose to free yourself?

What do you claim the freedom to be, do or have?

Richie Havens celebrating FREEDOM at Woodstock. Was anyone who is reading this there for this extraordinary performance that went on and on~ ? 

  • Aura Rose

    Freedom is the word of the week!

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