Here in the U.S., on July 4th, we celebrate Independence Day. We are lucky in many ways.
What is real independence, though? Is independence from another nation’s imperial rule enough? Do all people in this country feel free?
What is real, true freedom? “Financial freedom” is not it, though it is helpful to live. “Success” is not it. Many have achieved success but are not happy or free.
True freedom only comes when you are free from your own mind. It’s really that simple.
When you are free from obsessiveness about anything, be it politics, religion, technology, health, the stock market, or perhaps just “making it,” you are free. When you are free from dissociating, resisting or ignoring those same things, you are free.
When good and bad dissolve into only That which arises always, eternally, you are free.
When it is seen that there is no evil and there never was, you are free.
When all the confusion about different people, cultures, customs, backgrounds, traditions, and everything disappears into a perfect unity that was right under your nose all the time, you are free.
When it is 100% clear without a shadow of a doubt that you are not doing anything, but that everything is already being done for you, as you and through you, you are free.
Rather than only “one nation under God,” when it is seen that the entire manifestation is actually only One Nation completely and fully permeated by God alone with not an atom of differentiation or separation, you are free.
When it is continuously clear that you are already free and always have been, completely independent of what things look like, you have true freedom and independence.
This is our real inheritance as children of Nature. This is your real birthright to claim. This is freedom.