Freedom – the one thing think we have, or want, but don’t have – not in a three dimensional world. Suffice it to say if you go against the ‘laws’ – the physical ones in a 3D world you can and probably will hurt yourself. From the moment we are born we learn this truth first through our parents guidance and then through our own mistakes. We never question these laws. We must work with them to learn to literally take our first steps.
So, if we are of the mindset that the body is all there is and that nothing goes beyond what we can perceive with our body, then from the moment of conception we are not free. We have a very large range of activity open to us but the innate action//reaction principle never leaves us and we constitute our reality around this very basic learning – our first learning. To only believe you stop at the body’s edges is closed loop thinking.
Then enter the mind/soul/spirit of a person and the process of self-awareness. As a kid, because the process of thinking is not obvious, we begin by thinking everybody thinks the same way we do; everybody must perceive the way we do and draw the same conclusions we do, etc., because we see similar responses from others to 3D events like pain, sorrow, joy and contentment. We then draw conclusions from these assumptions. As we mature most of us come to learn that there are differences and that is what makes life fun. We understand those differences as a sense of freedom within our own minds; for example everybody has different preferences, likes and dislikes. Many of these are derived from the experiences of support, love, and comfort from infancy.
There comes a day when someone else’s ideas force us, one way or another, to accept the will of another. Usually that other happens to be a parent. This is our first stunning awareness of having our freedom curtailed. For some of us the decision is made, then and there, to become the person who makes the rules – not the rule follower. The others of us either find a way around the notice of the ruler and do what we want to, or we cave and behave. Those who decide to become powerful, do this through learning and skills and or talent; and the acquisition of money.
I grew up in a house where a certain amount of debate was allowed. My father’s final argument was always a derivative of action/reaction in the form of ‘all actions have consequences: you are always responsible for your consequences. (plus a bit of ‘if everybody jumped off a cliff would you follow them?’) I raised my children to question and debate and allowed a great deal more freedom to do so to develop their critical thinking skills.
You come to understand that freedom carries a huge weight of personal responsibility with it. That really being free isn’t actually free in the way we have come to think about it.
The two parts of the word free-dom are:
Old English freo “exempt from; not in bondage, acting of one’s own will,” also “noble; joyful,” from Proto-Germanic *friaz “beloved; not in bondage” (source also of Old Frisian fri, Old Saxon vri, Old High German vri, German frei, Dutch vrij, Gothic freis “free”), from PIE *priy-a- “dear, beloved,” from root *pri- “to love.”
prī-, Proto-Indo-European root meaning “to love.” In some languages (notably Germanic and Celtic) it developed derivatives with the sense “free, not in bondage,” perhaps via “beloved” or “friend” being applied to the free members of one’s clan (as opposed to slaves) From <https://www.etymonline.com/word/free>
denoting a state or condition.
denoting rank or status.
denoting a domain.
denoting a class of people or the attitudes associated with them, regarded collectively.
Old English -dōm, originally meaning ‘decree, judgment.’
It is interesting that free derives from ‘love’. Love as a state or condition carries the will toward caring for and providing for and encompassing in compassion the one you love.
(hold that thought)
This brings us back around to wanting to give to the loved one good things and to do that, in the closed system world we live in, you must have money (not love) and to get that you must work or supply something that others are willing to give up money for. Work in today’s world has turned into the compromise of our souls because corporations are institutions that supply the money and to ‘earn’ it from them you must obey not only their rules, but produce product or actions benefiting the corporation.
This is NOT love.
In bending our will to the greater more moneyed will of the corporate rulers of today’s world, we end up compromising ourselves for the privilege of being productive and in almost all incidences also give up our freedoms – our first amendment rights for the privilege of making money.
What exactly does the First Amendment say?
Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
First Amendment | Constitution | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
What are the five rights of the First Amendment of the Constitution?
Five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
Freedom of Religion.
Freedom of Speech.
Freedom of the Press.
Freedom to Assemble Peaceably.
Freedom to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances.
File:Newseum 5 Freedoms 1st Amendment.jpg – Wikimedia Commons
Sounds like the bosses at work don’t have to follow any of the above – and you are right. They don’t. Corporations are in the PRIVATE SECTOR. That’s how they managed to get laws passed saying a corporation is a person… You can’t cry freedom of speech under the first amendment to a private sector institution because the tacit agreement of working there is that you follow their rules, their way and they pay you for it.
Now, if you are using a Private Corporate entity offering a service to you for free, or practically free, they can do anything, anything, they want to, for or with their service to you. Including deciding not to let you use their service and trashing any and all records, tapes, videos, pod casts, writings they may be hosting on their service of yours. FOR ANY REASON THEY SEE FIT. If you didn’t keep a copy of your work – oh well too bad. It’s gone.
Now assume you have a whole bunch of corporate entities out there offering a whole bunch of services to you all in the ‘social’ media venue. Let’s assume they look like different corporations – but really they are just divisions of one very big worldwide conglomerate. Let’s assume that conglomerate is run by maybe 10 people or less – maybe one person… better yet, further out on the twig, let’s assume they are run by an off planet entity of some type, be it alien or breakaway civilization through that WWC (worldwide conglomeration).
Now, if you are upsetting their pretty little apple cart of control down here, what makes you think you will NOT get taken down? Hmmm? Many people are aware of this and are (ahem) finding a way around it – creating their own platforms. But don’t think that is the ultimate answer either – they can always take down the internet – but then at that point it will be too late for us.
At this point any freedom requires risk. The risk is a covert war of sorts. If you are going to stick your neck out there, make sure you have backed up your ideas in many places because by God! they will get taken out, down, de-platformed, whatever you want to call it, You will be at risk, your family will be at risk and even the sanctity of your own mind will be at risk. In our own minds where we think we are free, we are not. The programming we have had since birth doesn’t even allow us to think outside of the 3D rules we grew up in. The programming we have had in all things unseen has made us afraid and worried about being marked as sick, or stupid, or worse, afraid of our shadows and afraid of any contact outside of ‘normal’ boundaries that could possibly teach us that other things are there that we cannot see and that they are real too.
Freedom is a slippery concept. In reality it describes one side of an either or concept. Because if you are free to, then you were once not free to. It implies a release from something. In its very meaning it implies being caught and now you’re not. There is a higher thing than free and I think it is love.
Free… I have never been free… Everything we do is in compliance to something even if it is the laws of physics or the will to care and love.
Freedom is the awareness of accepted responsibility. Response – ability. Freedom is the carrying of love in your heart.