What does the word freedom MEAN to you?
What would being truly free, FEEL like?
How might it feel to make a list of everything you’re ready to release? Tapping (EFT) can be a wonderful way to free yourself from the blocked energy. You can access a video explaining how to do it for yourself HERE.
Maybe freedom means ending a relationship or setting a healthy boundary and redefining the relationship so you’re not betraying yourself to please someone else?
Perhaps it means crossing a load of items of your To Do list and either delegating/outsourcing the essentials or letting things go completely.
Maybe it means some kind of sabbatical or break to travel and experience a different way of life.
Perhaps it means speaking out about something you’ve been holding onto.
What will help YOU feel even a taste of freedom today?
Feel free to post what freedom means to you today below.
Sometimes, I catch myself feeling really contented or even joyful. And I realise I’m not smiling and this compounds my happiness.
Like so many people, especially women, I was raised to smile even when I was raging inside. When I was having therapy as a trainee counsellor, my therapist often commented on my propensity to smile or laugh as I recounted something that wasn’t a smiling or laughing matter.
And I remember visiting other parts of the world, especially in my 20s, and seeing unsmiling women and thinking, obviously, I had no idea about their inner experience but it appeared to be freer in some ways.
Faces just expressing whatever they wanted to express rather than the forced ‘women laughing eating salad’ smile that beams out from so many magazines and adverts.
I feel triumphant when I allow my face to do whatever my face wants to do. Even so, I smile a lot (I cry a fair bit, too).
To celebrate today being World Smile Day, you might want to ponder, when can’t you HELP smiling? When are you most likely to grin from ear to ear? To beam at the world?
And when are you faking it? When might it behove you to pause and check in with how you’re actually feeling rather than arranging your face into a pleasing countenance for the alleged benefit of others?
Feel free to comment below.