You tend to think of freedom as an independent, free-of-others kind of thing, but freedom is union with all others. Not with their masks and their efforts and their false, defensive fronts, but with who they are. Freedom is union. Freedom is the truth of us, and it’s something you already have. Any struggle to get free denies that you are free now and gives power to illusion.
Simply pay attention to feelings. Whenever you’re oriented toward illusion, you can feel it. Whenever you feel this feeling, it is time to stop pretending to do things on your own. It is time to take advantage of the harmony in which you have always existed.
So you stop. You ask for help. You orient yourself toward guidance. You stay open. Eventually, you will feel a “go” impulse that holds no tension. It just feels very obvious.
If you are willing to use time to wait for these go-impulses, everything will start to flow because you are putting guidance first. Guidance comes from the whole of us. Trying to control things comes from an illusory identity. You will be able to feel the difference on subtler and subtler levels because you are willing to feel.
Situations that bring up your own feelings are always for you. They help you to understand how you have been feeling, and they assist you in tuning into guidance and making it primary. When the signal of feeling gets too loud to ignore, you drop what you don’t need. It becomes very obvious. You don’t need adverse circumstances to tell you what you have been feeling and ignoring (through willful action) when you are willing to feel today.
This why paying attention to feelings instead of trying to control behavior is a very efficient means of remembering your freedom, thereby sharing it with others.
Put first things first, and allow your path to be obvious and well-lit. You are very loved and always appreciated.”