Are you really FREE?
If you live in America or Canada, you just finished celebrating the 4th of July and Canada Day. These two holidays are monuments to freedom. You have rights that so many people in other parts of the world do not have. You have the right to express yourself in unlimited fashion. That being said… How Free Are YOU?
There was a film made entitled “You are what you love, not what loves you”, that starred Nicholas Cage. One of the most poignant lines in the film was this very statement. Transformational speaker and comedian Kyle Cease has taken this concept and expanded on the deeper meanings. Kyle brings forth the idea that we must focus on doing what we love and applying ourselves within that arena. We must be “whole” beings in and of ourselves, rather than trying to be what others love us for.” Kyle believes that once we care more about “what loves us”, we begin to morph into an “alternate version of our true selves”. We depart from creative expression and authenticity.
Children are such wonderful beings to study! They are in creation mode 24/7. They are constantly living in the precious “here and now” and following their creative instincts. They paint, dance, sing, build, dress up, act out and engage in the purity of sensory exploration and discovery! The really young children are not worried about what they are going to wear and whether or not people will like their outfits. They aren’t worried about having paint on their faces, clothes or even in their hair! They just want to explore and express themselves in their ever changing new little bodies! If they fall down- they get back up! No big deal- they don’t care that someone saw them fall.
Culture trains us to stop living creatively and authentically. In many cases, culture actually punishes us for being and thinking “outside of the box”. Culture fosters an environment of lack and competition. Culture encourages us to seek perfection- for all of the wrong reasons. It trains us to care more about how we are “received and accepted by others” than about how our own experience FEELS for US.
The Vital Life Alignment Institute is on a mission to unlock the unlimited possibilities that are locked within each of you! We believe that most – if not all of us- are trapped, untapped and in a sense- prisoners of the “Culturally Conforming Conveyor Belt” TM that exists within the majority of cultures around the world. We have proven Transformational Learning Experiences that will help to FREE up the Creative Solutions and Possibilities that you are probably not even consciously aware of at this point in your life.
Think of one thing you “dreamed of” or imagined for yourself when you were a young child. “When I grow up… I want to _______!” Do you still have this dream? Why did you put it to the side? Were you told that it wasn’t practical? Were you belittled for your dream? Were you made to feel “foolish” or “silly”? Now, just for a moment, imagine yourself actually living that dream! How does it FEEL in your BODY? Do you feel EXCITED? Do you feel CURIOUS? Do you feel EXPANSIVE?
We believe that it is never too late and that it is actually important to follow your heart’s desires! You may not ever be a rock star, or an astronaut- however, if you take those simple and doable actions toward your creative and authentic self- new possibilities will continue to explode and unfold on a daily basis! Imagine waking up to a truly “new day”! Imagine letting go of control just enough to allow for the messy- the mistakes- the expressiveness! It’s OK to be a little afraid! Do it anyway! Let your enthusiasm be your compass! If you are enthusiastic about something- you are much more likely to figure out a way to accomplish it!
Happy Independence Day! Let Freedom Ring!
Here is today’s Vital Reset ReMINDer:
“Those who do not move- do not notice their chains.” unknown
My very best wishes for an exceptional day and to your long and vital life.