This Friday I was invited to a Jewish celebration. The eco-village we live in is truly international. We represent 28 different nationalities and therefore different religions. The Jews are celebrating today that they became free years of slavery in Egypt.
In 2009, I read ‘Ringing Cedar’ books about Anastasia. In one of the books she shared a story about the slavery in Egypt. I’m not attached to whether this story is true, but the massage touched me deeply and it served as a catalyst to my choice living true FREEDOM.
One of the high priests sat and observed the slaves and studied if someone had a spark in their eyes. If he saw a spark, then he knew that the person planned his way to freedom by escaping. He was contemplating the dilemma – A slave has a longing for freedom and it required many guards to prevent escapes. It costs a lot to keep the guards, to give food and housing for the slaves. He had an idea and he shared it with the other high priests. If we drop all slaves free and give them money for their effort, then they will work better – without costing us more. We do not need guards, they become responsible for building their own houses and take care of cooking their own food.
The slaves were set free. The freedom lit up the eyes. They began to work faster and started to work together to become more efficient with the purpose to make more money. The money they earned was just enough to house and eating.
The priests created the illusion of freedom and it created faster construction results, but the fact is that the slaves were still slaves for their survival. Actually, their life in freedom didn’t change much. They still had to do the same job to get money for food and housing.
Our society is built on this principle.
Work – J.O.B (Just over broke) is created to provide a salary so that people can pay for housing, food, car, clothes + a little more for some consumption, which causes the current economy go around.
I invite you to explore this weekend if you live the illusion of freedom or true freedom.
You can be a slave for:
What others think and feel
Your desire to make money
Your spiritual quest
Your past or future
Your own or others’ feelings
The true freedom is the fact that we are free to choose in each moment.
Our reaction to a situation shows us in what way we are slaves to an illusion.
Victor Frankl and Nelson Mandela have shown us that although they were locked up in concentration camps or in prison, no one could deprive them of the freedom our Spirit is. The person who discovers true freedom becomes a role model in the world.
I have experienced miracles after signing on a legal document ‘The Act’s name, I Susanne Billander am guilty of quackery’. Some of you know about that process. If you don’t, then you can read it here.
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