The Empowerment Column 2014: Independence and Freedom
By Rev. Thabiti
Las Vegas Informer
If we carefully consider it there may not be any such thing as total independence or complete freedom. For example, we are at the mercy of or dependent on the pilot whenever we fly or the taxi or bus driver. We depend on the oncoming driver to stay on their side of the yellow line. We must depend on the labels we read to be true for the things we buy or use. We have to depend on the structural integrity of every building that we enter with the hope that it isn’t about to collapse or implode. It’s the same when we ride elevators or drive over bridges or through underwater tunnels.
We trust, hope for and depend on doctors and pharmacists to know what they are doing with the lives of our loved ones. We depend on electricity for every aspect of modern technology. What would happen if there were a national power outage lasting for 6 months? Are we independent or free if this happened?
We depend on things to be sterile when we break the seals. We depend on gravity to keep rivers running downhill. For years we’ve had to depend on someone with such authority not to press the ‘Red Button’ that would launch all of our nuclear missiles and blow the world up 10 times over. We depend on the military not to turn on us with all of their weapons or armory and seize our property or take our loved ones away. We depend on money to survive in modern society. We depend on food, air and water.
As long as we are dependent how can we ever be free? The way to be free is through truth. “The truth will set you free” means that the truth will unshackle us from the erroneous beliefs that are obstructing our ability to enjoy and appreciate this wonderful gift of life we have today. Beliefs are primarily self imposed limitations. The moment we say “I believe…” is the same as saying “My self-imposed limitation is…” The ultimate reality to discover throughout the adventures of being alive is that it is our belief that we are not that is keeping us from being all that we are. We are made in the image and likeness of something that is infinite, eternal, unbounded and beyond magnificent.
In spite of things we may need or depend on we can still choose to be free of fear, anger, worry and guilt. We may not be able to force things to result according to plans, our preferences or desires but we can be free from all or any expectation or detached from outcomes.
Those in power can make unjust and corrupt laws but they can’t control our obedience to them or their laws. Many believe there is a higher authority existing beyond mankind that is in charge of governing everything that happens in the world. Those who know this choose to live in faith that all is well and life is good. Those who subscribe to this perception also know that we live in a “Let Thy will be done” Universe meaning that if God is against it, then it cannot happen which is why there is never anything to fear.
Our free will deep within is not bound by time or space and that’s why it is at this level where we will find true or absolute freedom. Our free will is free to choose how to respond to anything that happens n life. Nothing and no one has power over us except the power we give away to it. Nothing or no one has the power to bother, disturb or annoy us without us authorizing it or granting our consenting permission. We get to choose what we like or dislike or who we love and who not to love. Freedom of choice being applied to the truth that sets us free sets us on a path to spiritual liberation and righteousness. Choosing to do what we know to be right activates something that causes Mother Nature to reveal to us more truth and light.
As we become more conscious, spiritually awake and aware the more independent and free we will feel. We will climb every mountain, overcome every challenge and recover from every setback. There is a love intelligence governing our Universe and it is the reason why we heal. Those operating from truth are all on the verge of that ‘Ah Ha’ moment that transforms their perception of life forever. All of us who operate by truth are destined for that special day (which could be as soon as today) when we can stop and say “Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Hallelujah – we’re Free at last!!”
This week’s message is dedicated to Tim Mendoza and Erica Bennett of Las Vegas who recently entered the sacred union of marriage on our Nation’s birthday. At this moment, we surround them with love and bless their marriage with the strength to prevail over life’s obstacles and modern day challenges. As this word is spoken, Divine activity will reside in their home to protect their marriage and family from extreme adversity. In knowing the absolute truth about the goodness within their souls may they both wake up each day more determined and more committed to serve each other selflessly and remain devoted to contributing in every way possible to the expansion of happiness to each other. Let the firework celebrations throughout our country every year on their anniversary serve as a reminder of ‘How Great Thou Art’ and how good love can be. And so it is done! Amen.
Reverend Thabiti is internationally known as the world’s most accurate personal forecast expert. His Time-Map System at www.ThePower.org provides illuminated directional guidance to those who want to see which way leads to what they seek to accomplish. Reverend Thabiti is also author of the books, ‘All About You.’ and ‘The Secret Wisdom of the Ages.’ He writes the Mars vs. Venus Column in Las Vegas Woman Magazine and also officiates at weddings, funerals and event or ceremonial invocations. Contact: CEO@ThePower.com.