The threads that blur our freedom

The threads that blur our freedom

As long as you’re afraid of disappointing people, they have a hold on you.’ Anita Moorjani Mmm nice! Every once in a while I read a quote that stops me in my tracks. This is one of them, I read it earlier and it really resonated with something in me. So I just sat with and contemplated it for about half an hour, allowing it to soak into and work on me. Becoming aware of the areas and ways in which many people in the past and currently have a hold over me. Affecting what I say, how much I say and how I may act or not act out of a fear of disappointing people in my life. I am therefore being less than I truly am and creating a prison in my mind. Even though I may not always be conscious of it, this creates many threads that hold me back from being all I can and living a life of unconditional freedom. All this affects the experience of my freedom, which is unconditional, boundless and needs nothing. This reminded me of a Lao Tzu quote ‘Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.’  This theme is very current for me as I get ready to publish my book ‘You Are Already Free’ on 4th May. I have came up with numerous excuses to delay the publication including thinking I am not ready, not fully embodied the message, not free enough, worried about being vulnerable and sharing my personal story, insecurities, fear of putting myself out there and of speaking my truth....
Excerpt from You are already free

Excerpt from You are already free

 When is it ok to let go?   Cick here for audio: http://ryandoherty.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/When-is-it-ok-to-let-go.m4a   At what point does the past become acceptable, ready to forgive, let go off, or move on from? What difference is it if a thing happened one minute, a year, ten years, a life time ago or even one hundred thousand years ago? It is still and always will be in the past, nothing can change what happened. No amount of feeling bad, holding grudges, unforgiving, anger, talking about it, making yourself or others feel bad about it can take it back or make it different in any way, it’s gone. Let it go. Why wait for years, a lifetime, a hundred lifetimes before you move on, forget it or let it go? There is no point trying to feel bad enough for it to somehow change or for someone to pay for it. When the only one who is paying for it is you with the poisoning of your present moment, which can never be replaced, renewed or lived again. So does it make sense to ruin your now by crying, ruminating over or trying to change the past? Why relive the past only for you to go through the same thing again and again and again and again and again and again? What is the pay off dear one? Don’t you want to be happy? Why do you torture yourself like this? Don’t you see the vicious circle! You are corrupting your present over your unforgiving of the past, thus creating another moment, a future and present now where you experience the same...
Will you join me?

Will you join me?

Will you join me? Can you hear the calling? Will you answer the call? If I told you that you must leave everything behind and you will gain nothing would you join me? Leave time and space behind. Will you join me? It will be your final trip but you will travel nowhere. Drop the holding, grasping and resisting for just this moment. Let it all go and pick nothing up. Will you join me? Allow the yearning, pain and chaos to bring you here with arms wide open. Drop. Drop it all. Drop into this. Oh won’t you join me? Join me here. It’s simpler than simple, perhaps even too simple. Will you join me? Nowhere to go and nothing to do but yet there is a dropping. Will you drop it? Drop it all and leave it all behind. Follow the yearning, answer the call. Will you join me? Go nowhere, always remain here. Stay here. Do not leave me. Just this once do not follow the mind. You’ve been down that road before. Will you stay? Will you stay here? Here no one is doing yet everything gets done. The tears of your sadness and joy are one. Nothing is needed because the story is done. The search, searcher and searched are one. Will stay? Stay right here. Where darkness and light are allowed to come and go as one. No words are needed, not even one. Now that you’ve joined me we were always at...
Rest in the eye of the storm

Rest in the eye of the storm

Rest in the eye of the storm What if the only place where we were to find our true existence and essence was at the heart of the storm; the eye of the tornado? And any movement from this centre be it action, ability or anything is an act of creation and movement away from self and thus into chaos. Brining you out into the storm of form, the infinite, formless, boundless space that is your true essence can never be found or known in a limited, finite form. Therefore we must transcend the desire and belief that we gain permanent, true peace in any form, including that of our own. We will no doubt experience and come to know our true, vast, infinite formless selves once we leave the body and world of form. But could it be possible to experience this while still in a body on earth living amongst the storm of form? What if we remain centred in the body, whilst remaining unattached to it or life? See them as garments and a play on a stage, letting them come and go as they want, in the knowledge that this cannot nor ever will be our true essence. By holding firm in the eye of the storm you know your truth and see life, creation, earth, existence and manifestation come into and out of existence. If you go out into the tornado – the storm of form – you get caught up in or ‘swept away’ with it. Hooked or involved in the drama of the play, resulting in an infinite number of creations, lives,...
Are you veering off course?

Are you veering off course?

Sometimes we can veer of course, even when we don’t exactly know what our course is. We may not have done anything different or be consciously aware of how or why we have drifted. Things may not have gotten more difficult or stressful, in fact they may have even improved; dramatically! Yet inside there is somehow a knowing of being slightly off centre. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing, require a story to justify it or to figure it out.  But I have recently noticed that I have been hard on myself because of it.  Trying to figure out why or creating a story of how I need to do something to get back to centre. Even though everything is as good as it ever has been. Until I realised that perhaps nothing needs to get ‘sorted’ or ‘fixed,’ not even my thoughts. So I relaxed and let go of the need to try change anything.  Leaving it to itself and like everything else in creation it eventually returns back to centre, dissolving back into the formless source from where it came. It is then when I least expected it a friend repeated something I had said to her a few months ago. And just like that ‘nothing’ happened and the feeling or sense of drifting off course had returned to centre, melting back into its source. Back to the resting place it never really left. Reminder from the self… You are already free; unbound in the eternal moment of you! Part of the mystery of life is that you behave as though you are a helpless...