Free Your Soul

_Free me, free me. Free me from this world I don't belong here. It was a mistake imprisoning my sou

You must learn one thing.  The world was made to be free in.  Give up all other worlds except the one to which you belong.
  – David Whyte
Can you remember a time when someone told you whether by words, gestures or actions, that you were too much? To settle. To be quiet. So be still. To disappear. To be ashamed of your exuberant spirit?  You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.
 
That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call your “free will” is your mind’s freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and your character.
  – Ayn Rand
I think that there comes a time in our life, where we have to free our soul from whatever we caged it in. When we have to dance with destiny, break the shackles of the mind that has encased it in.  Bring it back up out of the depths of the ocean and break it out of the cement block it was encased in. Sometimes this happens when we fall and shatter ourselves upon some tragedy. 
 
Your soul is attracted to people that same way flowers are attracted to the sun.  Surround yourself only with those who want to see you grow.
  – Pavana
 
There will be those who will walk by us lying shattered all over the ground, saying to themselves, “Thank God that is not me” or “I told her that was a bad decision”.  The ones that we must cherish forever, are the ones who will gather up every single broken bit of us.  They will clean us up, and glue us back together carefully matching up the bits to rebuild us.  These are the ones that sing out to the stars at night with us.  They dance with us under the light of the moon.  Looking up into the night sky holding hands, we feel like we are speeding through the Milky Way Galaxy. They help us realize that we are not lost, but we are in fact “on our way”.

In order to be who you are, you must be willing to let go of who you think you are.
  –  Michael Singer
There comes a time, where you start meeting people who are either breaking free or have broken free. People who are hungry for life. People whose souls touch your heart in ways you didn’t think possible. People who literally nourish your soul. You meet them after days, months, or years of thinking that somehow you were weird. That there wasn’t anyone else out there like you. That you were the only square peg in the round hole.
 
I want you to always hold your head up and follow your dreams wherever they take you.  Don’t you ever listen to the people out to hurt you or make you cry.  Listen to your heart and be better than them.  No one gets ahead by hurting others.  The only real peace anyone will ever have is the one that comes from within.  Live your life on your own terms and make it a happy life.  Always. That’s what’s important . . . ,
  – Sherrilyn Kenyon
 Sometimes you will meet someone with whom you just click. It is like you have known them all of your life. They are just what you need in your life, at this very moment. They have this amazing ability to lift your vibration, move your spirit is such a way that pure joy is within your laughter. You find your soul soaring in ways you didn’t know that it could. You find the weight of the baggage you have been carrying suddenly gone. Today you feel, like you can finally be that person. The one you know that you can be.
 

You will never be able to escape from your heart.  So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.

  – Paulo Coelho
While we are the only ones that can free our soul, being around those who have already done so helps us let go of all of the reasons why we buried it deep inside. They help us to let go of the feelings that it wasn’t safe to be who we are. They help us to let go of the shame, blame, and the guilt that we used to imprison the soul in the first place. They help us to realize that if this person has been able to free their soul, then there is hope that we can do so too. We can move forward. We can be who we are, instead of some sad version of what the world wants us to be.  It is the first step in the right direction, to see the future where everything you thought was impossible, is possible.
 
You don’t always need a plan.  Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.
  –  Mandy Hale
 

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of LemonadeMakers.org, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.

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