Freedom Within is a practical guide on how we can co-create the most beautiful of all possible worlds simply by changing ourselves.
In other words, by triggering a quantum shift in individual and collective consciousness.
The author’s understanding comes from 35 years of Aikido, a Japanese martial art.
The essential teaching of Aikido is that there are two dimensions of being – being disconnected or connected.
We can bring harmony into any situation when we are able to flow effortlessly between the two.
We are all born connected, but everywhere we are disconnected.
The root cause of our disconnection is our ability to think and to communicate with language.
When we are disconnected, we hold onto old emotional wounding. We become blocked energetically.
When we are blocked, we are driven Fear. Our Fear goads us to be competitive and successful in life. It is a double-edged sword.
Our blocks determine who we are, what we do, what we become, how we think, how we feel and what we believe.
We are virtual prisoners of our blocks.
Most of us are currently stuck in disconnection. This is potentially harmful to our health and well-being.
While thinking is the root cause of disconnection, disconnection is the root cause of much of our pain and suffering.
Our knowledge of how to change and control the world has expanded exponentially. This has brought many material benefits.
At the same time, we now have the means to destroy ourselves and most of life on the planet.
The Core Problem Currently Facing Humanity
Our exponential expansion of material knowledge has not been matched by a corresponding expansion of consciousness.
We have made scant progress over thousands of years.
We are still driven by Fear.
Civilization has not expanded our consciousness.
The more civilized we have become, the more disconnected we have become.
We are chronically disconnected and stuck.
Increasing Global Stress
Everywhere we are seeing increasing polarization. We are on the edge of experiencing unprecedented levels of stress.
Several converging crises could threaten our survival.
Economically the ever-growing bubble of global debt is about to burst. This will precipitate a global Super Depression.
Our stress will be further heightened by global warming. This is already creating famine, local wars and increasing levels of forced migration.
Being disconnected and driven by Fear, the threat of World War lll is increased.
By staying disconnected we are co-creating Hell on Earth.
For us to change, we need to re-discover how to become re-connected.
There are traditional paths, such as meditation, yoga, martial arts and other spiritual practices.
They require a lifetime of learning and practice. We do not have the luxury of time.
Where’s the magic?
It is easy to be fully connected in minutes.
It is easy to integrate this into our lives through mutual support and simple practice.
What previously took a lifetime to learn, we can now learn and sustain in just a few months.
From FEAR to LOVE
When we are fully connected, it is easy to clear our lifetime blocks.
It then becomes easier to change and integrate the changes.
We can change our habits, conditioning, behaviour patterns and addictions.
We can shift from being driven by Fear to being moved by Love.
We can deeply experience Love, Joy, Health and Abundance.
We can then share our experience with others.