Friday, June 22, 2018

Current Energies: Freedom vs Suppression

You were born to be free...

Since April 2nd, Black Moon Lilith has been in a Conjunction with Pluto, in Capricorn. This Conjunction was exact on May 18, yet due to Pluto being in Retrograde, nobody is moving quickly, and the conjunction is still ongoing. We spoke of this in the previous blog post on "Resurrecting Lilith", earlier this month. Lilith remains in this alignment with Pluto through June 26, where she then goes on to Conjunct the Full Moon in Capricorn...

Dear Lilith, free us from ourselves!

As we approach the 4th of July Independence Day celebrations, it's good to look at what we consider to be Freedom. What is freedom to you? What does it mean?

Wild horses are free... free to go where the wind takes them, hunting for food and water, living off the land, nestling down at night with their kin by the watering hole... For us, this may not be our idea of freedom. We might prefer a comfortable home, yet who is more free, us or the horses? The things we must do in order to have a comfortable home, could be seen as making us less free. Being required to live by an alarm clock, being away from that comfortable home more hours of the week than you are actually there, cleaning said home, maintaining it, making money for improvements, paying off the bank... that my friends, is not freedom. We do it though because it provides us with what we have been led to believe that we want.

It's time to re-evaluate that! Is it providing you with the freedom to do what you want with your life, when you want it? That's the big question. And one that only you can answer.

What else does freedom mean? Being free to dress any way that you want, or have as many or as few tattoos or piercings as you want, being free to modify your body any way you want... that's freedom, but we are judged for it, and, quite often, discriminated against for it. So what kind of freedom do we have? To do as we wish and be judged and discriminated against, or to conform.

These are not the only things that we might be judged for, however. It might be our hair that triggers someone (it has happened to me multiple times!), it might be our choice of a mate or a friend, it might even be our friends judging us! Our houses and cars are more things we are judged for. Not that we care, really, but if we are on the path of keeping up with the Joneses, it might matter. We might be hurt by all the judging. It might make us strive harder, because peer pressure can be a huge influence in our lives.

BUT - if we are caving and changing due to being judged, it shows that we don't believe in ourselves enough to stand out. And that's the point.

I've heard memes about if you don't have a summer body, not to wear a bikini - please! Who decides these things? And who listens to them? Probably young girls who are easily swayed by peer pressure. And unfortunately, this is another form of bullying... making fun of someone else's clothes, car, house, parents, body, hair, makeup, and so forth. It hurts the ones who have it directed at them, sometimes to the point of suicide. And still it continues.

Some forget that when they point one finger at another, 4 other fingers are pointing back at them.

This isn't about the dangers of bullying, however, this is about conforming to the bullies demands! For if we do, we are giving up our freedom. That's right! When we let others direct our lives in any way, they have POWER OVER us, which means that we have no power in our own lives. This is the danger of conformity. It stifles our creativity, which inhibits our freedom.

If this is who you are on the inside, it's time to show it to the world!!! Even if you don't feel this put together, it's okay to show that to the world, as well! Be Who You Are! That is what freedom is all about, having the freedom to be ourselves, and if we don't... we aren't really "free".

Bullying is another form of abuse, or control, or manipulation. It is a manipulative technique designed to change your behavior. Then there are rules that we live by in our society, and they, too, can serve to change our behavior. For instance, schools and uniforms = conformity. Everyone is alike, no room for individuality. Why is individuality stifled at such a young age? Yes, gangs is the usual answer. But is it the real answer? Girl scouts and boy scouts wear uniforms. Police officers and Firemen wear uniforms. Doctors and nurses wear uniforms. Businessmen wear uniforms. Many workers do. The premise is that we represent the "company", and it is required by our job, so we conform. But seriously, what is that doing to our individuality, our creativity? It's stifling it, and that is the opposite of freedom.

~~~ It occurs to me now, rereading this before publishing it, that uniforms in schools are just training for the adult world of wearing uniforms...

It's not just about our clothes tho. It's about what we do for a living, and how we interact with others, and oh so many other parts of our lives are shaped this way! We "choose" not to tell off our boss because we fear getting fired, even when he sexually harasses us. We can't wear the clothes that we are comfortable in to work, for fear of being fired. We can't tell customers to F off, for fear of being fired. We can't do a lot of things out of fear, whether it's of losing our job, or just being judged for it, and all of it stifles us.

Lilith is about being a free wild woman, not chained to any system, dogma, or ideal. Free to be open minded, to express ourselves however we feel is best, and to be who we want to be. She waits for no man. She says and does what she pleases. What is she trying to teach us? To be free! To let go of all of the things that have suppressed you, over your entire lifetime, dig in to your roots, examine what you were taught was appropriate behavior as a child, and notice how much of it still influences you. If the answer is anything, find a way to rise above it, and express your freedom!

But that's not all. It never is! This is also about conformity in cults. Have you watched the new A&E show on Cults and Extreme Beliefs? Getting the members to conform to the rules of the cult, is their first goal. It's the same in abusive relationships. They isolate you from family and friends. They teach you to obey them through fear tactics. They control your finances. They punish you when you behave in a way not in accordance with their teachings. And slowly but surely, they become your world.

What about the ones born into cults? Do they know that there is another way? Or do they just accept it as normal? I mean, if it's all you see and experience, you would think it's normal, right? It's like that with an abusive parent, until you go to school and make friends and realize their parents are not like yours! And the cult members don't go outside their own circle, so they don't see the outside world...

In communist countries, do you think they knew how people behaved outside their wall? How others lived? Or do you think that they believed what they were told, as cult members do? Some cults will tell their members that they are the chosen ones, and that the "other" people (those not in the cult) are all going to go to hell, basically. Was it the same in East Germany? Was the propaganda such that they could believe nothing else?

And where does this leave us, knowing how much propaganda is being fed to us by the Main Stream Media? We have the internet, but are we really seeing the truth of what is going on outside of our borders? Or are we believing what we've been told? Now you see how cult members feel. It's confusing when you leave a cult, you don't know who is telling you the truth, because you've been brainwashed to believe certain things, due to the intense indoctrination that you've undergone. You keep reverting back to the behavior and beliefs that they instilled in you, for a long time afterwards.

Our minds are like computers, they pick up programming through interactive behavior. In other words, we learn as we go, just as AI does. What's been implanted in you that is suppressing you? It's time to find out!

Lilith drives us forward at this time, towards true freedom, if we dare to join her. But to do so, we have to reprogram ourselves. It's okay to be you. It's okay to express your truth. It's okay to speak your mind. It's okay to call out an abuser. It's okay to say no.

Honor yourself and who you really are, and let nothing hold you back from running free!

Belated Solstice Blessings to all!

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