If you could order freedom online, which freedom(s) would you "Add to Cart"?
All I've ever wanted... was to be free. When I dove into entrepreneurship, I had no idea I was signing up for freedompreneurship: a spiritual quest toward freedom at the intersection of englightenment, entrepreneurship and enchantment.
My freedom has unfolded over 10 iterations of micro-improvements, over 22 years. I can't tell you the deep well of awe that can be tapped to fuel my ongoing journey, by watching 22 years of my life flash in 22 seconds.
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Freedom from: chronos (manmade calendar), frantic busyness as an avoidance mechanism, (fear of) loss of time, burnout, the human ego, the ego's fear of death, and patriarchy.
2 • Mental Freedom
Freedom from: the 25 faces of fear, anxiety, depression, one or all 9 self-saboteurs, analysis paralysis, social anxiety, OCD-like obsession, harmful addictive behaviours, restlessness, bipolar-spectrum swings, autism-spectrum flares, phobias, dissociative tendencies, and patriarchy.
3 • Professional Freedom
Freedom from: salary glass ceilings, unfulfilling misery, imposter syndrome, identity crisis during career re-invention, jackass boss(es), toxic colleague(s), soul sucking grind, overworked and underpaid, smart shaming, and patriarchy.
4 • Financial Freedom
Freedom from: low/no self-esteem, poverty, fear of survival, trading dollar for hour, fear of money / prosperity / abundance, fear of losing money, fear of never having enough money, fear of enjoying money, and patriarchy. Having financial confidence to lose everything and joyfully make it all back again, that's a priceless freedom.
5 • Physical Freedom
Freedom from: stress, fight / flight / freeze / fawn, somatic pain, overproduction of cortisol and/or adrenaline, physical injury and/or illness, trauma / PTSD locked nervous system, physical / sexual abuse / violation, sexual stigma, touch starvation, and patriarchy.
6 • Geographical Freedom
Freedom from: toxic environments, unsupportive people/groups, isolation, frigid weather, small towns, small minds, people/places that siphon peace/joy, dangerous climates, locations that don't feel like home, and patriarchy.
7 • Cultural Freedom
Freedom from: filial piety, the 4Ps of patriarchy (Pleasing, Perfecting, Performing, Producing), intergenerational scarcity / trauma / oppression, martyrdom, skyholding / parenting parents (aka eldest daughter syndrome), gender / reverse-gender / age / reverse-age / ethnic discrimination, pressure to become the best white man we failed to be, and patriarchy.
8 • Emotional Freedom
Freedom from: low/no self-worth, overwhelm, guilt, shame, grief, neglect, betrayal, gaslighting, self-hatred, anger / rage, insecure anxious attachment style, insecure avoidant attachment style, the past (wounds / failures / mistakes) (eg. bullying), some or all 12 Wounded Child Archetypes, desperation for external validation, and patriarchy.
9 • Creative Freedom
Freedom from: creativity scars, conformity, austere productivity, money as the only metric for self-worth, (fear of) criticism, dictators / energy vampires / time thieves, and patriarchy.
10 • Spiritual Freedom
Freedom from: regret, soul aridity, persecution, indoctrination, religion, ascension flu, Mercury retrogrades, Saturn returns, doing others' spiritual work, karmic debt, wheel of re-incarnation, and patriarchy.
You are only free when you realize you belong no place—you belong every place—no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.
– Maya Angelou
Freedom Shopping Cart
Without even knowing it, I added every single type of freedom and sub-definition to my shopping cart. I paid dearly for that 1-click purchase 😂. But the reward was great! Having freed myself from AAAAAALL of the above hells and prisons, I now have peace in the mind, joy in the heart, awe in the body and nectar in the soul.
Give it a try, map out your own iterations of freedom! Experience for yourself the deep and abundant awe that surges from tracking and celebrating your progress.
Transforming from freedom seeker to liberator requires us to walk through flames. Then one day, we look up and realize that we ARE the fire. 🔥😱🔥. The price is high. The reward is great.
Live fierce and free,
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(FIRST PUBLISHED Jun 10, 2020)
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