As we approach the annual celebration of our nation’s independence, let us reflect on the true nature of our freedom. As sovereign individuals, we are endowed with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have the right to make our own decisions, and to experience the consequences of our choices. Freedom and responsibility are two sides of the same coin. Therefore, the true nature of our freedom is to make responsible choices for ourselves. Until we discover complete responsibility, our choices are inevitably influenced by the ways in which we were conditioned by our family and society and by the authorities of our past. The majority of our choices come from our subconscious, which tend to be repeated unconscious patterns, oftentimes stemming from childhood. Such patterns once served a purpose, by helping us to survive and navigate difficult or dangerous situations. However, Life is constantly changing, and many of our subconscious patterns are now obsolete. Some of these patterns may be destructive to our well-being, while others merely take up precious space preventing us from planting seeds of new patterns. The culmination of our ingrained patterns makes up our “comfort zone” as they have become our usual and familiar way of thinking and approaching life. Therefore, making changes often feels uncomfortable, risky, and inconvenient. This reality is why most people remain stuck, reinforcing the same unhealthy patterns again and again; leading to a stagnant, dis-empowered existence. This can become the epitome of self-defeating bondage.
In order to be truly free, we must be willing to question and challenge the authorities from our past, and subsequently, to challenge our own beliefs. We must be willing to break free from the norms and standards of society, as well as from the shackles of our own comfort zones. Independence gives us the responsibility to question and challenge outside experts, and to develop self-trust and personal authority for our own choices. Such freedom requires devotion to our own highest good, so that we may be healthy and empowered to influence the world in a positive way. We must be willing to fearlessly follow our own passions and discover new ways of living.
These words about freedom being said…. We invite you to shed another layer of conditioning and rediscover a connection to your truth. Learning how to care for ourselves and listen to our bodies is freeing and empowering in so many ways. For many, discovering oneself leads to a realization of Oneness with Nature. It is time to discover new ways of living by remembering ancient wisdom and reconnecting with our Roots. Incorporating herbal wellness into our lives allows us to connect with our Earth Mother and in turn listen to the universal web that we ALL share, whether we are aware of it or not. We hope you are inspired on this day to experience your own independence, one healthy choice and one cup of tea at a time!
Peace & Growth,
Roots of the Sun