Today is the day we in the US celebrate the day we declared our independence from England. At the time, our independence had not yet been acknowledged by England, but our forefathers wrote what has been known as the Declaration of Independence, and signed it, and put it out there for all to see. Then we celebrated!
I would like to suggest that today, there are many things in our lives which have outlived their usefulness, things that now we could very well live without.
What things do you have in your life which you would like to live without? Debt? Loneliness? Grief? Anger? Resentment? Sickness? A relationship challenge?
Just for today, declare your independence from these things! Thank them for their place in your past, for just in showing up in your life you were made aware of something that needed adjustment!
Go grab a piece of paper, and using our forefather's example, write down all those things from which you are ready to declare your independence!
Sign the paper! This makes it official! You are ready to be independent!
"Wait a minute, Joy," you might say!" I have not yet seen the results of my statement of independence. Shouldn't I wait until I see it happen?"
NO! A thousand times NO!
If you are to birth something new into your life, you first have to let go of the old! Be gone, poverty! Thank you for letting me know that I need money to survive in this world. Be gone, sickness! Thank you for making me appreciate health!
Celebrate your independence! See your independence before the first shot is fired from the battle that is sure to ensue! Do you think your old patterns are going to go away just because you asked them nicely?
Now, you can frame that statement of independence up somewhere where you are sure to see it every day, or you can come up with your own ritual to seal it into your life.
Make sure you make your independence statement powerful and positive!
Our forefather's wrote:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it....
You can read the whole thing HERE.
Now, let me point out something to you. When this was written, not all men were considered to be equal. Some of the men who penned this actually owned slaves! Imagine that! They wrote something that they themselves did not even practice or believe! However, a seed was sown that eventually led to the abolishment of slavery. Today, we are still battling over whether some people have the same rights as others. I believe that because our forefathers wrote down and declared this to be a part of our government, eventually we will get it right! But not without a fight!
When you declare your independence, get ready for a battle! But you will overcome! Your independence will not come easily! But you are up for it!
If you are in a relationship and a person is treating you disrespectfully, put in your statement that all of your relationships are based on mutual respect, and you release any and all relationships that are not this way! If you are in a dead end job and you want to earn a living in a way that gives you joy, declare that you are able to earn a living doing what you love in a peaceful and life affirming environment! If you are battling a sickness or even an extra ten pounds, affirm that your body is a temple, and that temple serves your soul in the most healthy way possible!
I think you get my drift!
I hesitate to mention that this is the tarot card that depicts this message of declaring your independence from something or someone who holds you captive, but here it is:
Yep, you got it! The Devil card..
What is holding you captive? Are you ready to let it go?
Just for today, declare your independence! Let it go! Celebrate your freedom from whatever it is that holds you captive!
Remember that if you need help with your process, feel free to contact me for a private session. I offer phone, skype, and in person readings, channelings from your guides and loved ones on the other side, and emotional healing sessions through Reiki and Shamanic practices. You can email me HERE or contact me through my WEBSITE.
Now go celebrate your independence!