Freedom is the First Pillar of a Very Cool Life (there are 3 pillars, in total).
Without freedom, there simply is no foundation to create a life that will make you truly happy.
Freedom is not the result a Very Cool Life. Freedom is the pre-requisite.
Most people get this ass-backwards.
Instead, most people choose to suffer, strive, and struggle today, believing that somehow things will magically work out and they will be rewarded with happiness in the future.
Doesn’t work that way.
To create the life you came here to create, you must choose freedom now. And you must make this choice a habit. (It’s harder than it sounds.)
What should your life filled with freedom look like? Well, that’s up to you, of course. Your preferences are uniquely yours, so you get to choose what feels best to you.
But in order to live on purpose, you must be choosing. And your decisions must take you further into alignment with your personal feeling of freedom.
To better gauge where you are at right now, I suggest starting by answering the following question (this is one of the first things I ask a new client)…
What’s your honest answer?
I’d wager your answer is a number significantly less than 100%. That’s okay because now you’ve got your baseline — your starting point.
Now comes the tricky part.
In order to upgrade your life and attract all the cool things you really want, you need to begin making decisions based on what feels best to you.
Most people do not do this.
Why? Because people are taught all sorts of nonsense (“you shouldn’t be so selfish”) and are not in the habit of deciding in a manner that is in alignment with their feelings (or even deciding, for that matter).
To create a life of true freedom, you must begin choosing to live a life of freedom.
Do this, and you have your foundation on which to build.
Thinking about Valentine’s Day in the past.
I remembering being in elementary school, spending the week cutting up construction paper and creating a personalized valentine depository. The little red mailboxes hung off the front of all the kids’ desks in anticipation of the big exchange.
And there’s the key word — the key FEELING…
The countdown was on. It was just a matter of time before the cute girl in class dropped her special message in my waiting box (I did not mean for that to sound so dirty).
It mattered not that she had no other choice but to give me a card. (To keep everyone’s self-esteem propped up, every child was required to exchange a valentine card with every other class member.) Nor did it matter that she had given several other boys and girls the exact same card (lots of duplicates in those card sets).
What mattered was that feeling…
Whether it’s a valentine, an upcoming vacation, or a promise of a new idea, the feeling of anticipation indicates that you are tapped into the same infinite Source Energy that created the universe and everything in it.
That’s why it feels so wonderful. Anticipation reflects alignment.
To live your version of a Very Cool Life, this feeling of anticipation needs to be a regular part of your life.
You need to live in the expectation of good things coming to you. You must be able to feel the excitement of manifesting your desires flowing through you before you can ever expect to see them. You must YES to things that you want to do.
As I write this and tap into the memory of a Valentines Day that took place over thirty years ago, I can still feel those old butterflies taking flight in my stomach. My point is that you can always find the feeling of anticipation, no matter what your current reality looks like. You just need to be looking for it and take the time to find it.
And when you find it, allow yourself to bask in feeling for a bit.