Most men on earth think they are free. The reason for this is that they have been sold an idea about what freedom is. They believe more in the beliefs they have been indoctrinated with than they believe in their own emotional guidance system. As long as they live in alignment with the beliefs they have been sold, they think they have freedom. But what if the idea of freedom that has been sold to you is actually a prison? What if I told you that the beliefs you live your life by are the bars of your own perfect jail cell?
When you are not living free, your life is a rat cage. And even the most awakened people walking the earth are not free. Their rat cages are simply bigger, more elaborate and they escape from time to time. Consider that all people on earth have a rat cage… A rat cage tailor made just for them. Consider that a rat cage is anything that keeps you apart from what you genuinely want. Consider that a rat cage is anything that keeps you apart from who you really are. Consider that anything could act as a prison bar in your own rat cage. Consider that something that once set you free from your rat cage can now be the very thing keeping you trapped inside it.
When you ask me why we stay inside this rat cage, even when we know we are not free. The answer is attachment. The heart of attachment is identification. To identify with something is to see it as yourself or as essential to yourself. Things that we believe preserve us and our wellbeing and survival on a mental, emotional and physical level are the things we are the most attached to. For example, you may know that your 9-5 job is part of your own personal rat cage. It is keeping you back from what you really want. But because you think the money you get through that job is essential to your wellbeing and survival and you think you cannot get that money any other way, you are attached to it and you stay in that 9-5 job regardless of the distress it causes you.
You are an extension of this universe. You are indivisible from the universe at large (that which we have been calling Source or God). And because of this, it takes you as itself. This is unconditional love. For more information about what love is, and why the universe loves you, watch my YouTube video titled: What Is Love. Because the universe is after one thing and that is self-discovery and self discovery is realized through universal expansion, which is actualized through individual expansion, the universe will enable your individual expansion at any cost. The number one enemy to expansion is imprisonment. Anything that holds you back from your own growth on a mental, emotional and physical level is going to be targeted by the universe for demolition so to speak.
Another way of saying this is that because the universe loves you and prioritizes your expansion at all costs, if you do not free yourself from your own rat cage, it is going to free you from your rat cage. Because of the strength of the rat cage, the bills to pay, mouths to feed, reputation to uphold, people to not let down, you stayed stuck while desiring freedom. And so the universe heard the call to be set free. When a person really desires a radical restructuring, they want a fresh new start. Not an alteration of what currently exists. Because of this, it will introduce circumstances, people and events that will break down the bars of your own rat cage. This doesn’t sound like such a bad thing. And it isn’t a bad thing at a higher level. But our rat cage is comprised mostly of things that we are attached to and identified with. And any time we are identified with and attached to something and it is taken from us, we experience that as pain. So, using the previous example, imagine that you are attached to your 9-5 job. Imagine the universe sees that the job is holding you back and brings to you the circumstances to get you fired. You have been set free from the rat cage bar of your job. But because of your attachments to it, you may now be in terror about having enough money and feeling bad about yourself because you were rejected for not being good enough.
The universe will never stop for love of you, stripping down the bars of your own rat cage. But we have been collectively subconsciously and consciously asking for such a large shift in the collective consciousness of mankind that the universe is gearing up and has been in the process lately of destroying the rat cage for all of mankind. This process is a bit like a forest fire in the collective. I say it is a forest fire because it is a dramatic cleansing of what holds us back so that the new can take its place. A forest fire is a destruction that makes the earth a match to even more fertile and even more prime for healthy new growth. As this applies to collective consciousness, it is a demolition of the things that humans in general are attached to but that simultaneously halt our expansion. These ‘forest fire’ periods are not easy time periods for mankind. Without mercy or patience, the universe answers our cries for freedom by demolishing the rat cage around us, regardless of what part of that rat cage we are still attached to. When this happens we often become overwhelmed by pain feeling like our life has collapsed around us.
For this reason, I am going to suggest that you begin the process of setting yourself free from the attachments you have to your own rat cage before the universe demolishes it for you. The very best thing you can do right now is to think about what you have been desiring that is outside your own personal rat cage. And do not put it off for one more second. Do it before the rat cage collapses around you. Do not let the universe have an excuse to crash it for you. Think of it this way, if there is no rat cage in your life, there will be nothing for the universe to crash and nothing for it to burn down.
We are headed for a cleansing of the collective human shadow. We are in a phase in our lives where we will all be made aware of not only the collective human shadow, but our own individual shadow so we will acknowledge and face them head on. It’s not that this stuff is new. It’s been going on in a hidden way forever. But now it has been given permission to come to the surface and into plain view so we can both love it and change it. So much of what is holding you back from your own expansion is what is contained within your own shadow. For this reason, I suggest that you watch my video on You Tube titled: ‘What Is Shadow Work’.
What if I told you that the part of you that can never be harmed, that can never be imprisoned, does not and cannot buy into this lie? What if I told you that no matter what you do or how much you try to cover it over with white noise, it will continue to tell you that you are not free? It will tell you through the way you feel. Like a North Star that can’t stop shining brightly enough to ignore. If you walk in the opposite direction, you will not be able to fully tell yourself that you are going in the right direction.
The good news is that the universe will continue to show you how you are not free. Because expansion is its number one priority, it will never stop confronting you with the things that are holding you back from what you want and from who you really are. This means, you don’t have to try hard to go find the ways you are imprisoned in your life. You just have to notice the feeling of being prevented.
Being prevented registers in your embodiment as pain. So, when you feel pain, it is a good indication that you feel prevented from something. Whenever you feel that feeling, something, whether it is a belief or a pattern or a thing is acting as a jail bar. You just have to look at two things: #1 What that feeling is letting you know that you want and #2 The elements of prevention involved. And involve other people in the process of becoming aware of what specifically is preventing you, if you think that an outside perspective could benefit you. For example, if I feel pain when I get into a fight with my partner, I can stop at that moment and ask myself, what am I wanting right here and now? Perhaps the answer is to feel close to my partner. Then I watch my thoughts. I see what thoughts are distancing me from my partner. Those thoughts are preventing me from what I want. I can then work on those thoughts directly or deliberately focus on thoughts that bring me closer to my partner. I can then look at my actions. What am I doing or not doing that is preventing me from being close to my partner? If I discover those, I can take different actions.
It sounds easier than it actually is because usually strong jail bars are being created by multiple things. And it sounds easier than it actually is in practice because it requires great bravery to make changes where our attachments are concerned. Wherever there is an attachment or an identification there is fear present.
Put all of your energy into what makes your heart sing and to the places that call to you. Pay very close attention to the guidance you receive directly from your own intuition. Follow it whenever it tells you to do something different or to go somewhere different.
If you want to help other people lovingly (not desperately), help them recognize their own personal rat cage and how to dis-identify with it. Ultimately you will not be able to make them awaken or make them leave the rat cage. Perhaps you may find that certain people in your life are the bars of your own rat cage. Set yourself free so that the universe at large has nothing left to set you free from. For this reason I invite you to ask, what do you want the very most and what is preventing you from that? That which prevents you from anything you want, is the rat cage of your life. The time has come to break free from them. What is your own personal rat cage?
What do you want? What is keeping you from it?