Freedom is an illusion propagated by the ego’s of others. In life we get trapped in illusions, beliefs, desires, attachments, obsessions and addictions each of which is our own ego trying to assert control. The trappings of our life become the idols we serve and to which we submit. Once we become their captives, it is very difficult to return to the essence of bestowal provided for us upon our entrance to this world.
Our essence is not our own, it is but a part of the greater whole, our piece was provided so we may find our way back. The path of which is guided by the light, it lies before us whether acknowledged or not. With free will we are provided the ability to see, understand, and make some choices, though not for our sake but for the sake of the world. We travel through life on a path guided by our essence and directed by the light.
When we come to this world we are rich with the light and love, but we become poor as we embrace our ego’s fantasies and illusions which squeezes the light and love to a single point within our hearts, but it does not abandon us. In spite of all, the point remains, reminding us of that which is to come. When the path again directs our point in the heart searches and reaches out for others to join with and grow. Our only responsibility is to listen, and follow.
All along the way darkness counsels fear, fear of the unknown an unseen. We are pushed by our ego’s, the negative traits and tendencies of our humanity. But there is nothing to fear, for everything is known and laid clear in the light. As we embrace the light the darkness disappears and makes way for our redemption, as we come to realize that redemption is possible our bond with the light increases and darkness is further pushed aside.
Thus our consciousness is redeemed, it cannot be different for we come into the light but cannot recognize it without having experienced the dark. Once revealed we are able to find and travel the path we must take.