The Freedom – Responsibility Connection

It is ironic that responsibility and freedom are both so intrinsically connected and yet we have never stopped and paid attention to this.

Why?

Question – Why are we afraid to see that responsibility brings freedom?

Answer – Because it scares the living daylights out of us. It scares us to feel that we are so very much deeper than just ordinary beings living our lives mostly on auto-pilot and numbed and conditioned to our own follies; thinking all the time that we are a superior and intelligent race.

Where is the intelligence in letting our true selves go?

We are far more powerful than what we have reduced ourselves to, and this awakening to the fact can only come when we become responsible. This freedom of choice is free – ready – waiting for us to come back to! But how willing are we to take this path?

As I dived deeper into myself with my commitment to evolving and unshackling the barriers to true freedom, what I realised big time was that with responsibility came lessons and learnings. Some very hard lessons. When I was able to take a clear view into my past I could see that I had only been repeating these very lessons without actually taking the responsibility to learn and implement them. One of the biggest lessons of course will always be about ‘responsible choices’ in everything we do.

For me this lesson has been Epic!

How do I think? What thoughts do I have? What words do I utter?

This is huge just to feel how conditioned I had been to allow myself to think in a way that only made me live 50% of who I am. At times even less than that.

So imagine a super race car without the right kind of tyres going around the track – making pit stops that keep on lowering its capacity to stay ahead in the game. That’s how I was going around and around in life… repeating the same lessons without learning much; and yet I always knew there was a divinity in me that was wanting to burst forth in all its power, just like a supercharged turbo engine that sparks up when you turn it ON and goes the distance.

We – all of us – have not even scratched the surface when it comes to understanding who or what is responsible for the thoughts that pervade us, rule us, imprison us day and night. We are all Supercars waiting for the spark to come alive and fire us up… and yet some of us, knowing this to be true, deliberately crank it down – a paradox truly!

When I started upon this path I could easily sense and feel that surely there was something that existed that knew how to manipulate me into thinking in a manner that made me irresponsible. This ‘something’ – which I have now come to understand as the ‘spirit’ – is clever, insidious and is a master manipulator. This not only bullies but has bullied us all, individually and collectively, for thousands of years in the truest sense.

This spirit is a part of me, has always been a part of me and yet has done everything possible in its power to sabotage my true essence from playing out. This might sound like some sci-fi story but it’s true and it does not absolve me from being responsible at any single moment in time. When Serge Benhayon, through the teachings of The Ancient Wisdom, finally shed light on what exactly is the spirit and how different it is from our very Soul, I knew then the moment had come to take on my ‘spirit’ in a way that I had not ever done in my recent few lifetimes.

Once this was shown to me, or rather I chose to see it, I could now fathom the level of irresponsible behaviour that I had allowed in myself for so long.

Initially this was not just an eye-opener but also a great lesson in humility and was necessary to break down my arrogance. I could now see that everything that I thought – those thoughts that I believed only I was privy to, that no one else would ever know, what I think and how I think – was all so irresponsible.

I have seen so many times in my past that I ended up saying/doing things (actions, patterns, behaviours, speech) because of those thoughts, and then regretted having said or done things that so obviously harm and hurt people around me, and most importantly hurt me more than anything. And to now be aware of my thoughts, to catch them when they come, and to feel where they come from . . . do they come from my fears, needs, selfishness, individuality or do they come from One-ness? Doing this has made me far more responsible than I had ever been.

There is no Private Idaho!

We can’t escape into a world of thoughts and entertain them, as that does and will affect the quality of our lives and also our relationship with the world around us.

Do I hold back the Truth? Do I express Truth in reaction to any hardness or hurt, whether it’s mine or not?

This has been one of the most beautiful parts of the lesson. To know and understand that holding back truth is far more painful and harmful than saying it when it needs to be said.

I found that I had over time developed a deeply insidious and harming pattern of expressing what I thought was truth from reaction to my hurts, or in judgement to the person/group that I was expressing to. This is equally harmful when any truth is laced with an emotion that reduces us or the other. I never had any problem with being truthful as I always deep down knew I was a Guardian of Light and Truth, but over time I had allowed my behaviours and hurts to dull the luminescence of it.

It took a lot of humbling down on my knees to be able to not only see this but also break through each layer by ill-fed layer to now come to a place where I express Truth no holds barred, but in a way that is loving and evolving even if the other does not choose to feel it. Detachment whilst delivering the truth is the re-mastering process that I am enjoying with each word delivered.

Reductionism is a game I have chosen to not play ball with anymore.

It has been a revelation for me to now deeply revere and honour the truth of the All, and in this the Love that every Truth comes from. An undoing of all my past errors is a journey that keeps freeing me each time I go deeper into respecting this Truth and accepting more and more of the responsibility that I carry as a divine being on this planet.

Since then it’s been challenging no doubt to watch myself and observe and feel how I express the truth in my daily life. And I certainly do not hold back. But I am loving this, for it delivers me to my true self, each time I take responsibility in expressing/presenting truth.

It makes me highly aware of all those negative thoughts that kept me under and away from my own ‘preciousness’!

Serge Benhayon has been a super-cool mentor in showing me All of this. An elder brother who is walking this path with an integrity that shines for all those who walk it with him. With him and all the masters by my side and my deep innate connection to my Soul, I know this time around I am wisely, humbly and lovingly choosing to be Fiery and Free with each breath.

Thus the Freedom connection deepens and deepens and deepens… as does the Responsibility…

By Chetan Jha, London (UK)

Further reading:
Energetic Integrity and Energetic Responsibility
Energetic Responsibility – How Responsible Are We Willing to Be?
Responding with Responsibility

475 thoughts on “The Freedom – Responsibility Connection

  1. We would all love to think that freedom means closing the door at night when we get home and from there we can do anything we want in the privacy of our own home. But because we are all connected, because there is an energetic quality to each of us that is affected by what we choose to do, then there is a responsibility to both ourselves and everyone else that say what we do in any moment affects the next day, affects us, and affects everyone we are with.

    1. Wow Heather, that is very true and a whole different level of responsibility to choose to live to. We don’t live for our own private pleasure but understand that all we choose affects everyone equally. That is a responsibility but also what a potential power for good – we can all choose to be more loving and that will equally have a ripple effect.

    2. Because we are all connected, we’re never alone and time with ourselves behind closed doors should be no different to how we are with others generally. The closed door is also our internal world; the energetic quality of our thoughts and beliefs also affects ourselves and others. Our responsibility is to live in a way at all times that considers the impact of what we do on others.

  2. When I consider that my thoughts come not from me, but through me from an energy that I have chosen to align to i realise the responsibility I have in the choice to bring healing from the connection to my Soul.

  3. Your journey is very inspiring Chetan, and sharing it as you have, lights the way for another to feel their choices and know self responsibility is choosing absolute love.

  4. I remember as a child growing up how there was always an air of freshness and excitement when I looked out at the world. I would not be carrying a past experience that controlled how I am but always an air of if I was looking at something for the first time, like I was always learning. When I became an adult this changed but it didn’t change over night but more it was a step by step choice as I grew up. It was like when you were smaller there was no expectation of you to be or do something and so you were free to explore but as you grew the expectations grew which created a pressure that didn’t necessary allow you the freedom to explore. Well the freedom was still there but ‘we’ just were no longer choosing it and then life was no longer about the freedom to explore, it was more about making things perfect.

  5. As we are so powerful form our origin we have to bring in a lot of effort to dull this down and we do this a lot by letting in thoughts that keep us feel small, doubtful, insecure, lacking of self worth, separated and so on and through this thinking many of the atrocities we daily experience in our world come forth. In this knowing we have the answer to all the problems we experience in the world and that is to return to that original being we all are as that will free a power that will heal all of us including the harm we have done to nature and the world through this irresponsible behaviour.

  6. It such a great to have insight into why we make some of the choices we make, for me it’s literally like having a little devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other, the devil does his level best to persuade me to destroy myself whereas the angel just silently waits with unwavering love, with undying support and love.

  7. Now what you share here “I have seen so many times in my past that I ended up saying/doing things (actions, patterns, behaviours, speech) because of those thoughts, and then regretted having said or done things that so obviously harm and hurt people around me, and most importantly hurt me more than anything.” is something that we can all take notice of, be aware of and realise as its a critical point to consider. Those thoughts are not from us but through us, so what is giving us those thoughts. I have to keep pondering this because as you say a thought comes in and we act on it, but what if that was not a loving thought then what damage and hurt does it cause.

  8. Realising the insidiousness of negative thoughts has been a big nut to crack for me too Chetan, a great game we can play to only live 50% of who we truly are. I can also now understand the game played by the unseen bully, the spirit, which we can ignore, but it then it keeps us away from connecting to our Soul.

  9. ‘When I was able to take a clear view into my past I could see that I had only been repeating these very lessons without actually taking the responsibility to learn and implement them’ …. herein lies the irony – we think we are ‘getting away with something’ by choosing not to take responsibility and dumbing down our divine magnificence, yet we are truly not getting away with anything, we are just retarding our journey home and impacting on everyone else’s journey home too. We still get the same lessons presented to us over and over and they become louder and stronger the more we ignore them. We are, in fact, making life so much harder for ourselves and for everyone else.

  10. ‘There is no Private Idaho!’ – indeed, Chetan. All the more reason for us to be more transparent and share openly with each other as if we are struggling with something there will be thousands, millions even, of other people with the same or similar struggles. If we are feeling ourselves going ‘off track’ rather than escaping into the abyss, how gorgeous it is to have people around to offer their love and support, without judgment, this is brotherhood, this is how we used to be with each other and we will return to this way of living together in years to come – how quickly is down to us and how responsible we choose to be.

  11. Only a few years ago if I had read these words; “responsibility and freedom are both so intrinsically connected” I would have struggled to see the connection as to me responsibility was a burden so how on earth could it also be a freedom? Enter the amazing Serge Benhayon and his Ageless Wisdom presentations and eventually the light bulb moment when I finally realised that responsibility is not the onerous burden that I and the majority of humanity perceive it to be, but a joy that offers us the space to live in a way that we acknowledge that it is our choices and our acceptance of the consequences of them that shapes our lives. The quality of our life is our choice; now how wonderfully freeing that seems to me.

  12. ‘An undoing of all my past errors is a journey that keeps freeing me each time I go deeper into respecting this Truth and accepting more and more of the responsibility that I carry as a divine being on this planet.’ – Love this, Chetan – the more responsibility we take on the free-er we become and the greater the pull to take on even more responsibility as our divine emanation deepens and intensifies for all to feel.

  13. It’s so true what you say, Chetan, about negative thoughts keeping us away from a connection to our innate preciousness. Once we can feel beyond these false beliefs about ourselves we become reacquainted with the divinity we truly are and have always been.

  14. ‘how willing are we to take this path?’ Our willingness to continually step forward is a surrender to Soul as we let go of the path of control. And then life absolutely comes alive with the Magic of God.

  15. ‘We are all Supercars waiting for the spark to come alive and fire us up’ – Love this Chetan; our varying shapes, sizes, professions and attributes don’t change the fact that we can have a huge reach and massive spark, and it’s actually these differences that make the big picture work in terms of how we work together and all contribute uniquely to the whole.

    1. Sure Susie, and in this each and everyone is needed because all together we are one in our contribution to the whole.

    2. I am seeing 7 billion supercars parked up in a massive carpark all covered with a thick layer of dust and cobwebs everywhere and no one knows where the keys are. I am feeling the massive potential there is here once we find the keys. Ah but we had the keys all the time!

  16. What you present here is very important and I can feel in my body that there is yet another layer of honesty to be brought to my awareness of the relationship between responsibility and freedom. It is so much easier to be irresponsible and blame others for the situation we find ourselves in, but when we look at the sum of choices that have led to that situation, there is often a great deal that can be learnt from each and every one of them.

  17. ‘We – all of us – have not even scratched the surface when it comes to understanding who or what is responsible for the thoughts that pervade us, rule us, imprison us day and night.’ We are ever deepening our ability to be aware of android the energy passing through us,as we gradually remove all the obstacle sin the way– hurt, ideals, pictures, beliefs, emotions and consciousnesses or ingrained ways of thinking. Let’s get ‘scratching’ the surfaces of all these things so that the rays of glorious light from the universe have a chance to shed light on it all.

  18. I read your comments about expressing truth with interest because I am discovering how much, when another is expressing truth, I feel uncomfortable; my body can feel the untruthful way that I have been living and, instead of humbly accepting that, I attack back at the perceived source of my discomfort. Sometimes I attack myself, but I also attack others and that is not at all nice. And it is not about being nice but about being true and expressing that truth, admitting (with love) that I’m feeling uncomfortable, that I feel vulnerable, that I feel whatever. Learning to observe and express without reaction exactly what it is that I feel.

  19. The fact that we all are divine beings and so much more than we present ourselves to be and in that are withholding so much divine power that has the capacity to turn around the way our societies currently are into a way that is prosperous and evolving for all.

    1. I know for me it has made a massive difference and I have seen the ripple effects with others. The fact that we are so much more than purely physical beings brings a renewed sense and purpose to life and so the more people life this way the more harmonious we will truly be with each other. The reason for this is the more I sense the divine being I am live it the less I make life all about me but rather make it about everyone.

      1. It feels that there is a key in what you say James, a key to open up that prosperous and evolving life I mentioned. We have to let go the self and understand that we are all one and need, but also love, to live as one for everyone. To my own experience that brings true joy to life and makes me feel a purpose in life that is far more than only to live for my own little self.

      2. It is amazing how much more loving we are with ourselves and with everyone when we dont make life all about us. Everything is brought into perspective and discussions centre around what can be done rather than rehashing the past.

  20. What you are sharing here about private thoughts I realize more and more how thoughts are not private but coming from a pool of energy and as such I have similar thoughts as others. So no responsibility is taken there if I am not aware concerning the huge amount of thoughts flooding my head and body every day, but leaving me empty and loveless. I love coming back to this article as it clearly shows to me, I am not my thoughts but an amazing person living in a body which shows me the truth.

  21. Realising that my thoughts require responsibility as well was a real eye opener. In effect, there is no hiding, either behind closed doors or in one’s head.

    1. It’s an awesome realisation isn’t it? It opens the door to so much more, especially to those energies we choose to align to and we can perceive where they are coming from by the thoughts they let us have…

  22. I love what you shared here Chetan about your practice of feeling into where your thoughts come from…either individuality (Spirit) or One-ness (Soul). When I have focused on this myself I was surprised to see just how much of my expression had come from my Spirit. But this is the necessary process of beginning to make more loving choices through this awareness to then build towards a greater soulful expression that is in consideration of the whole rather than coming from past hurts, emotions, and a neediness for recognition.

  23. One of the first true esoteric lessons in life is to be honest about the fact that every person on earth has a spirit and a soul and that each one can be chosen at will and that each one will determine the outcome of any given situation and that this applies to all situations throughout the world for every human being on earth. The first step therefore for global responsibility is in our education and our parenting systems that allows for children to grow up knowing these facts and having the ability to wisely choose their source of energy for each and every expression that they make.

    1. Ah another good point to consider – giving up our individuality is not such an easy thing to do as we as humanity have invested to much in just that. A challenge however totally achievable with the love and connection to our divinity and God and the Universe and the All.

  24. Prior to Universal Medicine, I don’t think I had ever heard freedom and responsibility linked together. In fact I would say it was quite the opposite, where freedom implied you could do whatever you want. Responsibility actually frees you from making the same mistakes over again, and being moved like a puppet on strings through life. Responsibility puts you back in the drivers seat, no longer the recipient of life.

  25. This feels to be so true Chetan..”We – all of us – have not even scratched the surface when it comes to understanding who or what is responsible for the thoughts that pervade us, rule us, imprison us day and night. “ The responsibility of where our thoughts come from is necessary to pursue, because our thoughts can have so much impact on us. It feels like we are being played by unseen forces having a good game at our expense and we can be totally unaware of this, like puppets on a string.

  26. ‘Reductionism is a game I have chosen to not play ball with anymore.’ What an awesome choice to make Chetan and to live this everyday. Your blog beautifully exposes how so many are choosing to live in a reduced and lesser version of our true selves making life more complicated and harder than it needs to be, a key choice in beginning to unravel this is with the awareness and quality of the thoughts we are allowing at any given time – thank you for the inspiration and reminder of the greater responsibility we all share with this.

  27. If we allow ourselves to be aware of how much of an impact we all have on each other and the world around us then it naturally brings up the “R” word – responsibility! With great power comes great responsibility, but this doesn’t mean it has to be a burden; what if responsibility is being absolutely true to who we are in essence?

      1. It is when we consider the amount of freedom it offers us when we have truly understood its meaning in truth.

  28. Chetan, as a young man who sometimes slips into the illusion of “burdened responsibility”, your commitment to the Ageless Wisdom is very inspiring to see, read and be around.

    1. Awesome Michael! that’s the name of the game isn’t it..to deconstruct the illusion of ‘fake responsibility’ isn’t it?

  29. Simplicity, love, responsibility all add up to a freedom and surrender to be who we truly are.

  30. This blog deepens our understanding of true responsibility and exposes the emptiness of the illusion that it is about being good, doing your job, being the big brother or sister, looking after others. True responsibility is being with the whole of your body and every movement as it happens and picking up every moment that is not about love. The strength that this level of honesty brings is beautiful in its challenges and in its holding. Thanks Chetan.

  31. I agree that holding back truth is far more painful and harmful than saying it when it needs to be said. Holding back the truth has been the root cause of my anxiety, stress and ultimately physical illness. Learning how to express again after lifetimes of holding back has been an eye opening experience.

  32. It is very exposing to realise that there never is a private moment to be had, where the quality in which we live is not felt and have to be accounted for. It only becomes a game of delay, in putting off the moment where we must retrace the path and offered another opportunity to make a different energetic choice in truth.

  33. ‘I have seen so many times in my past that I ended up saying/doing things (actions, patterns, behaviours, speech) because of those thoughts, and then regretted having said or done things that so obviously harm and hurt people around me, and most importantly hurt me more than anything.’ Gosh, how true this is and unfortunately how true this continues to be as so often even with this awareness words slip from my mouth which I later regret. No need for self critique here or self bashing as I’m feeling like the toddler learning to walk only this time I adjusting the patterns of the way I speak bringing more awareness of how connected I am to my body and my movements in each and every moment.

  34. We, humans, are creatures that like comfort and will do anything to feel safe and secure. So when evolution comes knocking at our door we resist and dig our heels in thinking it is going to be hard work, but it is only until we are open and embracing of what is presented that we can appreciate the amazing opportunities that are constellated for us to be so much more than what we ever imagined.

  35. It is so beautiful to read this blog, and feel the true strength and presence taking responsibility brings. It is a great experience to feel the truth of our own devices which is very special to behold.

  36. Does it really scare us to feel the depth and truth of our power or is it that we simply delay stomaching that we are universally magnificent and yet have been consistently playing a greatly constricted less?

  37. My relationship with responsibility has changed hugely over the years I have been working with Universal Medicine – it is amazing to embrace the fact that my choices have an impact on others and the world around me.

  38. Are we freelance in what we do? Do we get out of control because we have not been responsible in life but let our life run on and on thinking we are getting everything right? This goes equally for those of us who have chosen to be in a struggle this life, and exactly the same for those who feel they are doing well. All of us have a true responsibility to understand what freedom looks like and then be part of that freedom, which unifies all humanity with true love.

  39. There really is no such thing as ‘private’. Responsibility teaches us that everything we think, do and say is affecting everyone.

  40. We think we are free when we are being irresponsible, reckless, doing what ‘we want’ or rebelling in some way – and yet in these moments are completely slaves to our reactions in life and not truly free at all.

    1. Yes, it is amazing how reactive and, actually, out-of-control we are in these moments. Kylie, you are completely right.

  41. Yes, after the initial euphoria or relief it is quite scary to realise how amazing and big we are and then… to live, appreciate and accept this expansion. It is quite wonderful, too.

  42. The spirit is the epitome of the bully. The spirit is a part of us. I accept that I have chosen to bully myself to not shine the brightness that I am. I accept that I will not continue to choose this harming pattern. I accept the spirit but I also accept my Soul.

  43. ‘…do they come from my fears, needs, selfishness, individuality or do they come from One-ness? Doing this has made me far more responsible than I had ever been.’ Great observation and thoughts can be so tricky and subtle. It is inspiring to dig deeper concerning the root of our thoughts.

  44. Freedom and responsibility are not usually two words that are uttered in the same breath. But the more I learn responsibility the more I learn that it is the road to true freedom. A paradox perhaps for the mind, but a truth in reality.

  45. I am currently unashamedly having a full on love affair with responsibility! It is amazing to consider the preciousness of what we hold in our hands in life and then to step up to doing all we can to cherish, nurture, develop and care for this.

  46. Your question is something to ponder for us all – how willing are we to take true responsibility, i.e. energetic responsibility? How do we feel about the fact that every move we make is being recorded and that there is no ‘off moment’?

  47. The spirit is utterly irresponsible and it hides so that it is sometimes difficult to grasp it. But bringing more awareness and love into life the spirit gets exposed step by step. This is a great and inspiring sharing and there is a lot to observe in my life as well.

  48. “We – all of us – have not even scratched the surface when it comes to understanding who or what is responsible for the thoughts that pervade us, rule us, imprison us day and night” So true, even if you just take a tiny section of our lives, such as our thoughts, we do not take responsibility for them and as you so rightly say, they govern us and we actively allow it.

  49. ‘there is no private Idaho’ We think we can get away with things , we fool ourselves that just this time, just this little bit will be ok . We make so many excuses and justifications for our behaviour, but for what? So we can kid ourselves that we are what? It is such a silly game and gets us nowhere except having to pay for our shortcomings. What goes round comes round we all know that so why not shape up and take responsibility and allow the freedom it brings, the spaciousness and ultimate joy.

  50. Indeed when we escape into thoughts we are not living from our whole being and we separate from the intelligence of the whole body.

  51. What a beautiful understanding of the freedom of true responsibility and how this plays out and the support needed of us all to take this responsibility connect to it and live it every moment. ‘ Detachment whilst delivering the truth is the re-mastering process that I am enjoying with each word delivered.’ Amazing and how powerful this feels.

  52. ‘How do I think? What thoughts do I have? What words do I utter?’ When someone starts asking these questions the things have definitely turned around – awareness has shed its light. And this is awareness that is needed in every moment. What a gift!

    1. Sure Lyndy, it is a great gift, the gift of freedom we not only can give to ourselves, but in accepting this gift we also give others the opportunity to do the same from the reflection we present us with.

  53. I agree in most instances we haven’t scraped the surface of the powerful beings we really are.

  54. To imagine or to know, that every tiny thing we do affects us and everyone else everywhere, is HUGE and something to be with over and over.

  55. Detachment whilst delivering the truth is the re-mastering process that I am enjoying with each word delivered….A great statement Chetan, thank you… And of course whenever we do deliver truth we literally tune our bodies up with the resonance of our own words, and change the vibration of all around us.

    1. Thanks Chris for expanding on this point – the ripple effect happens energetically to support all equally.

      1. Love your expansion too on Chris’ expression Sandra – the ripple effect cannot be stopped once it has been started and all will be served by it if they choose to go ripple with it 😉

  56. The moment when we realize that what was considered to be freedom actually was an illusion in the sense of the limitations, consequences and irresponsibility that were caused by it, we begin to understand that freedom and responsibility always need to be considered as two aspects of the thing.

  57. Freedom, we often consider this to be an escape and in a sense it is, from the grind of the 1 dimensional life that we offer ourselves, but true freedom is not from ‘escapism’ it can only come from responsibility. Responsibility is empowering, escapism reduces who we are.

  58. It is interesting what you bring to the fore Chetan, that taking responsibility brings freedom. I have never thought about it in this way but can sense the truth of it as when we live corresponding the true nature of our being we then will only tell the truth everywhere we go and with that also make space to have the freedom to do so, not only for ourselves but for everybody equally.

  59. “I never had any problem with being truthful as I always deep down knew I was a Guardian of Light and Truth, but over time I had allowed my behaviours and hurts to dull the luminescence of it.”
    knowing the truth and watering it down so as to be respected and accepted in my life is a way of living that to this day I am capturing and halting. It is through accepting my worth and responsibly bringing this into each interaction that I have that is supporting me to hold everyone in the same worth, from this a new way of speaking and relating is developing, one that is full of truth, though offered with the humbleness of delivering what is there to deliver. No more pre thinking and organising what is to be said, instead a tender, yet solid offering, one that I totally respect and responsibly relay.

  60. I have attended quite a few of Serge Benhayon’s presentations, but I can recall one moment in one of them when I had this profound feeling in my body of the power and freedom in responsibility, I literally felt freed from the cage of irresponsibility and understood that I steer my own ship….incredible and something I have gone back to, yes I am not prefect but that is not the point, I know the difference now and so I make different choices.

  61. It is a great point you raise that our mind is no private idaho! Our thoughts come from a source of energy that is running through our body and having an effect on how we will move into and approach the next moment and is affecting all those around us by the ripples we are emitting. We cannot stop making ripples in the ocean of life but we can choose the Quality of what kind of energy those ripples come with.

  62. It is true we do seem to be going around in circles and not learning very much, but when we really start to pay attention to the things we react to, there become times when you can feel that you have come full circle and have come across the same situation again, and are given the opportunity to deal with it differently.

  63. Regardless of what is happening around us and on the outside, as you’ve shared what really matters is whether we can feel the spark inside us or feel its absence, because this both determines the quality of everything else AND can bring light from the inside out.

  64. Freedom is something we have long assosciated with as being a way out, to do what we please and when we feel like doing it. But true freedom is fully responsible, allowing no room for indulgent or selfish behaviour, and does come with enormous power which most of us have, until meeting Serge Benhayon, been totally unaware of.

  65. ‘How do I think? What thoughts do I have? What words do I utter?’ These are great things to consider, for we have accepted a life that is neck deep and more in living everything that is not love. All thoughts etc come from that standpoint. Refusing to engage with these is life changing. Making love more important than anything else – that transforms our lives and the lives around us.

  66. ‘We are far more powerful than what we have reduced ourselves to, and this awakening to the fact can only come when we become responsible. ‘ – Nailed it! Ouch this really does expose all the moments when I choose to be less than the responsibility I know in my body. And it is true that the more I choose to see things, the more I am responsible – the more I see what it is I bring.

  67. Detachment is a re-mastering for me when sharing what I feel is true. There are quite a few thoughts that will run interference to my expression so I might start to calculate how much to say. This isn’t bring the true light through that is there to be shared.

  68. Freedom has been a much maligned word, as you so well point out Chetan. A part of the world calls themselves the ‘free world’ because in comparison to certain other parts of the world it appears ‘free’. But the way this part of the world largely lives is not in equality of true freedom but in slavery which is why there are more slaves in the world than ever before. We live by a pattern of enslavement to a force that is not true Love.

  69. It is the package in which responsibility and freedom is sold to us that has humanity running a mile. Choosing the ideals of freedom = no responsibility, as it is driven by a self – agenda when deep down inside we are all craving and looking for a common understand and truth – that always comes in package without self but for the ALL.

  70. Responsibility brings freedom. True. The problem is that most do not even fathom that they are not free. They will fight responsibility because they will fight first and foremost that they are not free and that they are responsible for not being free.

  71. Awesome title to an awesome blog Chetan – “The Freedom – Responsibility Connection” – going to the depth that you written about here in all the areas we can and absolutely must take responsibility for which then allows us to live with a freedom never known before – that is quite a bit of work that needs doing, and thanks to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine we are well on the way.

  72. And when I am truly connected to the truth of that my thoughts come from an energy that I have allowed to access me then I know that I have to take responsibility for the fact that I have allowed this energy to enter. The good news is that by taking responsibility for that I also have the freedom to make a different choice any moment, choosing to not align with that what does not serve.

  73. Oh and this is so true Chetan – ‘It makes me highly aware of all those negative thoughts that kept me under and away from my own ‘preciousness’!” – Why on earth would we choose to stay away from our precious and divine self? Why do we entertain that what does this to us? Herein lies the responsibiilty – that we allow it in the first place.

  74. “This spirit is a part of me, has always been a part of me and yet has done everything possible in its power to sabotage my true essence from playing out.” – Once we realise this we are definitely on the road back to Soul as the spirit does not want us to know this, yet through all the teachings and presentations of Serge Benhayon we have been offered many tools now of reconnection and reflection, of observation and discernment – to get on and stay on our truth path which is to return home to our Soul.

  75. ‘This is huge just to feel how conditioned I had been to allow myself to think in a way that only made me live 50% of who I am.’ It is very confronting to realise that who we thought we were is not who we are – and we have settled for far less that what is actually available.

  76. In truth we are all committed to something. Whether it is a positive or negative movement. Once we are on the chosen path, every move thereafter will mirror the first. It is only when we stop, allow ourselves to feel and appreciate our connection to our bodies that we can change the momentum to one of ill choices to amazing choices which can re-calibrate our movements and solidify a new relationship with responsibility and the commitment changes too.

  77. My spirit must have been a little out of sorts lately as I have upped my level of responsibility quite markedly and in response over the last few days it has responded by bringing up some really old and horrible stuff in an attempt to wobble me away from this new found responsibility. And I yes it has succeeded at times but it has only taken a moment or two of wobbling to realise that I am being conned once again so in the next moment I have a choice to return to love and to being responsible for not only me but for all; and that is the choice I make.

  78. “Question – Why are we afraid to see that responsibility brings freedom?

    Answer – Because it scares the living daylights out of us. It scares us to feel that we are so very much deeper than just ordinary beings living our lives mostly on auto-pilot and numbed and conditioned to our own follies; thinking all the time that we are a superior and intelligent race.”

    I can absolutely confirm this. Some moments when I feel a deeper depth of what is going on it scares me, like you share here Chetan. It is like I feel the truth about in what kind of state our world is but in the same time I feel a total different dimension.

  79. I once heard Serge Benhayon ask- if a ship sailed the same path and kept travelling into problems eventually you would learn to sail a different route- yet how often in life do we just continue to carry out the same patterns even when we know they lead to the same problem every time.

  80. ‘We are far more powerful than what we have reduced ourselves to, and this awakening to the fact can only come when we become responsible. This freedom of choice is free – ready – waiting for us to come back to! But how willing are we to take this path?’ That is the key thing Chetan – How willing are we? Is there are part that is willing and a part that isn’t? It is beautiful to establish along The Way a saying ‘no’ to those reductions that we used to do to ourselves that nothing on earth would make us do now, such as drink alcohol. We need to keep on establishing each new marker beyond which we cannot now drop and part of this process involves appreciation, appreciation, appreciation. As we do this our power exponentially increases.

  81. “Detachment whilst delivering the truth” took my attention today in reading this blog one more time. I started pondering on what this actually means to me. What came to me is that while I have any attachment or investment in anything in life I am involved and am not able to deliver the full truth on it, while when I am detached from any outcome in life, I know I am not part of it and that I am divine and from that place the truth will flow unrestricted.

  82. What do I think and what words do I utter. It is shocking to realize the hardness of my thoughts filled with false expectations and to understand that this has nothing to do with taking responsibility. To take responsibility is to appreciate every step taking forward.

  83. Stopping to read this and appreciate my relationship with my thoughts. To know that I do not own them but by my choice they can own me and my life. My thoughts are first governed by how I move my body and this is powerful in considering that I am the one that chooses the quality within my body that goes out into the space around me.

    1. Beautifully said Leigh. Many people believe that thoughts cause no harm if they are not acted on but thoughts are an act in themselves. When we understand that thoughts are not from us but through us we begin to move in a whole new way.

  84. Love the car analogy Chetan – the engine is guaranteed but we make so many choices about how we care for it, what wheels we fit, how we drive, and most important of all what fuel we put into it. Given the right choices we get to feel the thoroughbred we naturally are.

  85. Awesome to expose here the spirit and the manipulation it can have over the being. I certainly have done and still sometimes do things and really think ‘why on earth would I do that’ – it makes absolutely no sense in line with how I am living . But to understand that our spirit can convince us to make choices that are not loving, if we are living in a way that allows this, is very powerful and puts a much deeper emphasis on the responsibility I have to live in a way where I don’t have to give my power away to my spirit.

  86. “Detachment whilst delivering the truth is the re-mastering process that I am enjoying with each word delivered.” I love this sentence, it defines the difference in a true delivery of truth and that which is offered in reaction. My learning is continual in this area, but any moment I speak truth, with no need or agenda, there is an innate feeling of absolute knowing that leaves no room for attachment to what is said, or the responses my words generate. What it does leave is a feeling of fullness and warmth and the readiness for the next moment.

  87. “To know and understand that holding back truth is far more painful and harmful than saying it when it needs to be said.” This is so true Chetan, holding back truth is not only harmful and painful but can affect the whole body, our whole skeletal being can be altered. I have held back for most of my life and my body is now showing the consequences of my long term choices to hold back in being the full and glorious me.

  88. These days it is becoming clearer to what extent the spirit manipulates situations well in advance in order for us to take a fall when we decide to step up and take responsibility, it never misses a trick or an opportunity, and in fact knows us better than we know ourselves. It is like playing a game where only one side knows the rules.

  89. I find that when I do not take responsibility for something it comes back at me, just like I am going around in a circle repeating myself until I choose to deal with what is before me. When I feel this I am now starting to see how many times I have chosen not to deal with rather than simply ignoring it yet again. And these cycles are given to us as an opportunity to learn from not a punishment in any way.

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