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

515 thoughts on “The Freedom – Responsibility Connection

  1. I love how you bring responsibility and freedom into one. We have somehow made responsibility something to not like but it is simply living with the awareness we have and not shy away from all the engagement that comes with it.

  2. Responsibility is taking a step back and observing what we bring to life and how we engage. Do we live life for what we can get out of it, regardless of the consequences? Or do we take responsibility for the ripple effect of what we do, say and even think as you have illustrated here? The more we consider this ripple effect, the more responsibility we step into, the less we make life about what we can get out of it.

  3. Each man/woman is his/her own salvation, in that we free ourselves from our self created shackles and we do this by being honest with ourselves and taking responsibility for all our past unloving choices and healing our hurts. The only way is to face ourselves, to look inward, find the gold there, and express from our natural and divine essence.

  4. From all Serge Benhayon presents, this teaching of the two different energies we can align to; either spirit or Soul, has brought me so much understanding of my past loveless and irresponsible behaviours and words that hurt others and myself being aligned to the wayward way of my spirit which was all about self, self and self! I am deeply thankful that I re-found these teachings that has enabled me to make changes to the way I live that brings me more awareness to be and take responsibility and how loving and freeing that is for us all. I am still learning as I go, and still can wobble, but not for long these days, as I have built such a steadiness of holding myself and have built a momentum of trusting in all I am feeling.

  5. How do I think? What thoughts do I have? What words do I utter? This sentence has brought me to a stop, and a great reminder this morning of how everything counts, even those unseen thoughts inside my head!

  6. ‘for it delivers me to my true self, each time I take responsibility in expressing/presenting truth.’ I find this too, and can bring about shifts in relationships with people that are totally different to what I had had a picture of it to be.

  7. Where is the intelligence in letting our true selves go – ? awesome question. And one that deeply asks of us to consider that there could actually be a true-self.

  8. “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?” our thoughts come from one of the only two energies that flow through our bodies, the energy that is all about us protecting our hurts and unloving behaviours which come from our spirit, it is the energy of separation, the energy from our souls brings with it a loving responsibility in the knowing that we are all one and that what we do affects the all that we are a part of.

  9. Responsibility invites us to deepen, to revise, to discard, to unfold. And, yet, all of that is not necessarily lived as something joyful because it only brings freedom our way, freedom from all we are holding on and is not true. The option for many is to hold the breath, try to make sure that things remain in their place. It is something like making sure that there a threshold you do not go beyond, and there doors you’d rather not open because if you do, you have to start walking towards something that requires you to see what is in your backpack; what have you been carrying for so long, something that is so heavy and so familiar.

  10. There certainly are many lessons and learnings when we commit to evolve, ‘my commitment to evolving and unshackling the barriers to true freedom, what I realised big time was that with responsibility came lessons and learnings.’

  11. There is no question responsibility is a most avoided posture to take and much less embrace in ones life. It feels like a complete illusion though to see responsibility as some sort of burden and hardship when it truly is something naturally there for us all to embrace and in many ways the key to true health is responsibility so living it so cannot in anyway be a bad thing!

  12. Yes, I recognise what you share here, as I am sure we all do, responsibility is lacking in the spirit, ‘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.’

  13. “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.” Something I need to fully embrace – great to re-read your post Chetan.

  14. For most people responsibility is the antithesis of freedom… And yet the essence of responsibility in truth is true freedom and this leap of awareness is the step that we can all take if we choose.

  15. We know where we’re from and what we’re about truly but there is this part of us, our spirit which wants it to be just about us, and not the all we are from and so the games we play. Until one day we meet someone or are reminded that in fact this thing we’ve deemed us is not it at all, we’re living the micro version and not the true expansion and joy we are, and so we turn and unpick our ways and come back to who we are. This is the path of return and it’s a joy and responsibility to be on it.

    1. Yes indeed, what a pleasure it is to come home, although, just as in sewing, there are moments where you wonder why you didn’t notice earlier that you were going on a massive detour!

  16. Freedom is only found when we embrace the responsibility that it is at our hands. Otherwise it’s not freedom, but escape.

  17. Responsibility is freedom although many interpret freedom as the ability to do what they like without any regard for others or themselves.

  18. ‘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.’ How acceptable is the notion of ‘essence’? It may be considered in Religious terms, but is it seen as a Universal quality of being a human being? That’s how powerful we allow spirit to be – which is about being all about me, the individual where the essence brings something else, it brings its ‘not just about me, but all of us’. This is what spirit wants to sabotage, so we are run into the ground head first.

  19. ‘Once this [the truth about the spirit] 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.’ Totally Chetan. It is extraordinary how before meeting Serge, one can be so aware of the irresponsible, petulant child behaviour of the spirit and also of the deeper truer aspect of oneself and yet not be fully conscious of the implications of this. I used to think when I was young, ‘How can these older people be acting so much like children as if they have never responsibly grown up?’ Then I heard Serge Benhayon speak about the different between spirit and Soul and it all made sense.

  20. Having been born into a New Age era where i had heard time and time again, the spirit being heralded by so many alternative practices, I was stunned when i came to see how wayward the spirit truly is through the inspiration of what Serge Benhayon presented about Spirit & Soul.

  21. There is no Private Idaho! Everyone can feel what is happening around them all the time, and we are watching each other’s movements equally so. The best way forward is to lead with all of you, naked, unashamed, transparent – and then the world responds. It reflects truth so that we may heal, love so that we may be heartfelt, joy so we may shine, and God so we may connect to the Universe. So so simple.

  22. And to now be aware of my thoughts, to catch them when they come, and to feel where they come from. This line Chetan is very pertinent for me at the moment as I just went into a self judgement around an email that I received and I immediately got a hot flush. This is huge for me because in the past I had been unable to catch myself in a judgement and then had a hot flush come on and focussed on the hot flush and not on what preceded it. Super awesome, thank-you.

  23. Playing small is so not worth it, and yet I still can get back onto the court, but no different to an outside ball court it feels like a cage to me now. Learning about the freedom of responsibility makes living solely by my five senses and excluding my ability to feel and read energy makes life very boring. Initially yes the idea of it scared me but it was the idea that was saying responsibility is to be feared, not the actual experience of it.

  24. Responding to the call of evolution allows one a greater level of awareness, where we once were blind to the traps of the illusion we can now shed light and see through the lies we have said yes to in the past, all this comes with a new level of responsibility to live in a way that allows us to hold this new level of awareness so we support others to break free from the shackles of life.

  25. The ” freedom ” that people get enchanted by is the freedom of no responsibility . But once one falls for this enchantment, then they also relinquish personal responsibility , and therefore have no true command over their decisions.

  26. “Detachment whilst delivering the truth is the re-mastering process that I am enjoying with each word delivered.” It is true it is a re-matering and one I am learning too. Any frustration and it can be felt so I am learning to say what needs to be said and let any detachment to an outcome go. I can still get caught in frustration but I can also feel how my body hardens, so I am learning to let this go. I am also enjoying the mastery of each word that is delivered and not letting anything slip by that I would have done before, just incase there was any confrontation.

  27. something that is not accepted by the world at large, or even pondered upon is energetic responsibility – i.e. the fact that by the way you live, you either feed the same energy that creates the thought that leads to the type of actions we all despise, or whether you feed and contribute to the energy that creates the harmony we all supposedly seek.

  28. “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.” I see this when people start speaking up for the first time after a long time of holding back. It comes as a spew, everything comes tumbling out laced with hurt, resentment, bitterness and not a huge amount of understanding or personal responsibility. It takes understanding from others to hold the space for people who are learning to speak up and honour what they feel, to not react back.

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