On this day when the entire country celebrates a day of freedom and independence recognize that true freedom doesn’t come from a situation, or “from” anything at all, but is within you right now. True freedom comes when you stop taking things personally. and become aware that only you can know what is true for you and what is not. By taking another person’s opinion of yourself to heart and choosing to believe it, you are doing yourself a huge injustice, you are taking away your own freedom. True freedom comes when you decide to stop being a victim of people, places, things and beliefs in your life and recognize that you always have the freedom to choose. True freedom comes when you practice forgiveness. Forgiveness puts you back into the present—the only time that truly exists—where you have the power to live free and happy. Today, make a conscious decision to change your thoughts so you can feel freer, lighter, and happier! Have a very happy and free fourth of July!


Just for today, I give myself freedom from the past and move with joy into the now. I move beyond forgiveness to understanding and I have compassion for all. I now free myself from all destructive fears and doubts. I release all guilt and emotional hurt and I am free. All is truly well in my world and so it is.