Declare Yourself Free
As I reflected on today's observance of Juneteenth, something really amazing came alive on the inside of me. The Emancipation Proclamation was delivered on January 1, 1863, however, not all slaves were freed that day. I know this is not new information but, just follow me for a moment. June 19th, 1865 was the day General Order No 3 was declared, "The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor." (https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/10-facts-juneteenth)
What's your point, I know! What am I saying? As long as there is enslavement the enslaved will always dream, desire, pray and fight for equality and liberty. If you never perceive freedom in your mind, you would not yearn it. Freedom starts with what you think and believe. But, so does bondage! What if you started today by thinking and perceiving yourself as free!? Whether it's anxiety, depression, anger, abuse or any type of oppression, think yourself free. Don't allow irrational thoughts to hold you captive and arrest you from living a full life. DECLARE this freedom to lay hold of your rights of life, liberty and pursue happiness! Remember, the slaves were freed but, had no awareness until their emancipation was Declared! We often declare by speaking untruths. "I am not (fill in the blank) enough". No matter your background, race, or gender, you were created to be free. Affirm yourself as beautiful, loved, whole and free! Change your thinking, you change your life!
If you are experiencing thoughts that keep you enslaved and you aren't sure what they are, it may be time to consider counseling. Feel free to give Hidden Treasures a call to start your journey of self-discovery and wholeness. "It's In You!"