Freemaking | BOOK
Setting our souls free to express Christ
by Antoinette Schoenmaker
To set our soul free – this is one of the main tenets of Rosa Veritas. Yet freedom - like individuality, like love, like truth – is a hard concept for us to truly grasp. It is often paradoxical and a continuous work, but firstly, simply, and mostly, freedom simply means not being a slave, not being in bondage, not being restricted or imprisoned.
The Independent Church of Australia 2011
Book | 14 pages | Stapled
Spiritual Focus for 2011
Also available as an: eBook
Not being a slave to your mind, to your thoughts and ideas, to the mental fortress of arguments, to the congestion of habits. Freedom involves mastery of the mind, rather than being a prisoner or puppet of the mind.
Not being a slave or prisoner of our culture and the attitudes and values of our society and group consciousness. Not being a slave of the past, past habits, regrets, guilt. Not being a slave of our poor opinions of ourselves or others. Not being a slave of systems. Not being a slave of our emotions and feelings. Freeing ourselves from what we think we are and need.
All this requires a real connection, a real relationship with the real self, so that that becomes our refuge, our guidance, our strength, our confidence. It requires knowing the self as one. It requires humility – a true knowing of our potential, our purpose. All of this you could describe as ‘secret knowledge’, inner nous. It requires setting ourselves free, releasing ourselves from what has restricted or prevent us in the past. It involves being a new creation. It involves love. It involves daring.
This booklet is a meditation on the work of setting our souls free.
Year of, 2011, Freedom, Slavery.