The aquarius in me is in a constant and consistent battle of fighting for rebellion and quirkiness. I believe that freedom is an innate need to humans. Freedom is so important to us all that the form of punishment we give to criminals is to confine them.
Beyond physical freedom, we all need freedom to express our thoughts through speech, our character through the way we dress, our spirituality through ritual, our affection through touch, our needs through the way we spend, our purpose through our work and our passion through the way we spend our time.
Freedom is a blessing that sometimes comes from an external circumstance: being able to afford to travel, for example, and from the internal choices, such as freeing ourselves from rules of society that do not resonate with us.
This blessing is not a free pass to everything. Freedom that is true to the soul does not cause intentional harm to others, nor does it work against any of our built-in ethics. Freedom of the soul is simply a spontaneous expression. Freedom is the trust in following your internal compass of love regardless of what the rules on the outside say. It comes with the responsibility of putting it to the best and most conscious use so that we can lead the best possible lives for ourselves.
Weam is the founder of Namaste. She had started a very deep and intense spiritual journey at a young age having refused to continue to suffer with the common challenges of her generation: depression, anxiety and being lost. She insisted that there must be more to life than the constant rat race she was in