freedom is not to be a wage slave, or even a CEO slave, for she is slave to the Company.Real freedom is not chained to work for a living, but rather to be free to do what we find joy in;that which makes us happy. So no, we are not free.We are wrong, too, if we think we even elect those who run the show, who rule over us, for we don’t. That’s all an illusion. This was make clear once voting went digital. Lose the paper trail lose the evidence chain. Any decent hacker knows this, as does any computer specialist.It is just a way to cover their tracks.But anyway, getting upset over that, or indeed, over anything at all, is not the way to higher consciousness. Oh yes, we do get upset, and maybe even on a regular basis, as we begin toawaken from our sleepwalking and look around, and realize things are not at all what theypretend to be, what we have been told they are. The surprises seem unending, once we startto awaken.Why is this? Because, until we were willing to begin to open our eyes and see, we hid all thisfrom ourselves. That’s right, no one did this to us. We chose, rather, to not look. It was toodistressing, and we chose not to see. It is important to keep a sense of responsibility for everything we uncover, and remember that we are sovereign beings. We are not slaves,unless we make ourselves slaves.So, something else that begins to happen, as we awaken and alllow ourselves to see thepreviously present, but unseen territory we inhabit, is that we quite naturally begin to let thingsgo. We see how little worth they have, and just naturally let them go. We begin to dis-identify, in other words. What we had previously identified with, and claimed as part of self,we now can see the emptiness of, so it is let go, almost without thinking. It just drops away.And now, only now, do we begin to be free. Now, as we let this and that slip away, to webegin to lighten up and taste the first real bits of freedom for ourselves. This is really what itmeans to be free. To be unencumbered, not held down, unafraid to look and to see whatever is there, be it good, bad, or indifferent. It begins to not matter so much. We begin to let our conditions go.To place conditions on reality is to seek to control it. This is really a laugh and a farce, but aslong as we are in that mode, placing conditions on things, we don’t see this, don’t realize justhow very silly it is. Oh no, we take things so very seriously, as long as we are identified withthem.We get this illusion that we can control what happens, and we take it very seriously, indeed.We quite convince ourselves that it is so, and so we live our lives this way, never quite gettingwhat we want, where we want, how we want, but we retain the illusion that it is possible, thatit is just around that next corner, somewhere, and maybe, just maybe, we will succeed.Well, that is a valid path as long as you are on it. But nothing holds you there. The option isalways available to have another look at it, to try something different. That path still awaits, if you want to return to it, but you might like to come walk with me for just a little bit, and see if you don’t like the view a little better.