By Marilyn Shannon
As they say one shoe does not fit everyone. You can say the same for freedom. What might mean freedom for one may not mean freedom for another. It is freedom nonetheless. What we choose to free ourselves with and from is a personal thing. Sometimes we shiver at the breakthroughs others choose to make for themselves, yet we celebrate the idea of a culture where people are able to enjoy freedom.
Nice huh! Freedoms should not be judged, they should be admired. Any step towards the golden chariot is a step in the right direction. There is no way to know what is right for someone else. And what the outcome will or won’t be. The strength it takes from an individual to take a step is not something we can even understand sometimes. How can we? It can take years to take a move, a lifetime sometimes. It can take giving up relationships, moving, throwing something out only wanting to get it back. Unbelievable sometimes, weird, out of character, and even scary. How can we even profess to know the difficulty it takes to make a step for someone?
As many of you know, freedom can be a struggle, a luxury hard to acknowledge and sometimes allow. With each freedom step comes more strength building on the next and the next and the next.
To what degree and how far will someone go to feel it, share it, teach it, and fight for it?
I would say that with the new year comes the freedom train. A new beginning and a sense of personal power and clarity. Hop on you all, no matter what it looks like. Whether you have been here before or it is brand new territory. Whether someone made a promise to you before or this is their first. Every step is a seed and a new breath. Let’s breathe it together. Every step gets us closer to more and more freeing.
On our live internet talk show, The Breaking Free Show, (airing Monday evening at 8PM EST on Nissan Communications) we focus on freedom, of course, and recently interviewed the following guests. Check them out. Their lives are not always a day at the beach but they are part of the freedom movement. If you don’t have the time to listen, that’s fine. Just know it’s there. Get a glimpse of who they are and that they are amazing people stretching every day, standing out in the day light, walking the walk, shivering and surviving. When you think of your own freedom steps, know that you aren’t alone.
Carrie Silkowski breaks free and comes out of hiding as a Psychic Medium and Clairvoyant after a lifetime of denial. Whether you believe or not, the important thing is that she does and it’s her life…
You can watch Carrie with Marilyn Shannon on her interview as she shared her personal story. A path she took because she had no more choice. Carrie now has her own show on Nissan Communications. Why not? Out of the closet is out of the closet. Watch her show on Sundays at 8PM/EST. Her show is live, so feel free to call in with your questions.
Martin Strel is another very interesting man. He is considered to be one of the craziest men in the world. II would have to agree. He has swam the Amazon and the Mississippi Rivers to name a few. He swims with dangerous animals and faces all sorts of trials. Does that stop him? No. It is all he knows. Martin lives on the edge, that’s where you find him. He is a passionate advocate for the health of our world and its water systems. How does he do it? He shines light on the issue by swimming in the rivers and waterways that he loves.
Watch Martin’s interview on our show and feel the excitement. I know I did and am now in training for one of his guided swims. Yay!
Kristen Iversen is another human being reaching out for her piece of the freedom pie. Kristen is a professor and author of: Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. She writes about nuclear energy, its growth as an industry and how poorly run nuclear production facilities can damage the earth, people’s health, relationships and livelihoods. Her’s is a subject that is both scary and controversial. It is a subject that broke her free and is helping to give a voice to so many, silenced for too long. Here is her show.
See you on the train.