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How to Liberate Your Soul

by Amanda Doyle 6 months ago in self help
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How can we escape from the limitations placed upon us?

How to Liberate Your Soul
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What do I mean when I talk about liberating your soul?

Liberation means to set something or someone free from a situation or place.

The soul is something that is truly unexplainable, but Google defines it as "the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal."

As we experience our lives, society places limits on us and stops us from living as we truly are.

Perhaps that's why children have so much more imagination than adults do, as they haven't been exposed to society's limitations for as long.

What limits am I talking about? I'm talking about the limits that are imposed on us by our parents, our authority figures, our peers, and ourselves.

A limit that your parents may have placed on you is that you shouldn't be too loud, and this turns into a limit that you place upon yourself, stopping you from expressing yourself in any way you want to.

We have limits placed on us all the time, but maybe one of the purposes of life is to work on liberating our souls from all of these limitations.

For example - for the longest time, I have been afraid of "getting in trouble." I never really got in trouble as a child, but as a young adult in an abusive romantic relationship, I was treated poorly. Unfortunately, I mistook this for getting in trouble, even though I didn't really do anything wrong.

So in my current romantic relationship and everyday life, I am afraid to do anything that would cause me to "get in trouble." But I have to ask myself - am I doing anything wrong? Who is going to "punish" me? Why do I set a limit on myself that prevents me from truly experiencing my life?

I don't think I have an answer on how we can truly liberate our souls. But I can suggest a few things that may help you feel a little more connected to yourself:

Meditation / Deep Breathing

Whether you're truly getting into the meditative zone or just practicing some slow and deep breathing, a good session of quality time with yourself may be just what you need.

If you're new to meditation and deep breathing, think about how you want meditation to help you and start with some guided meditations on YouTube. For example, you could look for guided meditations for anxiety, or perhaps depression.

If you'd just like to breathe for now, put on some calming music and just count your breaths. In and out. Or, you can try Box (or Square) Breathing - breathe in for a count of four, hold your breath for a count of four, and breathe out for a count of four. And repeat.

Movement

Movement, especially dancing, can be something that can make you feel so good. I was inspired by my friend Nicole (who runs this online sanctuary called Paradise Mvmnt) to get more into dancing to express yourself. She is all about ecstatic dance. Getting into the hang of being free with your own body can be hard, but once you accept that you are allowed to move as you please, it can be amazing.

If that's not your thing, try just going for a walk. Put on a good playlist or tune into the nature around you - either way, you're getting those feel good endorphins moving and grooving.

Writing

I am one of the first to say that writing can be so good for you. I read a quote one time, I don't remember where or by who, but it said something about how writing isn't that hard because all you do is sit and bleed on paper. If you can be free enough with your words to just let it flow like that, I commend you. It took me years of experience with free writing to truly let myself go.

Believe it or not, we even set limitations upon ourselves when we write or journal. We may be too afraid to be the real and unfiltered version of ourselves. But with practice comes the fantastic feeling of being able to write something and feel free afterwards.

In Conclusion...

These are some pretty simple activities, but I want to express this to you - it's not about what you're doing, it's about doing something with the intention of forming a stronger connection with yourself.

Take some time to brainstorm activities that make you feel most alive. Then commit to practicing these activities as much as you can. This is the best way I know to liberate your soul. Liberating your soul is about getting to know the real you, inside and out.

The topic for this article was inspired by a journal prompt on this website: https://www.mavenunmasked.com/blog-1/102-journal-prompts-lightworker

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About the author

Amanda Doyle

Amanda is an intuitive energy reader, freelance writer, and mystic being. She is always striving to thrive spiritually and mentally, in the unknown amount of time that we're given on this planet.

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