There is no denying that right now the country is dividing in wake of gun laws and executive orders that are coming soon to a state near you.
But the focus is really being held off of what is the real issue. I say this not as an advocate or opponent about guns or the second amendment, but as someone who has spent several decades trying to help people as a social worker and myself as a spiritual seeker.
What lies at the core is really the issue of freedom and who is responsible for making you feel free.
If you believe in a God or Creator of Life, than the very core of that belief is that Freedom is our gift, not something we need to be given. The real issue is do we choose to accept that gift or do we choose to give its power to someone else to hold for us.
As a social worker I can count on one hand the number of times anyone took any responsibility for anything in their own lives. It pays well in this country to be a victim. The more of a victim you are, the more you are meant to be rewarded for it.
But to remain a victim you also need someone other than you to be responsible for you - and that is slavery, not freedom.
The issue isn't about guns. The issue is who do you want to be responsible for your freedom? You and God or Government and outside institutions.
You can't legislate safety. You can't control people, period. Fear isn't something someone else can manage for you. We are not on this planet to live in sterile environments free of anything or anyone that can do us harm. That is a clean prison.
Freedom requires risk. Freedom requires vigilance. Freedom requires courage - to see the truth, to take responsibility, and to own both.
Living Free is the Ultimate Daring Adventure.
Not everyone wants freedom and because we have free will - we each get to choose for ourselves. But when you take freedom from someone else to try and stay safe, now you are both prisoners - for jailer and prisoner are both captive to each other.
Freedom is a gift and a choice. I choose freedom - risk and all. What do you choose?
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!