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Freedom Is An Unencumbered Heart

"Our spirit requires freedom in every area of our lives. The barriers that stop our soul from free expression are doubt, guilt, resentment, and thoughts of lack or limitation." - Author Hina Hashmi

The flame for freedom burns brightly in our hearts and is recognized as the right and power of choice. We have freedoms and privileges that have been fought for by those who have gone before us and those currently serving in the military. The right for religious freedom and to come and go as we please have been established and are the privileges that we enjoy today. And even though those freedoms are challenged and sometimes threatened, freedom is still our innate right. Because of the challenging times we live in, and the war on ideologies, we are being given an opportunity to look deeper into our internal mind spaces and examine dysfunctional family systems and cultural prejudices. We are individually and collectively waking up and beginning to recognize patterns where we are still in emotional bondage. Here at Institute of Healing Arts, the invitation stands to lighten our load and unpack outdated emotional baggage linked to internal automated systems. This “letting go” can offer emotional liberty, increase personal power, and allow us to transition into the future unencumbered. The Integrative Processing Technique (IPT) helps us to reason with our emotions and allows us to let go of what is no longer useful or meaningful. Emotional Freedom = Taking Responsibility for Emotions "Our feelings are not there to be cast out or conquered, they’re there to be engaged and expressed with imagination and intelligence." -T.K. Coleman "When we rise above our temptations and resist them, we exercise self-control. And that’s when we experience true freedom and emotional health." -David J. Lieberman Emotional freedom means taking responsibility for our choices. Recognizing progress with our own personal healing would include taking responsibility for personal choices and being able to do self-care. "Freedom is self-liberation and liberation of people from suffering." -Laliah Gifty Akita It is one thing to experience suffering at the hands of others, it is another thing to inflict suffering upon ourselves because of our rampant negative self-talk. Peace and freedom come from an unencumbered heart where there is no hate, where there is no space for fear or terror, but only compassion and love for self and others. May we all have the courage to be continuously engaged in the deep work, to choose love instead of fear, and to keep the flame of freedom alive in our minds and in our hearts. God Bless, Pam


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