There have been many exiles throughout the ages. Of various different forms, alternate realities and tales, yet all involving those who were tortured, persecuted, and shamed. Throughout the millennia there has been multitudes of people from different ethnicity groups, races, and cultures who were forced into exile due to reasons which can not be comprehended in todays modern culture and date and age.
We all know stories dating thousands of years. Take the Jews in Egypt, who were forced into slavery and subjugation; the cassocks, the Romans, and their progeny in later years who attacked their prey with ruthlessness. There were always those who lived in constant fear of yet another tragedy or attack. Absolutely paralyzed by the knowledge that they would be the helpless victim of the bloody perpetrators yet again.
Nowadays we scarcely know of such a reality. There may be isolated incidents of crime, shame, abuse and neglect- yet the mass exodus and execution that which our forefathers have experienced back in the day is thankfully something which we cannot relate to.
However, when we truly look inside ourselves and examine the way we live our lives, the way we go about our day to day tasks, it may shock us that we are actually shackled in many more ways than we would like to think.
How many of us are constantly under the scrutiny of our own minds eye? Constantly and fervently attacking ourselves for behaviors, incidents, and encounters. There are so many going around with self-loathing and lack of true love. We are shackled. We may not actually have chains attached to our feet, yet our mind and hearts are limited to a very small space.
We all have ways in which we live in our own self created exile. The limitations we set for ourselves, the lack of belief in our power, the sarcasm when it comes to our accomplishments- the constant belittling. For how often do we let our free spirit soar? Have we ever tried, for just a moment, to let our souls connect to the divine, to feel the universe’s compassion and the love that we have for ourselves, and how much the Creator Of All values and appreciates our existence?
It is time to really and truly let go of the limitations we set for ourselves in the confines of our mind. We need to empower our hearts to truly feel, our souls to really connect, and our minds to really believe. That we have the power. The power to do anything.
And yes, we have the power to leave the exile of limitations we have created for ourselves.