There are different kinds of freedom.
A few examples of emotional barriers:
- do you feel ashamed of the way you look, things that are in your past, or your set of talents?
- do you struggle with depression or lack hope?
- do you feel like you’re not good enough?
- do you feel compelled to look to other people for validation and decision making?
- do you experience feelings of rejection and insecurity?
Wouldn’t emotional freedom be wonderful?
- you have confidence in your own beautiful story and uniqueness
- you are able to see beyond circumstances and setbacks and look to the future with eager anticipation
- you are able to recognize your abilities and see yourself as valuable
- you have the strength to rely on your own capabilities
- you can handle rejection and still be ok with who you are
A few examples of relational barriers:
- do feel emotionally stuck in a relationship?
- do feel like someone else is controlling your life?
- do you often feel emotionally dependent on others?
- do you feel constant drama in your relationships?
- do you have trouble finding your voice in a relationship?
Wouldn’t relational freedom be wonderful?
- you have mutually healthy relationships
- you feel free to make your own decisions
- you don’t need others to feel good about yourself
- your relationships are steady and consistent
- you are able to speak up for yourself
A few examples of spiritual barriers:
- do you feel that in order to please God, you have to follow a set of rules?
- do you feel bound by the expectations of family or a faith community?
- do you feel spiritually stuck?
- do you feel like you need to appease God?
- do you lack faith about your life and how your circumstances fit with the future?
Wouldn’t spiritual freedom be wonderful?
- your relationship with your God is about a relationship, and not the rules
- you are free to listen to God
- you are excited about where your relationship with God is going
- you believe and know that God loves you
- you trust that everything belongs
A few examples of intellectual barriers:
- do you feel repressed in a job situation?
- do you feel held back because you’re a woman?
- do you doubt your intellectual capabilities?
- do you feel stifled by comments from authority figures?
- do you find previous failures holding you back?
- do your thoughts negatively impact you?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to experience intellectual freedom?
- you’re able to follow your career ambitions
- you believe you can do anything you want as a woman
- you have a healthy and realistic confidence in your abilities
- you are able to follow your dreams in spite of past criticisms
- you use your failures as a springboard to future success
- your thoughts about yourself are positive and true
A few examples of physical barriers:
- are you being held against your will?
- are you being threatened by someone else?
- do you feel unsafe in any relationship?
- are you being physically abused?
- do you struggle with your body image?
- do you feel like your physical health is out of control?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to experience physical freedom?
- you have freedom to come and go as you please
- you have power to remove the threat from your life
- you only have relationships that are free from fear
- you are able to escape the abusive relationship
- you have a healthy acceptance of your body
- you pursue options for healthy change
A few examples of financial barriers:
- you feel stuck because of a lack of money
- you have trouble managing your finances
- you frequently spend beyond your means
- you have a large amount of debt
- you are caught up in a gambling addiction
- you have an obsession with money
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to experience financial freedom?
- you have adequate means to support yourself
- you are able to successfully budget your money
- you are able to control your spending
- you have a reasonable plan to pay off your debt
- you are released from the pull of gambling
- your finances are not the center of your life