A few days ago a friend came over for a much needed long awaited catch up. We haven’t seen each other in person for nearly two years because of Covid. We talk on social media, WhatsApp, etc…but it isn’t the same as sitting in the same room, is it?

We talked about everything. We had a lot to catch up on.

We talked about our lives, our children, our relationships, health, and so much more. Those hours flew by filled with laughter and tears. 

One significant conversation (it was all significant) was our discussion around how in the past we felt caged. Mainly caged by religion. We both walked away many years ago for various reasons and remained close through it all. 

We discussed our spiritual journeys. It is so wonderful to see my friend fly free. Free from religion. Free from an abusive marriage and raising her children on her own. These children, who are growing far too fast for my liking, are wonderful humans thanks to her. Six years ago she met the love of her life, her soulmate. I remember discussing their upcoming date. Free, not caged.  What a wonderful thing to witness.

My friend is free to embrace her God given gift of psychic, mediumship, and a spiritual healer. In flying free she is now living her authentic life and helping so many. I am so proud of her. 

We were discussing our journeys out of religion and into spirituality and how we no longer feel caged. Some may not understand this but I know for many, this will resonate. No longer shoved into a box or squeezed into a mold that doesn’t sit right. You feel like you are dripping off the sides of that box. Daring to step out, you poke your head out. Then, you panic and step back in. Squeezing, molding, adjusting, silenced. It is exhausting. 

We celebrated the fact that we can live authentically. We celebrated growth, change, shift, and fluidity. We do not have to have all the answers. No longer confined. No longer caged. 

At one point, she stood up, walked over to a decorative cage that I have on a shelf. The door on the cage was shut. She opened it and said, “We were caged in. We could only move this far (the size of the cage).”

She opened the door and said, “now we can fly out. But at first we just peaked our heads out and went back in. It was scary and went against all we were taught and conditioned to believe. Then, little by little, we flew out further and further.  Never to return to that cage. We fly free. We are no longer caged.”

My hope is that you are free to be your authentic self and fly free from any cage that you or society has tried to place you in.