How Are You Feeling Imprisoned?


Winter has reared its harshest nature closing many doors to feelings of freedom.  Freedom to get outdoors, to get around.  


Pandemic has closed you in as well as losing connection to others and things you love to do.


I haven’t driven even though my car has 4-wheel drive because I have allowed the fear to be greater than my confidence to be able to handle what happens.  


The streets beyond my neighbor are cleared.  I realized how limiting I have allowed myself to think and see.   And yet, I’m feeling imprisoned.


That’s when you know it’s time to get creative.  


It’s easy to feel like it’s time to rebel.  To break the barriers.  


It is true that these scenarios have created some obstacles but with all of life it is up to you to find a way to be free and do what you love.


The snows are beautiful.  More than we can remember.  Our temperatures were chilling. 



But, Bo and I decided we would bundle and walk one day before the snow were too much.  And, then to be outside and move, two different times we cleared our driveway and sidewalk.  We were both exhausted but felt great being outside and moving our bodies.    


We saw one man running in the snow.  A family had like roller blades on to move through.  


Life is what you make of it.


Imprisonment is a mindset.  Remember your attitude is 90% of a situation.  You can decide to stay in the muck or decide to find a way to do what you desire.  


Decide it’s time to find a way to satisfy your needs.  Like on one of my zoom calls, one of the ladies talked about how these calls provide connections with others and she wasn’t sure they would.  But they are face to face and about real live issues.  I know it is better to be together but to see their sweet faces feels good.  There is a connection.


How are you feeling imprisoned?  


Notice your limiting beliefs.  What’s holding you back?  Is it that in your past you have not done something you wanted to do today?  I know one that we busted last year was “There was no way I would have an RV.  We aren’t those kind of people.”  Yet, we had a blast, mostly.  Especially after my mindset changed on knowing everything was an adventure about it.  A whole new world opened for me, and us.


Are you saying, “It’s too cold to get out?”  We said that a few time but the pain of being inside all the time became greater so we realized we could bundle up just like when we go skiing.  There was a great sense of freedom getting out and breaking that worry or belief.


Allow yourself to feel what is happening.  When you are uncomfortable, decide to take action.  Do something different to shift the course of the situation.  Simple.  


Don’t make it complicated.  Decide you don’t like where you are and make a new choice.  As Tony Robbins says, “Change your physiology, change your life.”  Or, Mike Dooley, “Your thoughts create your life, choose the good ones.”  


How can you lift your life rather than be imprisoned by what seems like you are held hostage?


As Abraham Hicks shares, “Continuing to tell stories of shortage only continues to contradict your desire for abundance, and you cannot have it both ways: You cannot focus upon unwanted and receive wanted. … A different story will bring different results: My thoughts are the basis for the attraction of all things that I consider to be good, which includes enough money, and health, for my comfort and joy.”


Think of a way to free your mind, body and spirit this week.  Allow yourself to expand your consciousness of what IS available to you. 


Seek out new sources to give you a new vision.  

Find examples of people doing things you might like.  

Browse YouTube videos.

In the paper there was a lady 90 years old that walked 6 miles (3 each way) to get her vaccine. 


Believe in yourself.  Believe there is more to life than to be captive to what you have done and known.  


Life is more fun on the other side where freedom resides.


Be willing to try.