Seeking Ultimate Freedom

by DEE on October 10, 2011

‘Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr

Seeking Ultimate Freedom

Dee Britton

What does Ultimate Freedom mean to you?

At the moment, as we travel around Australia with our two gorgeous teenage children, our ultimate freedom is to live simply and enjoy many new places and adventures together.

Many people believe that Ultimate Freedom is to be extremely wealthy and being able to do want you want everyday.

According to Mark Victor Hansen & Robert Allen in ‘The One Minute Millionaire’ there are five types of freedom that add up to ensure you are living your Ultimate Freedom.

Money Freedom

Having enough money so that you can live the life you truly desire. You work because you want to and love to not because you have to. You can make large contributions because you’re not a slave or owned by your J.O.B. You can expand your sense of who you really are and be a fully abundant, fully functioning person.

Time Freedom

Once you have established ‘Money Freedom’ you can move on to ‘Time Freedom’. This freedom does not mean that you don’t work; it means that you can decide what to do with your time and what sort of work you want to do. You own your time and your work; it doesn’t own you. You take the time to do the things in life that really make you happy.  Yet, your income continues to grow. Recent studies show that ‘Time Freedom’ is the number one thing that people want more of in their lives ……. more important than both money and sex.

Relationship Freedom

When you have ‘Time & Money Freedoms’ it is easy to pursue ‘Relationship Freedom’. You will have time and love to explore life together and grow along the way.  ‘Relationship Freedom’ enables you to make commitments to loved ones, that are deep, meaningful, intimate and long lasting and allows you to enjoy similar interests and adventures.

Spiritual Freedom 

Knowing who your truly are and your purpose in life gives you ‘Spiritual Freedom’. You are able to peel back the many masks that you have hidden behind and really become one with yourself, the universe and God.

Physical Freedom

To me this is the most important freedom as ‘Health is the Ultimate Wealth’.  In order to enjoy your other 4 freedoms you must have your health. Physical Freedom’ ensures that you have time to exercise and money to buy the healthiest foods and nutritional supplements. ‘Physical Freedom enables you to maintain your health as long as physically possible.

Together these five freedoms give you the ‘Ultimate Freedom’.

And ‘Ultimate Freedom’ gives you the ability to decide. To decide who and what you want in your life and to decide what to do with your time.

First Step

The first step to creating ‘Ultimate Freedom’ is deciding exactly what you want.

Clearly defining what you want in your life, what sort of person you want to be, what you look and act like and how you feel.

If you don’t clearly define what you want, how will you know when you have it? When you don’t know what you want, you tend to spend your time doing things that are not bringing you what you want.

Create a list

Create a list of what you truly want in your life.

What would make you happy and put it in order of priorities, so it is clear what you want the most?

Please feel free to ask for help if you are not clear here.

Review it often and before you know it you will be gradually creating your ‘Money Freedom’, your ‘Time Freedom’, your ‘Relationship Freedom’, your ‘Spiritual Freedom’, your ‘Physical Freedom’ – YOUR ‘ULTIMATE FREEDOM’ and YOUR ULTIMATE LIFE.

Please share what Ultimate Freedom truly means to you at our Facebook Page.

I believe in YOUR dreams.

To health, happiness & living the life of YOUR dreams.

Dee :)


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Debbie Ducic October 10, 2011 at 11:36 pm

I found myself questioning myself and where I aligned with these types of freedom. I’m very blessed to have experienced many of those and quite honestly… I think the money thing is a bit over rated as the first step. The problem with that is each person’s perception about how much IS enough and THAT is the first barrier for many people to think that freedom is even possible.

In my mind… the first step to freedom is a mindset and the gutZ to buck a system that has been created to bind people to their “stuff”.

Dump the stuff and live life! That’s the decision myself and my family made and we’re happy we did!

Thanks Dee for raising the question! I think it’s an important discussion.
LOVE
Debbie Ducic
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Dee October 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Thanks for your wonderful comments Debbie. I too believe that the money freedom is overrated if it is negatively affecting any of the other freedoms. Yet I believe if used wisely to make a positive difference to the other freedoms then it is great.
Mindset is definitely the vehicle that is required to achieve it all.
I am so glad that you and your family are so happy!
Keep spreading the happiness.
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Hughie Bagnell October 11, 2011 at 4:09 am

Great article on “Freedom” Dee! Thank you for sharing! …Hughie
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Dee October 11, 2011 at 9:08 am

Thanks Hughie :)
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Liz See October 11, 2011 at 7:25 am

Great article Dee!

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Dee October 11, 2011 at 9:09 am

Thanks Liz :)
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Lisa Wood October 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Hi Dee,

The Ultimate Freedom for me is being able to do what I want, when I want, and be with my family. I love travelling, and I love meeting new places. For me that is the Best about Freedom.

Cheers
Lisa
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Dee October 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Sounds like a great plan to me Lisa. Thanks for sharing.
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denny hagel October 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Freedom to me is inner peace…great article thanks for sharing:)
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Toni-Louise October 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm

LOVED this article Dee. It is just what I needed to be reading right now as you well know. The 5 steps to freedom really spell out what most of us are searching for and striving toward. And that first step is definitely getting clear! Thanks Dee… for encouraging me in my journey and the steps towards MY Ultimate Freedom in all areas of my life. x

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Dee October 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm

You are so welcome Toni-Louise. I am loving watching you grow and create these freedoms for yourself. xo
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Dee October 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm

So true Denny. Inner peace is so important.
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Karen Clarke October 13, 2011 at 11:27 am

Thanks Dee for a great post. I am not so much seeking freedom from my life conditions but within them and as such I am actually deeply happy. Thank you for asking the question so that I could properly consider the answer.

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DEE October 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Karen I am so happy to hear that you are deeply happy. You do always seem so happy too. Keep sharing.

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Kama October 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

For me ultimate freedom is living my life in the way I choose to. I love the word freedom in the broader sense, freedom within myself to be happy with who I am and what I have at the time.
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DEE October 16, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Kama i am so glad that you are living your life the way that you choose. Being happy with who you are is so important.

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Vanessa Bushell October 14, 2011 at 10:08 am

The ultimate freedom for me is love. I guess that’s why when in a relationship I feel so free (in the honeymoon stage anyway)! Love comes from within me and any external “muse” could be the catalyst to ignite the love from within me… but love coming out of my heart and into the world is my experience of ultimate freedom. Lots of love, Vanessa

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DEE October 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Yes Vanessa, love is so important both internally and externally. There should be less hatred and more love in the world and maybe more people would feel free. x

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Sharon Tregoning October 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Hey Dee

Thanks for this post!! I love the way it is laid out so clearly & gave me the opportunity to reflect on my own life & I was pleasantly surprised 8-))

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DEE October 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Thanks so much for your comments Sharon. I followed Annabel Candy’s book on blogging.

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Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot October 16, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Hi Dee,

Love the way you break this down and make it accessible to everyone of us. Thanks for sharing the book recommendation. I’ll be checking it out.

Enjoy your travels with the family. I’m sure you will! My corner of Australia was looking picture perfect today:)
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DEE October 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Thanks Annabel. Yes still enjoying my travels thanks :)

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Helene October 17, 2011 at 7:40 am

Ultimate freedom for me is taking responsibility, no blame, no denial, no excuses… and enjoy the journey.
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DEE October 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Love it Helene. You are so right. Taking responsibility, no blame, no denial, no excuses. Great advice :)

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neroli October 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Hi Dee, I like reading about freedom – it’s a tricky subject. I always find there is no freedom without restraint. People I know who have financial freedom are restrained in other ways, & people i know who have time freedom ditto…I guess the trick is to balance it in a way that you like best:) cheers, n

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DEE October 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

So true Neroli :)

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