What does it mean to be truly free? In a world of crisis and turmoil, in a world that doesn't value human dignity, women, or girls, or primacy. For me freedom resides in my voice, what am I able to say? And how many ways can I say it without being restricted. Freedom means that my voice is valued, freedom means that I also have a responsibility to speak with care, to use my voice wisely and to not stir up controversies and conspiracies but to speak certain truths, and to elevate those who are downtrodden and who have been silenced. When we are truly free there is no one telling us that this thing or that thing is too controversial to speak about, that God whom we all worship in some form has written rules to silence a portion of his creation, mainly females, minorities, and those on the margins of society. When we have a God that does this, then whom can we worship? Worship empowers, we cannot empower a patriarchal misogynist male God. We must uplift the feminine, the kinder aspect of our creator, we must find means of letting her voice be heard. To rock us, soothe us, to nurture us out of our need for wars, and killing, and the blood sacrifices of young women in sex trafficking, to cease the abuse by priests and Imams of those who seek their wisdom but only find debasement at their hands. People, mainly men, who use their vestments to hide their evil inclinations. Freedom is standing for something, allowing that most fine, and sun-filled inner you to come forward and to proclaim that killing will stop, that color, religion, sect, gender doesn't matter, that the only thing that matters is humanity. We are woven into a golden quilt of consciousness, seen by the cosmos as one mesh of gold, there are no eyes, no arms, no color, no voice only one golden quilt of consciousness, we are all part of this and as one part of a magnificent whole we consciously take part in everything that occurs on the earth, whether we believe we do or not, we can only change the vibration of this consciousness and lift it up. When we lift it up, then we are on a higher note, and we can begin to work as one beautiful chorus of people to end all the hate, all the wars, all the evils. Freedom is knowing. Knowing the most excellent and beautiful thing, and that is we are one.