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Alix & the Archangels

What’s On Your Freedom List?

Bird freeThe angels, the planet, the evolution of the human consciousness—everything in our world right now is conspiring to ask us to step up, to step into our power, to claim ourselves for ourselves. That journey plays out in big ways, but today I want to write about the small ways, the tiny places where we are asked to choose, over and over, what kind of life we will cocreate with Spirit.

You see, there’s two kinds of lives. The one we choose with passion, joy, and a sprinkling of fear–and  the one we settle for.  And in order to settle we have to ignore a thousand little nudges from our soul, waving the banner of our light, asking us to notice what we want.

What we want.

That’s it, for me, in a nutshell.

Freedom comes from the ability to notice what we want and the willingness to take action to accept and embody those desires as unalienable components of our daily lives.

The journey to freedom often starts with noticing what you don’t want.

One day last summer, I realized that I didn’t want to farm any longer. This, after twenty-some years working on a  homestead farm and growing much of my own food (veggies, chickens, eggs, beef, milk). I was out on the land one day and I simply found my No, perhaps for the first time in my adult life. No, I don’t enjoy this. No, I don’t want to do this any longer. And, most important, No, I don’t have to. I don’t have to do this any longer. I can stop.

I’ve known for a long time what I truly needed. I just didn’t know I could actually have the life I desired. I didn’t know that I could choose, could reach out through the terror and the guilt and claim my own life.

A few years ago, I met a woman who spends weeks alone at the beach, answering only to herself. When I heard her speak of this, I longed for those lonely stretches of beach and time like another might long to win the lottery.

A few years ago, I wrote an essay on the importance of fallow time—endless hours spent puttering, wandering, drinking tea, or cleaning out closets just because I wanted to.  Fallow time is the empty creative time that is essential to my soul and my art, yet fallow time was largely absent from my life.

I have long known that my creative mornings were the most joyful parts of my existence—mornings spent meditating and writing with the dog at my feet and Spirit flowing through me into the laptop. Yet for years I allowed my mornings to be usurped by farm chores.

And so I have come to understand freedom and how it plays out in the small ways of our lives, ways not as glamorous as retiring at 30 or having a trust-funded bank account. And I’ve learned that the little things, the small daily choices, define both our happiness and our courage.

You know, I had to make some pretty big changes in my life to claim back my own time. And that’s not something I’d wish on anyone. But what I do wish for you is that you listen to the longings of your soul, to the little voices of envy and despair that are trying to reconnect you with your own bliss.

I invite you to make a Freedom List, to start capturing in writing those things you really want to have and do. And I invite you to make that list about your everyday life, not about your vacations and escapes from your life. After you make that list, you don’t necessarily have to act on it right away. You can simply sit with it, and know that you’ve taken the very important first step toward the life of your dreams. You’ve acknowledged what you want.

I would love to help you hold space for your freedom. Drop me an email at and tell me some of the little big ways you’d like to reclaim your own life. Or drop a (public) comment below this post.

And if I see someone walking towards me on an empty beach on a cold October morning, I’ll know it’s you.





About Alix

Hi! I’m Alix. I'm an intuitive life coach, energy healer,  and channel for the wisdom and healing of the archangels. I help my clients get the answers they need.

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