The world we live in right now is frenetic. For some of us, the stress and chaos of the COVID19 virus has interrupted our spiritual path, which requires us to be still so we can discover where we are stuck in the throes of mental and spiritual bondage.

Instead of expending energy projecting a future that doesn’t exist, why not use this time to double down on your commitment to conscious evolution? Here are three simple steps to finding freedom so you can bring more peace, love and light to your life and our planet.

Step 1: Forgivenss

As souls having a human adventure, our only true desire is to feel love and connection. That is especially relevant now. To experience this, we must awaken the freedom only forgiveness offers. While forgiveness can be a confusing subject, it’s important to remember that we don't have to forgive the act. The only thing that’s necessary is that we feel, and eventually release, the full range of emotions the act has created.

When we feel betrayed or abandoned, the anger and pain can be overwhelming. Allow yourself to truly experience that. Don’t be afraid of it. Feeling it fully enables you to reach the sadness underneath, and when you permit yourself to sit in that space – in the chasm created as our beliefs are reconciled with reality – forgiveness is not far behind.

The only part that ever needs forgiveness is the one inside us that forgot we are all souls having a human experience. Our human journeys are written by the soul to fulfill and complete our soul growth. If we can forgive the humanness, we can become free to awaken the love held deep within our being, a love for ourselves and for humanity.

Step 2: Exquisite Self Care

In addition to the adjustments created by sheltering in place, the early stages of the forgiveness process burns a lot of energy. Without realizing it, we resist the anger and sadness, creating a tug of war that requires a huge expenditure. This often means we slack off on taking care of ourselves. Maybe we eat too much junk or let the clutter build up.

We may find ourselves falling into some of these bad habits with being forced to isolate right now. Or swing to the opposite extreme, behaving in a way that is obsessive with cleaning and organizing. All of these behaviors compound any issues we may have had prior to shelter in place mandates. This reinforces the need to up your self-care game, whatever that means for you.

Once, during a difficult time, I realized that I was forcing myself to keep to a schedule I didn’t have the energy for. I wasn’t being honest with myself that I needed processing time to deal with the emotions I had. In the midst of dirty laundry and unopened mail, I marched into the bathroom, looked in the mirror and said, “I am going to take exquisite care of you today. Tell me what you need.”

I rescheduled a non-urgent doctor’s appointment. I bought myself some time to complete a project. I cancelled a commitment I wished I hadn’t made. And I gave myself the gift of space. I had the most delightful day because I showed myself what mattered. The process of forgiveness shouldn’t feel like a prison sentence. The painful emotions are much easier to transcend when we can show to ourselves the love we give freely others.

Step 3: Release the Past

While we may be concerned about the future now, staying tied to the past is another way we keep from experiencing the joy of the moment, which is where all freedom lies. So many times, I’ve seen clients and friends stumble in their efforts to find the freedom we all want because they were tied to the past. Be it promises that were made in another life, karma or even a lesson that wasn’t fully learned, our past lives influence the one we’re living now.

I don’t even want to think about where I’d be in my life without the guidance from the Akashic Records. I experienced much loss early on and the feelings of abandonment and betrayal were so strong they could’ve easily prevented me from being where I am today.

It was only through learning about experiences and relationships from other lives in the Akashic Records that I found the freedom I now have. I allowed the Akashic Masters to share with me these unresolved issues from the past. With their support, I moved through the process of forgiveness – whether it was about forgiving myself or someone else – and freed myself from the belief in victimhood.

These three steps are simple. They’re not always easy. Yes, the more of us who choose this conscious path, the better our world becomes. And we need the power of our collective efforts right now. To support your journey, you can access the meditations on my site to help connect you to your Akashic Records. The link is in my bio. Stay safe and be well, and keep your commitment to your path and spiritual freedom. It’s more important than ever.

Author's Bio: 

Lisa Barnett is the international bestselling author of From Questioning to Knowing: 73 Prayers to Transform Your Life, and The Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records. She is the founder of the Akashic Knowing School of Wisdom where she teaches thousands of students worldwide how to access personal Soul wisdom and guidance to align with your soul path, understand your soul contracts, and complete your karma and vows. With more than twenty years of experience in spiritual healing, Lisa shares simple tools that empower individuals to find greater fulfillment, happiness, abundance, and health. Please download Lisa’s Free Akashic Meditation at: