From Fixation to Living in Freedom

Freedom is referred to as the power to think, feel or act without restraint. People often restrict their freedom by fixating their attention, feelings and behaviors on someone or something. Fixating is a way to distract and avoid the truth of what is really happening. We go from feeling happy and free to feeling miserable and restricted.

It is not uncommon to hear people say, “If only that person were different I would feel happy and free.” Most people have at least one person who annoys, bugs or hooks them into fixating in some way.

A good example is Fixation Fanny who is particularly fixated on her co-worker, Julie. Fanny thinks Julie is self important. Fanny gets a “disgust fix” every time she thinks about Julie. Fanny then moves to another city and is glad she will never see Julie again. She soon meets Larry at her new job. Larry likes to tell sarcastic jokes which is a perfect reason for Fanny to fixate and carry on with her habitual disgust fixes.

Fixation takes an enormous amount of energy and drains our power to be creative and expand our consciousness. The most common fixations are guilt, stress, suffering and feeling barely alive. Fixations make our lives feel like a burdensome task while waiting for the impending experience called death.

Sorcerer-seers such as Don Juan and Carlos Castaneda have referred to our ability to shift between difference states of consciousness as “shifting the assemblage point”. Generation after generation of fixating at any certain assemblage point makes it feel that there is only one “real world”. Don Juan referred to this phenomena as “the “modality of the time”. A modality is held together by a mass agreement field, both verbal and telepathic, our belief systems and judgements.

A good example is guilt. Notice what happens when we feel guilty. Our breathing becomes shallow and we fixate our energy. If the guilt is about our children, they see us fixated in guilt when we look at them. It starts a process of wondering about what’s so wrong about them that their parent feels so guilty about them. This is the classic of example of the how the assemblage point of guilt is passed on generation to generation.

The good news is that we have the power to shift our assemblage points to a place of freedom, love, pleasure, joy and full aliveness. A great question to ask ourselves is: What is nature of experiencing freedom from my inside out?

Noticing when we are fixated can be illusive. It seems normal to be having a wonderful day and suddenly without even noticing it, we slow down our breathing and begin to feel out of sorts with ourselves. We start to wonder what is wrong with us and look for ways to get back to our happy day. Most of us can relate to the classic behavior heading to the refrigerator to find that special something that will fix the way we feel.

The following are great examples of how we can go from a sense of happy and free to feeling restricted and unhappy.

  • Having a delicious meal to fixating in guilt about eating it.
  • Happy mode to complaining mode.
  • Self content to conjuring up something to worry about.
  • Relaxed to fixating on pushing ourselves to exhaustion..
  • Loving ourselves to fixating on criticism.
  • Happy to fixating on something to be angry about.
  • Equanimity to fixating on self generated feelings.
  • Ease to fixating on the bad news in the media.
  • Ease to fixating on sad love songs.
  • Fun conversation to fixating on trying to convince.
  • Great fun day to fixating about all the things we should be doing.
  • Being abundant to fixating on what we do not have.

The following are some of the quickest ways we can go from fixation to living in freedom…

  • Breathe!
  • Get our energy moving!
  • What could we be doing if we were not using my energy to fixate?
  • Do something we enjoy.
  • Take action on our creative ideas.
  • Reach out and connect with someone we trust.
  • Love yourself, no matter what the evidence.
  • Think, feel and do things that make us laugh about ourselves.
  • Think about  things we enjoy and respect about ourselves.
  • If our blood sugar is low get something to eat.
  • Rest if you are tired.
  • Release fixated beliefs like “This is how life is” and “This is the way I am”.
  • Allow withdrawal from our old fixated continuity.
  • Expand beyond our upper limits of what we think reality is.

To our freedom,



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