We would like to point out that true freedom comes from within, it is not the outer world and what it offers that causes you to be a slave.
For many it is still difficult to understand that being aware of feelings and looking at memories is not the looking within we are talking about. Some say they are spiritual because they do everything from the heart, but this is what is said about the heart:
Genesis 8:21: “the inclination of the heart of man is bad from his youth up”
Jeremiah 17:9 describes the condition of the unregenerate heart: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?”
Solomon reiterates the same concept: “the hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live” (Ecclesiastes 9:3).
The New Testament concurs: “For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot” (Romans 8:7).
Again, in Romans: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God” (Romans 3:11). In fact, his heart is at war with God.
While it has been explained about what causes the heart to be deceitful, we will go into it once more in a simple phrase: limited insight judges each following moment through limited eyes and so builds personalized idea and with this, it seeks to recognize of itself in all that is and, as it makes more connections, impure upon impure is being carried on relative truths, and it is able to convince you because you identify with the thoughts and feelings it causes to arise in you. You can rise above this limited viewpoint of ego/personality, through losing your attachments with contents instead of the essence you really are.
Now at the end of the great cycle whereby the wisdom was expressed at each chakra level in accordance with its essence, you have now reached the level where mind and body can become as one through the insights that connect the feeling body and mental body to the spiritual one. This is through the wisdom of the unseen that makes love perfect. It will return to a feeling perfect and wise as it returns to the garden.
Cycles within cycles he made it. Each leading you closer to the truth until you can open your eyes and ears again to recognize the truth that was covered by ego/personality. The devil was only able to take possession of the two lower levels of the soul because they belong to you, but that other part belongs to god and never left him. Yes you did sell your soul-part to him, but what did you get in return from him? He did not deliver so in the power of the highest one it can be returned to you.
Are you really willing to give up the stronghold he has on you? Yes, your faith, your believe was misplaced. Look at the proof of cycles within the holy books if you have doubts of the source of all knowledge.
Here is another one. Does it not sound as a beautifully orchestrated song? In fact, King David organized 4000 men who belonged to the tribe of Levi to serve as musicians and singers in Jerusalem and, of these 288 were trained in the song of Jehovah. Four is half the eight just like 288 is half of the eight. ( 1 Chronicles 23:4 , 5 ; 25:7 )
Moshiya van den Broek