“I am here. I am Ophelia. I am freeing myself from all of my obligations in order to be here. I don’t have obligations. But if I did, I would free myself from them. That is my message to you today. It is about freeing yourself from the obligations that you create and then choose to feel bound to.
Just as easily as you have created obligations, you can create freedom. You can create activities, events, and people that you would choose to move towards and then create the means by which you can move towards those creations. And you can live your life free from obligation.
But many of you are using your obligations to feel good about yourselves, to show everyone how much responsibility you can take on. It is a matter of pride for many of you. This is an ingrained belief system that is passed down from generation to generation – the idea that the burdens, and obligations, and commitments are what make you a ‘good’ person.
You cannot ever do enough to prove that you are a good person, because first of all, it is not necessary. And secondly, no amount of work that you do towards that aim will ever get you there in the eyes of anyone who feels the need to define you as good or bad. So if you are the one who is using obligation to give yourself a sense of being a good person, then I suggest that you bypass all the good deeds, and instead, simply decide.
Decide how you want to view yourself. Be willing to take command of your life. Be willing to take your definition of self back from anyone who wants to decide who and what you are and wants to use what you do as one of the most important criteria.
I want you to throw away the idea of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ completely, and instead to focus on how you want to feel, and what you want to create, and who you want to be in the moment. Your life. Your decisions. Your definitions. Your creations. Take ownership. Be the creator that you really are and choose the version of yourself that you want to be as defined only by you.
I am Ophelia, and I am free. And I choose to love you.”