As humans, we all desire freedom. Freedom to make our own choices, to pursue our own goals and dreams, and to live a life that feels authentic and fulfilling to us. This desire is deeply ingrained in our nature, and it is the cornerstone of our personal autonomy and self-determination.

As humans, we are also social beings who seek community. Community in which we feel connection with others and where we collaborate to amplify our positive impact in the world.

What, then, does it mean to be truly free yet socially responsible? How can we achieve self-sovereignty while also making a positive impact on the world around us? It all starts with learning how to navigate the inherent tension between personal freedom and positive impact.

In this article, we will explore how to do this as we delve into the deep need for enlightened self-sovereignty and its overlooked relevance in today’s society. So buckle up, grab a cup of tea, and let’s begin!

 

What is Self-Sovereignty?

Self-sovereignty is a state of being in complete control over one’s own life, beliefs, and actions. It is being the ultimate authority and decision maker when it comes to your personal affairs. It is the capacity to effectively yet compassionately deal with external influences might interfere with your autonomy, and to be immune to coercive influences.

Self-sovereignty is essential for preserving our personal freedom and autonomy. When we are in control of our own lives, we are able to pursue our own goals and passions without interference from others. We have the power to make our own decisions, both big and small, and to live a life that feels authentic and fulfilling to us.

Self-sovereignty also allows us to connect with our inner wisdom and intuition. When we are free from external over-influence, we are more likely to make decisions that are aligned with our deepest values and desires. We are able to trust ourselves more fully and to live in greater harmony with our own sense of purpose.

Self-sovereignty is closely linked to personal freedom, as both concepts rely on the idea of individual autonomy and independence. However, there is a subtle but important difference between the two.

  1. Personal freedom refers to the absence of external constraints or restrictions that might limit our ability to act or make choices. It is about being free from coercion and oppression.
  2. Self-sovereignty, on the other hand, is about being in control of our own lives and destinies. It is about having the power to choose our own path in life, to make our own decisions, and to chart our own course without interference from others.

Personal freedom is a necessary condition for self-sovereignty, but it is not sufficient. We can be free from external constraints and still feel powerless or a lack of meaning in our own lives. Self-sovereignty is the opposite of being a victim; the opposite of being a slave to someone or something, and the opposite of feeling a sense of meaningless. Self-sovereignty is about taking the reins of our own destiny, being the captain of our own ship, and having the power to chart our own course in living a purpose-driven life.

Self-Sovereignty Alone is Not Enough

As important as self-sovereignty is, it’s not enough. There are several reasons, both personal and societal, that make an expanded version of self-sovereignty crucial to wellbeing and success.

Expanded self-sovereignty is more than preserving our own personal freedom and autonomy. Expanded self-sovereignty is our capacity to to use our unique talents and abilities to have a positive impact on the world around us.

When we are free to pursue our own goals and dreams, we are more likely to feel empowered and inspired to contribute to society in meaningful ways. We are able to use our unique talents and abilities to make a difference in the lives of those around us, whether through volunteer work, activism, or other forms of service.

There are two versions of expanded self-sovereignty. One is where our egos decide for us how to exercise our personal freedom and how to impact the world around us. The other is where our expanded self-sovereignty is in service to a version of ourselves that goes far beyond ego. It is where we become conduits for higher love and wisdom (or whatever you call this — source, spirit, higher self, God, etc.) in the physical universe.

An apt term for expanded self-sovereignty that includes making a difference in the world and being guided by higher love and wisdom that goes beyond individual egos is Enlightened Self-Sovereignty.

Join the Center for Enlightened Self-Sovereignty

Does Enlightened Self-Sovereignty appeal to you? Are you ready to take the next step toward living in alignment with “Spiritual Self-Sovereignty That Serves Us All?” If you are, I invite you to join the Center for Enlightened Self-Sovereignty.

This community of like-minded leaders, influencers, and citizens is dedicated to helping individuals achieve greater levels of autonomy and self-determination while also having more positive impact on the world. Through interaction, training, and mentoring, members cultivate this integrated version of self, clarify their deepest values, and live their highest calling, so we all feel more fulfilled by having positive impact that is an extension of our own spiritually-aligned authenticity.

No matter how much we’ve been mis-programmed to believe there is little we can do to restore wellbeing in our world, we can together co-create communities in which enlightened self-sovereignty is not merely a possibility, but a reality that positively shapes humanity’s future. Join us today and discover the power of integrating true personal freedom and positive impact!