The Book of Freedom

Quotes

"The teaching of God in the heaven and you in the mud has rendered the mud without God when God can only be the mud and your skin and your breath and in the eyes of a child and the dying man, the God that is is implicit by its nature in all manifestation."

"You don’t understand that manipulation is fear, but manipulation takes many forms, including acts of kindness that are only present for one to get what he or she needs."

"You have understood surrender in some ways, but the truth of surrender is acceptance, acceptance of the self and all aspects of the self."

"The foundation of each religion is in truth, but in most cases the diamonds of truth were poured in a mortar of distortion, and the institution itself and the bricks of the building it stands in are informed by the distortion, although the diamonds are still present if you look for them."

"What you damn, damns you back."

"There have been civilizations existing on this planet prior to what you know. We were there and participatory to them. Many of the teaching of our times were sacrificed, or lost in the sands of time, in the ruins of things that will never be found again. But the consciousness that we hold is still present."

"Freedom, we suggest, is what you come to when you stop pretending that you are not free."

"You say you want love, but you run from it because you can’t understand that your agreement to be here in form also gives you the right to claim yourself as worthy of love. The Divine as what you are, the manifest self, knows what she is, and she is not afraid of love. The Divine as what you are, manifest in form, is not afraid of change."

"Guilt is unforgiveness of the self, and shame, we would suggest, colludes with it to keep you from even looking at it."

"If you condemn yourself for who you were, and you carry that forward, you carry yourself forward in a prison."

"You are no longer bartering for who is right. You are no longer playing games of power. You are no longer deciding that your well-being is dependent upon another’s behavior. Nobody has to be right, nobody has to be wrong, but everybody has the right to be."

"Some of you believe that if you are forgiving people for what they have done, you are enabling them to do it again. That is actually not true. To forgive somebody for what they have done is to liberate you."

"The quality of your lives, in some ways, has a great deal to do with your own authenticity of being and the integrity that you live with, and by integrity we mean your availability to the truth, regardless of the consequences."

"The idealization of a finishing line at the end of this journey must be briefly discussed. Perhaps there is one, but we haven’t found it yet. Everything is in motion…"

"The ability to love and caress and to hold another in a body is a deep gift, and one you must be grateful for. To look upon the stars and to bathe in the sea, to feel the air upon you as the wind blows is a wonderful gift, and the sensual self, the skin and bone self, the one who feels and sees, can agree to the pleasures that may be claimed while in a body on this manifestation or plane of being."

"“What will make me happy?” What does the small self say when this inquiry is made? “What will make me happy?” What does the True Self speak when you ask this question?"

"… unless you are in your knowing, you will be supposing. And if you are supposing, you are entrenching yourself in the data that you assume you must need to act upon. As you go to knowing, it becomes like breathing. You know what you need to know, you know where you stand, you know what will make you happy, and the agreements are made."

"The True Self knows who she is. There is no question. The small self assumes and thinks, looks beyond her for the mirrors of her worthiness or her value."

"When you know you are free, you know everybody else is as well, and you unlock the doors, the cellars, the prisons that others have existed in, not by doing, but by being."

"Stop pretending you are not who you are. Stop lying to yourselves and saying you are your pain, you are your suffering, you are your fear. Stop saying to yourself that you have no right to claim the Kingdom. That is a claim of fear. We are saying this for you now, wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you think you have done or could be accused of. Whatever you have named yourself as in limitation, we say this to you. We will not agree to you anymore at the level of fear. We will not support you anymore in acquiring more fear. We will not say yes to it. And we say this in love. We know who you are, even when you deny it, and we will not agree to the shame, the blistering fear, the condemnation of your fellows that humanity has wrought, because the price you pay for this is far too great. You are deeply loved. The one you would find the most horrible on this plane is deeply loved. We suggest this to you. The Divine as you is here, is here, is here, and must be sung."

"So once again we invite you to look around your garden, see what has sprung from the soil that would seek to diminish you. Have you watered the weeds? Have you rolled around in the dirt and embraced the things that give you the most pain? Many of you do. You find solace in suffering. You find power in anger. You find ways to debase others so that you may feel superior and therefore worthy. These are the things that must be attended to."

"You may only know the perfect order in the day you stand in. Everything beyond that is the small self’s idea of projection. The claim we have given you – “I know who I am, I know what I am, I know how I serve” – will call you into present time when you seek to move beyond it to project in anxiety or desire, or in fear."

"What do you hide? What do you covet? What do you claim in fear? What don’t you want your friends to know about how you really think of them? The small self’s agenda in fear is to protect all things and present the self that will get her what she wants."

"You may grow in spirit and in understanding through any encounter - through love, or loss of love, through birth and death. Your teachers are all around you. They need not resemble a manifestation that perceives itself as spiritual, because there is nothing on this plane that can be experienced that is not spiritual."

"To be in an encounter with fear does not mean you have to be afraid. To be in an encounter with fear and remain unafraid is how you know you have lifted."

"We sing your song for you until you know the words."

"All is of, or nothing is."

"When fear is an idol, it is your god. Do not pray to fear. It is a liar."

"The small self reaps its riches in the ways he can find, whether it be through intellect or love or money. You all find ways to decide you are better or must be better than someone else."

"Your belief in hardship may, in fact, make it hard, or your desire for hardship may give you the proof that the climb was required and beneficial to you."

"There is no end, friends, to the road you walk. You are walking now in infinity, and while you live a life that has a structure, perhaps a meant amount of years in form, the eternal self is always journeying. Bless the journey. Bless the long ride home. Bless the truth of your being that knows that this is so, and grant encouragement to your fellow travelers. It is a privilege to be in witness of them."

"When there is no finish line in sight, no destination to land upon, there is nothing to be impatient with."

"You cannot be in that cage and sing the song of freedom anymore."

The Book of Freedom

Author: Paul Selig

Buy It:  Amazon

Entertainment Value: 6/10 (Written) 7/10 (Audio)

Life Value: 11/10

The Book of Freedom is an irrefutable invitation to claim yourself as who you truly are. One who is free from the cycle of expectation and disappointment that rules ordinary life. One who is capable of holding love and forgiveness for all the people on your path, especially yourself. One who knows that true power comes from the surrender to truth--a truth beyond fear.

Paul Selig is a clear channel that receives words of wisdom in an impeccable flow state, and he is also an energy mechanic, holding a frequency in his words that is curative in just the vibration of the intonation. A lot of times, I will just put on his audiobook in the car, or while I am traveling, not even so much for the content, but just the elevation of vibe that it provides.

It is also important to recognize that the Book of Freedom is not a self help book. It is a self actualization book. It is not about tinkering with small elements of your personality, it is about putting your higher self in the driver seat of your consciousness. When the higher self is driving the total self, the limitations set forth by Fear start to diminish.

Compared with his other works like the Book of Mastery and the Book of Truth, this book is similar, but an escalation of the most profound teachings. It doesn’t follow quite as clear of a metaphorical map, but the roundabout pathway Paul takes is scattered with invaluable gems of insight. This is not an entertaining book to read, but it is undoubtedly one of the most valuable books you could ever read (or even better, listen to).

If you are interested, I have done two podcasts with Paul Selig. Here is the first, and here is the second, just released October 2018.

Quotes

"The teaching of God in the heaven and you in the mud has rendered the mud without God when God can only be the mud and your skin and your breath and in the eyes of a child and the dying man, the God that is is implicit by its nature in all manifestation."

"You don’t understand that manipulation is fear, but manipulation takes many forms, including acts of kindness that are only present for one to get what he or she needs."

"You have understood surrender in some ways, but the truth of surrender is acceptance, acceptance of the self and all aspects of the self."

"The foundation of each religion is in truth, but in most cases the diamonds of truth were poured in a mortar of distortion, and the institution itself and the bricks of the building it stands in are informed by the distortion, although the diamonds are still present if you look for them."

"What you damn, damns you back."

"There have been civilizations existing on this planet prior to what you know. We were there and participatory to them. Many of the teaching of our times were sacrificed, or lost in the sands of time, in the ruins of things that will never be found again. But the consciousness that we hold is still present."

"Freedom, we suggest, is what you come to when you stop pretending that you are not free."

"You say you want love, but you run from it because you can’t understand that your agreement to be here in form also gives you the right to claim yourself as worthy of love. The Divine as what you are, the manifest self, knows what she is, and she is not afraid of love. The Divine as what you are, manifest in form, is not afraid of change."

"Guilt is unforgiveness of the self, and shame, we would suggest, colludes with it to keep you from even looking at it."

"If you condemn yourself for who you were, and you carry that forward, you carry yourself forward in a prison."

"You are no longer bartering for who is right. You are no longer playing games of power. You are no longer deciding that your well-being is dependent upon another’s behavior. Nobody has to be right, nobody has to be wrong, but everybody has the right to be."

"Some of you believe that if you are forgiving people for what they have done, you are enabling them to do it again. That is actually not true. To forgive somebody for what they have done is to liberate you."

"The quality of your lives, in some ways, has a great deal to do with your own authenticity of being and the integrity that you live with, and by integrity we mean your availability to the truth, regardless of the consequences."

"The idealization of a finishing line at the end of this journey must be briefly discussed. Perhaps there is one, but we haven’t found it yet. Everything is in motion…"

"The ability to love and caress and to hold another in a body is a deep gift, and one you must be grateful for. To look upon the stars and to bathe in the sea, to feel the air upon you as the wind blows is a wonderful gift, and the sensual self, the skin and bone self, the one who feels and sees, can agree to the pleasures that may be claimed while in a body on this manifestation or plane of being."

"“What will make me happy?” What does the small self say when this inquiry is made? “What will make me happy?” What does the True Self speak when you ask this question?"

"… unless you are in your knowing, you will be supposing. And if you are supposing, you are entrenching yourself in the data that you assume you must need to act upon. As you go to knowing, it becomes like breathing. You know what you need to know, you know where you stand, you know what will make you happy, and the agreements are made."

"The True Self knows who she is. There is no question. The small self assumes and thinks, looks beyond her for the mirrors of her worthiness or her value."

"When you know you are free, you know everybody else is as well, and you unlock the doors, the cellars, the prisons that others have existed in, not by doing, but by being."

"Stop pretending you are not who you are. Stop lying to yourselves and saying you are your pain, you are your suffering, you are your fear. Stop saying to yourself that you have no right to claim the Kingdom. That is a claim of fear. We are saying this for you now, wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you think you have done or could be accused of. Whatever you have named yourself as in limitation, we say this to you. We will not agree to you anymore at the level of fear. We will not support you anymore in acquiring more fear. We will not say yes to it. And we say this in love. We know who you are, even when you deny it, and we will not agree to the shame, the blistering fear, the condemnation of your fellows that humanity has wrought, because the price you pay for this is far too great. You are deeply loved. The one you would find the most horrible on this plane is deeply loved. We suggest this to you. The Divine as you is here, is here, is here, and must be sung."

"So once again we invite you to look around your garden, see what has sprung from the soil that would seek to diminish you. Have you watered the weeds? Have you rolled around in the dirt and embraced the things that give you the most pain? Many of you do. You find solace in suffering. You find power in anger. You find ways to debase others so that you may feel superior and therefore worthy. These are the things that must be attended to."

"You may only know the perfect order in the day you stand in. Everything beyond that is the small self’s idea of projection. The claim we have given you – “I know who I am, I know what I am, I know how I serve” – will call you into present time when you seek to move beyond it to project in anxiety or desire, or in fear."

"What do you hide? What do you covet? What do you claim in fear? What don’t you want your friends to know about how you really think of them? The small self’s agenda in fear is to protect all things and present the self that will get her what she wants."

"You may grow in spirit and in understanding through any encounter - through love, or loss of love, through birth and death. Your teachers are all around you. They need not resemble a manifestation that perceives itself as spiritual, because there is nothing on this plane that can be experienced that is not spiritual."

"To be in an encounter with fear does not mean you have to be afraid. To be in an encounter with fear and remain unafraid is how you know you have lifted."

"We sing your song for you until you know the words."

"All is of, or nothing is."

"When fear is an idol, it is your god. Do not pray to fear. It is a liar."

"The small self reaps its riches in the ways he can find, whether it be through intellect or love or money. You all find ways to decide you are better or must be better than someone else."

"Your belief in hardship may, in fact, make it hard, or your desire for hardship may give you the proof that the climb was required and beneficial to you."

"There is no end, friends, to the road you walk. You are walking now in infinity, and while you live a life that has a structure, perhaps a meant amount of years in form, the eternal self is always journeying. Bless the journey. Bless the long ride home. Bless the truth of your being that knows that this is so, and grant encouragement to your fellow travelers. It is a privilege to be in witness of them."

"When there is no finish line in sight, no destination to land upon, there is nothing to be impatient with."

"You cannot be in that cage and sing the song of freedom anymore."

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  • Hey Aubrey, I loved your book therefore decided to look at your website. I have read your review “the book of freedom” book and surprised to learn that neither print nor kindle edition are released yet. Audible is not even advertising it. Do you know if Audible format is coming?

    Daniel Fishkov

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