I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

The caged bird sings because it thinks that someone out there will rescue it. It’s calling for help. A help that will never arrive. This is precisely what I learned from my own imaginary cage of fear.

I learned that no one out there could help me. It wasn’t that they didn’t want to but they couldn’t; they weren’t meant to. Ever watched that Oprah show where the lady cried that she also wanted to change; everyone was pointing out the problem but no one was saying “how”? I felt her pain.

We all have this sort of an imaginary cage that keeps us from experiencing the true expression of ourselves. The thing I realized from studying my own cage was that the cage had no door. So, how does one end up inside the cage that has no door? You build it yourself. You build it because that’s how all the ancestral conditioning helps you stay safe and survive.

Now, I think this was one of my most critical discoveries. The bad news was that no one could help me. The good news was also that no one could help me. What I had stumbled upon on that day was that if no one had the power to get me out, they also had no power to keep me in

Who then had the power? I did. Yes!!! That’s my greatest discovery. My contribution to mankind is not a child, or an invention; it is this simple realization. When you understand that there is no one out there, you understand your own power and a lot more. 

You understand that blame is a game that you don’t want to play. The only person who’s losing is you. Every second you spend on blaming someone, you are not changing the situation one bit. You are, however, passing YOUR power to someone else “outside the cage,” a person who doesn’t even have the power to save you. What a waste!

You also understand that when you give yourself the message that someone else has more power over your choices than you, you feel powerless, not powerful. The universe allots only a little bit of power to us and blaming is “willingly” giving that power to someone else. How is that supposed to make you feel?

Finally, you understand that just like an egg, this safe that you are caging yourself in is better when cracked from within. This is how you gain your wings and fly.

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