Freedom is the journey. It is something one-by-one, we must realize for ourself. It is not in the external circumstances of life. Once you have made the conscious choice to be free, only then can you be given freedom. To be truly free and independent, find your own blocks that have held you up in the past up until now, realizing and acknowledging that they have served their purpose and you are now willing to move forward as you bring the future into the now. Freedom is an inside job.