What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?1 Corinthians 6:19 (KJV)
One of the biggest fallacies that has continued to grow within western society since the middle ages is the concept that we are our own people. The feeling of independence is strong within us and it has been encapsulated into a concept that we must do for ourselves, think for ourselves, and take responsibility for ourselves.
This is a false concept. We belong to God. The notion of independence is romantic. It’s tempting. It has grounds on the surface within common sense, but only if we deny our true natures. When Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, they did so because they denied the idea that they belonged to God and tried to establish their independence.
Today, we’re faced with our own forbidden fruits. One of those is ownership of self. To truly be free, we must be willing to let the Holy Spirit guide us. It goes against modern western thinking that by submitting we can be free, but it’s the truth.