Sovereignty is the quality of being independent and responsible for ones life conditions, in such a way that we are in charge of our life and prepared to meet challenges to our freedom and well-being. Sovereignty means liberation from those things that undermine our proactive autonomous self-determination.
Once we are willing to take responsibility for everything that happens to us we start to recognize how deep is the structure we’ve created through fear, which keeps us locked into a diminished experience of ourselves and the world. Sovereignty is being be willing to act from our own integrity - not from anger, martyrdom or victimhood – and so we are able to start changing our lives through proactive love and unity. Our reality is changed by first changing on the inside, which then affects the external world. This self-aware inner change and the consequent the ability to meta-adapt, is freedom or sovereignty. Sovereignty is taking total responsibility for ourselves, our community and for Gaia.
We are inextricably tied to that which we resist, such that we lose our sovereignty in the bargain. Thus in resistance mode, even when we claim we want spiritual and emotional sovereignty, we are actually perpetuating its opposite, for that which we resists persists. When we are stuck in a revolutionary rather than evolutionary mode we are unaware that we are perpetuating a cycle of fear, non-responsibility, blame and victimhood. For when we become angry about a challenge to our freedom it is because of our inner victimhood and lack of sovereignty. This perpetrator-victim bonding creates resistance toward the very structure we are struggling to pull away from, thereby keeping us chained to it.
Thus sovereignty is self-origination. It is not in anyway defining ourselves as the mirror image of our opposition. Once we move out of the oppositional mode, of having to defend our right to "be" and step into our vision, we begin to operate from our sovereign self. It is then that co-dependence is dropped as we shift from reactivity to proactivity begins. Only then do we start to mature spiritually. Only then does spiritual community emerge as good-will builds the resonance of the Muse into the music of collective creation. Spiritual community cannot form within authoritarian systems for cognitive function is impaired by power imbalance, and mind, heart and spirit cannot flourish under dictation. Rather than mere inter-dependence, we must now start talking about mutual independence or proactive cocreation...Smart action that feeds us, community and Gaia.
Sovereignty is the goose that laid the golden egg. Indeed it is the only goose that does.