In order to find personal freedom you must first become aware of what you are, where you are, and what you want to become. Otherwise you are just flying blind and going where ever the fog in your mind takes you. In Toltec wisdom, this is called the Mastery of Awareness or the Mastery of Truth.
Let me lay it down for you; We are all living in a dream state. Everyone is living out their own personal dream made up of the stories that you tell yourself about who you are, how the world works, and what is possible for you. In most cases, these stories are made up of past experiences, assumptions and your taking everything personally.You use all of your creative power to create a dream that sets you up to suffer for the rest of your life.
Once you become aware that you are living in a dream state and you are the one creating the story line of it, you become empowered to re-write the story in a way that feels good and lets the joy, prosperity and fun into your life.