The first thing that probably comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘slavery’ is the unfortunate situation in the United States which dates as far back as 1607 according to Wikipedia. The slavery that took place during that time involved mostly African-Americans, however there was also some American Indian’s and even whites who were treated as slaves. Slavery still exists today, for example where cheap labor exists in my many parts of the world, and I have witnessed this during my travel through 36 countries, most of which were third world countries.

Child slavery is taking place in many countries where many of the goods we purchase and use in our daily life have been made by innocent children. We cannot deny that slavery still exists in our world today, so I guess slavery has become another part of the human culture. I do not imply that is happening in every country, however it does exist in many and unfortunately the slavery is not a main stream media interest because stories about this will always be mixed with politics and the special interests of large companies of the western world who sub-contract the labor to lesser developed countries where it is cheaper, so it is often disregarded.

I googled the word slavery and according to Wikipedia it is defined as follows: ‘Slavery is a form of forced labor in which people are considered to be, or treated as, the property of others. Slaves are held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and are deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to receive compensation (such as wages). More recent use of the terms "slavery" and "slaves" can include metaphorical and analogous uses which may be applied to lesser forms of forced labor.’

Now having defined the meaning of slavery, I feel we can understand the word and can relate to the people in the world who are living their life as a slave in one way or another. I thought about this subject further and realized that aside from the types of slavery that we have defined above, there are other types of slavery that we all accept today, that is legal and that we are all a part just by being a part of society’s system. What slavery am I talking about?

Personally, I think that slavery is all about trying to control and tamper with another person’s life and free will, and of course situations like this exist in just about every country of the world. For example if a parent forces a child to do something that he or she doesn’t want to do, for example studying a degree they are not interested in or marrying a person they do not love or even like just to please the parents then isn’t that a type of slavery?

As I thought more about slavery that exists in our world I remembered the movie ‘The Matrix’. This movie talks about life as a system that humanity should comply with, and that we become like a machine in order to conform to that system. Do we live in such a system today? When such a system complies with the laws of a country, and is accepted by religion and then legalized and becomes a way of life then does that make us slaves of the system? If so then technically you and I have been slaves since we were born and will be until the day we die. So what makes you different from the slave of cheap labor? The only difference is that your type of slavery is accepted and legal and that you have chosen to go along with it simply because you see no other way.

So let’s explore our system and how it affects us from birth onwards. You are born into a family, and as individual our experiences are unique according to the type of parents we have, for example there are parents who are strict, harsh and un-fair, and there are parents who are kind, loving and caring. There also may be some parents who have a good understanding of how the Universe functions, and there will be others who have no idea and this will change the experiences from one child to another.

Here are two examples of the slavery that exists within our system:

First of all in many situations women are treated like slaves by their husbands, fathers, brother’s and even by men in the work place simply because they are female and are considered as being the weaker and less significant sex. As we know, this type of slavery is undeniably accepted in many cases by society and religion. In many countries the situation for women has improved, but in many others it still has not. Women, regardless of whether they are white or colored, or whatever religions they belong to are still living as second class citizens in many cases. At least in these days we are becoming conscious of the inequality and in many countries the quality of life for women is improving and those who are working toward trying to improve the system from this perspective ought to be applauded.

Secondly, I believe that our education system is the best example of the slavery that exists in our system because of the judgment and control that is inflicted upon every single soul that enters it. The school system is dominated by control, and a ‘one-track mind’ of how all children should act, behaves and performs. The way this system evaluates every student is based on judgment by forcing children to learn things they might not like and evaluating them according to that. Children are tested, graded and then often criticized and punished for failing to perform in ways which meet the expectations of the system, then go on to become classified as a failure of society, or a drop-out.

Even for those who do succeed in the rigidity of the educational system, the system will lead them into yet another system. The next system is the work force where they will embark upon their career and put to use all the facts they studied and memorized as a student at school. In the work force people will again be evaluated and judged according to their ability to perform in a results based environment and society will then go on to judge their success according to the amount of money they make as a result of their results.

In the end of this cycle of systems our only goal is to achieve and if we do not then we are classified as failures and losers. Technically, the system dictates that as students we are all meant to all come out the same in the end based on our ability to produce results, just like machines, and at the end of the day we are all supposed to become the same machines fitting the standards of the system we function within. Isn’t life just like being a slave to the system? You will be the judge. When you lose the right to express yourself in creative and unique ways within that system, or are forced to exist doing things you hate and that make no sense to you whatsoever then isn’t that just like forced slavery?

In today’s world we are hearing more and more about the phenomenon of Indigo/Crystal children. I wrote an article some time ago about this subject if you are interested in reading more. These children are unique, talented and gifted children who have come to this world at this time to assist in the ascension process of humanity. The souls of these children are very advanced and wise souls and the majority of the time they have difficulty being contained within the rule and rigidity of an educational system which does not support creative expression and individuality. Eventually, the educational system is crushing the creative expression of those children which is their essence and when they do not comply with the system and act out or behave in ways which are not ‘typical’ of what is expected from a ‘normal’ child within that system we label them as being ADD/ADHD, then medicate them to make them comply with what the system expects of them. Is that really necessary? Perhaps in some extreme cases yes medication might be the quickest solution, but I am sure it is not necessary for all children to be able to concentrate and go along with the programmed, machine-like system to keep things under control. What is sad is that sometimes parents give in to the system because they feel they have no other choice or alternative but to. Also in other cases children are medicated for the sake of the parents and teachers convenience in order to comply and program the child to function according to the system, all the while suppressing the true essence of the child and his true purpose for being here in the first place. My wife is writing her PHD on this subject.

Are these children slaves for the system? Do they have a choice and is our system really working toward the betterment of our planet for their future? We are all unique individuals and each one of us here is to bring express our uniqueness, yet how can we do that when we merely exist in a ‘one-size fits all’ system? The saddest part of it all is that the majority of people are not even happy with their life and what they are doing, yet feel that they have simply no choice but to go along with the system because there is nothing else to lean on and end up spending their life miserable and wasting time in things they do not enjoy and that make no sense. In your life today who are you slave for? You’ll be the judge of that!

Author's Bio: 

Joseph Ghabi is an author, lecturer, and healer. Joseph provides Intuitive Numerology Consultation, Healing Childhood Experiences Consultation and PhD Candidate living in Montreal Canada.
At the age of eight Joseph discovered his clairvoyance. Joseph is natural medium. Joseph started the ‘Free Spirit Centre’ website at A community centre devoted to personal growth, self help, soul growth, eating disorders, relationships, healing and human issues.
Joseph task is in bringing Souls back to realization of their own personal power and into alignment with their own soul purpose and path of evolution. Book an Intuitive Numerology reading with Joseph at his site.