I was browsing You Tube earlier today, and I happened to stumble upon a scene from Risen, a recent fictional film set at the time of Jesus's crucifixion. I haven't watched the film, so I can't attest to its quality. Nevertheless, the few scenes I have seen were quite engaging, particularly the one below, which I believe provides a vivid portrayal of what spiritual freedom looks like.
The scene takes place shortly after Jesus's death, which the Roman Tribune, Clavius -- played by Joseph Fiennes -- witnessed in person. After the tomb Jesus had been placed in is discovered to be empty, Pontius Pilate orders Clavius to make the rounds and find the body. One of Clavius's interrogations involves Mary Magdelene.
Note the way Mary responds to the manipulations, coercions, and threats Clavius issues as a representative of the external authority that wields every imaginable worldly power over Mary.