Eleutheria

Is the Greek term for ” Freedom ” .

Now , Freedom has always , always fascinated me , beckoned me , tempted me . It’s been a blessing at times , but even a struggle . It has meant a journey and a destination . It has been a spiritual quest and a spiritual reality : all at the same time .

Which took me to Google “freedom” !

From trying to understand it in my own personal experience , in journals , in what it means to a dancer like me ; to searching for it’s true meaning in Scripture, religious readings and the views of international speakers ;  I confess I love Freedom …

… Eleutheria ..

Going beyond cartwheels on sandy beaches and running in fields with your hair flying in the wind , Freedom is far more than savouring the joy of a visual depiction.

So I went straight to Google .

And Google took me straight to Eleutheria.

Now what’s that ?

In essence, Eleutheria is Greek for Freedom , but etymologically it’s means “arriving ” ( eleu ) “to where one loves “( eran ) .

So I thought about it .

What is it that I love that I desire to arrive at ?

Truth .

Now that’s another favourite of mine ( this sure feels like confession time !) .

Okay, let’s focus .

Truth .

Truth about God .

Truth about Who I am in Him and how He sees me .

Truth about myself .

Truth sets us Free , as Scripture so accurately records it .

So they are connected .

And very much so .

ELEUTHERIA thus , becomes a journey of arriving at a place of TRUTH ; a sacred , pristine space within oneself where one knows who they are in Him and the absolute FREEDOM that  is found secure in such a Divine Revelation , needless to say an absolute surrender to His Highest Will , and an acceptance of the unsurpassable peace and joy that comes from relishing and allowing oneself to luxuriate in His Unconditional Love , a Love so pure that it’s neither subject to performance nor rejection , a Love so Faithful that it holds your deepest , darkest secrets in the magnanimous hands of Grace , a Love that transcends time and space and endures its way straight into Eternity : this LOVE is the TRUTH that is Constant for both , you and me .

Such are the tidings of Eleutheria!

Freedom … Eleutheria… Truth !

Safe to say that Freedom reveals itself as Truth .

And Truth brings about Freedom .

Two sides of the same coin ?

I think so .

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destiny

Often confused with fate, Destiny is actually quite the opposite .

Destiny is the pull, the tug at your soul that draws you out of bed each morning. Destiny is that certainty that there is more to it than meets the eye. Destiny is the assurance that The Highest Source has a plan and purpose so absolutely divine and surreal that you just can’t give up. Destiny is your biggest teacher, imparting lessons in a fashion that the finite human mind simply cannot fathom.

My own experience tells me we often confuse it with fate or a sense of hopelessness. It’s much the opposite really!

Everyone has a role in the Earth that ONLY they can play. Every individual is The Designer’s Original : endowed with such gifts and talents that no other person can ever duplicate. Yes, that includes you. It includes me. Our finger prints are all unique , yet we have a common DNA of The Most High running through our veins. We are all Different , yet One ; and the accomplishment of one person’s destiny has an inevitable impact on the world around them, and consequently, on the World itself.

It’s imperative we not only understand but KNOW that the plan laid out for us does not depend on our History ,though the lessons are definitely drawn from it , which is why one can never despise affliction: the very thing that has afflicted you, I can tell you, is the very thing that will catapult you into the fullness of your Destiny.

Your role, whether it is that of a home maker, mother, teacher , lawyer, doctor , a CEO , artist ( and I can go on !!) is something you have been specifically designed and ordained to play. Your Destiny or your Mission in the role you play is far greater than anything you may have encountered in your History! Your Greatest days are ahead of you, not behind you !! You are loved, accepted and chosen for the fulfilment of your mission that will bring such nourishment and satiety to your soul that no amount of money or worldly comfort can even hope to come close to.

Now THAT is reason enough to make peace , be grateful for the wonderful product in time you have become by Grace , and offer your Whole Self to the work and days ahead of you.

There are times in the Walk to Destiny that you will hit  a wall. But, Do not fret. Trust in the lesson behind it , and as soon as you get it , the situation or circumstance will automatically dissipate.

It has to.

I personally believe in a passionate , purpose driven life myself , a Life More Abundant , but I do know that it’s not a smooth road lest it be boring and mundane !! Challenges and adversity not only shape us towards our Unique Destiny but also prepare us to have the capacity in our hearts to Receive all that is in store .

I do hope that today you will prayerfully determine to take yet another Destiny Step.

Believe in your Person , your Promise , your Potential , your Purpose and Press on!

As you do, I cheer you on!

All my love !

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