Well hello! Welcome, it’s lovely to have you drop by my friend…Today we are reflecting upon what freedom means to us.
So, grab your favorite cuppa & a tasty treat of deliciousness to join me in this time of reflection.
I’m having an Irish Cream tea with a gf passion fruit melting moment as a treat…we are sitting in my dining room overlooking our Spring garden with pink, red & apricot colored Azaleas blooming & our Sydney Rock Orchid flowering for the first time in 20 years with the most amazing & heady fragrance filling the air… Such a delight.
Now we are seated shall we begin our reflection together…
The definition; openness in thought, speech, behavior & belief. Not constrained by despotic governing or restraint. The freedom of choice.
In the western world, we enjoy a great deal of freedom within our democratic societies…Though our freedom of speech, thought & belief are mostly taken for granted. We are free to behave in the way we choose as long as the laws of the land are not broken.
Last night it was highlighted to me once again that I am free spirited…our family all took a fun quiz to see how our brain health is fairing & what our brain typing looks like… We then all shared our results & madly set about reading each others profiles to see if we thought each were correct.
We had LOLs as we revealed to each other the fervor of our inquisitiveness to read what types the others had. The brain typing profiles are split into 16 types but we could definitely see traits revealed in the family members.
Hubby & I read our respective types out loud with each other, which resulted in a relationship building exercise!
For many decades I have known that I am what’s described as free spirited
In other words I can’t keep up with the conformity in this world. I need to be who I was created to be & not squeezed into other’s idealized characterizations & expectations.
I am fiercely independent, confident, non conformist, deeply caring & always seeking to understand the people & world around me. Consequently questioning & challenging the socially constructed norms within our society.
The freedom to grow into who I was created to be was found through faith…as I found that Jesus is also free spirited!
He is fiercely independent of man’s approval, confident in who He is, definitely a non conformist & deeply caring for all people throughout the ages even to the point of sacrificing Himself for us! He was not tied to other’s idealized characterizations & expectations of Him while He walked the earth!
I love the following text…
“…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom & liberty”
2 Corinthians 3:17
Are you living in the freedom to be who you were uniquely created to be? Or are you trying to conform to this world’s characterizations & expectations?
“I urge you my dear friends…do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind in what is good, acceptable & perfect for you in His sight.”
Until next time,
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