I’ve often wondered if Freedom had a heart, what it would say. What would it desire? What would it do? I’m speaking of Freedom as Spirit rather than flesh because it is our Spirit that experiences bondage and yearns to be free, not our flesh. It is the Spirit of man that suffers. Without the Spirit, the flesh is dead.
I prefer to imagine that “Freedom” desires spiritual autonomy and independence; the ability and the liberty to freely express self and the will of the Creator without consequence.
- The power to co-create freely according to the unction of the Spirit
- The power to manifest according to Its will, which is the will of God
- The power to love whomever It pleases without shame and doubt
- The power to “Be” as It feels, as It imagines and dreams
- To commune where and with whom It needs to for nurturance of Its soul
I imagine Freedom to be able to be a part of this world and be able to travel ANY place in this universe to fulfill Its purpose; gathering information and an understanding of the breadth of life and existence, of God. I, like many of you desire this Freedom of spiritual expression and power. But, I still experience the bondage of the flesh; the bondage of fear. We all struggle with how to overcome this bondage that we see, feel and experience every day that we take a breath through the flesh. How do we transcend this fearful existence? How can the Spirit have the freedom to work and manifest while in the flesh?
Imagine our enslaved ancestors and their inability to physically respond to the natural unction of the Spirit; to move in this way, say this, do this, eat this, and sing this, in this language, in this dance and in this place. For so long our beauty and passionate expressions were likened to animals and/or of sub-human character, alien, foreign. And I guess we would seem foreign to a people of great difference in physical and cultural characteristics.
Well, our people are no longer enslaved, physically, as in the slave trade; yet our long-term inability to move with unction has disabled our ability to respond and move with confidence in who we are. So, we need to learn this all over again. We need to discover and dig up the Spirit that dwells, not that deep within us. Acknowledge that we are more than our flesh and fleshly limitations. Something infinite and wise lives inside. This something is connected to the Creator, infinite in wisdom and power.
So, in seeking my own sense of Freedom and what it really means to be free, I’ve discovered that:
- When I free myself to receive Truth, I experience and know the Heart of Freedom
- When I let go and let God, I experience the Heart of Freedom
- When I am patient and not pressing, I experience the Heart of Freedom
- When I give love freely, I experienced the Heart of Freedom
- When I cease to worry, I experience to the Heart of Freedom
- When I let anger subside, I experience the Heart of Freedom
- When I accept others as they are, I experience the Heart of Freedom
- When I allow myself to float on the breathe and Word of God, I experience the Heart of Freedom
When I get the unction to pray, I often feel Freedom’s Heart welling up on the inside of me. I feel the need to release and express something that the flesh and the English language would never fully allow me to express, LOVE and COMPASSION.
Freedom’s Heart is the Heart of the Creator.
TO BE FREE IS TO LIVE ACCORDING TO THE HEART OF GOD.