Freedom within ourselves, freedom of mind and body, spiritual freedom is the highest freedom we experience. Frankin D. Roosevelt stated," Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind." Mind you this came from a man in a wheelchair (but that is not what we remember about him.)

Taking a moment of silence to reflect how you are holding yourself hostage can become one of the most liberating experiences you have. Perhaps you don't feel good enough, adequate enough, strong or capable enough. I often imprison myself with thoughts of dismissal:

  • I cannot find the right people to help me...
  • I don't have the resources...
  • I don't have the time...

 "For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters"--Galatians 5:13.

"For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law (or keeping up with self made or religious rules), you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace."--Galatians 5:4. 

America, a place many of us call home, is built on the principle of freedom. Political freedom, freedom of religion, freedom of press, freedom of assembly are but some of the freedoms we enjoy. Take a moment this holiday to consider your most important freedom: Spiritual Freedom, your freedom within*. Replace your imprisoning thoughts with thoughts and affirmations of freedom:

  • God has given me the right people
  • God has given me the resources
  • God has given me the time

Stop being a prisoner within yourself and live by the power of God's Spirit within!

*Read through Galatians 5, and ask God for this freedom within you!


Tara Galles

Tara is the founder of YOGATHEA® inspiring others to "Breathe the Peace Which Transcends All Understanding - Mind + Body + Spirit” through Christian Yoga + Meditation DVDs, CDsInstructor Training Program, and Women's RetreatsTara currently resides in Kokomo, Indiana with her husband and 4 children where she practices Occupational Therapy and has made peace with the snow.