And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I [am] LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them. And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make [them] afraid.
— Ezekiel 34:27-28
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
— 4th Amendment of The Constitution for the United States [1791]

Do you ever wonder what secure really means?

 

Noun

1525-35; < Latin: sēcūrus “carefree”, equivalent to sē- + cūr (a) + -us

1530s, "without care, dreading no evil," from Latin: securus, of persons, "free from care, quiet, easy", "tranquil; free from danger, safe," from *se cura, from se "free from” + cura "care"

From Latin: securus ‎(“of persons, free from care, quiet, easy; tranquil, also free from danger, safe, secure”), from se- ‎(“without”) + cura ‎(“care”)

 

Law Definition

Also, not exposed to danger; safe; so strong, stable or firm as to insure safety.

 

So we see that secure means "without care" and has the universal sense of pertaining to safety/freedom from evil and danger.   At first glance you might be like, "wait, I thought care was a good thing".  Let's look over the etymology of care so we can have a firm inner and overstanding.

CARE

Noun

Middle English; Old English: caru, cearu, cognate with Gothic: kara, Old High German: chara “lament”

Old English: caru, cearu "sorrow, anxiety, grief," also "burdens of mind; serious mental attention", from Proto-Germanic: *karo (cf. Old Saxon: kara "sorrow"; Old High German: chara "wail, lament;" Gothic: kara "sorrow, trouble, care"

From Middle English: care, from Old English: caru, ċearu ‎(“care, concern, anxiety, sorrow, grief, trouble”), from Proto-Germanic: *karō ‎(“care, sorrow, cry”), from Proto-Indo-European: *ǵeh₂r- ‎(“shout, call”).  Cognate with Old Saxon: cara, kara ‎(“concern, action”), Middle High German: kar ‎(“sorrow, lamentation”), Icelandic: kör ‎(“sickbed”), Gothic: kara (“concern, care”).  Related also to Dutch: karig ‎(“scanty”), German: karg ‎(“sparse, meagre, barren”), Latin: garriō, Ancient Greek: γῆρυς ‎(gêrus)

 

In a shocking turn of events (insert sarcasm here), care actually means the opposite of what you may have thought.  Terms like "anxiety, sorrow, grief, burdens of mind, serious mental attention, wail, trouble, cry, lamentation and sickbed" don't sound like the word associations you'd want to walk beside to have a joyful existence.  Being without these troublesome tags seems to be a great decision after all.  If secure was a black bean burger, I'd double up on the patties.  I’m just saying.  Also, no offense towards any woman with the name Kara, but I just can't bring myself to possibly consider pair bonding with you after typing this post.

On a serious note, how does one become secure?  Becoming healthy, sound and whole is the way to go.  How do you do that, you may say.  Getting back to nature, eating to live, not living to eat, doing good deeds and giving back to humanity and the earth, planting your feet into the soil aka getting a connection back with the divine essence within mother earth and yourself (one and the same, you are ama, amaru), sitting by trees to allow them to pull all negative energy from within and around you, reciting palils (prayers) to strengthen your trust, deep mediation, a lot of silence, a lot of stillness, loving yourself and doing things you love to do, lots of laughter and remembering joy is your meal ticket (me+al = happy happy joy joy).  All of these righteous habits will bring you a level of mental, physical and spiritual clarity daily that words cannot express.  You will be in the good graces of The Most Highs aka be truly secure in this life and the life after this.  being a noble in the Kingdom of Heaven.  forever out here.  Life wasn't meant for us to feel anxiety and sorrow every day.  Truthfully, That's not life at all, those are attributes of death.  Always remember, life is for Lovers.

Do you hear the “sea” in “secure”?  swimming in Amma Mama’s warm murky waters is as safe as life gets.

Be secure in your faith as 13Love.

Clarity Daily®

 
 

Sources

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/secure

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/secure

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/care?s=t

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/care

Black, Henry Campbell. Black's Law Dictionary; Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern 4th Ed., Rev. by the Publisher's Editorial Staff. St. Paul, MN: West Pub., 1968. Print.

 
 
 

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