Here at the ETREA Foundation we endeavour to be clear in our communication. We find that sometimes one person’s or organisations understanding of a word is different to others. We have outlined below the definitions of the words we often use so that we are all speaking the same language. 

Accountability  –  The obligation to account for activities undertaken, accept responsibility for them and to disclose the results in a transparent manner.

Applicant  –  The person(s) / organisation submitting the application.

Application  –  The formal request; ‘Application Form’ is a document.

Awareness  –  Being conscious of one’s own perceptions, feelings and thoughts; by being aware we have the opportunity to make life choices creating pathways of empowerment.

Empowerment  –  To give oneself (someone) the authority or power to do something, in increase spiritual strength.

Enlightenment  –  To allow greater awareness of oneself; to let go negativity, struggle and limitations, to bring lightness and love to our soul embracing who we truly are.

ETREA  –  The acronym ETREA stands for: Empowerment, Trust, Respect, Enlightenment, Awareness

Financial support  –  To give assistance or help in the form of monetary aid.

Personal Development  –  The process by which a person’s character or abilities are gradually increased. Personal Development includes activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, enhance quality of life, and contribute to the realisation of ones self-empowerment.

Respect  – An honouring of oneself and others that facilitates openness, integrity and responsibility of ones own and others spiritual path.

Rescue  – Taking over without seeking permission; enabling victim or disempowered behaviour; fixing the situation for someone in order to feel better yourself.

Responsibility  –  A duty to being accountable for ones circumstances and situation in life.

Self-Empowerment  – Make oneself (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in directing their life and making choices that support personal power.

Self-Value  –  the sense of one’s own value or worth; unshakeable faith in yourself and abilities; feeling worthy of all things.

Spiritual Development  –  Relating to growth affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. Spiritual Development covers a wide range of topics like consciousness, emotional understanding, determination, will-power, mindfulness, health, happiness, self-control, conscious choice-making, inner peace and harmony, etc.

Spiritual Poverty  –  The emotional and mental deficiency, suffering or distress as a result of trauma cause by addiction, emotional or sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression, misfortune, life experiences leading to a sense of helplessness and depletion of the human spirit.

Support  –  To give assistance to; to give validation, comfort or encouragement; provide advice or financial assistance. Support is a hand up not a handout.

Trauma  –  physical or psychological experience that results in injury or pain.

Trust  –  An inner knowing; a confidence, a belief to make decisions and take actions that supports oneself to achieve their highest potential.

You are worthy of more than you have allowed in the past.

~ Tikashi

You are not a drop in the ocean.

You are the entire ocean in a drop.

~ Rumi

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

~ Marianne Williamson