December 21st DAY FOURTEEN: MOVE
VISUALIZATION: From your sacred space, take 5 looong, deeeep breaths. Set a timer if you need. Try to spend at least 5 minutes here. Bring your focus to just one part of your body that you know needs healing, strength, or improvement. Imagine Jesus, as the divine physician, present with you, holding this part of you and you are looking back at him as he heals it. See it healed, feel how you would feel if it was better and imagine what you would do if this part was no longer an issue. Show Jesus your gratitude.
Staying in your sacred space, REFLECT on the following and if you would like, write any thoughts in your journal.
Read the good news in 1 Ephesians 2:19-22
“...Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you are also being built together in a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”
As a body nerd, I can’t help but look at this beautiful passage through a Lectio Divina lens and be moved to think of it as speaking symbolically of our own bodies. Jesus is the foundation of our every cell. Through him, we are woven together in mind-bending ways. We can choose to work at getting and staying strong and make sustainable health choices. We can care for our bodies as temples, anxiously offering them as a dwelling place for the Lord.
A prayer for your day: Lord, you hold me together! May I be a sacred dwelling place for you for which you have already laid the foundation. Amen.