At times, it is hard for me to physically and emotionally feel God’s grace amidst the harsh distractions of the human world. Even though I know that God loves me unconditionally and died for my sins and imperfections, sometimes I do not physically feel the grace and peace that stems from that realization.
In Alexander Technique, there is a philosophy of non-doing. Non-doing is a great way to improve self-awareness (if you remember, this is the first component of emotional intelligence) through unlearning our tendency to go straight to our habits.
It is very counter-cultural in a society that continuously tells us what we need to do in our lives to be better. For Christians, non-doing is like Sabbath rest, and as AT practitioners recommend that you do constructive rest for some time daily, so you should rest in God daily. I thought…..why not combine the two: spend time with the Lord and realign your spine/body.
Here is a general article on constructive rest <–Click! You want to put books underneath your head for proper, individualized comfort.
I think this is great to do after quiet study of the Bible. My instructor, Jennifer Roig-Francoli, talks about having gratitude by letting grace be felt into your body and feeling joy from that leave out of the body.
Things you can think about:
- Blessings God has given you during the day….week..months…years
- Your initial conversion…those feelings
- What He has done for others around you
- A passage
- Letting go of worries that distract you from focusing on God.
- Resting in God’s arms (from one of my mentors)
Hopefully, those at Epiphany Episcopal Church got to learn some of this. Please share this with other church members.
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