I’ve been really bad at keeping up with Moving Meditations for Lent, but I want to start again. Isn’t this the beauty of the Lenten season? It’s that hard part. The hard realization and the discomfort right before change takes place. Before we are rejuvenated and lifted up. So here’s to starting over ... I … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Sorrowful Mysteries: The Agony in the Garden
For today’s Moving Meditations for Lent, I ask you to pray for the victims, the survivors, and their families and loved ones affected by this recent school shooting in the US; but I also ask you to move - to not only physically move such as taking a contemplative walk or the closing of the … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 2: Pray. Then MOVE.
Moving Meditations for Lent | Amidst a day of love and a season of sacrifice comes devastating news ... As much as we breathe deep to bring light and love in even the darkest of moments, we breathe also to center ourselves, to ready ourselves to move. To move with love. To move forward. And … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 1: Breathe. Move.
And on this last day of Lent, we pray, we stay still, we inhale, we exhale, we wait ... for the coming of the Lord ... . . . Thank you for taking time to participate in the Moving Meditations for Lent with us. We hope you found it very thought provoking and found it … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 40: Holy Saturday
Darkness. While called a "celebration" and with the adjective "good," Good Friday is filled with darkness. We celebrate the torture and death of man who promoted nothing but love and kindness. A man who died at the hands of a vengeful group of men in power. This is a low point in our liturgical year, … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 39: Good Friday
Holy Thursday, also the Feast of the Holy Eucharist. On this day, Jesus shares His Last Supper with the Twelve Apostles, where He breaks bread with them and also washes their feet. The washing of the feet was typically done by a slave as it was considered a low job- feet were often covered in … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 38: Holy Thursday
Our last sacred space is nature. Sometimes it's quite a wonder what good fresh air can do to you! Even in an urban oasis, a little natural hideaway can be found in the most unexpected places! Nature is by far the simplest way to connect with God but is perhaps God's most marvelous creation. Nature … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 37: Sacred Spaces in Nature
For today I want you to either visit or imagine a sacred space that normally would not be considered so sacred. For me that is the dance floor! A personal side story- I became more in tune with sacred dance, freer, and more aligned in mind, body, and spirit because of the dance floor. How … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 36: The Unlikeliest of Sacred Spaces
As we enter Holy Week, we will begin to take our Moving Meditations in new directions. For the latter half of the week, we will focus on the well-known Easter Triduum. But for this first half, we will focus on physical space and locations. The first is sacred space. Explore your a place of great … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 35: Sacred Spaces
"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." Luke 23:46 . Jesus' last words. Jesus has gone through hopelessness, the feeling of abandonment, and the feeling of defeat. And yet in His final moments, He reveals His unwavering trust in God. This is the strength of our faith and love for God, it is … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 34: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”