The other day during my yoga class as we assumed child pose, our yoga instructor, a lovely spirit quietly said to the class, ” while you are in child pose it is important to remember you are a child of God. You are safe, you are protected and you are loved”. It took me a little by surprise (pleasant surprise) but even more so when we sustained the pose and she came around to each one of us and rubbed our backs (moved our chakra) and repeated it to each of us individually. It actually moved me to tears. God was reassuring me, that even though I am an adult with the responsibilities of an adult living in a world where a nine year old can be shot simply because she was standing in the wrong place at the wrong time, that in the end I am a child of God. I am safe, I am protected and I am loved. What a profound gift to internalize. Now some people reading will say, “oh, I know that!” To which I say, good! Don’t mistake that I don’t in my heart of hearts know it too, but the gift that God gives in revealing God’s self to me in that moment would be minimized if I know it all. If I decide that I have the answer like a child who always has to be right, when really what is affirmed in the moment is what Jesus tells us in the Gospel of Luke: 12:22-32 (not to worry but to depend of God) then I am ignoring the gift that God is graciously bestowing. That is something that humans often do, based in pride or fear…assume that they already know.So here I want to make sure that I am seeing and seeking God. Although, I believe God is wherever I am going long before I get there. Join me, will you?
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Wife, mother, blogger. Director of Faith Formation at an upstate inner city Catholic parish. Have facilitated adult faith groups. I love to garden even when it goes wrong. Same with writing...and we know it can go wrong. But here is where my love of God and love of writing intersect.