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From The Chaplain's Desk
February 2010 Chaplain's Corner

By Amy Whitcomb, State Chaplain

  FEBRUARY 2010 --

As we look forward to the coming of milder weather and the reawakening of our lives, let us consider Heaven's Banquet. Honoring the sacredness of our body temple is the best thing we can do for ourselves during this season. If health and happiness were on your wish list perhaps this can help.

Like all of nature, our bodies experience a subtle, but certain shift in energy. Mother Nature provides a perfect example of how best to care for our bodies, the very temples of God. As the trees, shed their leaves and the shrubs their droopy blooms, our bodies also begin to shift into release mode. An innate desire to rest, to clear out the old and prepare for the new, sets in as those primeval tugs deepen. This may feel like a restless urge to ready then den, often mistaken in our culture as fear, stress or worry. But if we pay closer attention too the tugs and urges, we will realize they are simply nudges of nature encouraging us to prepare for the next step in our spiritual journey.

To best honor our modern bodies, minds and spirits in this Winter season, it is most helpful to join in the natural rhythm of nature by letting go of that which no longer serves us. A good way to begin is to clear out clutter, so that spiritual and physical will have ample room to shine, and to treat ourselves to some extra pampering which will allow the greatest benefits and blessings. It is in letting go and letting God that we experience the greatest fruits of the journey.


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