This is a long one, but probably the most important post you will read all day, week long.
Ephesians 1:13-14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of TRUTH, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to praise of His glory.
There is such a misconception out there about Yoga. So many people who have never done Yoga, or maybe just experienced it at the local YMCA from someone who was not trained in Yoga, and are there just to basically stretch you out. Will you get fit and strong from Yoga? Absolutely, but if you are thinking about Yoga or staying away from Yoga because of the “workout” you are cheating yourself out of all that Yoga truly has to offer.
Yoga is about a mind/body connection and the breath is the bridge. It heals you at the cellular level. It healed me emotionally from a very traumatic event in my life and continues to heal me on all levels. Now, the real reason for this post…..
As I was “sealing” my practice this morning, which is what I am doing in the picture below. The Holy Spirit nudged me to share what he was sharing with me. When we end our Yoga practice or “seal” in all the benefits of what we just did. This particular part of the practice is meant to be a culmination of the venture as a whole.
Why do we need to seal our practice? and where is she going with this? To me, it’s all about “stillness” and “being still” Psalms 46:10
“be still and know that I am God”. Still in the context of this verse is really talking about “cease striving” Our society today does not value “peace and quiet”. The space during our final resting pose in Yoga is called savasana. It is a peaceful, calm space and it will transform your perspective when you face the busy moments ahead of you. So, it is a power really. A protection and a weapon you will have for the rest of your day. So, why doesn’t everyone stop and “be still”?
That made me think about Ephesians 1:13-14. Those of us who are in Christ, have this seal…..it is a deposit, a guarantee that He will do what He promised, and it secures eternal life for us. The Holy Spirit is our POWER. This power works in us to transform us.
I know it is human to forget that we have this power, and we try to handle all the warfare and stumbling blocks on our own, which is why it is important to have a “tribe” or wise council that will steer you back and remind you that “the power has been with you all along”
The enemy is pretty sneaky in getting you to forget and to get you to pick up that heavy weight “bondage” that you released. But remember, he is a liar, the accuser. And, he has already been defeated. You are SEALED. The Greek word translated as “seal” is shragizo that means “to set a seal upon, mark with a seal.” It is a done deal. Contract has been signed. Our Papa is sovereign, He is in charge, and when your life seems chaotic, rest in this TRUTH. Jesus is Lord, and Papa is in control. His purpose to prosper you and use you CANNOT (did you get that?? CANNOT) be thwarted, no matter what evil satan may bring.
Women at the Well ministries is all about healing. We specialize in people who have experienced trauma. Whether that be from domestic violence, sexual assault, abandonment from a parent as a young child. Part of our retreats involve Holy yoga, and we will be specialized in trauma specific yoga, which will be used help women to let go of that which is holding us back in order to open ourselves up to new possibilities. For our marriages to flourish, our kids to flourish and doors to open in our businesses or careers. We help them develop skills and give them tools , and we support them on-going. Trauma is not only an event, but an experience held in the body. Which is also why we explore epigenetic and neuroplasticity in our practice. WE are healing at ALL Levels……FOR GOOD. Then we are training them up to go out and each one, teach one.
Our mission is an important one and we need partners to help us continue to do our work. We need prayer and financial partners….AND the retreat is our #1 way we are healing people FOR GOOD. Our sign up’s have already been opened up and they are going fast. We only had 100 spots open….so don’t miss out on this. Check our our partner with us page and be prayerful about patterning with us financially. For your gift of $30 or more, we will send you “The Woman at the Well” 4 week spiritual bootcamp” as a gift for your gift.
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