An online resource adapted and used with permission from prayerbanch.ca
Weather in our Bones
“Remember that you molded me
like a piece of clay.
So don’t turn me back
into dust once again.
As cheese is made from milk,
you created my body
from a tiny drop.
Then you tied my bones together
and covered them
with flesh and skin.
You, the source of my life,
showered me with kindness
and watched over me.
You have not explained
all of your mysteries … Job 10:9-13
Can you feel the weather in your bones? Does your knee tell you when it is going to rain? Perhaps like me (Rev. Gail) you suffer from migraines and your head aches when there is a drop in atmospheric pressure?
There are plenty anecdotal stories of people who are sensitive in their bones to changes in the weather. Scientists have been studying the phenomenon for years. They propose theories but say that the science isn’t clear on the association between weather and pain.
Weather with You
Before you Stroll this morning, in the comfort of you home, take some time to stretch and get inside your body.
Raise your arms and reach upward.
Let this gesture hold all the yearning in your life.
Bend and allow your arms to gently fall to the ground.
This is the gesture of yielding, of letting go.
Let your bones find their own good way of making this prayer of yearning and yielding, as you repeat it several times.
We are amazingly made. Take this truth strolling with you today. Notice how your body feels. Can you still feel the resonance of your stretching in your body? As your attention wanders, return again and again to the felt sense of yearning and yielding in your body. Your body knows what you need today. These gestures will help guide you.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Each Wednesday we send out an inspirational message.