Excited to announce two new resources for your embodied spiritual journey!!
Two new resources geared towards those who want to explore how to live a more whole-hearted, fully-embodied life…
Voices of Wisdom in the Body: a Christ-Centered & Bible-Based Exploration of Energy As the title suggests, this is a Christ-centered and Bible-based exploration of energy through the lens of the body’s voices of wisdom. This Bible study and guide encourages the reader to listen to the voices of wisdom within our wonderfully created bodies. When we tune into the energy of our bodies, they speak to us with a wisdom. Tight shoulders, knotted guts, broken hearts, wringing hands, tired feet… all tell us of the stress, worry and tension we are carrying. Lightness, freedom, flexibility, resiliency, health, well-being and vibrancy tell us a different story. I invite you to join us in this exploration and discussion of the wisdom our body has been speaking and revealing all along.
8.5 x 11″ Workbook format includes Bible studies, body-based prayers, affirmations, songs suggestions for reflection and movement, somatic explorations for engaging the body, as well as white space for reflection and journaling. This work has gone through an extensive peer review in deep conversation with an amazing group of Christ-centered body workers, yoga therapists and Christian leaders. The book is available in two formats: the original Voices of Wisdom in the Body is geared towards teachers, therapists and bodyworkers and includes guided meditations, yoga nidra, EFT tapping, body-focused Enneagram activations and more! The Voices of Wisdom in the Body (Group Study Guide Edition) was created to use alongside Voices of Wisdom in a class or group Bible study or for individual client and student use and does not include the extensive review of energy nor the guided meditations, yoga nidra and EFT tapping scripts.
Jesus in My Practice: Bringing the Questions of Jesus to My Movement, My Meditation & My Mat examines the questions Jesus asked in the gospel books of the Bible in his role as Rabbi (teacher), with a lens towards embodied curiosity and deeper spiritual discovery.
In a devotional format with white space and prompts for journaling, this book asks: What can we learn from the questions Jesus asked as he and his friends journeyed the dry, arid lands surrounding Jerusalem? What does it look like to explore the teachings of Jesus to live a richer, fuller, more embodied life of grace, in harmony with others? A life that does not seek to cause harm to others? A life lived from a place of love rather than judgment? More pointedly: How can we bring these questions of Jesus to our “mats” — our studios, our meditation rooms, our sacred spaces — in our own practices of movement and meditation? And how do those questions inform our lives?
Each question of Jesus is explored through a brief summary and explanation of its context, relevant cultural notes, thoughts to ruminate as you consider the question, ideas for your practice of mindful movement, a short breath prayer and poem, and songs to accompany your movement practice, if desired. The book is written in a seeker-sensitive style for people of all religions and belief systems to enjoy.
Both resources are designed as explorations of discovery… of scripture… of our BEaUtiful embodied selves… of all we were created to be! Come explore what it means to live a whole-hearted, fully-embodied life… the kardia καρδία life! Both resources, as well as my other BIble Studies, are all available on Amazon.
Jody Thomae has been on the dual paths of Christian ministry and body-based work for over two decades. She is an embodied spiritual director and hosts retreats through her ministry Rooted & Reaching Embodied Care. Sign up here to be notified of retreats, trainings and workshops geared towards creativity, embodiment and spirituality.