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Holy Listening: with Breath, Body, and the Spirit

Holy Listening: with Breath, Body, and the Spirit

by Whitney R. Simpson


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Many of us long to hear God's voice, yet often we overlook the great wisdom God gave us in our bodies. There is a deep connection between our bodies and spirits. What might happen if we listened more deeply to the wisdom of our bodies? How might that change the way we listen to God?

A stroke at age 31 forced Whitney Simpson to slow down and listen more deeply to her body. During her journey toward healing and wholeness, she found several ancient practices helpful in listening to God and her body: lectio divina, yoga, breath prayer, essential oils, and reflection. Ultimately she found God's peace.

Listening with the entire body, not just our ears, may seem like a strange concept. Yet God created the body and breath to give us life.
We don't have to experience a crisis to learn to listen to God's activity in and around us. We can slow down and use the gift of our breath and our bodies to listen for God anytime and anywhere.

This 40-day prayer book guides us to listen more closely to God with our bodies. Each day includes scripture, yoga postures, breath prayers, essential oils, and reflection questions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780835816311
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Whitney R. Simpson is a soul care practitioner who offers yoga, spiritual direction, workshops, and retreats to help people find wholeness and God's peace. She completed certification in spiritual formation at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, is a certified lay minister who serves as a spiritual director, and is a certified 500-hour master yoga instructor. Whitney is a member of The Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders, Spiritual Directors International, and Redbud Writers Guild. Find out more at Whitney's website: www.exploringpeace.com

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