Sometimes in life we tend to get lost in the sauce.. we miss the whole point about why we were given “the breathe of life” and why we have it, and how important it is to BREATHE…deeply.
I went to a seminar today on bonding and attachment and found myself taking in all the benefits of breathing deeply. I entered the session feeling absolutely tired praying for God to redeem me from the last three hours of the day, complaining that I hardly had energy left. Within a few moments… maybe three – (of deep breathing… oh how energized I was! I couldn’t believe a simple exercise of breathing in and out helped clam me so! Another exercise pointed out how by just being connected and bonded to another human being by a simple touch- sitting back to back or having their hand on my shoulders..simply being connected – caused me to leave the session revived in my spirit.
Taking time to breathe connects us to ourselves and to others. It helps us to notice what we don’t normally notice… it helps us to be encouraged find release, and be re-energized. Forgetting to breathe deeply can cause us to experience less calm, insecurity, less energy, less peace, less warmth. Why rob yourself of the deepest experiences life gives? Connection… (Both to yourself, and unto others?)
So why did God give you breath? Are you wasting it,… or renewing it? There’s a singer Fred Hammond has a song that asks the Lord: ‘Breathe Unto Me’ – so that His soul can be made right and his spirit whole. If everyone only knew what God’s breathe within them does to bring them life.. they might take time to do it more often. After the exercises today and a few deep breaths in noticing how my life rhythm was impacted and had been interrupted, I realized I needed to do better work at caring for myself. I realized I had not been tending to and asking for my language of love – TOUCH to be nurtured. (Contrary to one’s thought -It doesn’t have to be another person you love who meets that need nor does it have to be sex. It can be a back massage, a pedicure, a hand massage.) But touch is only one language of love: Acts of service, words of affirmation, quality time.. are a few more…How are you getting your Languages of Love met? Are they being ignored? Replaced with pretentiousness? Neglected?
I ignored those needs for almost ten years of my life and refused to be calmed or comforted to the point I wasn’t even aware touch was my language of love! I almost died inside. Don’t let this happen to you. If you are living in isolation, are lonely or neglecting your need to breathe or experience touch – then you are not getting the fullness you need out of life to be soothed, bonded and comforted in love.
Make sure you find someone to help breathe LIFE into your life - or find something – an activity that makes you smile, energized, makes you feel more special than you ever have. If you aren’t attracting these kind of people into your life, ask God to send them. He will. He wants the breath of life IN YOU to be REVIVED. He wants someone to bring HIS LIFE to life in you. God gave you the power to breathe… USE IT to bless someone else’s life, USE it to bless YOUR life. To honor someone in the SPACE of your being and doing. But DO stop, today and just notice: are you breathing deeply? Just let God be God. Breathe, Feel. Trust. Be lifted.
Recognize and deeply take in the power to notice God’s calm and rhythm within you.