So far I have shared with you
- How I prepared the art journal pages
- The Journal Spots I also made and the pages for the first 3 chapters that introduce what the rest of the book is about
- My Art Journal page on the introduction to the first season of the journey and my pages on the 2 chapters for the first word or "spiritual practice", HERE!
- My art journal pages for the two chapters on the next word or "spiritual practice", THANKS!
Now we are on to another word, the final word from the first section, or season.
The 3rd word or "spiritual practice" is O! It's worship! The author talks of his experience of people, even in desperate circumstances who are still able to experience and express joy. He talks of that simplest of words, O! as an interjection, or exclamation that can express the widest range of emotion. That it erupts from within us, often uncontrollably, expressing our reaction to any deep or powerful emotion.
He goes on to talk of worship as an act of the whole being, that unites all parts of us in a joint eruption of joyful love and loving joy.
In the 9th chapter, the author continues to write on the subject of worship, or the expression of delight, O! He talks about it not being just a word, but being a way of life, that we need to infuse into our whole lives through various methods..
He talks of all the ways we as human beings have found over the years to express that worship or delight, from singing, and dancing, right through to liturgy and amazing architecture. He points out that even after we have done everything we could EVER think of to do to express that delight, to express that O! of worship, that we would still never be able to do justice to the glimpse of God's awesomeness with which He has graced us.
Keep checking in for more posts on this art journal. In the next post we will move into the next season of the journey - the summer of Complexity.
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