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God Moving In My Soul-A Healing/Restoration Process by Min. Sky-Ceu Kingshill

Ceu M. Kingshill "Sky" is a CMA-Certified Movement Analyst from Laban/ Bartenieff-Institute of Movement Studies, and a RSMT-Registered Somatic Movement Therapist of the ISMETA-International Somatic Movement Education Therapy Association. She holds a Master Degree in Professional Studies - Urban Ministry from Alliance Theological Seminary/Nyack in New York City. Ceu has been working in the areas of Movement and Dance for over 30 years with a focus on the scriptures for over 18 years. Her process of using the movement and dance as healing one has helped many individuals, groups and families in Thailand, Brazil, and the USA where she teaches and ministers in New York City.

Abstract

This paper is an attempt to show that when we live, move, and dance with the Christian scriptures as the basis, we not only offer our movement as worship, but our movement becomes a process towards wholeness that heals, restores and integrates our soul, body and spirit. Through four fundamentals based on the Christian scriptures – Breath, Image/Name, Love and Fruit of the Spirit – Ceu M. Kingshill beginning in 1998 developed God Moving In My Soul, a process which from its inception has been helpful to many people from varied cultures and differing areas of art, education, and health.

Introduction

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Please bear in mind my approach – Dance as a Praise Worship and a Healing Process – was developed for Christians. My approach was born out of the necessity to help Christians stuck in a ‘religious mindset’ and captive to attitudes which served as ‘strongholds’ that impeded their capacity to live, move and dance and be happy. Non-Christians can also benefit from the structure of this approach, especially persons using the art of dance as worship expression or as a tool for the restoration of soul, body and spirit.

God Moving In My Soul (GMIMS) – This is a process of movement and dance that involves body, soul and spirit moving in the same direction: the direction towards our Creator.

The intention of GMIMS is for the body not to be considered merely as a physiological entity but a temple of the Holy Spirit. When people begin to perceive their bodies in this way they automatically give more attention and value to their bodies, and in fact their whole being. Christians desiring to better understand themselves as worshippers have found benefit from this process. People who were abused physically, chemically, and emotionally have benefited from this process.

Beginning in Thailand (1998) continuing in Brazil (2000) and then in the USA/New York City (2004), I have been applying this approach as a restoration and healing process. It has helped families, groups, couples, individuals to find healing and wholeness – maybe even holiness as well.

How does GMIMS work as a Healing Process? – GMMIS engages the person as a whole being – body, soul, and spirit; this process always focuses on three core relationships - …with God …with Neighbor …with self. Usually, GMIMS is taught in the order presented below but modifications may be considered depending upon the program, activity or event in which the process will be applied.

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Our Breath

The Dimensions of Love/The Fruit of the Spirit.

Our Image and Name

For several years I have observed when Christians understand and actually practice these four

areas in their daily lives their self identity is strengthened, their inner values are affirmed, and

they are able to live more courageously and compassionately. Their focus is more constructive

and their work has greater vision.

How was this process of work born? – The process for GMIMS born out of my own life experience – and my pain, my blessings, my battles and victories, my own healing. It also arose out of observations and testimonies from the life experiences of many persons that I have been privileged to know through teaching them various principles embedded in the process itself. This work has been significantly influenced by over 20 years of study and observation of human movement, such movement’s relationship to movement with God, and complementary parallels found in the Bible. This work has been strengthened by my belief that God created each of us to be the temple of the Holy Spirit and my resulting conviction that we have the moral obligation to conscientiously strive to maintain this temple as one would maintain any room or space set apart for such special purpose – to be clean, to be holy…in other words, to be healthy.

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”

- I Corinthians 3:16, NIV

1. Our Breath

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

- Genesis 2:7, KJV.

The Origin in the Old Testament – The first human movement happened when God breathed and man became alive. Life began when the first gift of grace was given: ‘the breath of life.’ Although breathing is not expressed in a visible way it is a movement moving a person from

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within. Breathing is responsible for our vital energy and movement expresses this energy externally and makes life possible. When breathing stops, we die. Therefore, breathing gives us vigor and is responsible for life itself. We must remember that God granted us breathing. Without breath movement is impossible; without breath we would not dance.

Affirmation in the New Testament – The apostle Paul affirms this Old Testament truth about in the book of Acts in the New Testament. While in Athens, Paul addresses the Aeropagus, the site of the city’s highest judicial and legislative council. The cultural environment is quite religious and sets the context for the following passage found in the 17th chapter of Acts.

…I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD… this is what I am going to proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live-in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else…For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

- Acts 17: 22-25;28 (Emphasis mine)

Breath is the first fundamental of GMIMS. But many Christians and non-Christians have the tendency to focus first upon love as the starting point for their actions. However, I found for myself that until I really knew that the breath and the image of God are inside me I could not love myself and give love to others. (I will discuss image later) I would try to love others but it was all mentally with my own strength without regard to any real sense of God within me. Therefore, as a Christian I was not living what the Gospel tells us – to love God and extend this love to others. The love that is expressed in the Old Testament Pentateuch:

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

- Deuteronomy 6:5, NIV

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Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

- Leviticus 19:18, NIV

Loving our neighbor is to honor and glorify God who gave us the breath of life and created us in

His image. Loving our neighbor is to emulate at least in some degree what God did for us

through Jesus Christ:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him

shall not perish but have eternal life.

- John 3:16, NIV

When we distort this true image of love we are not honoring and glorifying our creator. In the

same way when we do not value and love ourselves the way God meant us to be loved, we are

neither truly loving nor are we accepting God’s image in our lives.

Over the years I have observed that our breath has a lot to do with being whole and being able to

love. When a person does not breathe well the person has ‘disconnection’ in her

entire being. I noticed this in my own life years ago when I first came to New York to study

Laban Movement Analysis. Even though I had much knowledge about movement I was

somehow always holding my breath. During the period that I was becoming a Certified

Movement Analyst I was studying the scriptures at the same time. I could perceive that

I was disconnected somehow in my life; as if the disconnection of my breathing was also a

disconnection of the way I was seeing myself. I was holding my breath in the same way that I

was holding on to my sadness, in the same way that I was holding on to my anger for things that

were done to me in the past. I seemed to refuse to move on and I seemed to be refusing

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to breathe in a healthy and flowing way. It was a long process. Only when I understood that the

breath inside me was given by God and therefore His spirit was inside me to live and to move

and to have my being that I began to see breathing in a different way. I began to see and to feel

breathing as a way of living and being in God’s presence, as a way of allowing God to move and

dance with and within me.

I know there are several books already written on this subject of breathing through God’s breath, but I am using my experience with myself and others intentionally applying the scriptures in order to develop my thesis about breathing as the breath of God. In fact I conclude that since the breath and other forms of movement are mentioned in the Old Testament my thesis is not so new but always has been there for us to find out and to breathe. In fact the scriptures are full of movement but we must see it through the eyes of the spirit moving in us. The following examples from only the first chapter of the book of Genesis show just a little of the wealth of biblical passages on moving with the movement of the Spirit of God:

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

- Genesis 1:2, KJV (Emphasis added).

Let us focus on the end of the verse and consider three additional translations of this Holy movement: …and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. – New King James Version God's Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. – The Message …the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. – New American Standard The verbs used for the action of the Spirit of God – moved, hovering, brooded – describe a specific movement. The God who moved in the early Genesis passage is the same God who gave us breath in the creation of Adam mentioned later in the same Genesis chapter and is the same God that the Apostle Paul said, ‘he himself gives everyone life and breath and

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everything else.’ God did this because of God’s love for us that goes beyond any imagination and comprehension. Even after Adam disobeyed, God moves again through his Son, Jesus Christ.

2. The Dimensions of Love/ The Fruit of the Spirit

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more then all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

- Ephesians 3:14-21, NIV (emphasis added)

Love is the second fundamental of GMIMS. When we understand that God loves us unconditionally and this love transcends our deeds we can move and focus in every dimension of God’s love. It was in 1994 when I first heard about this passage of Ephesians. It changed my way of life and teaching. And it was only when I went to seminary that I could affirm and confirm what I learned alone with God. By the time I entered seminary in 2006 I had already established this process of the dimensions of love. However I needed to prove this much more than I had to prove the breath. Everyone can feel the breath, but few people actually experience love in all its dimensions.

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A) The Dimensions of Love in Movement – In Ephesians Paul says that he prays for God to grant us the strengthening of his spirit in our inner being. In other words, I must be fortified through the Spirit of God and it is by faith that Christ lives in my heart. This is the way that we are able to comprehend with all of God’s people – the width, the length, the height, and the depth of love – and therefore actually know God’s love that exceeds all knowledge. When I connected this passage with the natural directions of movements – up and down, side to side, forward and backward – I could see that the dimensions of love Paul speaks about could also help me understand my relationships through movement which is inside me.

A.1) The high dimension of God’s love I related to our ‘verticality.’ If our verticality is built based in God’s love and image, we will be able to act in the love. On the other hand, if my verticality is based in my own value, it is built as a crooked wall. Most of us grew up with rude words, people putting us down, sometimes suffering varied forms of abuse, watching dysfunctional relationships in others, and so on. Therefore, we grow up with a broken image of love, a ‘crooked verticality.’ I have been observing for several years that the more ‘crooked’ the verticality the more difficult it is for Christians and non-Christians alike to accept the love of God. It is almost impossible for them to believe that God loves them unconditionally. However, as they begin to understand a little about the breath, the image of God in them, they begin to feel loved. The more they ‘inhale’ this understanding the more they build within them the experience of God’s love.

A.2) The wide dimension of God’s love I related to our ‘horizontality.’ I connect myself with my relationship with others and I feel included or excluded. It is also my sense of including or excluding others. For example if I was rejected I will live my life trying to be accepted by others and paradoxically will probably end up pushing people away as they perceive that I am trying

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too hard. If I truly understood the unconditional verticality of God’s love, that I am accepted and never rejected by God, then my connections with others might improve. I might even have less pride, less sensitivity to feeling hurt, etc.

A.3) The deep dimension of God’s love I related to our inner depth. How much do I know the real ‘me’ and the how and why of my decisions. Just as my relationship with my neighbor is affected by the basis of my verticality, so also is my relationship with myself so dependent. If my verticality is based in God and valuing what God values, then I will more naturally submit to his direction. I will more naturally be humble in life. I will more naturally allow the Holy Spirit to to guide me and even move me.

B) Going Deeper with The Dimensions of Love in Movement – When I think about worship with intention on the love of God for me, I reflect upon God the Father in the High Dimension; when I think about the Wide Dimension I focus upon loving my neighbor without expecting anything in return and I connect with God the Son; as I am loving myself as a person who has the breath and image of God and is loved by God, I imagine that the Holy Spirit lives within me and I naturally become part of the Deep Dimension.

Of course you have heard about these dimensions before. Many have even elaborated greatly on the vertical and horizontal dimensions. But what I have been trying to do, in a very practical manner, is to ‘live and move’ in these dimensions, to actually experience the transcendent love of God in the high, the wide, and deep infinities of His love for us. Through movement and dance I assist people to understand themselves as a child of God. And understand that God is in relationship with us as three persons through love because God is love.

I believe that what we say in words about Christianity, we should live in our being and in our actions. Many times people say one thing but their movement and actions show something

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different. When we focus daily upon the three dimensions it helps us to remember that God is Father, and God is Son, and God is Holy Spirit; God lives in us and in Him we breathe, in Him we live, and in Him we move.

To make this connection of the triune God moving together clearer I will discuss the dimensions in light of the Trinity.

It was said in my Systematic Theology class while in seminary that ‘the Trinity is three individuals being in one being and one being in three persons.’ My professor drew three circles connected to each other and a smaller middle circle in the center connecting all three.

Perichoresis

This diagram was to represent ‘perichoresis,’ a Greek term first used by John of Damascus, circa 8th century AD.1

The three larger circles interpenetrate one another but at the same time have their own peculiar character: The Father as Creator, the Son as Redeemer and the Holy Spirit as Sanctifier. This movement is like three people holding hands together, even if they move differently the flow of their movement makes them connected as one. They dance around pouring out their breath to each other in order to keep moving.

The following passage in the Apostle John’s gospel alludes to this dance, this connection of the three, in Jesus’ own words to his disciples:

‘I still have many things to tell you, but you can't handle them now. But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won't draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to

1 Migliore Daniel L., Faith Seeking Understanding (Michigan: Grand Rapids, 2004), 79.

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happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you. Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I've said, 'He takes from me and delivers to you.'

- John 16:13-15, The Message

B.1) The High Dimension of Love Moving – In the High Dimension of Love there is movement to worship. It is a movement with intention and this intention is the expression of the desire to praise and adore God. In every moment of each day there is the potential for this movement of worship. Included in this adoration to God is the desire to thank God for all that God has done for us. Love always begins with God, so if we do not move with God in the High Dimension we may not be able to love our neighbor as ourselves. Why? Because Love is brought forth and established in this High Dimension and it always begins with the Father. This movement is not obligated but it is of our free will to worship our Creator and give a little of our love back to Him.

To live in this High Dimension of Love is to recognize that God is above all. Here in this kind of movement is when I ask you to focus on the Fruit of the Spirit.

…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness, and self-control...

- Galatians 5:22-23, ESV

Let us begin with Love. During my regular day when I choose to focus on Love as one aspect of the Fruit of the Spirit, I am reminded constantly that Love comes from God.

I would like to invite you to stop everything you are doing and actually in practice experiment with this movement now: The movement expression to worship might be the raising upwards of our hands as we reach up towards the Father who is in heaven. Then a second worship movement might be to bring our hands back toward our heart as a grateful remembrance of the Father’s Love for us.

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This movement in the High Dimension reminds us every day that communion with the God began when he first imputed his image in us.2 In fact I want to emphasize that this movement commenced with the first breath God gave us. This started the first dance of the spirit because without breath no one can dance or move in life.

As the Father cannot be separated from the Son and the Holy Spirit, when we move in the High Dimension of Love, the Son and the Holy Spirit move with us as well.

B.2) The Wide Dimension of Love Moving – This ability to commune in the High Dimension would not be complete if God had not humbly become incarnated into His creation as human being. It is Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, who provides communion in community and so we are called to pay attention to this aspect of Love which is unselfish. Such a movement is showing Love in the Wide Dimension bringing this communion to community.

Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this. Whether it be a brief, single encounter or the daily fellowship of years, Christian community is only this. We belong to one another only through and in Jesus Christ.3

This thought of Bonhoeffer says it well about Love in the Wide Dimension. As the prayer of Ephesians reminds us, we can only comprehend the Love of God together with all the saints. This is not possible without living in community in the manner of Christ Jesus. Living the Love in the Wide Dimension is to love my neighbor without expecting anything in return; we do this with Christ as the role model who loved not only the neighbor but the enemy as well.

Putting the Wide Dimension of Love into practice, I return to the Fruit of the Spirit. I have already focused on the love aspect which comes from the Father. Now I try to express

2 Genesis 1:26.

3 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together (London: SCM Press Ltd, 1949), 10

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Goodness, Kindness and Patience in my relationship with others everywhere I am in my community. Even though I can never equal Jesus, I try to imitate His Goodness, Kindness and Patience as I learn more about him as he is revealed to me in my devotional reading of the Scriptures.

The expression of this movement toward community brings others in toward oneself: a movement that includes rather than excludes; a gathering type of movement rather than one that scatters.

I invite you once again to actually put this into practice right now. Our body movement might be to take our hands from the heart which was earlier placed there from the High Dimension and open outward to the left and to the right with our arms to take hold of another’s hands or to place our hands upon the shoulder of another.

With a group of people all together expressing such movement, a circle would be formed with hands being held or hands upon the shoulders of the person to one’s right and left. Such a circle might even be thought of as expressing a type of perichoresis… Even if we are different persons, we are one body in love.

This puts into practice what Migliore says in his chapter entitled The New Community-The Church and the Call to Communion:

Life in communion is affectional, moral, and aesthetic as well as cognitive. It is life together in faith, hope, and love, the gifts of the triune God.4

Both Migliore and Bonhoeffer write about belonging to one another in a communal life in Christ. When we move together in the Wide Dimension of Love, we are communing in such a manner.

4 Migliore, 264.

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When I teach dance in churches, I apply the above thoughts practically. For example, I created a choreographic process called Students–Teachers–Students (STS). Everyone is part of the creation whether as individuals or within group. Everyone needs to be a teacher, and everyone must be a student: a teacher to teach one’s own movement to others and a student to learn the others’ movements. In this process everyone participates, and everyone feels valued. Individuals always learn within groups or subgroups and always show their work in groups or subgroups as within a united body. The result is that each person pays attention to others and naturally values the others’ creative movements. All participants are reminded that their dance expression is offered in worship and therefore they must show and experience love in the very process of working with each other and valuing one another as persons who have the same God inside.

B.3) The Deep Dimension of Love Moving – The Wide Dimension of Love is only possible because the High and Deep Dimensions exist. In the prayer to the Ephesians when Paul prays that the

Father may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being he is referring to the movement of decision and action of God toward us. This Dimension of Love connects all

the aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit as I am in action towards all things. My decisive hope is to

show in a tangible way the Fruit of the Spirit. In other words, the Deep Dimension is action

harmoniously moving towards all things and especially in love toward people.

Jurgen Moltmann says:

Harmony with God is called sanctification. Harmony with ourselves as God’s image and his

children is called happiness. In this sense sanctification leads to true self-realization. People

who are in harmony with God and themselves are holy and happy.5

5 Jurgen Moltmann, The Source of Life: The Holy Spirit and The Theology of Life (London: SCM Press Ltd, 1997), 48.

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I believe the harmony that Moltmann refers is only possible by God’s Grace through the Fruit of the Spirit. However I also know for myself that if I am not intentional in my decision to at least try to act by one or more aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit, almost none of those aspects in fact happen.

When I help others apply the Fruit of the Spirit I suggest that they ‘live’ one aspect of the Fruit per week: Peace, Joy, Patience, etc. This has worked quite well for persons with addictions such as substance abuse, particular negative habits and even codependent behaviors. Rather than attempting to focus on many things all at once, I suggest the person focuses on just one thing at a time. It is amazing how much ‘progress’ an individual feels they have made when they think and act upon only one thing for an entire week.

The Deep Dimension is also the dimension of humbleness to obey the command to Love. When a person with an addiction applies the above exercise during the week she is obeying an assignment based on Holy Scripture and doing so voluntarily using her free will in the context of Love. The attitude and action of obeying freely brings with it power from the Holy Spirit. This power is one that heals. Moltmann similarly writes the following:

As we have seen, sanctification always has something to do with health, and health always has something to do with being happy. By this I don’t mean the health which we feel when we are in a state of general well-being. I mean health as the strength to be human.6

Remember the circle of persons holding hands mentioned earlier? This thought from Moltmann helps me to affirm that the movement of the Deep Dimension arises from the reaching out to hold hands of the Wide Dimension. The movement of the Deep Dimension now is experienced as one healthy body moving forward. The communal strength received from the participants naturally brings Peace and Joy, aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit. As part of a dynamic circle

6 Moltmann, 51.

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everyone senses the presence of the perichoresis – the presence of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

C) Love Moving High, Wide, and Deep – Even if in his prayer Paul was referring to the infinite, immeasurable Love of God that reaches us anywhere and everywhere, he was also calling our attention as Christians to actually Love and Move in these three Dimensions. I have practiced these three Dimensions in my life and assisted others to experience them as well. The results have been healing and repentance and increasing Love toward God and others. Sometimes inner pain or emotional wounds are released and often there is beautiful joy freed to be expressed. Perhaps the dynamics of the three Dimensions and their connection with God can be better understood from Migliore’s statement:

In all eternity God lives and loves as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In God’s own eternal being

there is movement, life, personal relationship, and the giving and receiving of love…

The trinity is essentially a koinonia of persons in love.7

Moltmann also alludes to this movement:

How can the body be a ‘temple of the Holy Spirit’ if it is frozen into rigidity and is not permitted to move anymore? People who are moved by God’s Spirit move themselves, and people who experience grace move gracefully.8

When we focus on moving in the three Dimensions of Love in our daily life as well as in our worship, we allow the dance of the perichoresis to move in us. Then we are ready to consider a fourth dimension. Let us remember the actual phrase Paul uses in his prayer: that we have the power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. The Long Dimension of Love is the capacity to wait patiently in the time and space of God. (Further development of this dimension belongs to another paper.)

7 Migliore 77.

8 Moltmann, 131.

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3. Our Image and Name

Usually, it is hard for people understand that we are created in the image of God without passing through the process of the Breath, the Love and the Fruit of the Spirit. As mentioned before and especially if people have established their image in a ‘crooked wall,’ it is very hard for them to believe that God can actually live inside us and that we might actually become the beauty of God.

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

- 2 Corinthians 4:4, NIV

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

- Colossians 1:15-16, NIV

The image that we show outside is connected to what we perceive that we are, combined with what we desire to allow others to see. Since the media today highly influences the image we think we should show, we probably have quite a distorted, artificial and even false perception of our image. The above New Testament passages clearly teach us that Jesus Christ is the image of God and he is the only image we have on earth. If we understand that we have Christ’s image living in us we are free to worship and praise in the way that genuinely pleases God.

We are only truly free when we understand that we are in the image of God, who is Jesus Christ. This image is one that is beautiful, strong, compassionate, kind, joyful, lovable, and peaceful.

If we strive enough to be in His likeness, we should be able at one point or another to show the nine qualities of the Fruit of The Spirit. (In addition our image is closely connected to our name but there is not sufficient space to fully develop this subject in this paper.)

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However we create and have created names and images based on false perceptions and understanding. In these distortions we further have the tendency to want to prove who we think we are. It is only when we have an encounter with our Creator that we are able to understand that it does not matter how many names or images we have created for ourselves, we will never be happy until we live in the image and name that God gave us.

This happened to Jacob and only after his encounter with God did his name become Israel. This happened to Peter who was Simon before his confession of Jesus as Christ and only then did his name change. Paul was Saul persecuting Christians before his blinding encounter with the risen Jesus on the road to Damascus.

It was this same Paul who arrived in Athens and strived to convince the people about the amazing God who lives and breathe and moves in us. And we move in Him. Paul experienced the metamorphosis of God that transforms our breath, our image, our love and makes us move in a different way through the Fruit of the Spirit.

In conclusion of this paper, I cite one of the most beautiful and deep passages in the Old Testament where God reveals to us that He has chosen us and that we are not an accident: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. - Psalm 139:13-16 NIV The God Moving In My Soul (GMIMS) approach is a process that helps us to go back and live as a wonderfully made person. GMIMS helps us to live as a ‘whole’ person.

Ceu M. Kingshill “Sky”

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