Art and Mediation on Wednesday night

Sarah B led us in a wonderful evening of creativity and reflection. We began reading the following words:
Genesis 2 v 7
Then the Lord God formed a human from the dust of the ground and breathed into their
nostrils the breath of life, and the human became a living being.

Then with a pen in hand, we drew lines up and down as we breathed in and out, helping us to be aware of our breathing…

On a new piece of paper we drew a straight line a third of the way up. Taking 2 pens, one thicker and one thin, we drew 5 thin loose lines across the top and 10 heavier lines below the horizon, adding water colours

lights in the vault of the sky

And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night,
and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights
in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.

Then we added to the piece made before to add stars and lights using spatter metallic paint

the light shines in the darkness and the names of god
(NIV degendered John 1)
in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. They were
with God in the beginning. Through them all things were made without them nothing was
made that has been made. In them was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light
shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Instructions were:

  1. Write a list of words that you feel are connected to God, the spirit, characteristics, don’t overthink
    it, just jot down what comes to mind.
  2. Art – centred circle painted in water and colour, loosely draw round with a black fineliner allowing
    the lines to loop and overlap in a loose form
  3. Now go back to your word list and select three that pull you most strongly. Select and area in the
    art and slowly with care write the letters of the word – add colour if desire.

An amazing evening – heartily recommend doing this!!