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Shall We Dance? A Color Meditation on Letting Go

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Editor’s Note: Returned missioner Rosanna Ferraro-Jensen uses color and creative expression to reflect on the idea of our relationship with God as a continuous invitation to dance. 

“Every Child Has known God”

(Hafiz, 1320-1389)

Every child has known God,

Not the God of names,

Not the God of don’ts,

Not the God who ever does anything weird,

But the God who knows only four words,

And keeps repeating them, saying:

“Come Dance with Me,

Come Dance.”

I invite you to view the following meditation video, “Shall We Dance? A Color Meditation on Letting Go” as an opening into your inner Dance. This meditation is an example of how color and creative expression can be used to explore and experience our spiritual journey. Are you ready to Dance?

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Reflection Questions: 

  • Imagine accepting this invitation to Dance. Are you ready to Dance, or is there something you need to let go of before you begin?
  • How will you color your Dance?
  • How will you continue this Dance?

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Rosanna Ferraro-Jensen, MA, MASG, (a returned FMS Lay Missioner) is a spiritual care counselor for hospice and the founder of Honoring Your Spiritual Journey in Santa Monica, California, providing spiritual counseling and workshops integrating color and creative expression to explore and experience one’s spirituality: honoringyourspiritualjourney.com Her color images are presented as meditative art exhibits throughout southern and northern California: rosannaferraro.com

Franciscan Mission Service often invites guest writers to contribute to the blog. Contributors often include board members, formation leaders, Secular Franciscans, Franciscan friars and sisters, and other friends of the organization. If you would be interested in contributing, please contact meghan@franciscanmissionservice.org.