Holy Alive: Tenets of Somatic Spirituality Issue 01


Tenets of Somatic Spirituality concerns the spirituality of our bodies, cautioning us against a body/soul division common to many Christian people. You body is not something you have, but something you are.


Our bodies are how we manifest love in the world. They are God’s gift to us.
Why is this so important? Because we’re surrounded by messages that tell us our bodies are bad, or that looking after our bodies is somehow shallow or vainglorious, when nothing could be further from the truth! Nothing happens without your body— not even reading this article or responding on a keyboard.

Our bodies demonstrate that our physicality is not a departure from our spirituality; rather, our bodies are an essential ingredient in being human and honoring God. Tuning in to our bodies helps us access sensations, emotions, and information unavailable to the logical mind.

If we want to enjoy Christ’s promise of abundant life (cf. Jn.10.10), then we must learn to appreciate and to celebrate the bodies God has entrusted to our care.


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