Peeling Away: I do a meditative movement practice called tai chi chih. Part of the practice is to strip away any non essential parts of each movement – a little extra turn of the wrist, a turn of the head, an extension of the arms. The invitation is to notice the layers that cover our true selves and gradually allow them to be stripped away. One must allow the process to happen in God’s time and in God’s order. As layers are peeled away physically – and spiritually – energy flows more freely, leading to new awakenings. Be patient, be attentive, be reverent.