Communion is body and soul
I give you my body. Just like when you get pregnant, you give your body— to give life to another life.
Communion is this understanding that, From one body, another body is born.
Communion is also, “I give you my soul.” Just like when you pray for someone who is dying, you give your soul— your energy, your chi, your shakti, your mana or your power— to give life force to another life force.
Communion is this understanding that— from one soul, another soul is born.
Just like when you give birth to a baby— you don’t just give birth to the baby’s body— you also give birth to the baby’s soul.
When you give birth, you give birth from your body and from your soul. So that’s communion.
Communion is not just about the birth of the body. It’s also about the birth of the soul. God is saying, “I birthed your body. But I also birthed your soul.”
God is saying, “From my body, I birthed your body. From my soul, I birthed your soul.”
God feeds us
God is saying, “I feed your body from my body— which is the earth. I also feed your soul from my soul.”
So when we eat consecrated bread— or bread with consequences— during communion, we are eating bread that feeds our bodies with nourishment and feeds our souls with love.
Eating this bread, your body lives.
Eating this bread, your soul lives.
From this bread— which is the body of Christ— your body is born and your soul is born.
Communion is where God shows up as our mother. It’s a very motherly thing to breastfeed children from your own body— and to tear your flesh for new life to be born. Communion is, in my opinion, a very feminine act of sacrifice.
The Last Supper
Jesus was at the last supper teaching all his male disciples, plus Mary Magdalene— this very feminine ritual of giving life. From one body to another body, life is given and therefore, continued.
My body is an extension of God’s body.
My soul is an extension of God’s soul.
For 2,000 years, the church practices and remembers this ritual of how one body gives life to another body.
They venerate it. They honor it. They call it the Eucharist, the Holy Communion, a sacrament.
What is so beautiful to them is how Jesus, on his last few days of life, how he chose to spend those days teaching us how to be a woman.
How to drink from her cup.
How to eat of her body.
How to have this intimacy, this understanding — that your body is from God’s body.
And our bodies are the same.
We are one body. One soul. It’s a beautiful thing.
One body. One soul.
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