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Divine Eclipse Of Self

As the eclipse is next week I am reflecting on my life and the journey with God.

Kintsugi, or "golden joinery," is the art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Rather than hiding the imperfections, Kintsugi emphasizes them, creating a unique masterpiece that tells a story of survival, resilience, and beauty born out of brokenness. Each of us carries scars—both visible and invisible—that narrate our individual journeys.

These scars do not detract from our beauty; instead, they are evidence of our strength and resilience. They remind me that my brokenness is not the end of my story. God, the divine artist, is continuously working in my life, mending our shattered pieces with His love, grace, and mercy, making me into a unique masterpiece.

As a Kintsugi woman, I know my worth is not diminished by my imperfections. I understand that my value comes from being lovingly crafted by God's hands, each crack filled with His grace, making me stronger and more beautiful. I walk through life with confidence, not because I am flawless, but because I am refined through my flaws, with every line telling a story of overcoming. I am a promise of the power of divine love, transforming what was once broken into something new, something profoundly beautiful and cherished.

The concept of being pieced together by a divine hand, no matter how broken or flawed we may perceive ourselves to be, is a powerful and comforting notion. It speaks to the idea that within our imperfections lies a unique beauty, a strength that is only made possible through our experiences of being broken and then lovingly restored. This principle is beautifully illustrated in the Japanese art of Kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended with gold, silver, or platinum, highlighting the cracks and repairs as part of the object's history, rather than something to disguise.

Imagine, if you will, a woman standing in the light of an eclipse, symbolizing a moment of alignment and transformation. The Kintsugi woman, embodies strength, resilience, and a profound sense of renewal. The eclipse marks a time of reflection and change, encouraging us to embrace our flaws and recognize that our brokenness does not define us. Instead, it makes us more beautiful and complex. The light that emerges from the eclipse illuminates our paths forward, reminding us that we are constantly evolving, pieced together by experiences, stronger and more loved than we might realize.

This Kintsugi woman, aligned under the eclipse, represents the idea that we are all works of art, continuously being refined and put together by a greater force. It doesn't matter how shattered our pieces may seem; there is beauty in the reconstruction, strength in the healing, and an infinite capacity for love in the acceptance of our flaws. We are, each of us, beautifully pieced together, stronger and more loved than before, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of grace.

In embracing our flaws and allowing God to piece us back together, we find a deep sense of peace and purpose. Like the Kintsugi Woman, we learn to see ourselves and others through the lens of compassion and understanding, recognizing the beauty in brokenness and the strength in vulnerability. Move forward, not as perfect beings, but as beautifully restored creations, stronger, loved, and infinitely valuable in the eyes of the One who made us whole again.

Thank you Jesus.

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