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LEADER RESOURCE 1: Body Movements for Spirit of Life

When you sing the phrase "Spirit of Life," lift both your arms above your head and then make a big encompassing circle with one arm curving down one side, as the other arm curves down the other side.

When you sing "come unto me," bring your hands together over your heart.

As you sing "sing in my heart," lift your hands out and up into the air.

When you follow that with "the stirrings of compassion," lower your arms, have the palms of your hands facing up and open and move your hands in a circular motion parallel to the floor.

For "blow in the wind," lift your arms above your head and sway them.

As you sing "rise in the sea," lower your arms and then rise them up like a wave. For "move in the hands," move your arms and hands outward in gesture of giving.

When you sing "giving life the shape of justice," extend your arms and hands out to either side and move them up and down like balancing scales of justice.

As you sing "roots hold me close," bend down and extend your arms and hands like roots into the ground. For "wings set me free," bend your arms out to the side like wings to make a flying motion.

As you sing "Spirit of Life," lift both your arms above your head and make a big encompassing circle with one arm curving down one side and the other arm curving down the other side.

Close with "come to me, come to me" with your hands coming one at a time onto your heart.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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