Welcome to #write28days of nervous system regulation! Today is day 21 and I can’t believe we are three weeks in! 3/4 of the way done and only 7 more days to go. Today’s focus word is “adore”
When I think of the word adore, the first thing I think of is God. Today we use the word for such lesser things – “Oh, I adore those shoes!” LOL – but I think it’s true deep meaning is only appropriate when applied to God.
In fact, the 2nd definition of “adore” in the Oxford dictionary is “worship, venerate”.
Here is my thought process on how this applies to nervous system regulation. When we adore, worship, venerate God, we (should, hopefully, eventually) see Him as he truly is – our loving protector.
We can have a deep soul rest when we understand fully that our loving God is in control.
When we rest fully, we heal and feel safter. Felt safety is the key to nervous system regulation.
My two favorite passages on this –
All of Psalm 91 which starts:
You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,[b]
who abide in the shade of the Almighty,
2 Say to the Lord, “My refuge and fortress,
my God in whom I trust.”
And Psalm 23, especially –
He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup overflows.
These bring up such a feeling in me of God as the perfect loving Father, and I look up to him in adoration as his sweet little girl.