UU Discussion Group, first session

Our spiritual practices group has segued into a discussion group now. We'll each be leading a session of our own topic choosing. We had our first session tonight and it went really well. Here's the quote we discussed: "It’s so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit. But a resume is … Continue reading UU Discussion Group, first session

Spiritual Practices: Worship

In our UU Spiritual Practices class this week, we covered worship. Worship is about returning to what's worthy. Why do UU's do Sunday worship? To be reminded that we are part of a larger community, something more for us to pay attention to. Ritual: not just as part of worship tea or coffee in the … Continue reading Spiritual Practices: Worship

Spiritual Practices: Pilgrimage

Photo by Bishal Sapkota on Pexels.com For our last UU Spiritual Practices class, we talked about Pilgrimages. Pilgrimages are associated with many religions. Christians visit places associated with Christ's earthly life. Their motives for pilgrimages usually include penance, thanksgiving, and a desire to obtain supernatural help. Things that are involved in a UU pilgrimage: transformation, … Continue reading Spiritual Practices: Pilgrimage

Spiritual Practices: Retreats

Photo by Kate Trifo on Pexels.com This week in Spiritual Practices class, we discussed retreats. What is a retreat for your spirit? It's a time apart to reflect, pray, and meditate, usually somewhere around three to four days in length (but it can be as short as a day). It can be done as a … Continue reading Spiritual Practices: Retreats

Hospitality and Belonging

This week in Spiritual Practices class we talked about how the Unitarian Universalist faith is a covenantal faith. We are a community that welcomes the strangers because we were all once the stranger. I grew up Lutheran, for the most part, until I was 15 or so. I don't remember hearing much about this topic … Continue reading Hospitality and Belonging

What You Eat

Photo by Kai-Chieh Chan on Pexels.com This week in Spritual Practices class, we covered Eating Meditation and Walking Meditation. I was having an awkwardly laid out schedule, so I was starving just before class started and was eating pizza during the chat at the beginning. I'd forgotten it was Eating Meditation day and people were … Continue reading What You Eat

Prayer

Photo by Public Domain Pictures on Pexels.com In week four of our UU Spiritual Practices class, we covered prayer. From a UU standpoint, prayer is not necessarily to someone or some being, it is a way of being conscious of what is active in your heart. Basically, every day ask "Where is my spirit?" and … Continue reading Prayer