At the dawning of a new year, we honor the growing light and rising hope in a celebration of poetry and song.
The Spring Equinox is a time of hope rising, as we reach the balance point and make our entry into the season of long daylight and warm temperatures. What does hope mean in our time, and how do we balance on the turning point and shift into something new?
On this weekend of Memorial Day, dedicated to remembering the lives of those who have died in military service, we remind ourselves that the act of remembering is, in itself, a sacred act that weaves the larger ongoing pattern of life.
My mother likes to say, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow’s a mystery. Today is a gift—that’s why we call it ‘the present’.” There is a deep spiritual truth underlying this simple aphorism. Understanding this and learning to embrace the present moment opens our hearts and minds to a richer and more satisfying experience of life.
Once again, we celebrate the tradition of Flower Communion!! Begun by Rev Norbert Capek in 1923, this symbolic exchange of love and beauty continues to enrich our lives, reminding us of the heroic power of love in the face of tyranny and loss.
We give and receive nurturance throughout our lives, within families and our wider circle of beloveds, in everything we do. How do we nurture ourselves in hard times …..
We humans are blessed with the gift of imperfection, finding ourselves tentative, uncertain, or awkward when we stretch into areas we have not yet mastered, causing embarrassent or hurt in the process. As we accept the challenge to live into our shared vision, into something that has not existed before, how do we bring the gift of grace to create a new space together for this learning journey that is a human life?