Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Spiritual Practices as a UU University Track

I thoroughly enjoyed my UU University track at General Assembly last month. I went to Multigenerational Worship because 1), I didn't know much about it and 2), because the description stated that the material would be presented as four worship services. I absolutely love worship services. We sang, we danced, we learned.

The GA evaluation form asks us to describe programs we would like to see in next year's UU University (six hours of extensive learning about one topic). I think a Spiritual practices track would be terrific because we would have time to learn various practices and try each one. Insight Meditation would be one and perhaps Snowflower Meditation. Movement meditation might be part of it, also, with an adaptation for the differently-abled. Yoga or Qi Gong would be especially good, because both can be done while sitting in a chair. Centering Prayer would be a another type, as described by Thomas Keating. Besides the above, perhaps spiritual journal writing or contour drawing would be great, too.

Good transitions would be essential before going from one practice to the next. Singing, stretching and visiting the restroom are my favorite ways to prepare myself for the next activity.

So, what are the chances that Spiritual Practices becomes a UU University Track? Wait and see....

Blessed be and Amen,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Abandoned Blog Found at General Assembly

I read an article a couple of weeks ago about the millions of Blogs that have been abandoned and decided that I owe it to my reader to get back to exUUberance. Actually, I went to General Assembly in Salt Lake City and brought home many great resources that I've been exploring. My mind has been busy ruminating and will soon formulate a post for you, dear reader.