There is an elemental love

There is an elemental love in the universe
by which name we know each other
and encourage ourselves to live.

There is a silver river that connects everything
from which some part of us never leaves.There is a mercy making its way
up through the ocean of the earth
to the shores of our feet.

There is a music so sweet it is almost unbearable
that is composed between the ear
and the heart which reminds us.

There is a diamond-glint, a seed of longing
in ourselves that recognizes the potential
absence of gravity in another.

There is part of us that
says it is never too late to be reborn
on the inbreath each morning.

Somewhere there is a basket
that contains all our failures.
It is a big basket.  It wants to know
what to do with these.
Mercy has no use for them.

~ Stephen Levine

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A Circle of Women

(©1984 Mary Ann Fusco)

A circle of women is gathering tonight
They’re calling out one to another
They’re coming in laughing
They’re coming in light
They’re coming to find their way home.

And so it goes around
and round the circle is turning
And so it goes around
And so it goes around

Verses:

A circle of women, a womb safe and warm
where life is forever re-birthing
The mothers and daughters, the maidens and crones,
the circle is calling them home.
And so it goes around, the circle is calling.

A circle of women is dancing tonight.
A circle of women is singing.
They’re sharing the world with the wisdom and light
and their magic is taking them home.
And so it goes around, the magic is growing

A circle of women, a womb safe and warm
where life is forever re-birthing
The mothers and daughters, the maidens and crones,
Their power is taking them home
And so it goes around, the power is growing

NOTES

pg 114 Circle of Song by Kate Marks

 

 

Chalice Lighting Coloring Page

Unitarian Universalists can use different words for the chalice.  Here is one common set.

LIGHTING CHALICE

“In the light of truth and in the warmth of love
we gather to seek, to sustain, and to share.”

EXTINGUISH CHALLICE

“We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment.  These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.”   

-Elizabeth Selle Jones

COLORING PAGE

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