Into the Silence of Night

Into the silence of the night,
Into the silence of the moon
I am making my dreams come true

pg 148 Circle of Song by Kate Marks

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Divine or Diety Cards 4″ x 6″

Unitarian Universalists believe that each person is free to search for their own personal truth on issues —  such as the existence, nature, and meaning of life, deities, creation, and afterlife.  Our shared covenant is found within the 7 Principles and the 6 sources of our living tradition.

Children need different kinds of support at different times as they navigate the stages of faith development. Some of James Fowler’s work may be helpful to read:

As a child’s first religious education teacher, a parent sometimes needs some help or tools to get the conversations started.

DIVINE OR DIETY CARDS

Toward that end, I made various simple Divine or Diety cards in 4″ x 6″ that can be printed and slipped into dollar store or craft store picture frames for ritual play or group ritual.

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Divine or Diety Cards 4 x 6 PDF

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UU Principles as Inverted Triangle

Sometimes it is easiest to think of the UU principles in the children’s version.

Sometimes it is helpful to think of the Unitarian Universalist Principles arranged as pillars.  

Other times, it is helpful to think of the UU Principles arranged as an inverted triangle. In the moments of darkness, I change my perspective to viewing our UU principles in triangle style. Going from 1 up to 7. From the individual person out to the bigger world.

UU Principles TriangleThey now become a useful ladder with a clear path to follow. When I don’t have the energy for broadcasting on all 7 channels? I dial it down to the level I can best be at.

It begins with Principle 1: “The inherent worth and dignity of every person.” Even me. I could be kind to myself, and expect of me what is actually doable, what is actually realistic.

My flu best isn’t going to be the same as my healthy best. My grief and mourning best isn’t going to be the same as when we are not in bereavement. That’s ok. All I have to do is my best in the moment. Hit the number I can hit. When I am doing better, I can climb the next rung on the ladder and add that.

If my compassion does not include myself, it is incomplete.

The Universe Will Provide

(Bosko & Honey)

The Universe Will Provide

The Universe Will Provide
The Universe Will Provide
The Universe Will Provide
The Universe Will Provide

It’s our responsibility
To make some sense of incomprehensibility
It seems we’re all in need of faith
In God, or a member of the human race

When you say that you believe
In Mother Nature, or another universal Being
Is it still an act of faith
To bring order to the chaos that Mother Nature creates?

It’s a phrase I’ve heard before
A good excuse not to open up those doors (or give to the poor)
Meaning comes and meaning goes
So tell me, do you really know “The Universe Will Provide”?

The Universe Will Provide
The Universe Will Provide
(Are you waiting for a sign?)
The Universe Will Provide
(Are you waiting for the planets to align?)
The Universe Will Provide
(Like the grapes upon the vine)
The Universe Will Provide
(We’ve gotta harvest to make the wine)
The Universe Will Provide
(I’m so lucky to be alive)
The Universe Will Provide
(So let’s not waste our time/just take our time)
The Universe Will Provide…

Carry It Home

(Bestsy Rose)

Carry it home to your children
Carry in out on the street
Carry it on to the ones you know
And to the ones you meet

Carry it light on your shoulders
Carry it deep in your soul
For we have been blessed with magic
And the magic will make us whole

UU Children’s Principles

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Though the UUA has several children’s principle resources, this booklet is my favorite.

It can be sung to the tune of “Doe, a deer. A female deer…”

One : Each person is important
Two: Be kind in all you do
Three: We’re free to learn together
Four: And search for what is true
Five: All people need a voice
Six: Build a fair and peaceful world
Seven: We care for Earth’s lifeboat

And that brings us back to you and me and  UU, UU, UU!