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Taking It Home, Workshop 8: Wings Set Me Free: Hopes, Dreams, and Expanding Vision

In "Spirit of Life," a Tapestry of Faith program

We covenant to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

The living tradition we share draws from... humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.

Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. —  Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association

Share Handout 2, Wings Unfurling — Hope, Dreams, and Potentials, with someone who is close to you. Ask them to share about how they'd like to see their wings unfurl, too.

Try journaling in a creative way. Explore the question "Where is the Spirit of Life beckoning me?" by alternating, as you write, between your dominant hand and your non-dominant hand.

Use clay, collage, enactment, or words to create the next chapter of your own life as if it were a parable, a myth, fairy tale, or wisdom story. What is the path you are on now? Is your journey a quest? What are you searching for? How will you know when the quest is complete? Or, is the journey ongoing?

Write your own obituary, epitaph, or eulogy. Write it as you would like it to be. Get in touch with what you value, what you still want to do, and what you want to make peace with.

Create an altar or centering table for the person you are and who you are becoming. You might use candles, flowers, photographs, or any objects that remind you of your dreams for yourself. Consider the placement of objects in relation to one another.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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