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Spiritual Preparation, Session 6: Hearth and Home

In "Creating Home," a Tapestry of Faith program

To prepare yourself spiritually for this Creating Home journey, sit in a comfortable position on the floor or in a chair. Close your eyes and think about a time you sat in front of a fireplace or a campfire. If you have had few experiences with an open fire, you may want to light a candle and look at the flame while you consider these questions.

Think about the colors of the flames in a fire. How do they change? Think about the warmth of the fire. Does this warmth permeate your whole being? When you are warmed by a fire, are you more receptive to new ideas? As the flame continually changes, do you feel pressured by the changes?

Now think about food. Think about the nourishment of warm milk, or your favorite soup. These foods were warmed by the heat of a stove, oven or microwave, which are sources of warmth in today's kitchens. How does warm food restore your equilibrium?

Lastly, think about where your family gathers in your home. Is the kitchen a place of warmth and cooking or a place of gathering? Why, or why not? Open your eyes. Stretch and embrace all that this session has to offer.

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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.

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