In "Love Surrounds Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Through breath, children work with the image of love coming into us and going out to others.
Ask participants to spread out and sit up tall. Sing the entire chant with the participants several times. Process using these questions:
Now add actions. With hands to the side begin the song. Raise hands for the first two phrases with hands meeting overhead on the word peace. Lower hands to shoulder height for the third phrase. Move hands creatively while chanting the last phrase.
If time allows, ask two older participants to sing the lower melody as participants breathe in and breathe out. Process the meditation using these questions:
Affirm positive answers. End by saying that participants can try and think of this meditation during difficult times in a family, such as when siblings are fighting.
Tell the group it is fine to do the movements in a way that feels comfortable for their body. Humming the tune or simply breathing in and out while others chant is a good adaptation.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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