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In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program
Read or tell Part Two of the story "The Four Creations." Invite a moment of silence then say something like:
In this part of the story, the world is cleansed by fire. How is that possible? Fire can destroy, but it can also transform. Each of us has obstacles that hold us back from being as brave and strong and caring and connected to our best selves as we can be. As a way of honoring the transforming and cleansing power of fire, we are going to write down any obstacles that stand in the way of our being the strongest leaders for positive change that we can be. Then we will burn those slips of paper, opening to the fire power within each of us.
Ask: What prevents you from creating positive change?
Then, distribute paper or flash paper and writing utensils. Invite participants to write down any obstacles that block them from using their own power. Then burn these slips of paper in a metal bowl.
If any participants are uncomfortable near the open flame, or you think will be insufficiently careful, have participants place their own slips of paper in the bowl, and then burn the paper for all the participants yourself.
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Last updated on Friday, October 11, 2013.
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