Lindasusan Ulrich

Rev. Lindasusan, in their vestments, sings with a joyful smile on her face.

Rev. Lindasusan V. Ulrich (they/them) is a minister, writer, musician, and activist dedicated to radical inclusion, deep collaboration, and courageous kindness. Lindasusan has served congregations in Connecticut, Michigan, and Minnesota; is a certified spiritual director; and identifies as a genderdynamic bisexual person of color.

From Lindasusan Ulrich

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For all the mothers and mother figures The grandmothers, aunts, and extended family members who mother The soon-to-be mothers, the wish-they-were mothers, the never-wanted-to-be mothers, the “it’s complicated” mothers The birth mothers, foster mothers, adoptive mothers, stepmothers The “used...

Blessing | By Lindasusan Ulrich | August 3, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Children, Community, Direct Experience, Earth, Family, Fathers, Generations, Humanism, Love, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parents, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships, Secular

Spirit of Love, hold us in your embrace. Offer comfort to [NAME] and all who love [her/him/them] as [she/he/they] move[s] through [her/his/their] final days. Help us look upon What Has Been with compassion and remind us that every minute of life is one more than we’ve been promised. Spirit of...

Prayer | By Lindasusan Ulrich | May 30, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Change, Death, Direct Experience, Ending, Grief, Hope, Humanism, Secular, Sorrow, Transcendence, Unitarian Universalism

However imperfectly I may be living this life of mine, there’s no one better at it, and there’s no one else who can do it for me.

Reflection | By Lindasusan Ulrich | April 25, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Beauty, Direct Experience, Earth, Earth-Centered, Humanism, Nature, Searching, Secular, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Spring, Vernal Equinox

Out of the blue, the 5-year-old turned to me and said matter-of-factly, ‘You’re fat.’

By Lindasusan Ulrich | March 1, 2018 | From UU World
Tagged as: Acceptance, Body, Children, Integrity, Self-Respect

Spirit of Compassion, remind us that our task as humans is not perfection, but faithfulness.

Reflection | By Lindasusan Ulrich | January 31, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Balance, Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Humanism, Letting Go, Psychology, Secular, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Worth

Spirit of Compassion, help us draw strength from all that we are. Give us new language with which to claim our wholeness, a new litany of joy built out of words that wounded.

Reflection | By Lindasusan Ulrich | December 6, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Acceptance, Body, Direct Experience, Fat Liberation, Fear, Honesty, Humanism, Secular, Self-Respect, Truth, Vulnerability, Wholeness

We live inside paradox. Humans generally don’t like to admit it—we much prefer tidy, stable, comprehensible, logical ways of getting through the day—but paradox is woven into the fabric of this particular universe we inhabit. Light is both a particle and a wave Imaginary numbers describe the...

Opening | By Lindasusan Ulrich | October 2, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Agnosticism, Balance, Brokenness, Christianity, Easter, Faith, Hope, Mystery, Unitarian Universalism

Open up the doors Push on looming wooden arches embroidered with ironwork Brace shoulders against the weight of history unmoved Slough off the musty smell of unused joy and stored up sorrow Knock rust off the hinges if you have to And let your breath precede you inside Open the doors more Make ro...

Opening | By Lindasusan Ulrich | September 27, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Change, Connections, Direct Experience, Hospitality, Interdependence, Living Our Faith, Searching

Give voice to sorrow and fear — the wracking sobs at family betraying family the shock at the chasm separating neighbors “What will you do in the days ahead?” one asked. “Hide in an attic,” another replied, her eyes as wide and dark as Anne Frank’s. Already the assaults on bodies have...

Meditation | By Lindasusan Ulrich | January 19, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), America, Anti-Oppression, Community, Courage, Direct Experience, Dissent, Fear, Hope, Living Our Faith, Politics, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism

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