Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Harvest the Power, 2nd Edition: A Lay Leadership Development Program for Adults

Activity 2: Bodies of Water Guided Meditation

(15 minutes)



Begin by reminding participants that they have agreed to respect the confidentiality of personal information and stories shared here.

Invite participants to settle into a comfortable space for meditation. Tell them that you will now read a guided meditation to encourage awareness of the state of their spiritual and emotional selves, both currently and at other times in their lives. The goal is to help them connect more intentionally with the things that feed their energy, strength, and enthusiasm and enable them to cope with their myriad responsibilities and tasks.

Read aloud the guided meditation in Leader Resource 1.

Invite participants to consider the ways in which the various bodies of water reflect their own experiences as human beings and as leaders. After about a minute, ask the group to consider these questions:

  • What discoveries did you make about yourself and your own journey?
  • Did you identify some circumstances that energize you?
  • Did you identify some things that deplete you?

Invite participants to spend 10 minutes sharing their reflections with a partner. Ring a bell or chime after five minutes to remind pairs to switch speakers if they haven’t yet done so.