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Workshop 4: Creating New Visions – Building on Experience

Workshop 4: Creating New Visions – Building on Experience
Workshop 4: Creating New Visions – Building on Experience

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  • Elderhood in the twenty-first century brings a golden gift of time that earlier generations may not have received. It offers moments to...
  • Activity Minutes Lunch 20 Opening 5 Activity 1: Stretching 10 Activity 2: Spiritual Journaling 15 Activity 3: Sharing of Meaningful Objects...
  • Coffee, tea, and water service items Tissues (for participant use) Newsprint, markers, and tape Chalice, candle, and lighter, or LED...
  • Arrange for coffee, tea, and water at the workshop. Arrange for furniture setup: For large group: Place tables in a horseshoe arrangement (...
  • Welcome participants as they arrive and ask them to put on their name tags. Invite them to put their special objects on the cloth around...
  • Light the chalice and offer these words from Sophia Lyon Fahs: We pause in reverence before all intangible things that eyes see not, nor...
  • Lead the group in these exercises, adapted from the book Five Minute Massage by Robert Thé. Demonstrating as you lead, begin with the...
  • Invite participants to look at the array of meaningful objects around the chalice and then to focus on their own object. Post the...
  • Ask: “Was it easy or difficult to decide which object to bring with you?” Allow time for responses. Tell participants that you will ask...
  • Give each person a half sheet of cover stock with a circle drawn on it. Invite them to honor their object and what it symbolizes by using...
  • Invite participants to move into pairs to share their mandalas, to the degree they are comfortable. Use the bell or chime at five minutes...
  • Distribute Handout 1, Looking Ahead to Workshop 5 . Respond to any questions.
  • Post the closing words so all can see them. Shuffle and set out Blessing Cards, text side down, and invite each participant to take one...
  • My future starts when I wake up every morning. — Miles Davis Life is a continual process of letting go…and moving forward…and letting go…...

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