Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Chalice Children: A Program about Our Unitarian Universalist Community for Preschoolers

Spiritual Preparation

Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Consider these words from "Dreams and Dreaming in World Religions" UU minister and dream work expert Jeremy Taylor:

The scriptures and sacred narratives of all the world's many religious traditions also speak with a single voice on this question: human beings are in closer and more direct communion and communication with the Divine in our dreams than any other state of consciousness.

How have your dreams connected you to something larger than yourself? Have you had recurring nightmares or satisfying dreams that seem to point you toward a certain insight?

Many believe that dreams are important to religious development—that they allow us subconscious access to truths we cannot discover when we are awake. After a dream, try asking yourself, "What is my subconscious trying to tell me?"

Young children are just beginning to encounter this lovely phenomenon—the stuff that dreams are made of!