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. Imagine being of preschool age and just discovering the wonder of the changing of seasons, of the growth into flowers from seeds, the mystery of bulbs, and the transitions of the leaves. How have we, as adults, forgotten this miracle? Can you restore the freshness in your heart and see the world through a child's eyes? Take time away from distractions, outdoors if possible. Kick through leaves, plant your face in a bouquet of flowers, feel the wind and sun. Contemplate a flower bulb, and imagine it as a universe of possibilities, ready to awaken and burst forth. As you ponder the life force within a seed, imagine the miracle that transforms a seed into a root, then a stem, and finally into leaves.