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Session 6: The Power of Presence

Session 6: The Power of Presence
Session 6: The Power of Presence

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  • We convince by our presence. — Walt Whitman The power of air is the power of openness, presence, and silent witness. Participants hear the...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — The Presence of Angels 10 Activity 2: Angel Presence Game 8 Activity 3: Tied Together...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Cloth for altar or centering space Opening Words for Basket (Session 1,...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " The Presence of Angels " Optional: Computer with Internet access and large monitor or digital projector and...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Scarves or other fabric to cover eyes Preparation for Activity Find or create a large, open space to play...
  • Materials for Activity Polar fleece fabric Yardsticks and rulers, washable markers, and permanent markers to share Scissors, sharp enough...
  • Materials for Activity Bell or chime Optional: Computer with Internet access Preparation for Activity Optional: Preview the YouTube clip of...
  • Materials for Activity Circle of Elements mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 1, " Presence" Circle , and tape Session 1, Leader Resource...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity This activity is designed to continue the activity begun in...
  • Materials for Activity Attractive bowl Smooth stones, at least one for each participant Preparation for Activity Fill the bowl half-way...
  • Materials for Activity Bell, chime, or other noisemaker Preparation for Activity Decide how you will break the group into pairs. A leader...
  • We convince by our presence. — Walt Whitman IN TODAY'S SESSION... the children heard about Unitarian Universalist Kat Sinclair, who...
  • It was a shock to the whole nation when a gunman opened fire on a group of people who had gathered at a supermarket to meet with their U.S...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing
  • An article on the Examiner website describes the Tucson angel protest and has a link to pictures of the angel wings and the people who...

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