Session 7: The Power of Silence Part of Sing to the Power In This Section Introduction From Sing to the Power Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.... Session-at-a-Glance From Sing to the Power Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — One Square Inch 10 Activity 2: Sound Observation 14 Activity 3: Nature Sounds 12 Activity 4: Square Inch... Spiritual Preparation From Sing to the Power 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 phrase to... Opening From Sing to the Power Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Opening Words for Basket (Session 1, Leader Resource 1), and bask... Activity 1: Story - One Square Inch From Sing to the Power Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Story, "One Square Inch" Optional: Computer with Internet connection, and large monitor or digital... Activity 2: Sound Observation From Sing to the Power Activity time: 14 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers (red, green, and blue), and tape Clipboards, paper, and pencils for all participants... Activity 3: Nature Sounds From Sing to the Power Activity time: 12 minutes Materials for Activity Computer with Internet access Preparation for Activity Preview the Nature Songs website, and select sou... Activity 4: Square Inch of Silence From Sing to the Power Activity time: 14 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Meditation - Square Inch of Silence Bell or chime Optional: Pillows or mats Preparat... Closing From Sing to the Power Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Circle of Elements mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 2, "Silence" Circle, and tape Closing Words for... Leader Reflection and Planning From Sing to the Power 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 didn't? What... Faith In Action: Exercising Air Power From Sing to the Power Materials for Activity Optional: Digital still and/or video cameras Preparation for Activity This activity is designed to implement the project planned ... Alternate Activity 1: Sharing Joys and Sorrows From Sing to the Power Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Attractive bowl Smooth stones, at least one for each participant Preparation for Activity Fill the bowl... Alternate Activity 2: Distraction Experiment From Sing to the Power Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Hand-held video game device(s), such as Game Boy, DS, or iPod Touch Music,... Taking It Home From Sing to the Power Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. — Ralph Waldo Emerson IN TODAY'S SESSION... the children heard about Gordon Hempton's One... One Square Inch From Sing to the Power On a moss-covered log, in the middle of the Hoh Rain Forest, in Olympic National Park in Washington State, there's reddish, square-ish stone. This stone... Leader Resource 1: Meditation - Square Inch of Silence From Sing to the Power Please close your eyes, and place your hands, palms open, in your lap. Shrug your shoulders up toward your ears. Push them up as high and tight as they... Leader Resource 2: Silence Circle From Sing to the Power Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing... Find Out More From Sing to the Power Visit the One Square Inch of Silence website. Read an article about one person's visit with Gordon Hempton. PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Sing to the Power NEXT: Introduction Download all of Sing to the Power (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.