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The Theologies of Immanence wiki

Seeks to explore traditions that embrace or include theologies of immanence include Paganism, pantheism, polytheism, polymorphism, animism, Heathenry, Druidry, Unitarianism, Wicca, and many more. The aim of this wiki is to promote discussion and awareness of theologies of immanence. It is not to impose an orthodoxy on the rich diversity of thinking about immanence, but rather to explore it and make it available to others.

Link: The Theologies of Immanence wiki

Category: Recommended websites

Tradition: Multiple traditions

· theology · thealogy · theoilogy · Paganism · pantheism · polytheism · polymorphism · animism · Heathenry · Druidry · Unitarianism · Wicca

We thank every being that brought this food to our table. We are all a part of the web of life.

by Yvonne Aburrow

Link: Dance of the elements

Category: Meal blessings

Tradition: Unitarian

· meal blessings · Unitarian · web of life

The sacred

I invite you to close your eyes, and to choose something  a place, a concept, an object, a person  that you regard as sacred. What is the quality in it that evokes the sacred for you? What values or virtues does it represent? Are they values or virtues that find an echo within you? Is the sacredness an inherent quality of it? Or does it shine through it, as if its source is elsewhere? Just focus for a while on your sacred place, concept, thing or person. Allow its virtue to shine for you; hear its inner music; smell its perfume. [long pause] Now let the place, concept, thing or person fade from your mind and just focus on the virtue itself, and recognise its reflection in your own heart.

by Yvonne Aburrow

Link: Dance of the elements

Category: Meditations and reflections

Tradition: Unitarian

· meditation · Unitarian · daily · spiritual practice · Yvonne Aburrow · sacred · holy

Innovation

I invite you to close your eyes, and think of a time that you tried something new. Maybe the first time you rode a bike, or your first kiss, or the first time you tried a type of food that you were convinced you didnt like. Maybe it was the first time you tried a new spiritual practice: meditation, or visualisation, or prayer, or elaborate ritual. Maybe it was when you did something scary, like capsizing a canoe or doing a parachute jump. Try to remember how it felt before you did it. Were you scared, resisting, apprehensive, hesitant? Was there someone there to help you get over your fear? What did they do? Were they supportive and kind, or did they push you into it being cruel to be kind? Try to remember how it felt while you were doing it. When did fear change to pleasure? If it did what kind of pleasure was it? Quiet satisfaction or wild exhilaration? Now try to remember how it felt afterwards. Did you want to do it again? Did it make you more willing to try new things? Did it change how you felt about yourself? [pause] Hold the memory of these feelings in your mind. When you are ready, open your eyes and return to the present and your companions here.

by Yvonne Aburrow

Link: Dance of the elements

Category: Meditations and reflections

Tradition: Unitarian

· meditation · Unitarian · daily · spiritual practice · Yvonne Aburrow · change · experiment · experience

The body

I invite you to take one breath for the earth beneath our feet, one for the sky above us, and one for the sea that surrounds us. Be aware of your body, and release any tension in your feet ... legs ... belly ... chest ... arms ... neck ... and head. Now look within yourself  what images arise? ... [pause] ...The body contains darkness  the velvet darkness of the flesh, the nourishing darkness of the earth. The body contains water  water that answers to the call of the Moon, water that nourishes life. The body contains earth  the chalk-white bones that hold us up. The body contains air  the air that we breathe. The body contains fire  the spark of life, the warmth of the flesh, the pulse of the blood. And the body contains light  the spark of the Divine in every heart, the light of reason in every mind. The body holds our memories  memories of happiness and sadness, memories that make us who we are. The body gives rise to our dreams  dreams of freedom and peace, dreams of love and passion. The body holds our spirit, our consciousness, our inner life. The body fixes us in time and place, allowing us to experience the present moment in all its fullness. Let us be present now  present to our bodies, present to each other, present to this precious moment. [long pause] Let us be present now. [music]

by Yvonne Aburrow

Link: Dance of the elements

Category: Meditations and reflections

Tradition: Unitarian

· meditation · Unitarian · daily · spiritual practice · Yvonne Aburrow · body

The Divine

What is the Divine? Is it the still small voice that whispers to your conscience in the watches of the night? ... Is it love, that leaps like a spark from heart to heart? ... Is it inspiration, stirring the mind to insight and poetry? ... Is it power and glory and might? ... Or is it humility and integrity and wonder? ... Is it compassion, that pities the poor and friendless and alone? ... Is it the power of creativity, that continuously creates all existence? ... Is it the power that sustains the universe? & Is it the source of all that is? ... Is it the beauty and grandeur of nature? & Is it eternally one and the same, unchanging, ceaseless and beyond all thought? & Is it constantly changing and evolving, growing like a tree into the vastness of time? ... Is it the void, the nothingness and silence beyond existence, where we can let our minds rest? ... It may be all or none of these things, but we feel its touch when we let our minds rest in the ultimate ground of our being, the silence and awe and wonder. Let us go within to our own silent contemplation of the Divine ...

by Yvonne Aburrow

Link: Dance of the elements

Category: Meditations and reflections

Tradition: Unitarian

· meditation · Unitarian · daily · spiritual practice · Yvonne Aburrow · Divine · God · Goddess · Spirit of Life · Ground of All Being

Mother Spirit

God our Mother: the source and origin of all life
Who is in both the starry heavens and the fruitful Earth
We sing to you of your beauty,
And we cry to you when we are in pain,
We whisper your many names into the night.
Your presence is everywhere
Your song is the music of creation, perpetually renewing itself,
Reflected in the patterns of Nature and the movements of the stars.
You feed us from the bounty of Nature’s store
And nurture us when we are in pain,
When we have hurt others,
And give us the strength to heal and forgive.
May we not harm the delicate web of existence,
But help to heal and strengthen it.
For yours is the beauty, present in everything,
The ever-changing beauty of Nature,
Throughout all existence
Amen.

by Yvonne Aburrow

Link: Dance of the elements

Category: Prayers

Tradition: Unitarian

· prayer · poetry · poem · Yvonne Aburrow · Earth · Goddess · Mother Nature · Nature · earth-centred spirituality · Unitarian · Mother Spirit · Mati Sveta

Prayer for liberation

O deep and ineffable Silence
That speaks from the depths
O space carved out by suffering
That is inexplicably filled with joy
You are the inspiration of our going forth
To connect with others
Move our hearts to compassion
That we may genuinely lift up the poor
Move our hands to action
That we may lift the burdens of the oppressed
Fill our heads with inspiration
That we may behold the vision of a just society
And work to bring it into being
Amen.

by Yvonne Aburrow

Link: Dance of the elements

Category: Prayers

Tradition: Unitarian

· prayer · poetry · poem · Yvonne Aburrow · liberation theology · liberation · compassion · Unitarian

Prayer of inclusive love

 Source of all life and love,
We give thanks for the beautiful diversity of love,
The glorious rainbow of sexuality,
and the myriad ways to give and receive love.
We give thanks for the love of lesbians, gays, heterosexuals, bisexuals, transgender, chosen celibates, whose souls are aflame with eros and agape.
We give thanks for the love of friends, families, companion animals, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, uncles and aunts and second cousins once removed.
We give thanks for the random acts of kindness shown by strangers to each other.
We give thanks for our beloved community.
May all these loves be strengthened and renewed
by wisdom, patience, tolerance, forbearance, forgiveness and courtesy.
May all these loves recognise and rejoice in each other
as part of the great tapestry of love.
May all beings be filled with loving-kindness,
and may justice roll down like waters
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Amen.

by Yvonne Aburrow

Link: Dance of the elements

Category: Prayers

Tradition: Unitarian

· prayer · poetry · poem · Yvonne Aburrow · LGBT · lesbian · gay · bisexual · transgender · rainbow · Unitarian · gratitude · wisdom · patience · tolerance · forbearance · forgiveness · courtesy

The Penultimate Truth and Other Incitements

by Bill Darlison

Category: Recommended books

Tradition: Unitarian

· meditations · reflections · essays · Unitarian · Bill Darlison

Barriers to love

by Andy Pakula

Link: YouTube

Category: Videos

Tradition: Unitarian

· Andy Pakula · Unitarian · UU · sermon · love

My soul

by Peter Mayer

Link: YouTube

Category: Captioned videos

Tradition: Unitarian Universalist

· music · song · hymn · Unitarian Universalist · Earth · earth-centred spirituality · body · soul

Holy Now

by Peter Mayer

Link: YouTube

Category: Captioned videos

Tradition: Unitarian Universalist

· music · song · hymn · Unitarian Universalist · Earth · earth-centred spirituality

Gather the Spirit

Link: YouTube

Category: Captioned videos

Tradition: Unitarian Universalist

· music · song · hymn · Unitarian Universalist · interfaith · peace

Come, come whoever you are

by Rumi / Lynn Adair Unger

Link: Come, come whoever you are

Category: Captioned videos

Tradition: Unitarian Universalist

· music · song · hymn · Unitarian Universalist · Rumi

Thanks for what we receive! With joy, may we give far more than we receive and bless the world.

by Rev Naomi King

Link: Rev Naomi

Category: Meal blessings

Tradition: Unitarian Universalist

· meal blessings · Unitarian · blessing · give · receive

Rejoice in what gifts upon this table lay! Nourished here, may we go forth and feed the world.

by Rev Naomi King

Link: Rev Naomi

Category: Meal blessings

Tradition: Unitarian Universalist

· meal blessings · Unitarian · blessing · nourishment

For those who grew this food, those who made this meal, and for life that sustains us all, we give thanks!

by Rev Naomi King

Link: Rev Naomi

Category: Meal blessings

Tradition: Unitarian Universalist

· meal blessings · Unitarian · blessing · Earth · growing

Blue Boat Home

by Peter Mayer

Link: YouTube

Category: Videos

Tradition: Unitarian Universalist

· music · song · hymn · Unitarian Universalist · Earth · earth-centred spirituality

God is a River

by Peter Mayer

Link: YouTube

Category: Videos

Tradition: Unitarian Universalist

· music · song · hymn · Unitarian Universalist

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