Monday, February 29, 2016

UU Lent - Possibility

There was the possibility of me actually going outside and enjoying daylight and warm weather but unfortunaly I'm sick. I do have my bedroom window open though to air out the place.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

UU Lent - Hospitality

First thing that comes to mind is part of the intro statement of my congregation - "wherever you are from, whomever you love, you are welcome here."

Saturday, February 27, 2016

UU Lent - Heal

Part of my healing as an exjw involves doing things that I was forbidden to do. Next on that list is to give blood. One pint of blood can help heal up to 3 people.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

UU Lent - Prayer

Ah, this will be interesting. See, UUs have a very broad view of Deity. Some of us believe, some don't. And those of us who believe, some of us pray and some don't. Me? Well I don't pray like I used to when I was Christian. There is no male God in the sky that I beseech. I do not end my requests with "in Jesus' name"; there is no need for a mediator on my path. I feel prayer is more of a reflection or meditation. Deity is within us so praying is accessing that energy. So no, I will not type Amen on your Facebook post and I will not pray for you unless I can follow up that prayer with action. I may give you a spell / ritual to follow to further your goals if you ask for it.

I have a few sets of Buddhist chanting (prayer) beads which have sadly been unused for quite some time. Some Pagans have their own meditation beads (check out etsy) and I think you can make some UU prayer beads. This site right here has some awesome info for making a variety of prayer beads. Of course, if you pray, you don't really need anything but yourself. Extra items and rituals help to focus the intent.

Friday, February 19, 2016

UU Lent - Suffering

On this day in 1942, then President Roosevelt signed an order imprisoning US citizens of Japanese descent. Camp conditions were horrible. Did I mention they were US citizens?

Thursday, February 18, 2016

UU Lent - Fear

I fear being alone. I'm halfway there with no immediate family and no childhood friends due to the shunning practice of my former cult.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016