For November, we continue using our 7 UU principles, finishing the 2nd principle and moving on to the 3rd UU principle: We affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth.
How it works: Read the intention for the week. Each day, decide when you’ll engage the practice: Perhaps first thing, before getting up; over breakfast or in the middle of the day, over lunch; or at the end of the day, before going to bed. Keep a journal (or make notes on your computer or phone) of what you notice, what was hard, what was easy, how it affected you, what you’re learning. We stay with one intention per week, because it takes practice (and sometimes we forget or get distracted).
Nov 7-13 – In this post-election world, who am I able to accept and who is it hard to accept?
Nov 14-20 – How am I accepting myself this week? What habits, thoughts, feelings am I unable to accept in myself? How am I encouraging myself to grow spiritually through acceptance practice?
Nov 21-27 – As we move through the Thanksgiving holiday, who do I accept at the Thanksgiving table (real or metaphorical)? How do I support the spiritual growth of those near me?
Nov 28-Dec 4 – Moving into December, what are the gifts of acceptance I receive from others? How do others support my spiritual growth?
May your shared UU spiritual practice go well!