Category Archives: Children & Youth Spirituality

Pulsing Moment

by Nicholas “The Bard” Andrea I saw you in her face, in the curtains, in the table, in everything, looking back at me like eyes; I wondered – who is this playing peek-a-boo, using these things as players to tell … Continue reading

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Gentle Crescent

by Nicholas Andrea Gentle golden crescent Hanging low in the nocturnal canopy, this eve Reclining like a hammock strung between two trees How you steal me, tonight How you pull a broken man from his shell I asked the Lord … Continue reading

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Unreasonable

by Nicholas Andrea Today, I will start out, darkening for I have seen the greatest of joys to suffering, portending; see, cause, to “know” is a sin for, then the cycle begins ’cause all things “known” have a beginning and … Continue reading

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A Message from God

I will never let you fall, don’t worry. When you find that warm, fuzzy piece of me inside you, then you will know happy relationship with the outside of you. That inner light is already whole, perfect, and complete, and … Continue reading

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Dancing Leaves

by Nicholas Andrea Dancing leaves dancing leaves on the trees in a swift, morning, autumn breeze; possessed like whirling sufis moving, merrily, to the commands of Allah, verily. How are we like those sufi leaves dancing our daily lives to … Continue reading

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Fall is My Favorite Season

by Nicholas Andrea Walking in a forest still aflush with an ocean of green a cool autumn wind breathes on through making the leaves sing. “Shhhhh, shhhhhh,” goes their tune it is a mighty fine little diddy sung by oak, … Continue reading

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Faultlines

by Nick Andrea There’s a faultline in my heart, where the two halves of me struggle to come together and sometimes quake, violently, creating upheaval for both. The inner world, like the outer, is one of broken, shifting continents that … Continue reading

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Three Characteristics of an Ideal Spiritual Community

by Nick Andrea What are the characteristics of an ideal spiritual or religious community? I’ve been chewing on this question as the Unitarian Universalist congregation I serve visions for its next iteration in the world. I’ve identified three important characteristics. I’m sure there … Continue reading

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The Point of Life and Work, as I See It

by Nick Andrea All exist within a single, interconnected Cosmos that is alive with consciousness. Even the ancient Greeks who coined that term, believed so. We, as miniature reflections of That, are literally the Universe becoming conscious of Itself. Our job is to realize … Continue reading

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Too Simple for Words

by Nick Andrea It is That, uttering this very mantra in me, as me. It is That One, chanting now through me, as me, to Itself. It is That Very One thinking now in me, as me, the thoughts It … Continue reading

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