Time to write some poems for putting on the leaves!
Thanks to Paul, my brother visiting from Tasmania, for creating this beautiful leaf.
And what a beautiful quote extract you chose.
Here is the full reading we read together.
Send down Thy blessings, O my God, upon the Tree of the Bayán, upon its root and its branch, its boughs, its leaves, its fruits, and upon whatsoever it beareth or sheltereth. Cause this Tree then to be made into a magnificent Scroll to be offered to the presence of Him Whom Thou wilt make manifest on the Day of Judgement, that He may graciously allow the entire company of the followers of the Bayán to be restored to life and that He may, through His bounty, inaugurate a new creation.
Indeed all are but paupers in the face of Thy tender mercy, and lowly servants before the tokens of Thy loving-kindness. I beg of Thee, by Thy bounty, O my…
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A coil of light/ patterns broken and remade/in the path to certitude
-Poem by June
“None have I sought nor any will I seek save Thee; no path have I trodden nor any will I tread but the path of Thy love. In the darksome night of despair, my eye turneth expectant and full of hope to the morn of Thy boundless favor…”
-‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Baha’i Prayers
For More Nineteen Months Inspirations NINETEEN MONTHS
The To Be As One Tree project continues.
At our last Nineteen Day Feast, we shared the concept of the To Be As One Tree Project with our community.
We shared some sample leaves and ways (pictured above) that people could decorate them and began sharing out some paper.
The writing activity sheet, and background information and quotations were also shared and will be emailed as well to all the different core activitiy groups taking place, as well as families and individuals.
About four families have taken some paper to begin work on their leaves and some are also going to home visit others in the community to do the activity.
We’re encouraging everyone to take photographs of their leaf making, writing and quotations with trees meditation groups.
We explained that rather than individuals creating an art exhibition for the bicentennial we had instead gone for a project that everyone could contribute to and say we had made…
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Activities to create writing for the leaves.
Image credit http://axialsheet.co/free-coloring-pages-for-autumn/
Prompt 1. Turning Over a New Leaf
Think of one Difficulty in the World
Now think of a virtue that would remove it from the world
Turn that into a creative sentence or a few creative sentences about removing difficulties from the World
Prompt 2. Thankfulness to the Báb
Compose a short thankyou letter or poem to the Báb.
In it you could name gifts of the Báb to the World
What the example of His life has taught you
Prompt 3. Divine Lote-Tree
How can each of us protect the legacy and teachings of the Divine lote-tree
Write a personal pledge I will care for you by . . . (creating unity)
If you like explore poetry forms like Haiku to do any of the above.
Or alternatively write short poems of 3-5 lines.
Step 1: Read and reflect on quotes using the metaphors of…
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