The spiritual practice of letter writing
Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. In the time of the Covid-19 this has been more difficult than ever because of the social distance required for public health reasons and the lack, therefore, of face to face church services.
A spiritual practice which can help overcome this distancing and the consequent lack of social connection and support is the UU A Way Of Life pen pal program. Or, if not an organized pen pal program , picking up a pen and paper and writing someone a letter, a note, or a postcard to let them know you are thinking of them.
There are many spiritual topics that can be written about. One of my favorites is gratitude. What are you grateful for? Another is admiration. What do you admire. Another is peace and comfort. What gives you comfort? Another is beauty. What have you found beautiful recently? Another is joy. What has given you joy in the last week? There are many other topics which you can identify and write about on your own.
It is taught in A Course In Miracles that we learn what we teach, we receive what we give. Writing down your thoughts and feelings and intentions and sharing them with another enhances our own spiritual life and hopefully the recipient. A morphogenic field is created with the joining and sharing which radiates from the center of your effort out into the interdependent web of all existence of which you are a creative part.