WSUU Mid-Week Connection 
May 20, 2020 


As life shifts yet again, we are invited to turn towards each other, recognizing that we all have gifts to share and we all have needs to be met.  May you continue to name your needs and share your gifts as we shift into another phase of this global pandemic experience.  

I hold you in my heart, beloveds.
In faith,
Rev. Deanna Vandiver
Bridge Minister, WSUU
Affiliated  Community Minister for Love and Liberation, CLF
May you find nourishment in these invitations to 
resilience resources and 
spiritual practices
Sustaining Message

Medicine for These Times
" Medicine for These Times"
is an online series hosted by Thrive East Bay "to nourish our bodies, hearts, minds and spirits as we navigate the Corona crisis." 

This week's episode: 
 features internationally acclaimed artist, activist & author 

"We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature. What we have been forced to leave behind we needed to leave behind.  What is getting us through is what we will need to take forward, all the rest is up to us. DREAM. While [you] have so much time. DREAM of the life you want. DREAM of the world you desire to exist in. Look for the places in your new dreams that have parts of the old world and remove them. What is the dream then? From there we can add to the collective weaving of whatever it is that is next. If we are gonna heal, let it be glorious."               
  - Sonya Renee Taylor

Shift Practice

A resilience and spiritual practice resource gift from 
"This month, we share with you an e-book we've compiled with the reflections on each shift we've featured in our newsletter plus resources for delving deeper into the shifts through music, spiritual practices, videos, webinars and more. We hope you'll check it out."
Sustaining Beauty  and Holy Inquiry

Grand Canyon Conservacy
Experience the Grand Canyon virtually with a new video series, Grand Canyon Moments .  Beauty abounds and reflections on  dark skies, geology, ecology, history and more are made available here by the Grand Canyon Conservancy.  These short videos (3-4 mins) offer nourishment for hearts and minds.

Remember to look up, beloveds, if you can.  
Beauty awaits...

sibling trees photo by D. Vandiver
photo by D. Vandiver
{image of tree siblings, covered in moss and leaves}
Feeding your spirit, expanding your mind, working for justice
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