June | A Ceremony on Home

The following resources were gratefully shared at the OneLight Gathering on Friday 8th June 2018 at London's monthly Interfaith Ceremony, generously hosted at Notting Hill's Essex Unitarian Church.


SETTING THE SPACE


MUSIC


READING

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At Home
by David Whyte

At home amidst
the bees
wandering
the garden
in the summer
light
the sky
a broad roof
for the house
of contentment
where I wish
to
live forever
in the eternity
of my own fleeting
and momentary
happiness. 

I walk toward
the kitchen
door as if walking
toward the
door of a recognized
heaven 

and see the
simplicity
of shelves and
the blue dishes
and the
vaporing
steam rising
from the kettle
that called me in. 

Not just this
aromatic cup
from which to drink
but the flavour
of a life made whole
and lovely
through the
imagination
seeking its way. 

Not just this
house around me
but the arms
of a fierce
but healing world. 

Not just this line
I write
but the innocence
of an earned
forgiveness
flowing again
through hands
made new with
writing. 

And a man
with no company
but his house,
his garden,
and his own
well peopled solitude, 

entering
the silences
and chambers
of the heart
to start again.