The teaceremonies in the Far East practize understanding about the keeping (UNDERGO) of values in life.
They are on the right track so far.
I take tea as the symbol of the way of God'S nature.
In the celebration of the here given ceremony one is aware of the gift which is in the tea, the content it has comming from GOD'S nature and compare this with all things in life which ways and connections it has and so be aware of the interconnection of all things meant to be...
To embody and symbolize the striving to purity wash your hands and walk over a path symbolizing a pure walk in life.
Put flower(s) in the space symbolizing blooming.
Choose a meaningful text which tells about things in life and put that somewhere visible.
Put water on living fire.
Put the tea in a second pot or little jar and put the water in it and stir or turn the pot or jar circumspect. Then serve it to the first person. And so forth. Starting over with putting the water in the second pot etc..
Do this slow.
Don't talk while exercise this part.
Put out telephone etc, there may be some background sound/music.
Use a furnished spot for it, it may be in a place where also other things and use of is but you need a special furnished spot to it.
Put also a symbolizing object in it, a stone, wood or a figure, symbolizing the way of nature.
Also a Biblical symbol.
Keep the place very mildly lighted.
Present after the tea a little cake (blooming idea) to one person at the time.
Use SMALL cups to undergo more.
Drink the tea tasting, so, SLOW.
Read a described impression in a short description which points to the richness of life in ("little") things.
Let the participants contribute this and read this.
It is not like a haiku but the intention has simularity without the soberness.
Pray the Our Father prayer, adding after Your Kingdom comes; come over us. Because of this time of fulfilment and the comming of fulness.
Contemplate a Bibletext with the assistence of the principles of this God'S Hand in coincidence.
The right day to do this is Thursday, the week riped...
We find the awareness of GOD'S way, truths, in different metaphysical directions.
Here is a lack of this and there is a lack of that...
The Bible with EVERYBODIES FATHER (GOD) can connect ALL.
FATHER OF US IN THE HEAVENS
LET BE SANCTIFIED THE NAME OF YOU
LET COME THE KINGDOM OF YOU come over us
LET BE DONE THE WILL OF YOU AS IN HEAVEN ALSO ON THE EARTH
THE BREAD OF US DAILY GIVE TO US TODAY (needs)
AND FORGIVE US THE DEBTS OF US AS ALSO WE FORGIVE THE DEBTORS OF US
AND NOT LEAD US INTO TEMPTATION (let it not be necessary) BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL
BECAUSE OF YOU IS THE KINGDOM AND THE POWER AND THE GLORY TO THE AGES
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