We use the opening words to create an "us" for the call. It works great to take turns reading snippets of a chosen text. The chosen text is usually the following:
SolSeedCreed as Opening Words
The SolSeed Creed is a statement of the shared values that ground the SolSeed Movement. The SolSeed Creed asserts that life and that which sustains life is good and precious, and calls humanity to mature into its role as caretaker of SolSeed. The Destiny is the ultimate expression of what nurturing and protecting life means. Becoming worthy of and fulfilling The Destiny are the two ultimate goals held by members of the SolSeed Movement.
- We believe that:
- The Destiny of SolSeed
- is to take root amongst the stars.
- are precious SolSeed.
- As SolSeed's intelligent spark,
- We are its caretakers,
- We must fulfill The Destiny.
- We believe that:
- Our holy duty is to
- embrace Self Love,
- cultivate Empathy,
- and pursue Wisdom,
- so that our being honors SolSeed,
- and our striving hastens
- the fulfillment of The Destiny.
- Self Love is motive.
- Without Self Love,
- Empathy and Wisdom are impotent.
- I pledge to learn to love myself; to
- become a person I cherish,
- admire, and care for.
- Empathy is transcendent.
- Without Empathy,
- Self Love and Wisdom are evil.
- I pledge to cultivate empathy in
- myself and others; to share and
- demonstrate my concern for
- others and for the growing life all
- around me.
- Wisdom is effective.
- Without Wisdom,
- Self Love and Empathy are feeble and capricious.
- I pledge to seek wisdom; to honor
- my past, to strive for the future, to
- be open to new ideas and new
- beliefs, and to share my wisdom
- with others.
- Through Self Love, Empathy, and Wisdom
- we have come to know that:
- We are SolSeed;
- Children of the sun,
- Awakened by starlight,
- Growing, nurturing, protecting,
- We bring life!