Let’s say you’ve spent weeks putting together a great workshop for your group. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could give everyone a way to prepare to receive it as well? Why not try the Three Stations readiness exercise?
The Three Stations is a tool for groups to use at the beginning of a retreat, workshop, or other group time. This meditative approach allows participants to clear their minds and become open and ready for their time together. The process of the three stations is designed to help each individual do what she needs to do to get the most our of the group experience.
The three stations include:
Water station. The water station allows participants to release any barriers—the mind clutter that keeps us from being fully present and may get in the way of receiving what is in store for us.
Rock station. The rock station allows those who are full of hopes and expectations to settle their thoughts and be ready to receive what they are expecting.
Letter station. The letter station allows participants to have a quiet moment to record their thoughts on paper.
This message was adapted from the “The Three Stations: A Readiness Exercise” resource available from the Women of the ELCA website. If you are reading “Daily Grace” online, sign up to receive it by email daily.