Irony, Hope and Words and Whispers of Good News

November 4, 2020

The news that we will return to total lockdown has been greeted in many ways — acceptance, approval, despair, disbelief and sorrow to name but a few. So perhaps the mood of the moment needs to be hope, faith and a smidgeon of optimism.   Words of Connection was set up to bring a spiritual […]


Hidden Angels, Prayers and Progress of the Soul

October 28, 2020

This week we had two personal requests that proved very inspirational. The first was a request for a Mary Oliver poem entitled ‘Praying’ and because this great poet is so immediate, we added another of her poems which seemed very apt for this moment in time. In fact this beautiful text was read out at our Interfaith […]


Mystical Words to Transport Mind and Spirit

October 21, 2020

As the days get shorter and our freedoms become increasingly curtailed, it seems the perfect time to appreciate the possibilities of venturing far from the comfort of one’s own home, in spirit. Now is the time to allow one’s imagination to run riot with a good book, meditate, daydream while peeling the potatoes or listening […]


Connecting with the Heart: Pandemic Prayers and Joyful Poetry

October 14, 2020

Seven months ago, Words of Connection was launched with some beautiful prayers written expressly for those of us that felt deeply concerned about life under the pandemic. Bearing this in mind, it looked like a good moment to present some prayers that had appeared more recently. Selecting prayers is not easy. Many appear on-line, but […]


Lyrical Words of Faith, Hope and Love

October 7, 2020

We are constantly bombarded with news that doesn’t give us a lot of faith in our leaders, let alone trust in the information we get from the media. This is the moment when spirit can step in, and offer a helping hand, making us feel stronger and optimistic in the face of uncertainty. With this […]


A Time to Cherish Friendship…

September 30, 2020

This week’s Words of Connection is dedicated to friendship, and friends. As Albert Camus said…Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. As the probability of encountering even more limitations in our lives looms ever greater, we think more […]


The Tenderness of Seasonal Celebrations

September 23, 2020

This is an important time of year for the Jewish and Pagan communities. The Jewish New Year took place on September 18th (the year 5781). Then the most sacred of Jewish holy days was celebrated on Sunday 27th – Yom Kippur, which ended on Monday, 28th. For the Pagan community yesterday, Tuesday 22nd was the time […]


Connecting to the Sacred with Intimacy

September 16, 2020

The mystics of the past often made their words of adoration sound very intimate when communicating with the Divine, and they did it in a way that seems to elude us today. Maybe if we reconnect with Spirit in a friendlier way, we might come to appreciate the good in ourselves, even more.  We open […]


Connecting with Nature and the Spirit of Nature – in Word and Film

September 9, 2020

We need to connect with nature, it is so important for our physical and mental wellbeing… Connecting with nature isn’t so difficult for us here in Brighton and Hove. We have some fine parks and Sussex has some magnificent public gardens. The splendour of autumn has just begun, reminding us that the spirit of the […]


Sharing the Harmonious Connection of Music… In Words

September 2, 2020

One of the great sorrows caused by the pandemic is our inability to share music in concerts and other musical gatherings. Also, many of us love to sing together, in choirs and places of worship, and it has been a real loss that we can’t do this. So this week’s Words of Connection pays homage […]