In Creation Spirituality, we divide the year into seasons called "Vias," and every Via, we share Seeds of Celebration, a brief summary of the themes for each of Jubilee!'s upcoming Sunday Celebrations during that time.  The four Vias are:

  • Via Transformativa (Spring, the path of transformation) – The time of natural resurrection, new life springing forth from the Earth and from within us as well.
  • Via Positiva (Summer,  the path of awe) -- During these months, we discover beauty and awe in each other, in ourselves, and in the fascinating world around us.
  • Via Negativa (Fall, the path of release) -- This, too, is a period of celebration as we contemplate the mysteries that surround us, from the black holes of the universe to the nature of our own souls.
  • Via Creativa (Winter, the path of creativity) -- From the apparent dormancy of the winter months, we are called to explore the imagination and creativity that underlie all of creation at every moment.


In the awe, wonder, beauty, joy, blessing and mystery of nature and all beings, each of whom is as Hildegard of Bingen put it a “word of God,” a “mirror of God that glistens and glitters.”

Love all God’s creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things…when you are left alone, pray. Love to throw yourself on the earth and kiss it. Kiss the earth and love it with an unceasing, consuming love.

-Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Karamazov Brothers

The Seeds of Celebration for the first half of Via Positiva are below. If you see a theme that inspires you to share a gift of song, poetry, dance, prose or such for that Sunday, please contact Susie Davis to get on the schedule: