When we work with small sacred spaces, we look at the ingredients for that space.
Our ingredients, are our pointers, our touchstones and arrows that point to our true north. They create a space (small, medium or large) that for us points towards and reminds us of our true home.
When we bring these items together, its good to feel into what it is we might like to give out or receive into our live, outward \\ & // inward!
Mine items currently are:
A string of mala beads
A book, currently alternating between Saly & The Radiance Sutras
A candle or incense (Nag Champa is my all time favourite, that sandalwood: oh my!)
Ganesha (cause he's awesome!)
An Art of Attention Card from Elena Brower
Clear quartz crystal for clarity
I love to sit with these little touchstones. They remind me to live from "that" place, our true home, or as I affectionately call it "True North". When I sit I may think about the attitudes, or the qualities that I wish to bring into my life, but the altar reminds me of the present which I can then realistically combine with wishes for the future.
I believe Thich Nat Hahn wrote that little assembly of words above.
At last on the new moon, here it is, ready for you! A project in the making from the heart to you!
As I'm new to this, I've created two options for printing.
1. Links below to the PDF pages
2. The PDF's below for you to see and then print.
I really hope you love and enjoy it.
I LOVE planning!
I love envisaging.
I love ritual.
I have a folder full of pull outs from various magazines over the years (top right pic), for a while I had about 15 J Crew Catalogues! Then Yoga Journal took over, but mostly of all lately I feel that my entire vision falls into the Happinez Magazine. If you haven't read it, OH MY GOSH! Prepare yourself for a visual feast It might start with your eyes, but let me assure you it will travel to and light up your heart if your anything like me.
But on with vision boards and altars.
These two things can be so inspiring and so useful!
I love them both, but in the last few years I certainly feel the pull toward simple altars and ritual more. I love ritual and altars. I love that nowdays these are both so incredibly accessible to us. They don't need to be complicated, auspicious, heavy with certain dieties, too religious.
After all, aren't all these practices designed to bring us back to our true self? To shine? To be our best selves, which are already in us, but clouded by our opinions, stories, desires, aversions etc.
I'm putting together a simple one pager with some practices for setting up your altar, and a sweet simple ritual.
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