Sunday, January 15, 2012
new altar room
Since coming back from the lake and staying with my Mother in Sept. I had been without my indoor altar space . I had a small altar in our bedroom but not the free space I am used to. Well come cold weather I had to move indoors and my spiritual practice lagged without having an area of my own .
Well I cleaned out our little spare room once ds22 was settled into his own place .Then my wonderful dh stripe the fir floors , painted the walls and I moved in ! I have to say it seemed to clean and barren at first but as I lit candles, smudged , books began finding space on the floor the room soon became mine .
After my first fullmoon time in it I now feel the space is truly scare space .
This week is my bday and I will do a special dedication to Blessed Kateri . I've not checked yet if Judika Illes listed Kateri in her latest book or not . I do hope so ☺
below are some photos to help give you an idea of what I like and use and my wonderful room of inspiration .
There is my chair from childhood my Mum would rock me in
the stool is one of the items my grandfather made .
this is a wall plaque that was always in my grandmother's cottage
I love the Llewellyn calendar because of Jennifer Hewittson's art work .
This was my Christmas altar
A few special items jaw bone I dug up when I was 4yo which took me all day to do lol
This was a piece my Mother always had when she gave it to me I striped the paint off
that is my fav stick that I have found thus far
close up, my prayer sticks are in the bucket by the radiator
camel bells. my gramma loved bells and always had strings of them hanging round her house .
St.Benedict medal with homemade wooden beads of protection pine & cedar
I have always wanted a fireplace indoors so moved my outdoor hearth indoors
old shelf I keep the items I use for fullmoon
painting that belonged to my great auntie and the skin from my childhood drum my grandmother gave me .I am going to make a new drum ☺
this is the clay etching my ds made tree of life
special items in drawer
staff dh made and our gathering bags
this is a rock from my grandmothers cottage . I call it the godhead
prayer stick ds made when he was 12yo
cleaned up getting ready for Imbolc
this is a bag our ds bought me when he was 7yo at a yard sale . after a few yrs I thought I could sneak it out of the house . he saw and was deeply hurt I would give away his gift .so I knew I had to find a special purpose for it . I keep all my fullmoon prayers & bundles in it .
prayer sick and knife
stones and resins
our dd gave this fairy journal 5 yrs ago .I began using it only for my fullmoon writings . once full it shall be full of all my fullmoon experiences
pouches to hold my sacred items
little shells from the lake make wonderful dishes
this is the outfit I wear bought 28 yrs ago in Chiapas MX.
a bit of everything ☺