Alright, so in case you don’t follow me on Facebook, I didn’t really have access to my site for a while. I decided I needed to change to a different host that would allow me to do what I wanted with my blog and also spend less money. Well, I have taken care of all that and gotten things switched over! Now to focus on those things for which I started this blog in the first place!
I really do feel like I need a kick in the pants … to get our apartment cleaned up and to focus on my spiritual practice. I have been semi-good about praying in the evening before I go to bed. I could do better. I think I didn’t do it the last two nights or so.
Also, I have family coming into town this weekend. So I really need to get this place cleaned up! We have a pile of large, broken down boxes on the coffee table, the dining table is covered with stuff, and our bedroom is super cluttered. There is so much work to do!
Wish me luck!
There are innumerable daily practices out there. I have narrowed my list down to five that I feel I would be most likely to actual do at this point in my life.
1. Evening Prayer
I have been doing this standing in front of my altar. I light a candle to begin and either say a prayer aloud or mentally to the Goddess and God.
2. Morning Prayer
This could be done similarly to the evening prayer or even before getting out of bed. I would primarily give thanks for a new day and ask for guidance and blessings for the day.
3. Repeat Affirmations
Repeat, for example, “I am a good housekeeper,” several times over throughout the day. Eventually, it should manifest as truth.
This one is tough for me, as I have monkey mind. I don’t have that much time alone to meditate, so it has to be done in spare moments. Just a minute or two a day at first will be a good start.
5. Mindful Eating
Thinking about where our food comes from is important. Who worked or sacrificed to bring me the food I’m eating?
As you can see, I don’t really have much of an altar right now. Making room for our baby (who is now 14 months old) has sucked up any extra room I had for an altar before. His crib used to be where that table is now. The really bad part is that all that junk has been on that table for about five months, since G got his own room.
It’s kind of hard to see, but on my dresser, next to the broken jewelry box, is my statue of Cernunnos. In front of him sits an empty incense holder that rarely gets used and a necklace that didn’t quite make its way back into the jewelry box. (Pathetic, I know.)
^That was yesterday. Today, I have greatly improved the area, as you can see. I even set up my altar. (Yay!) It’s a work in progress, but it’s something.
I am hoping that having my altar set up will prompt me to do some kind of daily practice. I have not decided what it should be, though. I think I’m going to read a book and see if I can’t find ideas. I will share more on that later.
On the family side of things, we all three went to the local botanical gardens this afternoon. G loved it, and it was very nice to be out in nature. It is certainly something I want to do regularly for G and myself.