Home Decoration, Altars & Magic: 8 Steps to beautifying your home while attracting what you value, appreciate and desire
Did you ever consider that you could beautify your home while attracting what you value, appreciate and desire?
Our homes, the spaces we inhabit and which hold and protect us, have the capacity to also be sacred energy portals for our dreams and intentions.
Altars are one place where practicality and "woo" meet.
Altars and Home Decoration
For me, altars are part of how I decorate my home.
At the same time, altars honor, proclaim, and remind me of who I am and what I love.
My altars also serve to organize and categorize my various interests and values.
Practical yet powerful and yes, magical. Doesn't that sound easy and fun?
How exactly do altars make your living environment a personalized projection of and magnet for what you appreciate, value and desire?
Altars and Living Intentionally
Think of altars in your home as raising the intentionality of your life.
While making altars are beautifying for your outer living environment, they simultaneously demonstrate your uniqueness - nourishing your inner beauty.
My Introduction to Altars
When I separated from my husband over 25 years ago, I moved into my own apartment – the top floor of a funky old house near the university.
Unlike the suburbs where I had been living, this house had wooden floors, moulding around the doors, and three fireplaces. I loved it.
And I loved decorating this home – including scavenging interesting furniture that the students would leave on the curbs at the end of every semester.
One day a dear friend came to visit. She was much younger than I, a pagan, and wise beyond her years.
She went from room to room getting to know the space and concluded by stating, “You have little altars everywhere.”
“I do?” I replied.
I hadn’t thought of the small, artfully arranged collections of various objects on the fireplace mantles and bookshelves as altars – I had simply gathered and displayed things that were important to me and which I found beautiful, together.
“Rachel’s” recognition of my inherent spiritual knowing (witchiness), opened a door to myself revealing awareness and honoring of my own innate wisdom.
Since then, I still create little altars everywhere. I do so naturally.
In terms of “witchiness”, I am not trying to make anything happen with or through my altars.
What are Altars for?
What are altars for, then? What purpose do they serve? Are they mundane or spiritual? How do they “work”?
Making Altars for Manifesting Dreams and Desires
You know how oftentimes there are actions you know would be good for you, but you keep not doing them?
Altars can raise the intentionality of your life.
Altars and Intention
What are activities you want to have more of in your life? Make an altar for that and see what happens!
Want more travel? Make a travel altar. Put objects from past vacations and images of future intended ones. Want to keep a journal? Get or make a pretty journal. Choose writing utensils that feel easy and which work for you including their color, texture, thickness, and weight.
Every time you pass by this altar, the gentle breeze of that dream will caress you, making it ever more part of your energetic patterning. The more you embody what you desire, the more it becomes you.
What you see, think, feel, say, write, draw, dance, take in and do – is what you become. The more you take in what you desire through all your senses, the more “that” becomes you. You become that.
And “that” is the magic and where practicality meets “woo!
How to Make an Altar
Here is a feminine technique that you could tap into (energetically feminine, not gender specific):
Caring for your Altar
Like your life, your altar is a creative process, ever-changing, evolving and growing.
Now you get to watch and enjoy how your altar brings you:
Other Types of Altars
When I think of altars, I think of them traditionally as devotional power spots.
And they are. With intention, love and authenticity – even more so.
My meditation/prayer altar for instance, is much different from what I have described in this article. That category of altar is a place of refuge and connection at the deepest level.
Think of churches, synagogues and other religious places of worship. Bring to mind your most favorite place in nature where you feel safe, held and a sacred presence. If you are inspired to make an altar of this sort, let me know and I might write an article about that!
Till then, if you’re up for some home decoration and bringing magic and power in to the process, give the tips above a try and leave a comment about how it went!
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Robin Rainbow Gate
I help midlife people and beyond to find their inner power, health and well being through slow living
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