Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sacred Gifts



One of the biggest gifts to my Sacred Life has been the addition of an altar.

Patrick has had an altar in his home always. I never have.

The first piece of furniture in our new home together was the altar.

Every day, the things upon it are rearranged, because God is constant but we are ever changing. Our desires change. Our needs change. Our objects of gratitude change.

Every day, either Patrick or I choose a prayer from one (or more) of the prayer books on the table.

We mark it so the other may read it when they will.

We may or may not light incense. It does help me to focus.

The prayer we choose could be global or it could be particular to something that is going on in our life.

It can be a prayer of gratitude or a prayer for healing.

Anything.

I am grateful for this new practice that Patrick has brought to me.

We have incorporated my gratitude beads, a prayer book that was a gift from Christine, Dr. Beckwith's Mind Fast, Soul Feast book, a card I bought for Patrick before I found him again with the intention of giving it to him (it says, Because the one I love lives inside you, I will always lean as close to your body as I can), and the Source Card from my SoulCollage deck.

I am happy and grateful for this physical representation of our devotion to and Union with God and one another.

Life is Sacred.

Every bit of it.

21 comments:

Claire said...

thank you for sharing this most holy place with us, lisa - i've removed my shoes...

Gemma said...

The act of lighting candles and incense does seem to awaken spirit.

Angela said...

Wonderful alter Froggy! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)
*HUGS*

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

What a lovely altar. I have one, too, and it is in my entry hall so it can been seen coming and going.

Olivia said...

What a great idea, and a representation of so much! It makes me want to create an altar in my home, too. Thanks for sharing this, Lisa.

Ninnie said...

Love your altar. Love Hugs and Blessings

KaiBlueCreations said...

essence of everythign perfect and peaceful in your life Lisa.. Patrick and you are a blessed union of one soul in two bodies..

Peace, Kai xx

Lisa Oceandreamer S. said...

Two wholes that came together to form a more perfect union....sharing one altar...one space....two beating hearts lit from within to form one beam of light. A light that can be seen from space for its intensity. I see a candle on your altar as a symbol of that.
XOXOXO
Love,
Lisa

Lisa Oceandreamer S. said...

or the lamp....

Cheryl Finley: said...

This is indeed beautiful and sacred, Lisa. A beautiful union of spirit in so many ways...and thank you for sharing it. I am happy for the union that you and Patrick have created. Every bit of happiness ups the happiness-vibe of our Universe...so the angles are dancing right now...and so am I!

By the way... I have the same book "Unity Guide to Prosperous Living"... (as well as Dr. Beckwith's book, as you know).

Godpseed to you both!

Sue said...

Oh I love the Alter...a wonderful peaceful place to sit, reflect and meditate. Your strength is inspiring, you are an amazing giurl
Love and bright blessings,
Pixie Sue xxx

She Who Flies said...

Every moment of every day is indeed sacred and should be celebrated. I find altars powerful reminders of our connection to the Sacred, as well as perfect ways to focus our energy in giving thanks and/or in manifesting.

Pam Aries said...

Froggy..that is such a wonderful thing! I am so happy you guys have a shared altar ...a shared life! AWESOME!!!!!

GreenishLady said...

I think it is beautiful that the two of you share this sacred space. I find that so touching, that unity of spirit.

Carla said...

What an honor to see your altar. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Dot said...

Oh Lisa, I am so happy you are living the life you want to live. And the life you deserve to live.

The altar is a beautiful addition to your home. And how lovely that you and Patrick bought it together.I can tell it has a very special energy and that both you and Patrick enjoy your time there..seperate or together...

I have moved to my new home and are so , so happy. Have posted photo's on my blog if you would like to take a peek.

Life is good!

judie said...

Lisa, I am so happy for you that you have found your soulmate. I love your alter. I love coming to your blog. I can feel your uplifted spirit and happiness every time I visit. Such a change in your spirit over the past few months. Sending love. xoxoxoxoxo

tinker said...

Sacred and beautiful, Lisa. xo

mrsnesbitt said...

What a lovely place.
When my hallway has been nesbittized I will have to work out where I can fit one.

Dxx

Lara Berch Tutorials said...

Hi Lisa. Thanks for commenting on my blog and adding me to your links. I have added you as well on my resources page. Thanks again
Sincerely
Lara

Hamguin said...

Such a simple, clear, perfect description, Lisa. It's great to hear of so wonderful a joining as this indicates for you and Patrick!

Thanks for allowing us this glimpse.

I have sent Claire's shoes out to be shined.