I haven’t been posting much about spirituality recently, mainly because of a few disgusting comments that were left on my last few posts. Bible verses were also quoted at me and it’s not something I particularly wanted to repeat. But it’s an important part of who I am and I absolutely want to talk about it on my blog, so I’m trying again. There were some people who left lovely comments too so I’m going to focus on the positive!
If you do find yourself to be a spiritual person, I find that have a specific place in your home to dedicate to your spirituality can be an enormous help. My altar is a place I can go to for a moment of calm during meditation, to find peace through burning incense or oils, to feel empowered when casting enchantments or reading tarots. It’s a space in my home entirely dedicated to myself, to my mind, and to my spiritual fulfilment. In order to be really happy, I personally need to feel like I am spiritually fulfilled. And I totally understand that this is certainly not the case with everyone, and I respect that people can feel whole without it. Personally, I find it gives me comfort and security.
After much research, I have figured out that the best religions that work for me are specifically Buddhism and Paganism, in particular, Wicca. I have identified as a Buddhist since I was 14 years old. It’s a spirituality I have always connected to, but felt like something was missing from it for me. In 2016 I found Wicca and since combining the two, I feel like I have found the right fit. I also draw a lot of energy from Taoism and modern-day spirituality in a broader sense.
My altar is filled with everything I could need to be calm. I have four sets of tarot cards: an original basic Rider-Waite set, a Dragon Tarot set, an Oracle of the Mermaids set by Lucy Cavendish, and Fairy Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue. I also have flowers on my altar as a symbol of nature. The elements are all represented by coloured candles (blue for water, red for fire, green for earth, yellow for air, and purple for spirit. The elements are again represented by further items; a bowl of salt water for water, a bowl of salt for earth, a feather for air, and incense for fire. I also keep my sage smudge stick and shell near here too when I need to cleanse.
Inside the drawers of my altar I keep all of my essential oils and further herbs. And then in the centre of the altar I keep my Book of Shadows. To a Wiccan, their Book of Shadows is essentially their Bible. Except we write it ourselves.
Do you dedicate a spot in your home for spirituality?