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My new sacred space

Sacred space

My husband bought me a lovely used desk for Christmas, and built me some shelves to go with it. These are adjustable, so one shelf is now my private sacred space.

It includes:

– The green sign at the back says “Life is a journey, not a destination’. I made this as a ‘doorknob spell’ but now it hands on the altar where I can write quotes and intentions on the back. Its covered in packing tape, which makes for a small dry board.

– Two star decorations. Both are gifts from friends, and add that positive energy that friendship brings.

– Two butterfly candles. The butterfly represents the spirit, and transformation of spirit. Light/fire also symbolizes transformation and change.

– Flower pot plate- very useful to add stones and a small candle. This is also a good post to add incense, and jewelry I wish to empower.

– Crystal ball- I got this decades ago from another friend. It came with a pewter dragon that my cat at the time decided it was a great idea to knock over and crack the face and leg off. I got a new base for it, and it reminds me of using vision to see clearly in Life.

– Pentacle amulet (On the back wall) was another gift from a dear friend. I love the design and the energy she brought to my life.

– My pentacle necklace (hanging on the right with the pentacle décor). Yet another gift, with the necklace part made by my husband. More fond memories and reminders of friendship and love.

If you take note, the back ‘wall’ is all corkboard. This will let me past a number of things such as photos, pictures, prayers/chants, and reminders.

I love it. Its there, in front of me, ready to be used when I need it.

Wednesday Witch: Bringing Up Salamanders

salamanders

Bringing Up Salamanders is a delightful blog from a pagan parent’s point of view. The author, Nydia from Brazil,  shares her hopes and fears raising her son, using very honest language in her posts on pagan-related topics.

She writes topics from how she celebrates the holidays, to the more personal posts on her son. Those type of posts, I think, are the best. They offer wonderful insight in how we, as parents, care and nurture our children.

Some posts I enjoyed;

Ostara and a new phase– where she’s ‘busted’ by her son, being the one who puts out the eggs on his altar.

Belated Yule 2012 post- Lovely post sharing her Yule with her son.

Samhain on our corner- I think the posts where she shares how she celebrates, and adds the pictures of the altar, and her family, are my favorite posts.

There’s many posts up. She’s been writing for some time, and I hope she continues.

 

Pinterest pagan ideas

I admit it; I’m a total Pinterest addict.  You can tell you’re an addict if you intent to look as ‘just a few pins’ and hours later, you’re still clicking through.

However, I find tons of very cool ideas and I wanted to share;

sand

Not only is this a brilliant idea to post a memory on the wall, you could potentially add a small altar inside with stones, feathers, and shells to add a level of sacredness to it.

burden

I thought this was a lovely idea to add an Apache ‘burden basket’ (box, cauldron, etc) which was used to gather berries, twigs, and other things. I like the idea of using it for the purpose of adding your burdens to it, to be burned later, or shared with friends, or both.

enchantedwater

I love this idea to make enchanted waters. I’m not sure if I’d use colored pencil but charcoal instead or even chalk. I suppose, however, the color might add to the ‘charm’ of it.

Do you have share-worthy links on your Pinterest boards? Leave in comments below