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Altar tool- possible statue replacement

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I’ve made a few attempts at making my own statuary for my altar, but so far, haven’t found anything that really works. Now I’m thinking of using this idea I worked on today; (see photo to the left).

Its easy enough to make with some wire, one of those glass pebbles you can find a garden section or craft store, and make a card or pretty element of just about picture, quote, or graphic you’d like.

I could use any illustration of the goddess, and change as I see fit, or include a card that has a quote or prayer on it, add a daily tarot card, or add any number of pictorial elements. I think this works nicely on the altar type setting, and could travel well in portable altars.

The card appears to be ‘soldered’ but its not. I used a hot glue gun, touched up the edges, then used Mica powder to give it a metallic sheen. Nifty, eh?

You could also make them any size, and use a number of various bases from wood blocks, to stone, to polymer clay.

Hope you like the idea.

A Knot’s Prayer

Now and then I collect these graphics with quotes, thoughts, and ideas I like. I add to a folder called ‘Gratitude” which I will then go through on days I’m not feeling so well about myself or my life.

I happened upon this going through imgfave.com, and thought it worthy to share. Of course, the same prayer can be spoken to the gods, or the Goddess, or the ‘powers that be’, or the Higher Self, Higher Power, or however you define it.

Blessings

PS- I thought this might do very well if you actually tie knots in a cord, then burn it afterwards as a means to remove those doubt in yourself.

Light and love

Tuesday Tip

devotionalI’m also starting a Tuesday Tip series that will include any handy tips that are pagan related. Today’s tip has to do with daily prayers.

As pagans, many do not feel the compulsion of doing anything that doesn’t feel right in their heart. The need to pray daily might not touch your heart as for others.

As A.J. Jacobs, author of Living Biblically, discovered that by following the rules, whether you believe in them or that, adds a level of spiritualism to your life. He said, “I’ve started to look at life differently”. (His books are funny and just amazing.)

This inspired me to start saying a morning prayer each morning. It provides me a moment of the day, setting off the day in fact, by stating what I hope to see in my life.

I also decided to start saying Grace before eating. I, of course, would give thanks to the Goddess and the God, while my husband (who is Lutheran) might give thinks to God. My son could simply say he’s thankful for the food before him.

Other aspects of life, I try to be mindful of; a moment in the day to be thankful of my family, the health of my pets, how thankful and amazing I am for my friends, and so on.

Try it for a week and see if you feel/see any changes.