Hello beloved ones,
How are you? Really? Want to take a breath with me right now? Okay…you could do that again…
At our Ingathering Sunday we talked about creating home altars and Kathleen, our Director of Children and Family Ministry, created an altar at the fellowship.
We saw this as an opportunity to practice our faith at home and connect us in faith across space and time. Did you create an altar yet? Or you might be wondering, “What is an altar?” And” why would I want one?” Altars aren’t only located in churches or temples.
Think of altars as a dedicated space to focus on when you want to feel centered, to ground, to focus your intention, to be and breathe. Some people will put prayers or intentions on their altars. Some will see them as rest stops of beauty. Some put art or cards or poems on their altars. You can create one outside or inside on a bookshelf, a desk or a table, in a corner of the room.
We have moved into the autumn season - it is the time of lessening light, a time of harvest and a time of release. What objects might you put on your altar that signify autumn? Maybe acorns, gourds, pomegranates, leaves. I have candles in browns and reds and orange...I have stones that represent the rich harvest of experiences in the past months. I have objects that represent the directions and pictures of beloved ones
Find things that uplift your spirit. Feed your soul. In these times we need respite and release.
Also, stop by the Fellowship and contribute to our altar on the patio!
All love, rev beth