A couple of years ago before Christmas, I wanted to create a small sacred space in my home, just for me. I envisioned creating a goddess altar as a Christmas present to myself. But holiday time gets hectic, and it seemed I never had the time to give any thought to where I would even put it, much less what it would contain.
On Christmas Eve , I came home to a surprise – a gift bag on my porch. I checked the tag. It was from my dear friend Patrick. In the bag was a miniature string of Om Mani PadMe Hum prayer flags, colored candles for every chakra, incense and crystals. It was definitely enough to get my altar started.
My mom gave me a small table and I began creating. I added my mala beads, small goddess relics, an angel candle holder that my best friend gave me, some Palo Santo, a few larger crystals and my son’s ceramic fish that he made in middle school.
Everything that sits on my altar has special meaning to me. And I still add more items when I feel inspired to do so. My altar is my personal and sacred space for creation. It’s where I set my intentions during certain moon cycles, chant my personal mantra, perform daily meditations, pray and simply find peace.
When I need a reset, I come to my cushion and do whatever I feel like doing. Whether that means lighting a candle, burning incense or just closing my eyes for a few minutes. In these moments, I’m always able to feel the connection to source consciousness.
If this sounds like heaven to you, I highly recommend creating an altar for yourself.
Create your own goddess altar
Love and light,