Ah, what a prompt this week - Connections...
I sense this whole year has been about connections, so where does one start!
As I've been doing the Journal Your Life course, which finished yesterday :( I've been connecting a lot with my journal (see post below), and thereby with my spirit, my soul, my identity...
Last weekend, I made an altar - on top of the DVD cupboard I sit opposite on the sofa!
The 'cloth' is a small wall-hanging a dear friend made last year as a birthday gift. It shows a haiku she wrote for me.
On the front left is a coaster my daughter made in DT last year showing the deathly hallows (she's Harry Potter mad!)
Behind that is my Mary Magdalene statue, I found on ebay from France. I'm fascinated by MM having read this amazing book, and believe she has been misrepresented/misunderstood by 2000 years of male-dominated Christianity.
Next to Mary are two artworks bought from Birdie Fincham.
The monoprint (The Blessing of Water), I think perfectly shows one part of my soul; and hanging on the frame is a sweet altar ornament showing an angel surrounded by dried rosebuds. I've had it years - it was hanging on our bedpost :)
The painting (The Pilgrims) shows another part of my soul - I am a Taurean, and that white bull head scares me, but she is a part of me, as much as the calm, praying pilgrim next to it.
The canvas saying was given to me by a dear friend last birthday.
The wee green box housed earrings on my dressing table, but now it contains my prayer beads, made several years ago by Deborah Globus. They sit nicely in my gammy, right hand when I pray.
Then there's a heart stone with an earth symbol engraved on it (Taurus is an earth sign), and two necklaces - on the left is my Full Moon necklace...
... and on the right is my sanctuary pendant.
At the front and centre is a handmade Mary pocket stone - she's very tactile!
And finally, a coconut offering bowl bought from Lauren.
To me, it's the perfect representation of my word for 2013 Be a Vessel, and inside I've placed a wee murano glass heart, which I've had for years and truly cannot remember how I acquired it!
I'm sorry, this is so photo-laden, but I think you can tell why these items are on my altar...
I have a deep connection to every piece on it, and to the people who gave them to me, or who made them for me to purchase, and I treasure them all!
Now, enjoy visiting all the other great connections below: