By the time Friday’s Child returns we will already be in the year 2014! A 7 year. A year where Spirit comes first and everything else comes much later. Many of us will be setting new intentions. First we have to dream them up. So dream! Although it isn’t enough to dream to create the life you want dreaming is how it all begins.
Once you have your 2014 dreams in motion write them down then set your intentions through altar work. I have explained how to build a Prosperity Altar before but it can’t hurt to review. Almost all spiritual altars honor the earth’s elements. Altars were originally created in a time when Air, Water, Fire, and Earth were gods in their own right.
Find a perfect space for your altar. Somewhere easy for you to get to and where you have some privacy. You will want to spend time there everyday. It doesn’t matter if it is 5 minutes or an hour.
Get a small table or tray. Cover it with a pretty tablecloth, scarf, or decorative paper. Find a bell, fan, or feather to represent the element Air. A vase, bottle, or bowl that will hold water for the element Water. Get a candle or candle holder that can be used for your Fire element. Then last but not least find a crystal, rock, sand, dirt, or small plant to represent the element earth.
You are going to create a square or rectangle with the placement of the representative objects you have collected.
In the upper left hand corner place your Air element.
In the upper right hand corner place your Water element.
In the bottom left hand corner place your Earth element. In the bottom right hand corner place your Fire element.
In the center of the square place a small green, gold, or silver plate or tray. These colors represent Prosperity. And this is a Prosperity Altar. On top of the plate place your written intentions.
Along the outside of your square you may place anything you like that you feel helps you to focus and to “pretty up” this sacred space. I have a small frame with loved ones who have crossed over. A wire angel memo holder with a favorite affirmation written on it. Other stones and angels that I like. Whatever adds to the general attitude of your altar feel free to place the objects there.
My altar is all about Gratitude and Angel energy. Your altar is something that should reflect what positive influences you respond to best.
I have a pretty angel bell in my Air corner and I ring it after every prayer. Thank you And So It Is! Ring the bell.
If you have chosen a fan or feather for your Air corner move it back and forth across your altar after your prayer. For my Water corner I currently have a bottle of Holy Water but I used to have a small vase with water and a flower in it at all times. My Fire corner has a candle holder because I do a lot of color work and change my candles daily. A plain white candle is just fine. Light it when you begin your prayer and blow it out when you feel comfortable doing so.
I have a rose quartz heart and a crystal in my Earth corner. I also have a pretty rectangular green plate in the middle of the altar where I place my written intentions and the names of the people and things I am praying for.
I have other objects all around the altar I find to be beautiful and help me create the energy needed to do my spiritual work everyday.
The way this particular altar is set up comes from ancient Chinese and Tibetan times.
You may set up your altar anyway you like of course but this style is the one I have always worked with.
It is my prayer that you all have a wonder-filled 2014. To assist you in doing so I suggest that you use an altar as the powerful spiritual tool it is and revisit your intentions for the new year daily. Do the work and intend the best outcome for all involved. As you know… it’s not magic.
2014… Bring it!
We send… Love, Light and Oceans of Bliss for the Highest Good of All.
And so it is!