So altars, what do I mean by that?
I mean a space given over to you, your mediation, creativity, joy and passion. A space you can call your own and personalise with things which bring you pleasure and remind you of what you love.
It can be a shelf , window sill, dressing table top, anywhere that works for you, perhaps it’s outside.
It doesn’t need to be permanent as I have discovered with living on a boat. I have a few stones, a crystal and a candle which I can get out when I need them, I also have personalised my berth by tacking up affirmations, quotes and my achievements list.
I suggest this as I believe it helps set the tone and create an atmosphere conducive to mediation, reflection and contemplation. It is also all about intention; creating a sacred space to honour who we are and what we love and believe in.
At home I try to have fresh flowers which I love and connect me to nature, a little book of daily reflections, and one or two items that are special to me, perhaps a gift from a friend, a card from my child, whatever moves me and reminds me of those I love.
It is your space, do with it whatever is meaningful to you, allow yourself to have this and then use it.