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Small devotional style gratitude altar

Postby EveningWithAstaroth » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:41 am

I have been working with manifesting lately. I had found myself manifesting something I had been thinking of before I switched my bedroom out. I have a small tea light candle holder that is a woodstove design. Before changing rooms I was reading about it on Ebay searching for similar items and I found out this way this item is a set and usually has little pieces that go with it, little pots and pans for the wood stovetop and the like. I remember when finding this out wishing my grandparents had kept the small pieces or wishing they still had them and they would be found. About five days ago my father brought me some of the small pieces he found up at my gram's along with a small Jasper stone he found. I also within the same week was able to go out and shop for a new purse, a recent one had gotten destroyed, and I had been wanting a replacement. When I journal wrote about these things I noticed I didn't feel as good as I usually feel about these things and manifesting things. It was clearly noticeable my depression was affecting the things I usually enjoy. Yesterday I was up in the morning and heard the crows cawing loudly out of my window in the way they do when I can expect something, more than one, cawing loudly and an echo. I found myself irritated with the things, and then thinking upon perhaps this being their expect a gift or something call and instead of feeling hopeful I remember feeling very doubtful of this being the case as I had begun to feel my sure fire signs of things manifesting had abandoned me and I remember thinking this not to be a sign at all but that I had rather been making this up in my head all along.

Alright so I begin about my morning and am relaxing watching something, and then my father knocks on my door and gives me a rose quartz. I have been trying when I can to get a stone collection going. When my father gave me the Jasper he said he had some more stones in a box at my grandmothers. I took the stone and sat it next to my salt lamp and another stone for charging, and went to the store to grab a snack. On my way back from the store I found some pretty purple and white flowers I thought would look nice in my small dark blue vases so I picked a few. I got home and rested for a bit and then the thought struck me that the flowers looked much like starflowers, and I remembered thinking recently of the time my grandmother had given me some starflower seeds to try and grow some.

It was at this point I noticed a thought manifest theme going on, and then it hit me on why when I wrote about the thoughts manifesting why I had not been as excited or happy as I usually do, and it is because I had manifested the things I was wanting to see in my life, but I had been forgetting to show my gratitude by lighting a simple gratitude candle in prayer.

Sorry for being long winded, finally I have set up a small altar specifically designated as a devotional and gratitude altar dedicated to my deity. I have used the area and lit a candle. I have noticed a more positive change with thinking. I am grateful as my negative thinking habits were really starting to get to me there.

Here is the image of the devotional/ gratitude altar:

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There is a simple dish (candy dish) for the gratitude candle to be placed and lit, a blue flower tea light holder to the left and a red one to the right. I also set a yellow freeze dried rose on the small table, and a green glass bottle- for a pop of color. In front of the candle dish I set my rose quartz with my pale pink rosary beads, and a white stone I love with a little crystallization in small pockets in the stone that I had found at the beach.
To each side of the candle dish I have set my small blue vases holding the purple and white flowers I found.

It is about time I remembered to light my gratitude candle along when I manifest things. I had not realized forgetting to do it for a few days would make it so difficult to feel good about the good coming to me.

It makes sense, I had forgotten to show gratitude, no wonder. But, at the same time I was not expecting to feel that way none the less, that in order to feel good about manifesting good in my life that I Have to show gratitude for it. Like it is a necessity.

Thought I would share my experience with this, and my new altar top dedicated for this purpose.
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Re: Small devotional style gratitude altar

Postby T'a Nuk » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:36 am

Sweet, sincere and simple.
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Re: Small devotional style gratitude altar

Postby SpiritTalker » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:29 am

Thank you. You remind us all that gratitude is the secret of abundance. :)
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Re: Small devotional style gratitude altar

Postby EveningWithAstaroth » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:04 pm

T'a Nuk wrote:Sweet, sincere and simple.


Thank you.

SpiritTalker wrote:Thank you. You remind us all that gratitude is the secret of abundance. :)


I was wondering what exactly was going on. Truth of the matter I just feel better when feeling gratitude. Often enough I forget these things- to be grateful, from time to time I need the reminder. blue_flee
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