July 7th, 2010

Modern Altars

As you all know i'm repainting my living room; just a shade off white. Since that room gets very little light i've decided to go with a pale theme throughout. One of the things i'm considering is the relationship between storage and art in such a stark enviroment. Since my hubby has already made his views on the TV altar quite clear (though he wouldn't call it that) i am wondering how i can inject soul into this space that is the heart of our home. (The kitchen lacks out of this honor simply by being to small.)

For a shamanic kinda person, I've never been into altars in a big way. There are many reasons for this, one of which is the fluidity of my nature but mostly it is because i am unable to find the time to gather objects, that are able to convey the deep, dynamic and vast realm of spirit in a way that is also aesthetically pleasing. (I should also mention that i have a deep asthetic horror of comercialy shop bought magical paraphernalia.) So i find myself intrigued by some of the modern altars created by Bridget Conn and i am wondering how i can include space for a dynamic ever changing altar(s) that is able to function in spacial relationship. I especially like her work on ancestor worship, I love the way it moves through time and space. figuratively and literally!

Coherence Progress

Breakfast - Raw pancake, slice pineapple, 1/2 nectarine, 1 small bannana
1 mug mint tea

Today i discovered that i can mix/mash up the ingredients for my pancake base in the bottom of my bowl. Thus eliminating the need to wash up the mini processor. As always anything that eliminates the need for washing up is fantastic!

Breathing practice, 6 min. Thought you guys might be interested in how 'Coherent' my heart centered breathing is. The smoother the wave the more positive and aligned your feeling. I'll try and write up a post about this as it is very dear to my heart - no pun intended. :) Works well with the Ha prayer. I'm also thinking it could be a direct measure of how Kala you are... *ponders*

Lunch: raw provencal crisp bread, houmous, leaves, cumber, tomatoes, chives.
Dinner: Lentils + salad
Lots of tea; Mint, Nettle, Mate

Errr: overdid it on the dried apricots, dark chocolate and walnuts. Why? I was freakin exhausted after all the painting. One of my triggers strikes again.

Exercise: Dog walk, does painting count??

Meditation: 20 min hypno relax.
Breathing practice: 5 min