Krista White meditates and prays in the “woods, washing dishes, waiting in line at the school to pick up my daughter,” she says, adding: “This doesn’t feel wrong to me as I don’t want to get too caught up in ritual and form, thus losing the essence of what feels most important–my connection to the divine.”
Stacey-Robin H. Johnson found the maintenance of a large home altar daunting: “I meditate and pray on the train in the morning.”
Priscilla Hudson believes it is wonderful to “allow the mundane to be sacred.”
Wilhelmenia Bell writes: “Prayer is a good way to relax in a higher divine power than your own being, knowing that there is always a place you can go and allow God to enter in.”
“God wants us to come to him just as we are, without any pretenses, conditions, idols, etc. I do prayerfully meditate upon His Word, but I do so freely with any breath that I take, whether it’s in the grocery store, walking my dogs, etc…” writes Kathryn.
Here are some new links for you to ponder: an article by Lama Surya Das on how home altars, while not mandatory, can be helpful, and here’s a Washington Post story about the variety of home sanctuaries out there. Then here‘s what appears to be a wonderful book about women and their sacred spaces, which defines altars so broadly that they can be collections of treasured photos and objects on a dresser. Now that, I do have. I’ll take some pictures and post them for you. Send me images of your sacred objects and spaces, or just describe them!