Nomadic Tools For Intentions and Meditation.
Over the years I have really admired my nomadic friends who seem to bring a sense of home and practices with them. My friend, Nicole of Spontanenous Atelier, has really inspired me in the sense of creating altars where ever she is. I have seen her set them up as an offering at group weekend gatherings, at her natural dye workshops, and in our bell tent at the Oregon Eclipse Festival. And of course at each home she has stayed in between.
It has reminded me to take the time to create my own altars even though I feel like I am always moving and living half unpacked. Travelling an hour or to school four times a week, means I have spent much time in my car, so to connect me with the forests that I feel most at home in, and to create a more peaceful vibe in my car, I have created a dash altar.
And at home I have a beautiful space that I finally set up that holds my mediation space and sounding instruments with the nurturing of plants around, my sage burning bowl and candles.
This beautiful practice of creating a space for representations or symbolic items that hold connections to the intentions you are bringing into your life is grounding and connective to your inner spirit. Its a place that holds a sacred energy for you to meditate, give thanks, or to bring together the intentions of yourself or of a group. It is a tool that provides a spaciousness for bringing the sacred and ritual into the ordinary, to connect us with our higher spirit and purpose. Ritual is what separates us from just moving day to day to actually being intentionally present in our life.
My friend, Veronica from Isola Jewellery, has created the beautiful Movable Altar, which we are lucky enough to have a limited few available on Zen Nomad.
The inspiration came to her through her own travels, she brings a group of sacred items with her to help with feeling grounded and at home where ever she is and realized that others might appreciate something beautiful to help them connect while travelling too.
"No matter how long my stay, I always create a small sacred space that makes me feel at home and grounded no matter where I am, as well as creating a kind of portal between the divine and my current location" Veronica
I love these beautiful Movable Altars, includes a triple wrap wrist mala, some beautiful unique crystals ( blue topaz, smokey quartz, shungite, and crystal sphere), affirmations, linen altar cloth, incense, beeswax tea candle, all packed in a lovely compact box. They provide a small sacred space to meditate and a portal to the divine where ever you are, whether you are going on a retreat, travelling with your lover or family, or off on a business trip. We all know the benefit of taking a moment to ground and connect with our inner self.
Taking the time, to create a space or moment to sit and focus your energy on the intentions you would like to bring out in your life and the inner magic you would like to bring forth, helps to bring an uplifted perspective and an empowered sense of self as you take the time to nurture your spirit.
Some other items that I enjoy as travelling touch points for the intentions and messages they carry with me, are the Ananda Ring by Mindful Necessities and the Bangles with pages of inspiration.
The Ananda ring has a quote written on it by the creatrix, Gisele, that says
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