One Small Thing

desk_4-27-18In my altar makeover earlier this year, I took down some framed pictures I had of Carolina Parakeets and Passenger Pigeons because I didn’t have any room for them on top of the altar itself. But I took them out again this week because I’m celebrating All Species Week, a personal observance where I honor every species of Ancestor Bird, particularly the ones that haven’t been discovered or named by human beings.

After my morning devotions to the Ancestor Birds, I took the one picture, of Carolina Parakeet, my very first spirit ally, to my home office with me while I was working. I just wanted that awareness that today is a special day to stay with me.

It immediately looked at home on my desk–maybe it helps that I’ve got a bunch of other bird items nearby! But then I realized, this is something I can do all the time. Just as many people keep pictures of their human family, and even their furry family, on their desks at work, I can keep pictures of my spirit family close by, even on what is not technically an altar. And just this one small thing can make a difference in my mindset all day, so that I can bring the sacred with me deeper into my daily life.

What is one small thing you can do to deepen your practice today?

3 thoughts on “One Small Thing

  1. It’s not a small thing but I fiiiiinally did puja for Ganesh today. It felt really nice! Oh here is a small thing I did for him: I cut out a little red square to be his seat. It was good to do. :]

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  2. Reblogged this on MystikNomad and commented:
    I’ve been away from my blog for a bit. I’ve moved 4 times this past year – each time to a different state – and it caught up with me. Now that I’ve landed in Texas (surprise!) I’m raring to go with a whole slate of new posts, which I’m kicking off this next week.

    That being said, I thought the post I’m sharing here was a very timely reminder! Enjoy the read, and may you find it as helpful as I did!


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