my sacred space

Dancing at the Altar - My Sacred Space

Maven Unmasked Dancing at the Altar

There is so much powerful primal energy in dancing at your altar space. Twist, whine, bend. Shimmy, shake, stomp. Move your hips and sway to the song of your soul. 

For a long time I felt like I didn't know how to be in my altar space or what to do. I was used to the Catholic way of doing things - kneeling, genuflecting, and mumbling prayers. I love the Catholic Church, don't get me wrong it is what I was raised in. But in my home, alone, with no misselets, choir,  or pews, just me and my altar - I didn't know  what I was supposed to be doing. So I avoided my altar. It was pretty to look at and I felt a sense of pride and comfort looking at it, but I was intimidated by the fact that there were no guidelines or set of rules to follow. I am not Wiccan and find that the way they perform their rituals at the altar didn't resonate with me. Nothing against it, I gave it a try and I wanted more ceremonial freedom. I just felt pretty lost and confused. I wanted an altar practice, but didn't know where to start. 

Maven Unmasked Dancing at the Altar

I didn't want routines then and I still don't now. I don't have a daily requirement of prayer at my altar space - not even a weekly one. The Earth and Spirit are my sacred space. I can connect and tap in wherever I am. I go to my altar when I feel called - for deep connection, prayer, and reflection. I love that my altar space is mine without judgment, protocol, or expectations. Fully clothed or naked, my altar doesn't care. In my Sunday best or in sweatpants, my altar doesn't care. 

Make your altar space yours. Become friends. Build a relationship. Your altar knows your soul. It is a place for your soul to be free. Once I got in touch with that, it was magic. 

You don't have to play instrumental meditation music. I listen and dance to EDM, techno, pop, rock, soul, R&B, and more at my altar. Whatever my manifesting, my soul, or Pandora (lol) is calling for. Light your candles, connect to your soul, and let its dance take over your body. Let it dance through you. Dance for your purpose, your prayers, and your desires. Dance for love, for success, for healing. Dance because your soul and Spirit wants you too. 

I have found that since I began dancing at my altar space, I have formed a deeper bond with it. I have come to love that special feeling of having alone time with my altar.  Instead of feeling unsure at my altar space, I now laugh and feel confident. I have fun. I feel wild and free. I feel me. 

What do you love about your altar practice? What works for you and what doesn't? How has your practice in your sacred space changed?

xo Ariel