A Photo Essay + An Invitation
Originally published on Be You Media Group
“The sacred tree, the sacred stone are not adored as stone or tree they are worshipped precisely because they are hierophanies, because they show something that is no longer stone or tree but sacred, the ganz andere or ‘wholly other.” ~ Mircea Eliade
Little collections of meaningful objects, bundles of special trinkets, groupings of knick knacks that connect us to the sacred, to something beyond ourselves; to me whether they are man-made, found in nature, or a mix of both, they are little altars. Resting places for our weary hearts and souls, connecting us to something deeper, connecting us to the “wholly other”.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always created little spots of sacredness in my surroundings. They ground, comfort and help me see the beauty in all small things. When I began posting pictures of my little altars I realized I wasn’t alone, so many others created their own versions of little shrines. We may be honoring parts of ourselves, the beauty in nature, intentions we’re wanting to manifest or simply appreciating the little thing; there is definitely some powerful about the little altars everywhere.
And so dear readers, I invite you to share with me your #littlealtarseverywhere photos which will be included in a follow up post. Send them to BeYouMediaGroup@gmail.com with the subject line “Little Altars Everywhere” and if you so choose to include your name and blog/website/Facebook Page link these will be included with your photo. I look forward to seeing your little collections of sacred objects, to see where your mind, heart and soul rests for healing and rejuvenation.
“Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man.” ~ Paulo Coelho