On a recent trip to the local New Age shop in Baltimore, I discovered the concept of a “personal altar.” A personal altar is a sacred space that you dedicate in your home to harness your spiritual and creative power. It is a place for you to connect with the Universe and with any Higher Power you happen to believe in. It can be as simple as a shelf or small table in your house where you gather objects that have personal and spiritual significance to you.
Once you have set up your personal altar, most New Age practitioners will tell you that you should write & say some sort of a blessing over your altar in order to properly dedicate the space for your purposes. The most important thing is that your altar blessing come from your heart–the Universe connects with your emotions and, more importantly, the power of your intention. By really focusing on putting a lot of meaning into your blessing, you can make your personal altar even more special and powerful.
Start off with by thanking the Universe or your Higher Power for the blessings that have already been bestowed upon you. Most New Thought teachers, for example those teachers who appear in the movie “The Secret,” agree that coming from a place of gratitude is the best way to attract more of what you want into your life. Next, you should state exactly what your intention is for your altar. Some people want their altars to help them connect with loved ones, alive or passed away. Other people see altars as a way of focusing their intention on attracting things they want into their lives. Clearly state in your blessing what exactly it is that you intend your sacred altar to be.
Next, ask the Universe or your Higher Power to dwell in the altar, and know that it is welcome. This act of welcoming what your Higher Power has to bring you really can open you up to all sorts of new possibilities in your life. Finally, end your blessing with an intention to open up your heart and mind to anything that life brings your way. It is through this openness that people are able to tap into the true universal power source and find really happiness in their lives.
By following these simple suggestions, you can write a very powerful and personal blessing for your personal altar. Go to your local New Age or Pagan bookstore for more books and reading materials that can help you further dedicate your personal altar to the purposes you choose. Remember to always use your altar for kindness and goodness, for these are the things you want to attract into your life, and the law of attraction is always at work.