I am very tangible with my spirituality. I love to anchor my growth in to tokens that I can place on my altar or hold to remind me of those moments. I love tokens, totems, and reminders of faith. With all the distractions that surround us, being able to hold a piece of your spiritual journey is powerful. I’ve never much been a crafty person, but it has been an area that has called me as my journey has evolved. I like to pick up stones from my walks, and if I have a spiritual moment on that walk, I’ll place that stone on my altar.
I feel we are living in a disconnected time, and even as spiritual workers we might find ourselves caught up in the busy nature of life. There is much work that has to be done, and we need to remind ourselves to take a moment to appreciate the journey a bit.
There are also times when I give my students little medallions or stones during a class. I feel that after a class the completion paperwork is nice, but having something a bit more tangible can help to remind us of the moment we took that next step. I have a mala that I wear constantly. I’ve worn it ever since I’ve stepped onto the path. It carries my energy, and has been through every up and down. It is my constant connection to that first day.
If we look back to our youth, many of us had the teddy bear that was also our best friend… that toy that connected us to a place of safety. What are your reminders? Do you have tangible objects that take you back to moments of initiation, graduation, or just a moment where life made sense?
If this is not something that you’ve tried, I’d recommend it. I find beauty in being able to physically touch those moments of spiritual connection. To hold my faith deeply in my hands.
Michael A. Brazell CFT CSN MAT PAT
Psychic Medium/ Modern Mystic