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« Reply #15: August 07, 2007, 08:42:41 am »

Blessings All,

I live in a very Christian household in the Southern US.  Needless to say, it's rather conservative over here.  I'm interested in beginning a small devotional practice, just something to add a spiritual dimension to my day.  If anyone has any ideas on ways to do things like this that aren't obvious, that would be lovely.  Thank you all!

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Would a little meditation be seen as astray?  Much of my practice involves me sitting on my bed in meditation, communing with my gods and the universe before I go to bed.  As others have suggested, candles are also occasionally nice, and don't instantly scream "pagan!"

And there's nothing that says you can't pray to the gods on your knees in what seems to be "Christian style," if all else fails.
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« Reply #16: August 07, 2007, 06:58:54 pm »

Blessings All,

I live in a very Christian household in the Southern US.  Needless to say, it's rather conservative over here.  I'm interested in beginning a small devotional practice, just something to add a spiritual dimension to my day.  If anyone has any ideas on ways to do things like this that aren't obvious, that would be lovely.  Thank you all!

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Prayers,petitions, candle lighting *for mood of course, nothing else,lol), ummm....meditation? Communing with nature, there are many things that can be seen as just spiritual, not designed or geared specifically to any certain religion. Most of what i find to matter most is what is in my heart, how I think, how i act, having it be my lifestyle, not just something I do on the weekend...it's something I am. I hope that helped.

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« Reply #17: August 09, 2007, 05:09:00 pm »

I live in a very Christian household in the Southern US.  Needless to say, it's rather conservative over here.  I'm interested in beginning a small devotional practice, just something to add a spiritual dimension to my day.  If anyone has any ideas on ways to do things like this that aren't obvious, that would be lovely. 

Hello Spiritseeker,

One of the easiest ways is to take an interest in plants and keep one on your windowsill (Earth). A feather or a fan (Air), plant mister or tiny watering can for your plant, (Water) and a small candle or tealight, perhaps in a lantern (Fire). A holed stone for the Goddess and a long stone or crystal for the God. Only those 'in the know' would recognise them.

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« Reply #18: August 10, 2007, 10:24:14 pm »

Hello Spiritseeker,

One of the easiest ways is to take an interest in plants and keep one on your windowsill (Earth). A feather or a fan (Air), plant mister or tiny watering can for your plant, (Water) and a small candle or tealight, perhaps in a lantern (Fire). A holed stone for the Goddess and a long stone or crystal for the God. Only those 'in the know' would recognise them.

Cheers, midori

Unfortunately, that uses a traditional Neo-Wiccan mindset.  Not that there's anything wrong with that, nor that your advice is not useful, it's just that spiritseeker may not be inclined towards Neo-Wicca.  Still, your advice is good, and modifiable if she tends in a different direction.
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« Reply #19: August 10, 2007, 10:41:44 pm »

Blessings All,

I live in a very Christian household in the Southern US.  Needless to say, it's rather conservative over here.  I'm interested in beginning a small devotional practice, just something to add a spiritual dimension to my day.  If anyone has any ideas on ways to do things like this that aren't obvious, that would be lovely.  Thank you all!

Spiritseeker

Well, if you've felt pulled or attracted to a deity, perhaps you could do something around you that is connected to them? For Apollo, this could be writing or for Artemis it could be helping out at a local humane society?

But this would all depend on whether or not you're looking to commune with a specific god or just nature in general. If its just nature in general.. perhaps volunteer for a group in your area that looks after those high way green ways or picks up garbage (I know Winnipeg has this, and almost all schools participate)?
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