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« Topic Start: October 12, 2007, 11:36:35 am »

Shrines, altars and special jewelry are the three things that always come up when someone asks how they keep religion/faith present in their day to day lives. Besides these things, what do you do to maintain everyday mindfulness?
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« Reply #1: October 12, 2007, 01:07:42 pm »

Shrines, altars and special jewelry are the three things that always come up when someone asks how they keep religion/faith present in their day to day lives. Besides these things, what do you do to maintain everyday mindfulness?

I personally greet the day by giving thanks for all I have received, all I am receiving and all I will receive. Over the course of the day, I continue walking close to my Gods and Goddesses as well.

Nothing tangible but instead, how I feel, think, talk, react and do.  Smiley
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« Reply #2: October 12, 2007, 01:19:10 pm »

Shrines, altars and special jewelry are the three things that always come up when someone asks how they keep religion/faith present in their day to day lives. Besides these things, what do you do to maintain everyday mindfulness?

I try to pop by here and other pagan/Kemetic sites I have in my Favourites at least every other day.

My gods are set up at eye level when I'm sitting on my bed so they're the first and last things I see in a day.
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« Reply #3: October 12, 2007, 01:20:59 pm »

Shrines, altars and special jewelry are the three things that always come up when someone asks how they keep religion/faith present in their day to day lives. Besides these things, what do you do to maintain everyday mindfulness?

I was just talking a bit about the subject in this thread.

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« Reply #4: October 12, 2007, 02:07:57 pm »

Shrines, altars and special jewelry are the three things that always come up when someone asks how they keep religion/faith present in their day to day lives. Besides these things, what do you do to maintain everyday mindfulness?

I have extensive iTunes playlists.

For example, for each of the elemental attunements I've done, I put together a playlist: it's then my main listening while I'm working on the attunment. (I think the shortest of the lot has 4 hours of music in it: the longest is something like 12 hours, so I don't get rapid repeats, since I'm rarely home to listen for multiple hours in a day.)

I've also done playlists for particular magical workings, the Sabbats, and for pretty much anything else I want to keep a particular focus on.

I do the same thing with desktop images: both at work and at home, I pick ones that make me reflect on something. (Work is a single image: I change it every month or two. Home is a rotating one where I change the folder seasonally.)

I pick computer passwords for work (where we have to change them every 2 months) that reflect a long-term term ongoing goal. (So, a recent one was 'abundance' for example.) (In this case, I'm not really worried about serious hacking: they're used more for identification on the system, so I don't do the more complex characters + numbers type.)

I also read stuff regularly: not just being on forums, or reading Pagan specific blogs, but some other things. (And it's a range of things: some web comics, some blogs, some resources, etc.) Also books: one of the ways I stay mindful is in staying aware of other perspectives, interests, and goals beside my own.
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« Reply #5: October 12, 2007, 02:36:13 pm »

Besides these things, what do you do to maintain everyday mindfulness?

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« Reply #6: October 12, 2007, 02:47:03 pm »

Shrines, altars and special jewelry are the three things that always come up when someone asks how they keep religion/faith present in their day to day lives. Besides these things, what do you do to maintain everyday mindfulness?

This just came up last night actually: painting my toenails to match the waxing and waning moons (blue for waxing white for waning) as a reminder of the different things I'm supposed to be thinking about and doing at those times.
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« Reply #7: October 12, 2007, 06:10:17 pm »


I second a lot of what Jenett said:  iPod playlists, computer passwords, the books I choose to read.

And of course, there's always the jewelry, specific stones, and candles/oil lamps.  I have a couple of LED candles both at home and at work that are always on.  I also have a lot of artwork that is meaningful for me, both at home and at work.

And my tattoo.
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« Reply #8: October 12, 2007, 06:18:12 pm »


And my tattoo.

That'd be me too.
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« Reply #9: October 12, 2007, 08:55:41 pm »

That'd be me too.

Three.  With side orders of jewelry, music and computer wallpaper.  And speaking of graphics, of course my avatar.
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« Reply #10: October 12, 2007, 09:07:07 pm »

Three.  With side orders of jewelry, music and computer wallpaper.  And speaking of graphics, of course my avatar.

And scent.  I almost forgot it, because I'm tired, but I wear BPAL's Delphi and Athens scents sometimes as low-key mindfulness things.
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« Reply #11: October 12, 2007, 09:15:22 pm »

And scent.  I almost forgot it, because I'm tired, but I wear BPAL's Delphi and Athens scents sometimes as low-key mindfulness things.

I wear Dragon's Blood.
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« Reply #12: October 12, 2007, 11:39:22 pm »

For example, for each of the elemental attunements I've done, I put together a playlist:

me too. And one for Spirit/Akasha. Music is a very important in my practice, as is yoga and exercise generally.
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« Reply #13: October 17, 2007, 09:21:35 pm »

Shrines, altars and special jewelry are the three things that always come up when someone asks how they keep religion/faith present in their day to day lives. Besides these things, what do you do to maintain everyday mindfulness?

Show gratitude for 'little' things- like a perfectly timed cool breeze or a good night's sleep or a cheerful waitress or a cup of tea and a chat with my housemate. I try not to grumble all the time (and being a natural grouch, that's not easy).

Most of all, I try to dream daily, either analyzing what I drempt the night before or daydreaming. I try to find lessons in my dreams that I can carry to the waking world.

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« Reply #14: October 17, 2007, 10:04:34 pm »

Shrines, altars and special jewelry are the three things that always come up when someone asks how they keep religion/faith present in their day to day lives. Besides these things, what do you do to maintain everyday mindfulness?

Daily meditation.
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