Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Review of Shrine

Garden Shrine

This is what is at the bottom of my garden. Its on a stone slab that I put there ages ago in a previous attempt at making a sacred space.

Near by is this rose:

Rose for my mother

I planted it after my mother's death. At the time it was meant to be white and single. I'm sure its got steadily pinker. I was most surprised to discover that it was flowering now!

This area is my outdoor shrine.

My indoor shrine currently consists of the two picture frames I bought last Wednesday - one for the Source card and one for the card of the day. I like having a place to put the card of the day - it keeps reminding me that its there!

I wrote tons yesterday so that's all the extra I want to add for this review.

Except to mention one more synchronicity...

A friend, cms, commented for the first time yesterday - if you visit his blog you'll find he got a Banjo for Christmas... today Radio 4 was doing a programme on the banjo!

20 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

What stunning images for your sacred space, I am honoured that you shared it with us. I try to make all the world around me my sacred space but there are some cubby holes that are dinstinctly mine too. Love the flower and that it has a personality all its own, I adore pink.

cms said...

As it happens, I sat down to eat my lunch today, and turned on Radio 4, guess what program was coincidentally just starting...

Five people IM'd or emailed me from various parts of the UK to tell me to listen to Radio 4 immediately. I guess my banjo ambitions have struck a chord with a wide audience.

Also, Radio 4 must be doing rather well in the ratings.

Caroline said...

Sacred Suzie - I was going for the all the world around me version but with getting this prompt from my guides to create a shrine or two I realised I needed some even more sacred space. (Maybe my house keeping leaves a bit too much to be desired... oh dear... surely dust is sacred too?)

CMS - Glad you heard it too... and yes, I'd say the universe is listening!

steve said...

What a beautiful place Caroline. Synchronicity in life is always a fascinating thing that makes one wonder and on occasion smile.

Caroline said...

Thanks Steve - the sun even came out to ensure a better picture! As I was writing this reply I was distracted by Jim telling me that Radio 4 were talking about synchronicity... it was a program about memory too... http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/memory/programmes/the_results.shtml

tammy vitale said...

love the piece that is the core of your sacred space. I always feel lucky that I have stuff to strew everywhere around the yard since it's large and has many nooks and crannies....but I have a never ending supply of "what didn't work that time" from my kiln. Sometimes I come across something I put out years ago and forgot. That's the best.

Caroline said...

Tammy Vitale - thanks I've got several heads around - they are one of the things I've been drawn too... I've often thought about making my own too... but I'm not a clay worker...

tinker said...

Your outdoor sacred space is beautiful - I love that the rose has decided on its own what color it wants to be. Somehow that seems fitting for a sacred space. Your comment about sacred dust made me laugh - I must be living in a hallowed sacred place!
Just getting caught up on your postings while I've been away. I love banjo music and really LOVE synchronicities. Loved the book quiz, too - found it an oddly thrilling synchronicity to find out the quiz says I'm Gabriel Garcia Marquez' "One Hundred Years of Solitude" as magical realism is my favorite genre, and Marquez is one of my favorite authors - I'm counting that as a synchronicity :)

Tony LaRocca said...

That's beautiful! I think I have one parkey tile in this apartment I can call my own...

Wandering Coyote said...

I love that statue you have there. It has so much character, and I bet it watches over your sacred space very well.

Anonymous said...

I'd love a garden with nooks and secret places, something we've never managed to acquire in any of our homes! When we lived in hertfordshire, we'd go to see GB Shaw's old place and I would covet his 'writing house' - basically a shed hidden away at the far end of the grounds!

That's a nice rose. Banjoes can be nice too - is that the plural of banjo?

isay said...

beautiful shot of your sacred place. i like the way the light passing through the leaves. oh my, i miss my pink roses......i am sure i will remember your mom everytime i see a pink rose-i don't know but that's me!

isay said...

i forgot, nice site of your friend and congratulations to him for having got that banjo!

Caroline said...

Tinker - thank you - I'm really glad I put the photo of it on my blog - it feels like I can peek in at it without braving the elements! My mother favoured red perfumed roses when living... but somehow that wasn't what I'd planted for her... so I guess what I have now is the cross between the two... Glad you got a good book too.

Tony Larocca - if you do have one make sure you call it!

Wandering Coyote - thank you - hope you are doing well... I'll have to pop by.

Ian who is now anonymous - I'd love a garden that rambled and had lots of outhouses. Ban the Joes!

Isay - thank you for thinking of my mother - and I'll pass on our comment to cms

Guyana-Gyal said...

I won't say I have a 'shrine', but I do need spaces where I can sit and let my mind roam. I have the green bench downstairs, surrounded by my mother's ferns.

Caroline said...

GG - that sounds like a wonderful place!

Reluctant Nomad said...

I love that shrine and it has reminded me of something I should blog about some day - my going to my mother's grave for the first time 25 years after she died.

Caroline said...

Reluctant Nomad - we don't do graves in this family - everyone is just cremated and nothing is put up as a memorial... which is why I planted the rose.

How did it feel to visit your mother's grave?

Reluctant Nomad said...

It was terribly emotional for more than just the usual reasons. But, it was such a wonderful resting place, I felt that it was just right even though graves aren't really my thing.

Caroline said...

RN - sounds like it was a worth while visit.