ALTAR YOUR SPACE........................................


I have always considered myself a SPIRITUAL PERSON


not necessarily RELIGIOUS but quite SPIRITUAL


as I have gotten older...it has even become more important for me to work on this side of myself....it is almost as though one has to slow down enough and be still enough to let this happen..at least that is how it has been for me.


this is the conclusion I have come to....no matter what your belief...


ALL religions have one thing in common....and that is the belief in a SUPREME BEING.....it really does not matter what he or she is called....


I just think it is important to believe in something greater than yourself...


i think if we do not do this our EGOS run rampant and very little can be given to your fellow man.


Whether you are a follower of one religion or take a b-b-gun sort of approach....matters not.....


it is the fact that you have found your center.....your SOUL SPACE your brahman that matters.

C. S. Lewis said "You don't have a soul.  You ARE a soul.  You have a body."

Each new friend made, each kind word said or deed  done
enriches one's soul.  Thanks to all of you for being my friend. 

hugs,

Jo

P.S. as an aside a friend of mine walked into my house and notice all my religious artifacts....she admired them...then said "Jo, you may not know where you are going once you die....but it is for sure you are going somewhere."  I laughed my head off at that comment.


 

Comments

  1. Beautiful post Jo, and I love all of your religious treasures... I am a very spiritual person, and my beliefs guide me through each and every day of my life... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

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  2. Yay..Fabulous post Jo..and ha ha..such a great comment from your friend!
    Shine on!
    Kiki~

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  3. This was such a wonderful post. As I've grown older, I've begun to feel much the same as you. I think that's why it has been so stressful on me having to work. I want this time to slow down and revisit my spirituality.
    Mary

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  4. You have lovely taste in spiritual items!

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  5. Very well said Jo and I love your collection. They must give you great comfort. I find the same thoughts running thru my mind with each passing year :)

    Jeanne xxx

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  6. There is more than one path to heaven!
    Pamela xo

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  7. Very Well said Jo! I really Love your Post and I Love What your Good Friend Said!There is so Much Wisdom in your Words Friend.
    Happy Wednesday!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  8. I have a card with Ganesh in my wallet to help me with issues. If I had enough room in my wee house, I would have an altar, too!

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  9. Hi Josette,

    I really loved your post. I am a Spiritual person too and believe in doing good for others. If you read my post for today we were almost on the same spiritual wave link.
    Hugs and love all your religious items.

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  10. Happy New Year, Jo!
    I'm still crawling out
    from under the flu, but
    am finally able to catch
    up on e-mails and blogs.
    I so loved reading about
    your sweet mother, your
    intentions for the coming
    year and your reflections on
    soul space. My daughter's
    high school class is reading
    CS Lewis for Moral Theology
    and I am itching to get my
    hands on it. The book in the
    first picture also looks very
    intriguing. I think as we
    embark on a new year, introspection
    is a natural and very pleasant
    thing. It's keeping at it all
    year that is challenging. Thank
    you for all of the beauty that
    you add to my world. Sending
    you wishes for a wonderful 2011!
    xx Suzanne

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  11. Beautiful post and so very true!

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  12. i find myself a little offended if someone calls me
    religious but consider myself spiritual, too.

    may you find even more of His greatness this year!

    thank you for making our blog visits so beautiful.

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  13. Because in the final analysis, all the arguments over religions that ended up in war will be put to shame. But those who have loved and who knew the SOURCE of love will be recognized as CHILDREN OF GOD....beautiful post dearest. Anita

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  14. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.....I love your blog header...its so pretty and inviting......have a great day!

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  15. Hello my dear one...I can feel the warmth of your words and they wash over me...
    The sweet spirit that surrounds you is the reason so many are drawn to your blogland home...
    You are a true gem :)
    Be ever blessed this new year Ms Jo

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  16. Hi Jo,

    Just a quick note, you won the 12th Day of Christmas Giveback but I don't have a mailing address for you! Shoot an email to:
    sales (at) laurieannas.com

    We can get this out pronto to you! Enjoy your weekend my dear!

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  17. ''Altar your Space''...
    HOW beautiful is this post,dear Jo!

    I like the way of your thoughts because you find always only lightly and happily way:-)))*

    Thank you SO very much for your visit by me and for your great encouraging comment!

    Much Love to you and warm hugs,
    ***Violetta***

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  18. It's me again,Jo...
    You ask me about materials,I used pastel almost always:-)*

    Cheers,
    ***Violetta***

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  19. I like that quote by CS Lewis. All his books are excellent and eye-opening. "Mere Christianity" is one I'd highly recommend for anyone searching for the truth.

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