We all love Fall for its spookiness, the good eats, a reason to wear hoodies, and temperature relief for the all-black everything crowd. But fun aside, Fall is an intensely spiritual and energetically profound time of the year. So, it's a perfect time to examine our spiritual practice and make sure that it's aligning with the people and spirits that we want them to. To help, I’ve compiled a list of unique spiritual practice objects that can serve as inspiration for your personal spiritual practice.
My goal here to help your grow your idea of what spirituality looks like. I have a very casual, breezy but respectful relationship with it. Like most of you, I’m also from a place and people without a standardized spiritual practice. So, intuition and the knowledge of others’ is all we’ve got.
"Taking the time to build an intensely personal spiritual practice, learning from the spiritual knowledge of other people, and simply setting intention in any action will always yield better results than mindlessly grasping at or appropriating things that sound cool."
Yes, I am definitely going to be pulling things from many different spiritual practices. But we’ll only be gaining inspiration. Taking the time to build an intensely personal spiritual practice, learning from the spiritual knowledge of other people, and simply setting intention in any action will always yield better results than mindlessly grasping at or appropriating things that sound cool.
Yours or others. These objects can be absolutely anything. So, the example I'm going to give Is a personal one. When I was a child, I bought my grandmother a blanket. She used it until her death, and it was returned to me. My grandmother’s essence is in that blanket – it’s a connection to my ancestors. Not all heirlooms are going to work as a spiritual item - some things are just things. You should intuitively know what objects are calling to you. Sometimes they are just pretty but they should also speak to you on a more intuitive level.
Keepsakes – Your late cat’s collar, a loc of your partner’s hair, a coin, a gift to you while the person was alive, discarded clothing
Pictures – Are powerful ways to trap a person’s essence, to stay connected to them. Some cultures take photos down after a person’s death, other’s straight up burn them, some create shrines around them.
You can use either the raw material or an object made from the material. Consider panning or mining your own. A common heirloom you're going to get is a ring or other forms of jewelry. These types of metals are going to be special and incredibly important to any spiritual practice. Even if it's not from your family, going to a place that's resells items will allow you to come in contact with objects that vibrate in a way that feels nice to you. In a practical sense, that usually means you just think it's pretty or neat.