“Thank you for this beautiful day of growth, of separation and individuation.
Thank you for the water, the grass, the simple things we need to live and tend to take for granted.
Thank you for the wide, open-range thinking, and for the ability to create our own realities with your help. Thank you for the courage to step off the well-travelled thoroughfare to seek our own fortunes of the spirit.
Bless our paths as we leave a season of our lives behind and declare new footsteps, once again, as you have done for us so many times before now.
Bless the wheel that keep us turning, and learning. Guide us to autonomy as we learn to make spirit-stuff our first priority and closest to our hearts. Let us wisely allow this in others.
Guide us to true freedom by showing us our part in everything-everything beautiful and of creation, as well as that which is unseemly and destructive. Both of are of you.
Allow us to sit at the edge of the cliff for as long as we need to before we can move forward. Keep us from hurrying the process, knowing that it is in our readiness for leaping that we gain our sovereignty.
Remind us that it is in the ownership of the role we’ve played which will release us, and forgiveness of ourselves, which sets us free.
Humble us by removing our disclaimers, our qualifiers, and our blame of others for putting us in this place.
Find us sitting on the mountain waiting for the visions to come from you, disrobed of our arrogance, stripped of our expectations, devoid of impatience.
Surround us with the magical animals, vegetables and minerals which support our earth-walk toward full flexibility.
Show us that it isn’t others who hold us back, only ourselves, and our very good reasons.
Hold us tenderly when we suffer, and amplify our radiance when we shine. Heal us with right medicine which opens us all the way up, in full support of our sensitive natures.
Teach us to nurture ourselves deeply and leave tracks for others on path to find us, and their freedom too.”
~Pixie Lighthorse from Prayers of Honoring
My daily practices sustain and nourish me. They provide a beautiful opening for my day and a gentle, reflective closing for my evening.
My Daily Morning Practices
~ Morning ablutions and the making of the sacred coffee bean.
~ Pop on my Power Morning Playlist or a particular mantra playlist. Example, Mondays are Ganesha’s day and I tend to listen to his mantras and chant to him every Monday.
~ Prayers, candles, and incense offered on the altars. Palo Santo or Frankincense burned to clear energy.
~ Sacred coffee bean added to the ceramic chalice.
~ Morning chat with the Goddesses and the Ancestors.
~ Journaling and morning pages. I like to record my dreams in my daily journal so if that feels urgent, I do it immediately, even before coffee.
~ Reading for 20 – 30 minutes.
~ Sanskrit Mantra chanting.
~ Sometimes additional meditation after chanting or chakra work.
~ Then I open my Work Planner and check all the things. Make a to do list and any notes.
~ Begin my day.
~ My evening practice is more journaling and is reflective on the blessings of the day, things that happened, and how I managed my personal self care and boundaries.
Since I work from home, I have ample time for extended practices although I do tend to wake early to create a morning that centers and lifts me up. There are busy mornings when I cannot get everything in, but the most important thing to remember is, do not stress your Daily Devotions!
Do what you can. Begin with just a prayer and meditation. Add other things as you gain structure and feel like you have time. Create the space for five minutes, 15 minutes, whatever time works well for you.
How do you practice? Is it morning or evening? Is it sitting outside during your lunch at work? Taking a walk outside is a beautiful practice. Bathtubs and a locked bathroom door can work … sometimes, depending on how loud and/or clever your children and animals are.
Boundaries are an important step in creating your sacred space and time for your daily devotions. Let the family, roommate, significant other know that you are setting aside this time and you will not be available until that time is up. I always added unless someone is bleeding profusely.
Here are a few inspirations for Daily Devotions …
Make it simple. Offer candles and incense. Choose a prayer to recite each morning.
Meditate using a guided meditation. These types of meditations help you focus and give you a set time.
Read a chapter in a book and take notes. This is a Saraswati Wisdom practice!
Gather a bowl of crystals that you love. Each day choose a crystal, look up its meaning, and set your daily intention to align with the crystal. Carry it all day.
Use the same bowl of crystals to create an intentional crystal grid each morning.
Divine Daily – tarot cards, oracle cards can be a huge source of inspiration for journaling or reflection.
Pray while you are cooking or preparing your food. Offer thanks to the Earth Goddesses for supplying the food. Weave your prayers into what you eat and share with others.
Listen to Sanskrit mantras. Mantra Guru Thomas Ashley-Farrand says that just listening to a mantra confers the benefits of the mantra itself. (My mantra playlist on Spotify)
Speak to your Ancestors as you are cleaning, preparing a meal, folding laundry. Tell them what is happening in your life and how you would like to receive their guidance.
Read your Self a poem out loud every single day.
Audible books have an amazing range of subjects and authors. Choose a spiritual topic that you would like to know more about and listen while commuting, exercising, or resting.
Make meditation work for you. It is not always about sitting completely still and trying to empty your mind. It is about shifting your focus and energy just for a bit. It is about breathing. And active meditation works wonders for those with busy brains (like me!).
Art journaling, vision boarding (collages), painting, making ART however you define it, are all great daily practices!
Daily Devotions are the way we invite the sacred into our days, how we invite Goddess to walk with us through the mundane and the magickal.
What are your challenges and blessings?
Books by Pixie LightHorse