Use your five senses. This altar-decorating activity can be done in two ways:
Go for a nature walk and try to find something that affects each of your five senses. Find something that smells good to you, something that feels good to your skin, something you like to look at, something that tastes good to you or reminds you of a good taste, and something that makes a pleasing sound. Say what you like about each thing as you put it on the altar.
Find personal belongings that remind you of things, people, or events you have loved in your life. Bring them to the circle. Tell the story of each thing as you place it on the altar.
Reprinted from Aisha's Moonlit Walk: Stories and Celebrations for the Pagan Year, © 2005 by Anika Stafford, by permission of Skinner House Books. Available from the UUA Bookstore; see link below.
- Aisha's Moonlit Walk: Stories and Celebrations for the Pagan Year. By Anika Stafford. Skinner House, 2005. (UUA Bookstore)