Today’s KIOS blogathon prompt is Show and Tell. What a fun invitation. And frankly one I think I’ll need to incorporate more regularly into my blogging. Because really, how cool is show and tell?! I was extraordinarily shy as a child and show-and-tell where you had to stand in front of the class and share was so over-the-top painful for me it was anything but enjoyable. So sad! But frankly now feel like I have all these backed up show-and-tell moments waiting to burst forth in giggly excitement. So yay!
As the year winds down I start taking a look at the various components of my life, doing little reviews. Assessments of where I’m at, what’s been brilliant this year, what’s been a challenge – that sort of thing. I am a very big believer in paying attention and being intentional, and so I like to move through cycles honoring the old before closing it out and intentionally opening the new. This time of year is one of those periods when I’m ready to do that with lots of things as I start to envision what I want my 2014 to be a container for.
This morning I began thinking about what my prosperity altar for the new year should look like. Raising the question opens the way for me, and so now I will pay attention and listen, and over the course of the next days and perhaps weeks see what comes forth.
In the meantime, here’s a peek at my current altar.
I especially love my vintage cast-iron Humpty Dumpty piggy bank. It cracks me up (oops, sorry Humpty!) every time I look at it. And that’s an important component I want to invite in working with the energy of abundance and prosperity – I want laughter, I want joy, I want light-heartedness. Humpty’s wall also ends ups holding all the prosperity fortunes that pass through my Chinese-cookie-loving hands throughout the year.
I also keep currency on my altar. In addition to some actual U.S. currency, I have other forms as well. I’ve got a billion dollar bill and a million dollar bill, and most importantly I have my own created-by-me Honey Money. It delights me know end being my own mint – I can print off my own Honey Money whenever I feel like it. You can read more about it here if you’d like.
I’m actually looking for a bunch more of those million/billion dollars for a mailart project I’ve got in mind. Should you happen to have any you’re willing to pass on, do let me know and I’ll trade you some honey money for them.
Right now the only things I know will be staying on my next incarnation of my prosperity altar will be the Humpty bank, the string of natural citrine beads, and the currency. And a candle or two of course. All else is up for review.
So tell me, do you have a prosperity altar? A particular prosperity ritual you love to engage in? Ever created your own currency? What do you feel like showing and telling about today? Do tell, you know I love to hear. I really do.