(Spiritual Altar, Ancestral Altar)
What Is An Ancestor Altar?
Your Ancestral Altar is also a place to meditate, communicate with your lineage, learn and receive clarity. You are there to listen, ask questions, strengthen your will and get to know your ancestors. You can also make offerings to your ancestors by burning Ancestor Money (Joss Paper).
An Ancestor Altar is committed to truth, love, harmony and placed in a space where you can return to your practices regularly and without interruption. You are to burn incense, make offerings (Ancestor Money), play music, and use items on the altar to help it to remain pure.
Who can use an ancestor altar?
So whenever you wish to engage in your spiritual path you can have your own place where you will not be disturbed by others. Having a regular spiritual practice is great for you.
How do you use a Ancestor (spiritual) Altar?
Initially, the Spiritual Altar is minimal, but over time you will find that the altar grows with a personal item or with the specific energy the altar is dedicated to.
The tools you need to progress are already in you and waiting to be ignited. With the altar, you are simply projecting the elements that make up the energy already within you.
hOW DO I SET UP AN ANCESTOR ALTAR?
Choose a place that looks and feels “right”
If you have very little space at home, consider building your Ancestor Altar in your Bedroom, Living Room, Closet or a quiet place for privacy.
-Does this place look appropriate?
-Do you feel that this place is “right”?
-Is there any privacy here?
-Is it quiet?
-Can you build an altar here without disturbing others?
Cleanse the space you want to use
To energetically clean the room, A person can use:
-Sound to cleanse their space, for example, you can use a singing bowl.
-Smells (burning incense or sage).
-Light (light a candle or open a window and let the sun into the room).
Please remember to open a window or a door to allow the negative energy to leave the space.
Fire, Water, Air And Earth
What Do I Need to Setup My Ancestor Altar?
Fire Element Symbols & Meaning
Fire is associated with the South and the season of summer, which is the hottest season of the year and is associated with the planet Mars. Fire is also associated with the colour red.
Fire represents the active, assertive, and intense qualities of human nature, In its positive aspect, fire represents courage, passion, creativity, and assertiveness; in its negative aspect, fire represents aggression, violence, and destruction.
Water Element Symbols & Meaning
Water element corresponds to the fluidity of the body and mind, and the ability to adapt to the environment. The water element is closely tied to the organ system that regulates the flow of water in the body The water element rules the kidneys, bladder, adrenal glands, and the 12th or third eye chakra.
The energy of the water element is often associated with the cycles of creation.
Air Element Symbols & Meaning
It is the element that makes people want to travel and explore new things. It is also known as the yang element. The element of air is associated with the planet Jupiter.
Earth Element Symbols & Meaning
It is also the element that is associated with our body. It is where our physical body resides. It also represents the part of us that we are not aware of; our unconscious mind, our energy field, and our cellular structure.
The earth element is aligned with the number 8. This is a double 4 that brings balance, making it an ideal number for the Earth element. In nature, what you so, you reap. Metaphysically, this has to do with our karma.
What are the 4 ELEMENTS I can use on my altar?
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Fire represents energy, passion, and force. In the physical world, it is used for heat and light.
It can be used to create everything from food to clothes, and it is a key element in medicine.
Fire is the element of transformation. It allows change to happen.
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WATER - (GLASS OF WATER IS FINE)
Water is the element of emotion. It shows us what we are feeling and helps us connect with our emotions.
Water is also used in many forms of medicine and healing. Water is the element of healing.
AIR - (Burning incense )
Air (Wind) represents air, communication, and freedom. Air is the element of movement and it moves things across vast distances.
Wind can be used to create storms or to move objects.
Earth - (Crystals and plants )
Earth is the element of manifestation. Everything we do on this planet earth is manifested through earth energy.
It represents the day to day physical world that we live in and it also represents what we can create from the raw materials on our planet.
Ancestor Altar, FAQ’S
What is a altar?
Is it okay if I use objects for my spiritual altar that have come from other religions?
Is it okay if I move my spiritual altar around the house?
My spiritual altar is in a space that I share with my partner. Do we both need our own spiritual altars?
what are the benefits of having a spiritual altar?
After I create my spiritual altar and have it set up, is it okay to rearrange things on my altar over time?
What do I do with my spiritual altar if I am not using it for a while?
My spiritual altar was taken by someone else without my permission. What do I do now?
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