Are you looking for ideas for your families shrine? While the Klana Way doesn’t say we have to have one (in fact, it doesn’t say anything, it has no mouth 🙂 ) I really think that it is a great idea.
For one, it brings the family together in making the shrine. Second, with the family coming together with the intent to create a shrine that represents the love and loyalty and respect we all have for each other, we are generating a lot of strong, positive energy that is very good for us.
Every time we say our prayers or make a rita at the shrine, we obtain the benefit of this strong positive energy.
So, some awesome ideas I found on Pinterest for your Family Shrine…
Klana Way Family Shrine Idea #1
Use Cups To Represent The Elements
The elements are important to us all, not just pagans of the Klana Way path. The elements represent not the complex essence of existence in a simple yet accurate way. They also represent the things that we as human beings need and use to survive. We are connected with these elements in a very intimate way.
- Glass or cup filled with soil to represent Earth, Sayari’s body
- Empty glass or cup filled to represent the wind, Sayari’s breath
- Glass or cup to hold a small candle to represent fire, the energy of life
- Glass or cup filled with water, to represent water as well as the Womb of Sayari
Klana Way Family Shrine Idea #2
Use Tea Light Candles To Represent Members Of Your Family and Hearth
What you need
- One large, clear bowl
- one candle for each person in your family hearth
I call this the klanhaladaja, which means Family Container in the Klana Language. I use mine as a focus object during meditation at times, and I also use it as a focus object when praying or making ritas for my family.
Each candle represents a person. Personally, I like the idea of having the candles be colored, with one color representing one member of the family. For now, I am still waiting for all of the colors to come to me.
This is a great center piece for the Family Shrine as it represents the family itself as well as all of its members. The klana way of seeing family is that each individual family member is one cell of the body of the whole family.
Seeing each individual candle inside the larger container is a great way to remind myself of this. The soil that the candles are placed in shows to remind us that we cannot separate ourselves from Sayari.
Having long candles that can be held upright by the soil is another great idea, and a great way to show the way Sayari supports us.
Do you have a Family Shrine? I'd love to know how your family set up its Family Shrine. Leave a comment below and tell me your ideas or what you have done :)