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Almost every home has an altar of some kind where space is utilized for sacred purposes: It may include photos of family members, objects of special value arranged in a specific manner, or a single vase of flowers with a rock or shell next to it. Creating an abundance altar to attract abundance in your life is easy and can be placed in a quiet spot of your home for meditation purposes. A room that is rarely used is ideal for the abundance altar. Placement of the altar can be in accordance with feng shui if you home is decorated in this manner. For this type of altar, the northwest corner of your home is where you want to set the altar. Those who do not follow feng shui can place the altar anywhere it is felt most comfortable.
Before you start to place the items on the altar, give the table or dresser a psychic cleansing. To do this, pour into a small bowl 1 teaspoon of salt, then fill it with lukewarm tap water. Take a rag, dip it into the bowl, then wring it out well. Wipe down the furniture to be used as an altar, using up and down strokes. As you wipe, envision positive energy imbuing the altar. Dry the furniture with another cloth.
Before you place your sacred objects on the altar, cleanse them with warm water, then dry them off. This will remove all previous energy in them so they can be re-charged by you. Set them on the altar in the following manner: any gilded statues in the center, candles surrounding the statue, the offering in front of the statue, then the rest of the objects surrounding the layout. The offering bowl can be old leafed or of bronze. Place long grain rice in the bowl. Another offering can be made of a sterling silver tray with jewelry and coins on it. Select vintage pieces with substantial gemstones in them. Use white or red candles in brass holders. The statue can be of a Buddha or Daikoku, or if you are of the Christian tradition, St. Paschal. Other essentials for your abundance altar can also include oranges, an animal figure of a bison or cow, a lead crystal or gold leafed chalice, corn, and lily of the valley or magnolia flowers.
Spend anywhere from a half hour to an hour each day in front of the altar, giving and absorbing the energy to bring about abundance in your home and life.