I love this article!
It resonated with me because it aligns with Marie Kondo’s philosophy about our homes being sacred spaces and honoring them. I love that! Although the article on Earth Altars talks about making your garden a sacred space, I think this can apply to all of our spaces—home, work, and community areas.
You might think that honoring a community space sounds weird and nearly impossible to do. Not so! Following the lead of Andy Goldsworthy, a world-renown Land/Environmental Artist, he uses found objects in nature to create art. The art is not intended to be permanent—he often uses icicles or creates mounds of sea rocks near the tide line. He makes art for the enjoyment of passersby.
As we let go of stuff in our homes and other spaces, let’s challenge ourselves to make something that’s a token of how we honor the spaces we are in. It doesn’t have to be a beautiful creation like the ones shown in the Earth Altars article or like what Andy Goldsworthy creates. It can be simple things such as a small pot of Gerbera Daisies in your kitchen, hanging a photo or a piece of your artwork in your living room, having a scented candle on your bedside table, or a small seasonal decoration on your desk at work.
The really neat thing about Earth Altars, Land/Environmental Art, and tokens of honoring our spaces, they are fun to create and very satisfying to view every day. Such a great way to celebrate ourselves and the marvelous work we’ve done this month!
Yay you! You done good, Kid!!
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