logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Meditation Site

BellaOnline's Meditation Editor

g

Christmas Meditation Altar


A lit candle represents the Divine Light that enlightens everyone on our planet.

Light is the very sustenance of spiritual and earthly life.

On the grand scale, without the light of our sun we would not be able to live on planet earth. There would be no process of photosynthesis to turn sunlight into plant material, the basis of our diet for both vegetarians and meat eaters, alike. (After all, the animals we eat need to make their flesh by eating plants.)

When a candle on your altar is lit, as during the Christmas season, the flame provides both heat and warmth, another of the requirements we need on the planet to ward off the chill and in early days, to scare off predators at night. And what is more nostalgic then a blazing campfire promoting camaraderie and the telling of stories and tales?

In earlier days, and still in tribal cultures without a written language, it is most likely that many traditions and tales from the culture and history of the tribe are passed down by the younger members listening carefully to the tales of the elders while sitting around the flaming light of a central campfire.

Candle light has been with us for a long time in our history and even if we do not 'need' it today because of electric lighting, it adds ambience to any gathering or event.

Keep your candles burning brightly and think about some of the ways light and heat have benefited humankind through the centuries. And, why not enjoy the special delights of scented candles, brightly colored as a special centerpiece on altars or holiday tables this year!

Candle light shining bright
Reminds us of the star that night
That pointed out the newborn babe
Still living in our hearts today
Ever with us, every way.


I invite you to join me in a daily group cyber meditation for personal and planetary peace. Click the article here to read about it.

Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 114 pages. PDF Ebook | EPUB | Paperback | Mac Users | B&N NOOK eBook

Meditation for All Kids
Sitting, walking, dance and group circle meditations, along with positive affirmations, verses and benefits of meditation for kids of all ages and abilities in a 100 page book with illustrations. PDF Ebook | EPUB | Paperback | Mac Users | B&N NOOK eBook

Sign up below or in the right-hand column for our meditation site newsletter. It only requires your email address and is never given out or sold to anyone. If at any time you wish to stop receiving it, each newsletter contains a link to unsubscribe. Each person must sign up themselves. We can't sign up for you. It is an easy way to keep abreast of new articles on the meditation site. Make meditation part of your daily routine and let the bellaonline meditation articles help you select just what kind of meditation is right for you, whether you are a child, teen, or adult, a beginner, or advanced practitioner.

Article by Susan Helene Kramer
Add Christmas+Meditation+Altar to Twitter Add Christmas+Meditation+Altar to Facebook Add Christmas+Meditation+Altar to MySpace Add Christmas+Meditation+Altar to Del.icio.us Digg Christmas+Meditation+Altar Add Christmas+Meditation+Altar to Yahoo My Web Add Christmas+Meditation+Altar to Google Bookmarks Add Christmas+Meditation+Altar to Stumbleupon Add Christmas+Meditation+Altar to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Meditation Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Susan Helene Kramer. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Susan Helene Kramer. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Susan Helene Kramer for details.

g


g features
Ethics Virtues Meditation and Spiritual Growth

Meditate When All Else Fails

Preparing for Evening Meditation

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor