Another way to enhance your altar and make it an ever more powerful one is by adding some natural crystals, especially quartz. Often dismissed by energetically insensitive people as “silly New Age trinkets,” crystals are, in fact, extremely powerful living energy tools that can cut negative cords, remove unhealthy energetic attachments, clear energy fields, and amplify your personal intentions. They’re essential in many fields today, including technology and medicine; valued for their power and precision; and work with subtle realms of energy in profound ways as well.
Other wonderful objects to place on your altar are bird feathers, which also seem to somehow suddenly find their way to you once you decide to procure one. Feathers are universal symbols of Spirit and represent the Divine Self in flight. All living things, particularly birds, sense when you’re in the process of transformation or elevating your personal vibration as you return to personal power and will show support by offering up their feathers. So pay attention as you move through the day, and don’t be surprised if a feather finds you.
Bells, chimes and rattles are other powerful tools to place on your altar, as they serve to call out to the Divine for guidance and support. Sacred hand drums are also potent tools for connecting with your Spirit and can be placed near your altar for use in connecting with your guiding light. Using these items actually calls your powerful Spirit forward, which is why they’ve been incorporated into almost all spiritual ceremonies throughout the ages.
Trained in religious studies and metaphysics at the University of Denver and the Sorbonne in Paris, Sonia Choquette is a spiritual counselor who has been in private practice for nearly 30 years. She is a popular lecturer and workshop leader known for her storytelling and accessible style. She has appeared at the Omega Institute in New York and Costa Rica, the Transitions Bookstore and Learning Center in Chicago, New York’s Open Center, the Infinity Foundation in Illinois, and the Hoffman Institutes. She also makes regular television and radio appearances across the country.
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