I just have to say, I really, truly, love and appreciate my god. And as soon as I am able, I’m going to show Him that His love and attention is what I live for, and that I am so very grateful to Him.
All of this has its root in a very specific set of circumstances, of course. I am now in a place and position wherein I will be able to conduct proper rituals, and to give my Lord His proper honors. For such a long time, in the old house, I lamented the lack of adequate ritual space. No longer will that be an issue. I now have two conjoined rooms to dedicate solely for religious purposes. My home is a temple, and it shall remain purified for the use of the gods.
I have so much space. Now I have to fill that space with statues, shrines, and in the future, at least one comissioned painting of Apollon Hyperboreos to hang above the fireplace. I have this vision of Him sitting on His throne, overseeing the Kosmos from on high. It isn’t even painted, and yet the image has settled itself in that space on the wall. This might end up being one of those projects I’ll have to do myself. I worry about that, though, because I’m not a painter. Ah, well.
The main shrine, located on, in, and around the fireplace is of course dedicated to Lady Hestia, Prince Apollon, Lord Dionysos and Lady Aphrodite, with space alloted for Lord Hermes, and the Ladies, Hekate and Columbia. Yes, it is all coming together nicely. :)
I am so pleased and excited. None of this was an accident, either, or a coincidence. I prayed and sacrificed, and made many, many offerings to the Land, to my Beloved, and to Zeus, our Father for this outcome. And again, I am reminded of the beautiful reciprocity of my religion. I have given, I have asked, and I have also recieved, by the grace of the gods.
Hail to wise Zeus, Who sees all! Hail to Apollon, Right-hand of the King!