Do you have a space dedicated to Divine presence? It's important to anchor your spiritual life by setting aside a special place that represents your commitment to the Divine. While the Divine is certainly everything and everywhere, if we specifically take the time to create a beautiful scene of sacred elements expressing our connection to the Divine that connection is significantly deepened and enhanced,
Of course, after creating your altar it's important to sit with it and give it loving attention. One doesn't plant a garden and then simply let it die. In the same way one attends to a garden, one must cultivate sacred space with attention and devotion.
Devotion (Bhakti) is often the key catalyzing element missing from our spiritual practice. We practice our Asana (forms), we meditate to still the mind, we breathe to stimulate our energy body, we perform generous acts of good works...but in doing so we often forget the real reason for these practices.
All our efforts in life are a dedication to the Divine. All that you do is the Divine expressing itself through your form, regardless of the quality of your doings. All that you are and all that you create will one day be merged back intoto the Divine Source. This is the fundamental, underlying truth of life.
Awakening to Consciousness requires Devotion. Devotion is an energy that activates and catalyzes all our efforts. By creating sacred space and actively dedicating it to the Divine, we bring purpose and power to all our endeavors.