Kami, Prayer, Shinto

The Energy for Prayer: Formal vs Informal

The past week has been a blur. Although I didn't have much on, I was constantly exhausted from chronic pain and it disturbed most my sleep. As a Shintoist, I usually pray at the kamidana at least once a day, usually in the mornings. This week I found myself forgetting to on two days and… Continue reading The Energy for Prayer: Formal vs Informal

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Shinto, tarot

A Message From Inari-Okami: Three of Cups

Recently I have been not too well both physically and mentally. I've been on and off different medication, my mental illness is not in a good place and I've been trying hard to fight my own mind and body. Not to mention the fact that I was greatly affected by the death of one of… Continue reading A Message From Inari-Okami: Three of Cups

Familiars, Kami, Shinto

Snake as Familiar

Meditation and White Foxes Recently I have began to meditate and communicate with Inari-Okami more often. In a recent meditation she approached me and told me to be 'more careful'. When I asked what she meant, she said that I need to protect myself when meditating so as not to attract negative entities. I always… Continue reading Snake as Familiar

Shinto, Spiritual Crafts

Craft work for Inari-Okami

So I've been struggling to do anything creative lately, but I did manage to mess with sculpting. I made a few different prototype items for Inari-Okami. These are made from polymer clay and painted with brush pens and acrylic paint. They are pretty basic, and I didn't have sandpaper on hand, but I wanted to… Continue reading Craft work for Inari-Okami