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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Blessings of Water and Shetler

This morning I realized something quite profound and wanted to share it with my followers. Upon praying at Inari-sama's altar (also dedicated to Kami-sama), I prayed as usual in the morning. I prayed that Inari-sama would help me with my debt problems and also my health. I thought about the blessings I thought I needed… Continue reading Blessings of Water and Shetler