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In Your Pocket Altoids Tin Meditation Kit

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Ever find yourself in the middle of it all or in the middle of nowhere needing to stop and ground yourself with a little meditation? Well, now you can! I am here to show you how easy it is to make a cute, compact and useful meditation kit that fits right into your pocket!

Meditation is the practice of living in the present moment. It can also be very much like prayer or praise. It is a quiet and calm celebration of our beautiful and abundant lives and a time to convene with the universal higher power to share gratitude and love.

Jesus would have LOVED one of these! If he'd had a pocket in his robes!.
 
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Step 1: Trace, Size, Cut & Place

Pick any beautiful fabrics and images that inspire you.
Trace the tin lid and bottom onto a clean sheet of white paper.
Label the top piece from the bottom.
Cut out pattern pieces along the trace lines.
Pin onto your fabric.
Cut around the fabric of your choice using scissors, following the pattern line.
Apply a layer of heavy glue like mod podge to the top of the tin.
Carefully apply fabric to the glue on the lid.
Use a roller or your hand to smooth any rough spots. Let dry. Repeat bottom inside, top and bottom.
Optional-If the tin is embossed, you can place a piece of duct tape over it to minimize the effect before gluing the fabric down.
lol wat kind of "sacred smoke" r u talkin about?:P
wat r tha gems for?
The sacred smoke is from the burning incense. The gemstones are supposed to provide additional help in meditation. For example, the fluorite is for increasing focus and concentration.
poi_pai2 years ago
Beauty in simplicity, I love it!
Neon Panda3 years ago
Thankyou very much for posting this :3 just what I needed x

This is s long stretch but you seem to know your stuff :) so- have u heard / read anything about meditation helping fatigue or illness?
Thank-you again x
Micksta5 years ago
lol awesome that great for just before tests if u have a panic attack and need to calm down
myrrhmaid (author)  Micksta5 years ago
Let me know how it works for you if you get to make and use one!
natamon5 years ago
I am a traditional Catholic, and this is about as close to a miniature shrine as one can get! It's very clever, and would be useful often-especially in the work place, or where ever. Thumbs up for me. :)
myrrhmaid (author)  natamon5 years ago
Thank you! There is also room to tuck in a rosary or meditation beads.