Thanks to those of you who commented on my last post, sharing your own perspective on how you incorporate your solitary pagan ways into family events... and into everyday teaching of your children (or how your parents did for you).
Though I haven't taught my kids about any particular symbolism or anything, I've noticed a few things in the kids' art lately that inspires me to just keep doing spirituality as an every day occurrence. This is the only picture I have at hand in this moment... but this isn't the first piece of art to come home. There's a picture around here labeled "Mother Moon"... but I can't find it. I'm not sure what this means, if anything. At least these are familiar and ancient symbols. Maybe the rest will come later.
I do know that my kids are good at noticing when life is really good. One day, my five-year-old was sitting in the breezeway between our garage and the house, eating an apple just off the tree, as the late afternoon breeze blew... and she made a comment about how great the moment was. That's spirituality too... and I had forgotten that until you all reminded me.
The bottom line is that I've noticed how much spirituality is in our everyday lives... so that it isn't something you can point at... a time or place when we do something in particular... but it's every moment. And that feels good to me... to acknowledge that our spirituality is not different than the "rest" of our lives.
So, the art, and the recognition of beautiful moments gives me hope that even if I can't point to the "church" we go to, that at least I can see that we live in it through each moment that we are connected to ourselves and nature and each other. And all feels well... for me... right now... *sigh*