For years, I have sat on the same purple cushion in the same little bedroom in front of the same little altar space to meditate.
I am still not allowed to do it without help.
And no, I can’t just close the door. If I close the door, they sit and paw at the door and meow loudly in protest (there are two of them).
*Since I know someone will ask, the mala was handmade for me by Beth Wodandis, and I can’t recommend her services highly enough. This one is onyx, bone, coral, and amber, and I am absolutely delighted with it every time I pick it up to pray or do magic. I’ve had to keep myself from buying all of the prayer beads that she makes (I’ve had a problem with collecting prayer beads for a long time). Her etsy shop is here.