Many of us, hit the ground running every morning when we wake. The alarm goes off or the kids start screaming and “away we go!” In a perfect world, how wonderful would it be to start your day intentionally?
My morning start to the day is very simple. After my alarm goes off, I lie quietly for about 3-5 minutes. I start with noticing how grateful I am for a cozy, warm bed and blankets and for how well I slept (even if I didn’t, I am still thankful for the rest and the quiet, dark night). My thoughts then move to what I want to accomplish for the day and the priorities for which I will approach the day. When I feel like my thoughts are organized and clear, my feet then hit the floor. In the shower, when the water is flowing over my head, I imagine the water washing away all that no longer serves me – things like lower frequency emotions, old thoughts, habits, worries or concerns – and I watch them go down the drain. I immediately then go into balancing my chakras from the bottom up through affirmation. This only takes about 30 seconds and sounds something like this
“I am safe and secure.
All of my needs are met right now.
I am a powerful being of light.
I am loved. I love. I am love.
Everyone who hears my words today benefits from them.
It is easy for me to hear truth in every situation.
I am willing to see truth in every situation.
I am open to receive Divine guidance today.
Today I choose to be of service to others and myself.”
And when I step out of the shower, not only do I feel refreshed and ready for the day, I know that I am starting my day with purpose and goals. Somedays, if it doesn’t feel just right when I step out of the shower, I use a Palo Santo Essential Oil clearing spray that I have made and spray it around my energy field using affirmations appropriate for that moment. And 99% of the time it works. That other 1% of the time, I find further meditation or exercise help re-centre me.
Everyone’s morning ritual is different, as it should be. It is all about finding what works for you and your routine and your belief system. My point is, that it is important to start your day with intention and a positive one at that. Tony Robbins says, “if you don’t have 10 minutes for yourself in a day, you don’t have a life.” He recommends “priming yourself” for the day in these four steps:
- Radical Breathing – an active, forceful, controlled breath (providing you don’t have underlying health issues)
- Think 3 minutes of Gratitude, thinking things that create a highway to happiness.
- Think of 3 things to thrive – 3 things that you are looking forward to about 6 months out – dream it, feel it…
- Ask yourself “how can I love more today?”
You may choose to include things like journaling, meditation, yoga, walking, exercise, or any number of things to get your day going. In any case, intentionally starting your day from a place of genuine positivity and love will keep you centered and grounded as life dances around you and through you. Dance away!