Starting our day intentionally can get a bit rough at times. We get up late, we are tired, our lives need our energy elsewhere from the time the alarm goes off. I wanted to share some very easy ways that have had a profound effect on me here in my new chapter across country. These are probably not new to you but knowing a tool or practicing it are two different realitles. We all know but how can we use these knowings is truly the sign of change.
As I awake and I am doing it earlier these days, I first visualize, create a good attitude in my minds eye. Some mornings this takes time to do as I am not feeling it. Yet I continue to fill myself with good feelings, ideas for the day, miracles, what I want to go right, problems getting easy solutions, all this to inspire joy toward the day. This morning it was so easy but others days it is not. I still take the 5 minutes or less to conjure up good feeling vibrations and images of what I want. This is a great way to begin with inspiration.
Drink 2 glasses of water before doing anything else. There are many first thing beverages that can be helpful. Some say lemon in hot water, others have ideas of teas, whateverr works for you knowing water is the big ingredient. This flush of 2 glasses clears the toxins that your body dumped into your lymphatic system during its nightly clean up. This alone can clear as well as set you up for a hydrated day. I am a big water advocate and share the type of water you should be ingesting as we are 70% water. This flush with some small movements really sets us up energetically for a bright day.
Take a moment to notice the nature around you. Breath it in knowing your are nature too and connect with your nature. Our bodies of the animal kingdom. If you desire to go out in it, that is great. If not, just looking out the window, seeing the beauty, appreciating the garden we live in will inspire a good day. We call these "high Impressions" which is considered the highest form of nutrition. Inspirational quotes, music, spiritual practices, all can be high impressions. Nature so filled with good ions, inspiring life and beauty that it is the easiest to partake.
Movement is key after we awake! Our body can start to flow the fluids, energies, life force back into all organs and cells. I don't do much movement like a gym although you could. I do Tai Chi, Aharaj yoga, some Hatha yoga poses, or free form dance. Simple ways to start to move my body, joints in ease, swish my organs and get the blood and my consciousness going in my body. We live in our heads so much of the time. Morning movement is easy enough to remember we are in a sacred vessel, we connect gracefully to it and we are in unison with it as we begin. Nothing hard or over the top is necessary. Just movement and connection.
Being in bed before 10 pm is key to support your body and sleep cycle. In Ayervedic medicine, if you are closer to sleep at 10, the surge of energy that we often feel after that, which causes us all to do late night, is used to cleanse and reorder the body. If we stay up, we use this energy for whatever we are doing and miss out on our regenerative cycle. When I am in bed by 9:45 pm, I find I sleep better, i get up earlier and I am refreshed. This is science for we are following the larger earth cycle so we rhythm with it. We all know that sleep is an issue for many of us if not chronically, here and there. Easy way to correct that. This then brings us to early rising, inspired to get up for we had good, rejuvenating, cleansing rest.
I have many times shared I am part of Center for Creators and they host a medication 3 times a week with others online where we visualize our life being what we want. This group energy is powerful when we are visualizing. The practice can be 10-15 minutes or you can stay as I do, for 30 minutes in this practice. I find it recharging, Christie has a great process and it is simple. Here we are putting forth our intentions whatever they are in life, in unison and into the substance of the universe to come forward. We have all heard how powerful visualization is with athletes so we use this for our dream life. Visualization sets up the energetic vibration when done including the feeling nature! You don't need a group but it adds power to everything. I also set alarms through out my day to stop and consider what I am wanting and grateful for in life. All ways to reset the picture!
We are a mind, a body, a spirit and energy of emotions combined. Remembering to align all these parts in the morning can shift the entire day. We are in an unsettled world as we shift so keeping ourselves right at the beginning can stave off fear, panic, reactive thinking and acting. I find these practices as simple as they are, really bring health, vitality and joy into my inner world. From there, the world meets me in high vibe often too. It gives us a rhythm and certainty inwardly, a level of control for ourselves in an uncertain world.
Blessings to your good mornings!
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