For the past 4 days, I have been quickly woken in a fight or flight mode, ready to go help my Sister in her time of need while recovering from her Back Surgery.
This has shown me the Contrast of my usual routine. It has also shown me how fast we can get out of alignment, with unbalanced chakras, quickly leading to a feeling of being overwhelmed. It can be a long road back from that.
I am grateful for my morning rituals I have created over the past 30 years, which progressively have advanced with the inclusion of Reiki.
Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Edgar Cayce, Ram Dass, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Gary Zukav, Deepak Chopra, Barbara Ann Brennan, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Barbara De Angelis, Ruth Montgomery, Brian Weiss, Raymond Moody, Ester and Jerry Hicks and Abraham, Mikao Usui, have all led me on my journey to this moment that really matters; NOW.
This recent Contrast led me to the realization that with a strong Morning Ritual, our day’s momentum creates our success.
Without it, the momentum is chaotic and quickly can lose control.
I am including Louise Hay’s article in today’s Blog, as if it helps one person, then my words have succeeded.
Before I do that, I also want to embrace the Contrast that led me to becoming more grateful than before and in so doing, there is more peace, with alignment returning quicker. Reiki balances the chakras and health flourishes.
Always be Grateful for the Contrast that Life offers us.
Did you know that the first hour of the morning is crucial? How you spend it will determine your experience the rest of your day.
How did you start your day today? When you woke up, what were the first words that came out of your mouth? Did you complain? Did you think about what wasn’t working in your life?
How you start your day is often how you live your life. What do you say when you first look in the bathroom mirror? What do you say when you take a shower? What do you say when you get dressed? How do you leave your house for work? Do you just run out the door, or do you say something nice first? What do you do when you get into the car? Do you slam the door and growl about going to work, or do you bless the traffic on your journey?
If you have a lousy way of starting your day, you’re not going to have a good day—ever. It’s not possible. If you do your best to have the morning be awful, your day will be awful.
If you are a busy mom or dad who needs to get the children ready for school, or if you have to get to work early, it’s important to give yourself some time to start your day off in the right way. I would rather wake up earlier to have this extra time in the morning. Even if you give yourself only 10 or 15 minutes, this is absolutely essential. It’s your time for self-care.
When you get up, it’s important to do a ritual that feels good to you and to say something to yourself that makes you feel good. Set in motion the best day possible for yourself. You don’t have to make these changes in your life all at once. Just pick one ritual for the morning and start there. Then once you have the ritual down, pick another one and keep practicing. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Remember: the idea is to feel good.
Let’s affirm: Today I create a wonderful new day and a wonderful new future.
When you first wake up in the morning and open your eyes, say these affirmations to yourself: Good morning, bed. Thank you for being so comfortable. I love you. This is a blessed day. All is well. I have time for everything I need to do today.
Now take a few more minutes to relax and let these affirmations flow through your mind, then feel them in your heart and throughout the rest of your body.
When you’re ready to get up, go to your bathroom mirror. Look deeply into your eyes. Smile at that beautiful, happy, relaxed person looking back at you!
As you’re looking in the mirror, say these affirmations: Good morning, [Name]. I love you. I really, really love you. There are great experiences coming our way today. And then say something nice to yourself like: Oh, you look wonderful today. You have the best smile. I wish you a terrific day today.
Excerpt from Mirror Work by Louise Hay