Routines, Rituals and Reflection. These are the 3 things that have given me the opportunity to connect more deeply to myself. I LOVE the morning time, which I write with a smile because I was NEVER a morning person. I would roll out of bed and go, go, go...I never gave myself a chance to appreciate the early morning energy. In yoga we call this Sattva, a state of harmony, balance, joy and intelligence.
My schedule tends to shift each day so the most consistent time I have chosen is in the early morning. It’s my favorite part of the day; where I have created a sacred time with myself to be with my own energy.
I start my mornings with a big glass of warm water and ACV (apple cider vinegar) for cleansing and hydration. Then I sit for meditation focusing on my breath, crystals in hands, and let my breath provide clarity and nourishment to my mind and body. Sometimes my meditation is more energy focused, sometimes more breath focused and sometimes it provides me with words of wisdom. My practice can be delightful and peaceful or discovery and discomfort or the full on monkey mind experience...but I always practice and stay with what the experience is. Being human is hard. It means disappointment, discomfort and darkness. It means delight, happiness and light. We cannot appreciate one without the other.
After I do my pranayama (breath work) and mediation practice, I pull card(s) and crystal(s), do a little yoga (sun salutations, hip and heart openers and a lil handstand action) and then complete my ritual by enjoying my delicious coffee with coconut oil.
My morning routines and rituals do change from time to time and I don't always do my full routine but what is essential to me is that I take at least one ritual/routine and make that time for ME.
I encourage you, to make time for YOU. Whether it be a morning, daytime or eventing ritual. Find what works for you and do a little something everyday. You will be grateful for your time. I remember starting with waking up just 10 minutes earlier and then I built that up to about 2 hours (give or take). Find that sacred space for you. Make yourself a priority. You are important!
Things to consider:
Journaling, meditation, movement, reading, drawing or whatever brightens that amazing light within you.
Time is on your side,