Starting your day connecting with Spirit creates ease and flow in your day-to-day. I’ve wavered in keeping this practice consistent, which has shown such contrast in the benefits of cultivating this time. It can be a total of 10 minutes or an hour. Regardless, It truly is a gift that continues to give throughout your day. You will notice positive changes in your mood, patience and presence. Here are 4 ways to begin a morning practice.
- Cleanse the space. I like using fire to clean the slate. One way is by lighting a beeswax candle. My personal favorite is our Ignite Candle. Another way, is to burn herb bundles. Erba is a favorite because they offer lots of options that are sustainable for the environment. Did you know white sage, is becoming endangered? It is used by indigenous people for medical and ceremonial purposes. I opt for rosemary, lavender or garden sage bundles for this reason. Pro Tip: crack a window to move the energy through the room.
- Write a gratitude list. My favorite tool for this is The Five Minute Journal. A dear friend gifted one to me years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. It starts with a quote, 3 things you’re grateful for, 3 things that would make today great and your mantra of the day. There is a short evening portion as well that I typically fill out the following morning.
- Ask a question. Usually there is something at the forefront of my mind in the am. I use my Oracle deck to zone in. I close my eyes ask the question and once I feel called I pull the card with my left (receiving) hand, I learned this from my teacher Sarah Jenks. I have a couple of decks but right now I am loving Spirit Oracle that I picked up at one of my favorite local spiritual shops Soul Emporium.
- Meditation/ Prayer. I love headspace for this or just listening to nature sounds and breathing deeply. You can also say a traditional prayer or it can be something you say in your own words. A favorite from Marianne Williamson. Ask every morning of your God: “Where would you have me go? What would you have me do? What would you have me say, and to whom?” Somedays I combine these and other days I pray the same prayer for weeks on end, do what feels right for you.
In the comments below share if you have a spiritual start to your day and what you love to incorporate in your practice?