A major benefit of teaching Morning Spiritual Practices this month in Hineni has been to revisit my own rituals! It has been said that we teach what we need to learn, right?
Many of my adult students are also having a grounding experience establishing some of these beautiful rituals because they allow you to bookmark your day with intention at the outset.
I’ve been waking up remembering to take a deep breath, wiggle my toes, and be conscious and grateful to be alive. And ~ I’ve been successfully doing so without turning to my phone to check the news first thing 🙂
Two parts of the morning practices (of which there are many choices) are especially resonant for me in January 2019
- Reading from an inspirational book so that learning informs the day, and
- Setting a daily guiding intention/kavannah phrase.
Often #1 leads to #2 – and I’ll share with you below some possible phrases.
You can write your intention in your daily planner or journal, along with three gratitudes. This gives you a spiritual anchor for your day, beneath and beyond the to-do’s, appointments, worries and noise from the world.
Morning Guiding Phrases/Kavannot:
- I greet each moment with curiosity.
- This is holy ground.
- God/Eternity is in THIS place.
- I will stay conscious of my breath.
- Today, I will take breaks, pauses throughout the day.
- “No matter what gets done and how much is left and done, I am enough.” (Brene Brown)
P.S. I wrote a Blessing For Those Who Stand Up. You can find it HERE.