I have been starting to do some new morning routines since this summer.
There are two things I do every morning these days. First one is, before I get out of bed, I breathe deeply and I check myself within, I lay in bed and I check myself, if there is any mind bother left from the night before (?) If there is any point of blame or any sort of emotions that linger from the night. I will then forgive this properly before I get out of bed. Then breathing and slowing down, I move out of bed, I drink a glass of water – first thing – and then off to the toilet.
Then, I go outside, I move out side to a tree just outside the door here, where I find a stand. I touch the tree, I might embrace the tree, I lift my hand and say “Greetings father sky”, I lower my hand and say “Greetings mother earth,” I then greet all the life forms, the birds, the grass, the water, the mountain, the rocks, the air, the oxygen, the molecules, the rain and the sun, the cats, the bugs, the houses and the ocean – literally anything that I notice – and I greet myself standing there. I greet my self as my body and as my being.
So, I start my day with this: First forgive within self all the moving energy and systems that are operating within me – from a night sleep, and then I move out to greet the day standing beside this tree. Deeply breathing, and taking it in. It may seem simple, or comic even, but after a while it becomes natural and very supportive to do this. I can assure you it is a very supportive morning routine and it does not take much time.
Most of all this standing by the tree, is a safe space to fall back on, if things become stressful or reactive in my day. I can then “fall back” on this space and pocket of inner support of calmness from my morning- grounding myself. It is also a solid point of finding myself standing – in self-support – over time.
So, the forgiveness of self from whatever is occupying my mind in the morning’s is important – so that I don’t drag that bother and mind systems of emotions – into my day. It would literally poison my day – like we know. So why not forgive the “poison”, from self (!?) before even getting out of bed – if you need support on how to practically do this – please contact me and I can assist you.
And then to move outside in the fresh morning air. Take it in, in long breaths, I do the greetings to the earth and to the sky, to myself and to it all.
This have truly stabilized my day, and I will keep at this practice and very supportive morning routine. If anything is unclear – let us know – enjoy the day now!
Picture of my tree: