Jul 23, 2019
If you know me at all, you know I am big on the morning routine. In fact, I think it’s THE MOST IMPORTANT thing needed if you want to stay in joy and peace. I think it’s safe to say even that it’s CRUCIAL and NECESSARY.
I know that can seem dramatic and yes I put it in ALL CAPS.
If you don’t have a morning routine, chances are high that your energy is scattered, which means your emotions are scattered, which means your day is scrambled, which means your life is all over the map.
So what’s a morning routine? It’s a deliberate intentional way to start your day.
If you are not consistently joyful, I think it’s safe to say you probably don’t have a consistent morning routine.
Chances are HIGH that you wake up in the morning and you’re off in running. And external things immediately grab your attention: cellphone, emails that need to be answered, texts, social media, problems, drama, body symptoms, work-related issues, past, future, your t0-do list, kids, spouses, life in general.
When you have a consistent morning routine, life is a smooth joyful path, where everything is working easily.
Morning routines vary from person to person, but the intention behind ALL OF THEM is identically the same: you get centered and connected within – you PLUG IN – which then allows clarity to flow through you.
Think of it as if you’re an electronic device and you have been unplugged all night, and you wake up in the morning and you’re still unplugged.
Unplugged, you don’t function so well.
So a morning routine PLUGS YOU IN to God, to Life, to Intelligence, to Energy … whatever you want to call it.
It’s a way to deliberately, consciously and actively bring your attention and focus within – and when you do that – get centered and connected – the energy fields all come back to center, which means YOU ARE CENTERED.
If you have done The 40-Day Program for Transformation or my most recent online course The Healing Cure, then you know that my work is 100 percent about you deliberately shifting from one state of being to a new state of being, and then embodying and living this new state of being (your True Self) consistently …. every single day.
If you have seen any of my illustrations, then you know THAT CIRCLE that I constantly draw, as if I’m a broken record.
I draw a circle and ask: where are you? Are you here (outside the circle, focusing on external events, problems, body drama)? Or are you here (in the center of the circle, focusing on the light you are)? What’s your location? What’s your point-of-viewing?
If you are anything other than joyful and at peace, then you are OFF YOUR CENTER.
It’s really that simple. Your living as the body, separate from your Self and separate from others and then result is feeling depressed, sad, overwhelmed, angry, irritated, judgmental.
Why is this? Because the energy is off-center! So simple and so easy to correct.
When you live off-center, the energy is flying. It’s scattered. It’s scrambled. It’s chaotic.
And here is the thing with energy: IT STRIVES FOR HARMONY AND BALANCE.
So what’s the problem? Why doesn’t the energy line up in harmony and balance? Because we are constantly resisting, fighting, holding on to our stories, holding onto our position, trying to hold the energy a certain way when it’s trying to move!
The energy starts to move into balance and what do you do? FREAK THE FUCK OUT.
The energy starts moving into harmony and when it’s moving it can look like people falling away, your job starts feeling uncomfortable, situations feel uncomfortable – this is energy moving – and when energy moves it is momentarily uncomfortable – and we, as people – can’t stand discomfort and change.
So, we start scrambling to hold everything together in THE OLD WAY while we say we want a new way. Talk about the height of insanity.
And then what happens? Here comes the LOL … we complain about people and jobs and tell a story about “what they did to us” or “what is happening to us”. Humans fight to the end to hold onto things the way they are. It’s really nuts.
SO THE MORNING ROUTINE.
It’s a deliberate intentional way to plug in, get centered and connected BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE.
My suggestion always is that your “morning routine” begin the instant you wake up, before you get out of bed.
Do not get out of bed until you have plugged yourself into joy and peace and the Mind of God. Lay there in bed and focus your attention and awareness within and then center and connect with your True Being which isn’t a body, isn’t contained within a body. Bring your awareness and attention to the light within until you feel it CLICK and YOU ARE THIS LIGHT.
When this happens, you are in love with life, in love with your Self, in love with everyone and everything. Don’t get out of bed until you have MADE THE SHIFT and connected your local mind to Universal Mind.
You’ll know you’re plugged in when you experience gratitude, joy, peace, excitement, enthusiasm, expansiveness.
Then get out of bed.
What you’ll discover once you shift your local mind to God Mind, there actually is no longer a “you” that “gets out of bed.” There is only movement and with no thought, you’re out of the bed and moving.
This is the greatest way to live – to allow the energy to move you.
I wake up with no alarm anywhere between 5:30 and 7am. My morning routine always includes coffee and then crawling back into bed with my books and journals. For at least an hour, usually two hours. It’s a quiet time of resting, connection, contemplation, joy. I journal, write and read. Our cats always snuggle up to me.
Then there is movement again, with no thought.
I almost never schedule anything in the morning before 11am so I don’t have to think about time.
Around 8am or so, I make smoothies for me and Bill and every day is different.
I don’t work in the morning. My “work day” usually doesn’t start until 11am. Mornings are for fun, quiet, going outside, putting music on and dancing, writing GETTING PLUGGED IN.
I used to try to “crush it” and work from 9-5, but I realize I love mornings and I discovered (by accident, really) that when you’re plugged into Universal Energy as God, as Love, as Intelligence what used to take you 8 hours to accomplish now takes 1 hour or 15 minutes. I’m not kidding. What used to take you 8 months to accomplish now takes you two weeks.
I find that too many people have zero clarity about what’s important in their life. They think “working harder” is going to get them to some destination later when then they can relax.
So I encourage you to take some time today and GET CLEAR on what you want your life to be like. Write it down. Put it on paper. Why are you working so hard? And if you’re not working at all, what are waiting for?
How would life be awesome for you? What kinds of things would you love to do?
For me, it’s the whole morning off to rest, relax, play, write, enjoy – and I decided I wasn’t going to wait till “later” or “until I have more money” to do it. I got clear on what was important to me – TIME WITH GOD – TIME FOR QUIET AND REFLECTION – LOTS OF TIME FOR DOING NOTHING – TIME FOR READING AND JOURNALING – TIME FOR LEISURELY COFFEE WITH NO PLANS – and I built it in.
Shifting your local mind to Universal God Mind is the most powerful thing you can do every day?
I would love to hear from you. What’s your morning routine? Write it in the comments below.
And if you don’t have one yet, think about it, commit to it and write it in the comments below.
For example, you could test-run a new morning routine for one week and see what you think and then decide if this is not a WAY BETTER way to live: starting your mornings with reflection, meditation, yoga, exercise, journaling, waking up leisurely, not working until later in the day, not checking your phone or social media until a certain time, and then giving it a week – 7 days – to step into this new routine.