1. Say goodmorning to your body
The moment you become aware that you are no longer sleeping, take your attention to your breath in order to connect with yourself. Focussing on your breath for 5 breaths.
Now take your attention to your feet/legs and work your way up to your head, saying goodmorning to the different parts of your body.
With sincerity, thank each part for the role it plays in you being able to exist & live your life. No need to say it aloud, this can be done silently, the important thing is to say it sincerely, so put your heart into it.
eg. Goodmorning feet & legs, thank you for the great job you do so that I can walk, ride my bike and move around so freely, I am really grateful. goodmorning stomach & digestive system, thank you for the amazing job you do of digesting the food I eat, I am so very grateful for what you do for me. etc etc
You may say the same things each day or you may change them. You can work up through the general body or can focus on more intricate parts, whatever feels right for you.
If you have pain or illness in a particular area, be sure to include these in the goodmorning ritual.
If a particular part of the body did a great job for you in the previous day, be sure to praise it. eg. thank you fingers for the great piano practise yesterday. i enjoyed it so much, thank you!
2. Visualise the people you love.
Start with yourself. Visualise yourself, once that visualisation is clear, visualise a beautiful pink bubble surrounding you completely. The bubble can look misty like a cloud, it can be like a bubble gum bubble, or anything else you visualise as a bubble its up to you.
Now look into your eyes and give yourself a sincere smile. Say ‘goodmorning (your name) I wanted to tell you that I love you and I am really proud of who you are and all you do’ have a wonderful day today. Visualise giving yourself a hug.
Move to family/friends/ children/ wife/husband and do the same.
While you always begin this exercise with yourself , you do not have to do the same people every morning. You can rotate, so do family one day, friends the next, or a mix of both each day. Its up to you. But always begin the ritual with yourself.
if you have a friend who is having a hard time, this is a great exercise. you can say to them something like this, ‘ i know its not easy for you right now, I am thinking of you and sendng you love’
Choose things that you are grateful for and say it silently to life/existance/god/buddha/shiva/allah
eg. ‘Thank you for the great friends I have, I am so grateful they are in my life’
‘Thank you for my loving wife, i am really grateful she is in my life thank you’
‘thank you for my health, I am really grateful’
‘thank you for my the geat sleep I had, I really needed it thank you ‘
I am inspired by life and am delighted to be here.
I am safe and all is well in my life.
I trust the process of life is on my side always working for my highest good and greatest joy.
Everywhere I look I see miracles.
Beauty in all forms surrounds me.
My health is fantastic.
I am full with vitality
I love life
My awareness is developing daily.
Everything I touch is a success.
My days are filled with enormous potential. I can achieve anything I put my mind to.
Say these silently and sincerely with yourself. You can change these, add to them or create your own.
5. Beginning your day
Focus on your breath for 5 -10 breaths, visualise yourself as relaxed, at peace and feeling healthy. Take a moment to be aware of how these feel as sensations in your body. Look into your eyes and say ‘have a wonderful day …(your name)
Slowly open your eyes, say hello to the world and move on with your day.
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