We all find ways to keep on an even keel, mine began in my 20′s with affirmations that I did for 15 minutes in the a.m. and p.m. and then evolved over the years into a variety of ways that bring me peace and balance. Most important and without being funny, it begins with a cup of coffee. There’s nothing sacred about the coffee, it’s Folgers, prepared the night before and set to an alarm that goes off so the coffee is ready when I get up. This is guaranteed to label me a heretic from the word go in the City of Seattle, home of Starbucks. Nonetheless, we all have our spiritual paths and this one is mine.
Next up, I crack open my journal and write my morning pages – sometimes composed of just venting and, at other times, exploring some very deep wells of inspiration. These are not for publication, God Forbid!, it is a way for me to get my physical, mental and emotional selves all aligned with my Soul for the day. Before the pages are finished, I draw two Angel Cards, one for my left hand and one for my right. This represents two qualities I am to focus on throughout the day. Because I am right-handed, the left represents the quality coming in and the right represents the quality I am to give out. I love this exercise as it feels as though God’s Light is advising me for the day. Today, for example, I received Harmony coming in and Openness going out. Those are the qualities I try to keep in mind as I go through my day.
Next is a reading from Soulutions by Jody Miller Stevenson. I pick two numbers and read the pages. This is followed by reading the entries for the day from God Calling and Jesus Calling.
I round it all off with an affirmation and prayer thanking God for all my blessings and for the blessings in which I get to participate.
I am rather astounded at how this has become such an integrated routine in my life. And, for the record, it works. Also, for the record, there are days where I am running late – then it is the coffee, the Angel Cards and a prayer.