What is my intention? I needed and wanted to revisit this.
Travel seems to open up space for new insight. Revisiting my daily focus excited me. I was in that meandering through each day energy versus spending time with my daily intentions to begin the day.
How we begin lays the foundation for the unfolding of our day. During the fall and winter I slid easily into a slower speed, darker days, and a more restful period. As the days become more light and the energy of spring calls to us from every direction, I’m waking up earlier and wanting to go!
While journaling, on vacation, I was reminded how important it is I fill my cup each morning, not only with coffee, but physically, mentally, and spiritually. Getting enough sleep is a must in order to kick off my daily practice. In order to connect with the magic of each day I MUST check in and feed my soul.
I decided how I want to feel… warm, open, and full of possibility. Five daily intentions were born from those 3 feeling states…
- Be a force of love.
- Be a light in someone’s day.
- Be surprised.
- Be a blessing to mama earth.
- See the good.
I get to start my day off filling my cup and going into the world warm, open, and full of possibility. During the day an alarm goes off on my phone reminding me to check-in. Then in the evening I get to reflect on how I embodied, embraced, and engaged with these intentions.
Like I’ve shared in previous posts, my morning practice changes. I have a basket of goodness… oracle, tarot, daily devotionals, books, music, yoga, nature. What I do to feed my soul shifts, right now it’s journaling and writing. I love to set the tone so I turn on music, light a candle, burn white sage to clear and ground the space, and then light my palo santo to open myself to the blessings of this practice and the day.
Since doing this practice my emotional state has been more upbeat and I see the thousand things that go right each day versus what’s not working. I wake up ready for the day because I’ve prepped the night before… going to bed at a time that feels good, cleaning up the house so I wake to a clean space, and preparing meals.
I meet volatile situations
with more of a sense of curiosity and compassion.
When things get dull or routine with journaling and writing I will once again shift my morning practice; check-in with how I want to feel and create my daily intentions from that sacred space. Then I can meet my Self, this life, and world with wonder—tapping into the meaning and mystery each day has to offer.