I cannot and will not stress enough how important soul work is. Contrary to what many believe we are mostly non-physical beings. Our physical body makes up a small portion of our being…I mean minuscule.
This is the one thousand and tenth reason why it’s utterly ridiculous for people to place more emphasis on appearance and skin color than they do on one’s character. Putting it more accurately we place emphasis on appearance etc. instead of energy and vibes.
Here’s a quote from Abraham Hicks to ponder “You are source energy. You came from non-physical and while you were non-physical before you came into these physical bodies. You still are for the most part predominantly that nonphysical consciousness but that’s hard for you to know because you have come into this personality and the awareness of what’s going on here, what you’re observing is so dominate and so real you call it reality…”
Love and light,
Yesterday, I mentioned moon rituals but those aren’t the only rituals that I do. I have quite a few which change from time to time but they keep me grounded. I’m not sure about you but my body loves routine and I can go so far as to say that it needs routine. It’s also ideal for a routine to stimulate each of your senses. It’s important to take the time to jumpstart your senses before using them. If not, your body may not function properly and your body can be thrown off balance. Alignment is key to overall health.
I am a music person so I like to use analogies that reference music. So, I like to refer to “getting in alignment” as “setting the rhythm”. For the past few years I’ve tried different ways to “set the rhythm” for the day upon opening my eyes. The “rhythm” can be different each day but as long as it’s in tune with your spirit that’s all that matters. Here are some of my morning rituals which stimulate my five senses.
- SOUND: I wake up to music or play it in the morning while getting ready. If I have time, I listen to a motivational podcast or other audio which is in tune with my rhythm. I have also set my alarm to play a song with soothing vibes and/or a positive message. Great way to wake up. Typically, I don’t need an alarm but when I do I prefer music as opposed to some annoying, loud basic alarm.
- TOUCH: To prep my physical body, I stretch for a few minutes to warm up my muscles and wake up my body before getting up and moving. Nothing major. It can be as simple as taking a few deep breaths and stretching your neck, shoulders, back, arms, and legs. It helps you to notice any physical sensations (comfortable and uncomfortable) and increase body awareness.
- TASTE: Hydration is key. Before or after showering and brushing my teeth, I drink a tall glass of water with a squeeze of lemon or have a cup of matcha green tea. Sometimes I steam water and add lemon. Either way I have something to stimulate my internal organs at some point in the morning before eating anything. Why? I just spent from six, seven, eight or more hours without eating or drinking anything. The body needs fuel. Your body needs to replenish and regenerate itself. Water helps to give it that push.
- SMELL: There are many ways to do this but here are some of my favorite ways to incorporate sense of smell to my morning ritual. I burn incense or inhale some of my favorite essential oils like tea tree, peppermint, or lemongrass. Sometimes I also use lavender oil because it’s calming. I also apply topically by mixing one to two drops of an essential oil into about 2 teaspoons of sweet almond oil. Then I massage my neck and shoulders (sometimes my back). There are different essential oils that can be used for different parts of your body i.e. pressure points to relieve certain ailments or for prevention purposes. I also use a diffuser that uses a tea light to generate heat which disperses the fragrance in the air. You can also use your favorite all natural scented body wash or salt scrub if you prefer.
- SIGHT: Lastly, I meditate for at least 10 minutes using a lit candle or a himalayan salt lamp as a focal point while I take deep breaths. Eventually, I may close my eyes while envisioning the light from either source as my inner light. Both are reminiscent of that ball of light within myself where inner peace lies. The light can also represent my higher being and the fact that my higher being is always within to keep me centered. Crystal stones have healing energy, are beautiful to look at and embody the light energy that helps me maintain a connection to nature i.e. vibrating higher. Crystals can also be used during meditation.
These are just some of the practices that have worked like a charm to help me set my rhythm for the day. Anytime I get thrown off I remind myself of that inner light. This may seem like a lot for some. Do what you can and follow your intuition. We really need to learn how to connect to our higher selves more. It doesn’t take an hour or even several minutes. If you only have five minutes it’s better than nothing. If you don’t have five minutes, that’s a whole other problem to address. What do you do to set your rhythm for the day? Do you practice morning rituals?
Love and Light,
5 Spiritual Awakening Symptoms
- You feel as though your life is false or empty.
- You’re completely lost.
- You intuitively know that there’s something “more” to life.
- You’re starting to question everything you’ve been taught.
- You feel the need to be alone more often.
Can you relate? You’re not alone.
First, I want to stress that these general symptoms are subjective. You don’t have to have them all but in some way you can identify with them. Remember, these are only five of many symptoms. A spiritual awakening (enlightenment) experience is different for everybody. So, it’s quite difficult to “define” but easier to describe. Based on my experience, my spiritual awakening began with a “change” in my subconscious which affected how I perceived the world and myself. There was a desire for a deeper meaning of life which usually involves an urge to explore one’s life purpose. Because of this urge to explore deeper meanings, understandings, and discovering your life purpose you’ll begin to question a LOT. It also doesn’t happen all at once.
It may be questioning your religion and other beliefs, what you eat, what’s going on in the world, the news, media etc. You start to detach yourself from societal norms and standards that you once followed as you realize you followed blindly. You may feel a connection to a higher power or desire connection to a higher power. Feeling a heightened sense of compassion for others including animals, the planet, and issues that don’t just affect you directly.
You may think you’re going crazy or something is wrong with you but actually you are awakening. I like to refer to it as “remembering” or “returning” to your authentic self because you’re not technically “changing”. You are just waking up from a slumber so to speak. It was bound to happen because of the cosmic shift. The cosmic shift represents a shift in consciousness where people are starting to recognize their connection to the universe and each other as a whole. A need to shed oneself of old habits, patterns, behaviors and thought processes plays a huge part in the subconscious change during one’s awakening.
Here’s something else that’s interesting…You can have more than one awakening. There are levels to this because life is complex. Awakenings don’t just flow in a specific order starting and then ending in one cycle. There are many twists, turns, leaps, and falls.
You are equipped to handle the turbulence but the key is learning to let go. There’s so much to let go of starting with the ego. That’s not an easy thing to do which is why there are cycles to awakening. You’re shedding layers in order to reveal your truth; your authenticity. Keep in mind, it’s more about remembering not changing. So, let’s start remembering together.
Love and Light,