Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Morning Rituals and Routines

Magick of the Mornings
Most people think of Magick as something that happens at night, preferably under a starry night sky or a glowing full moon.  While the night does hold certain power, all times of day have a different type of energy and a different type of Magick to them!  The Air Element is associated with Mornings and Dawn, perhaps because this is the time of day when the air feels the freshest, and the morning light of the sun is the most life-giving and least damaging (for plants and animals alike).  Whenever you first wake up, you are still strongly connected to the Astral Realm from your time of dreams and sleep.  Upon first waking up it is a great time to pray, meditate, say your daily affirmations, and set your intention for the type of day you want to have - because part of you is still connected to Spirit, the Astral Realm, and the Divine.  It is easy for you to communicate with your Spirit Guides, Angels, Deities, and Faeries in the mornings when you first wake up.  Mornings are the perfect time to practice yoga, do some meditation, say prayers, and just set your intentions for the day, asking The Air Element to bring you focus and help you manifest the kind of day you want to have.  Every morning is a fresh start and an opportunity for a new beginning!

Morning Devotions & Meditation
It might be a good idea to come up with your own Morning Devotion, prayer, or meditation.  Write or find a simple prayer you can say every morning, and spend a few moments breathing deeply and feeling gratitude.  Focus on what you want for the day and visualize your day going just the way you want it to.  Smile.  Even if your day doesn't go exactly as you wanted, keep up this positive thinking and prayer every morning... it takes time to get used to meditating and manifesting your desires.  Mornings would also be a good time to say daily affirmations.  You can choose an affirmation the night before, or use an affirmation from our Tarot Card or Air Element studies here... that way you could have a different focus for your meditations and affirmations every week!  Maybe write down the affirmation you want to use for the week and tape it somewhere next to your bed or in your bathroom where you will see it first thing in the morning!

Morning Routines & Housework
I have gone over some basic FlyLady stuff here before, such as the baby steps.  FlyLady suggests having a morning routine of things you do every morning in your home to keep your household running smoothly.  You can infuse your morning routine with Air Energy Magick by asking the Element of Air, the Fairies, or your Angels to help you with your routine.  You can also look at it in a way that reminds you that today is a new day, time for a fresh start - and what you do around your house in the morning is a blessing to your home and family for a wonderful day!

FlyLady's Basic Morning Routine from www.flylady.net

* -Get Dressed to Shoes including Hair/Face, Brush Teeth
* - Make Bed
* -Swish & Swipe
* -Empty Dishwasher
* -Reboot Laundry (a Load a Day Keeps CHAOS Away) 
* -Check Your Calendar
* -Check Your Control Journal
* What's For Dinner?
* Drink Your Water
* Declutter for 15 Minutes
* 15 Minutes of Loving Movement (exercise)

I have my morning Routine Broken down into rooms (zones) and 15 minutes at a time.  Here's my current Morning Routine (Which I have not been doing lately, but I plan on changing that very soon! 


Getting Started

  • Deep Breathing / Positive Thoughts / Daily Affirmation
  • Make sure kids are doing their morning routines.  Start coffee or make tea.
  • Get Dressed To Shoes / Veil
  • Morning Prayer or Invocation.  Meditation.
  • Take My Vitamins.  Drink Water.  
  • Start a Load of Laundry
Bathroom & Self Care (15 to 25 minutes)
  • Gather dirty laundry
  • self-care (Hair, face, teeth, make-up)
  • Put away self-care products
  • Swish & Swipe
Bedroom (10 minutes or less)
  • Make Bed
  • Gather Laundry
  • Hot Spots - Tops of Dressers & Bookshelf
Kitchen (15 minutes)
  • Put away clean dishes
  • Wash Breakfast Dishes
  • Wipe Table & Counter top
  • What's For Dinner?
Living Room & Front Entrance - (15 minutes)
  • Living Room Hot Spots (side tables)
  • 5 Minute Room Rescue Living Room (Floor & couches)
  • Front Room Hot Spots (coffee table, bar, Launch Pad)
  • Sweep Front Room
Office - 10 minutes
  • Hot Spots - Homework Desk, Computer Desk
  • 5 minute room rescue
Finishing up (10 to 30 minutes)
  • 5 minutes of folding laundry
  • Dinner Prep if possible (crockpot, etc)
  • Calendar / Budget work.  Check today's schedule, pay bills if needed.
  • Prayers of Gratitude, Affirmations
Morning Routines For Kids

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