Living in a day and age where commonly our daily life is so fast, vast, demanding and yang and impacting our nervous system and stress response easily, ritual and mindfulness is really what we need to not only ground back into the earth, but to truly anchor back into our being and meet the world from a place of inner empowerment and resilience in order to be our Highest Self and live in alignment with our dharma (purpose) and soul.
Below you'll find some way of how to invite the Sacred back into your daily life - by ritualising the little things and being mindful in each moment.
You can find this article as a printable PDF here, to hang up somewhere as your daily reminder if desired. With love,
As soon as you wake, spend the first few seconds of your waking state tuning into gratitude – what are you grateful for, what are you looking forward to right now?
– honouring the sacred elements to guide you throughout your day
Drink a glass of pure, warm water first thing in the morning to revitalise and cleanse your inner channels and pathways and replenish your cells. Give thanks to the water element for its life-giving qualities
You may light a candle and tune into the Sacred element of fire: as you gaze into the flame, imagine how fire is burning away any negative and obstructing energies from your field. You may sweep over and trace around the energy field around your body as if to smoothen, cleanse and attune it, becoming aware of your own energetic space.
Honour the air element by moving through your emotions and circulating your energy through movement: this may be a gentle morning yoga practice, a walk in nature, dancing or moving to music or just one favourite song, breathwork, singing, screaming – whatever you need to do to release and move your energy for recalibration
Get your bare feet on the ground or even sit on the bare earth and connect to her with your palms giving gratitude to the element of earth and feel yourself settle deeper into her with every exhale, embodying her grounding, stabilising energy that will assist you throughout the day.
Use the qualities of the ether element, the space in between spaces, to connect in with the feeling that you are part of the collective consciousness, that everything is connected. Then connect with your highest Self and take a moment to centre and anchor into your own essence – perhaps you want to take a few deep diaphragmatic breaths, on each exhale connecting deeper to your three dantiens (major energy vortexes of your body / aspects of being / your three brains) – womb/gut/hara, heart, mind/third eye – and connected them with each other. This is your place of inner anchoring, your thrown and centre of your inner temple from which you meet the outside world.
Be mindful and present in everything you do, wherever you are. Single-tasking is your key to really experience and embody each moment through all of your five senses. Smell, feel, taste, see and listen to your surroundings and how it makes you feel inside. Be this at work, when with your kids or in your creative or leisure time. Make each moment Sacred through Being right in it.
THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Before each meal, bless your food and take a moment of giving thanks to the earth, elements and hands that have grown, nurtured, prepared and harvested the food on your plate.
Give thanks to it for being nourishment and medicine for your being, fuelling up your life force, so you can give from a full cup. You may want to say something out loud as your blessing ritual or simply do so in silence and gently place a blessing hand over your food to purify, amplify and activate its positive energy while giving thanks.
Tune into the intention of cleansing of your being and energetic field, whenever encountering water throughout your day.
Be that the water you drink, as you take a shower or bath, wash your hands or swim in the ocean – as you interact with water, imagine its cleansing qualities flushing away any impurities and obstructions in your energetic field, cleansing and recalibrating you.
Additionally, you can also use the cleansing quality of air when feeling the wind and breeze on your skin. Another powerful way of intentional cleansing is to use smudging or cleansing bundles/sticks.
DO - PREPARE - RECOVER
Reset your energy, moment to moment. Take pauses and integration time in between different chapters of the day.
You could do that by simply stopping and taking a few deep breaths, reconnecting back to your inner centre and with each exhale let go of the moments just gone and all they brought with them, on each inhale making space for the new, circulating and resetting your energy.
E.g. Before driving home after work, you may plant your feet onto the earth or sit in stillness in your car before starting the engine, closing your eyes and taking a few deep breaths, letting go of your work mindset and any potential stresses or excitements from the day so far and clearing your mind and energy field in preparation for the new chapter of your day – going home and doing X – and it’s different energy.
END THE DAY ON A HIGH FREQUENCY
Before going to bed, tune into the frequency of gratitude again and positively reflect on your day.
You can do this on your own in silence or meditation, journal on it, or reflect with your partner by asking yourself/each other:
What are three things I am grateful for today? What are two things I have done well today? What are two things I am looking forward to?
You may also go full circle and again tune into the qualities of the elements or reconnect to your three dantiens before finishing your day.
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