Last night I had more time than usual to meditate, and I made an unexpected breakthrough. I was going along as usual, striving to stay focused, concentrating on feeling each line of my mantra, and then suddenly, everything changed. My entire conscious self was suddenly condensed into a ball at just about eye level, partly inside my head, partly in front of my eyes. I felt that all of me was contained in that space, alive, aware, and deeply serene. It only lasted for a short while, and then I was working on my mantra again, but it felt easier and more true. … It’s difficult to explain in a way that makes any kind of sense.
Afterward, I opened my eyes and communed with my cat for a while. She comes to sit in my lap whenever I meditate, as though it’s a valuable thing for her as well. I looked at her fuzzy little face and rubbed between her ears and stroked her fur, and was more content than I’ve been in weeks.
This morning, also for the first time in weeks, I woke up gently, without the headache that’s been plaguing me upon waking, held the Handsome Hubby’s hand and drifted for a bit, and eventually got out of bed truly peaceful and at ease, ready for the day, and to my surprise, early. I thought we’d overslept.
So with all this goodness happening in this moment, today I want to try something I’ve been putting off for over a month. I was inspired by my friend John Halcyon Styn when he made a post on his Facebook page drafting out his personal “Daily Mission”. Halcyon is often inspiring, a truly generous and loving human, in touch with both his own divinity and his own flaws. This post in particular inspired me to attempt to write a similar mission for myself, a Morning Mantra, if you will, to help start my day off on a positive note, focusing on the good in myself and the ways in which I might spread goodness into the world. For me, it’s as much about what I seek to be as it is about what I already am.
Writing it has been tougher than I’d expected. Today feels like the day I can do it, though, the day when, if I use it to it’s best advantage, I can step away from pushing myself down and begin to lift myself up. So here it is:
- I step forward with love
- I tread softly on the earth
- I am strong, and I lend my strength to others when needed
- I lift others up with kind words
- I strive daily to make the lives of those around me easier and more pleasant
- I am generous with my time and affection
- I strive daily to learn, grow, and become a more valuable person
- I am a being of light (thank you, Louise Scott, for these, the kindest words ever used to describe me)
If Halcyon and I have inspired you to write a Morning Mission/Mantra for yourself, please let me know in the comments. And if you’re willing to share your Mission/Mantra with me, I’d love to read it.
For more about Halcyon, check out his YouTube channel, Hug Nation, and prepare to be uplifted.
Wishing love, health, and abundance to you all.