I know both sides of mornings.
Most of my life, I’ve awakened early, easily and enthusiastically. Excited to greet the day. (a fact that annoyed the heck out of some family members and college roommates)
But during dark times I’ve struggled to even get out of bed.
I’m not having a personal dark time, but I’m feeling the intensity of fear and frustration all around me – so much so, that one morning this week I found it hard to get of bed.
What do you do when you’re struggling to get out of bed?
Since chances are good you may have felt this way, or may feel this way at some point in your life, I thought I’d share what worked for me this week:
- GIVE THANKS
While still in bed, begin listing all the things that are going right in that very moment. For example, while you were sleeping your heart kept beating and you kept breathing without any conscious effort on your part. There’s a roof over your head. You have food in your kitchen – and if you don’t, it’s easy to get some. You have clean running water and a flushing toilet. At the flick of a finger you can light up the room. (you get the idea..)
- LOOK FOR THE LIGHT
As soon as possible, light a candle and sing or say some prayers. My favorite prayer is the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic. I also chant mantras in Sanskrit to change my vibration. I hope you have a favorite prayer or mantra. If you don’t, I highly recommend that you explore until you find one (or several) that opens your heart and connects you to God/Goddess/Source/The Creator
3. BE THE LIGHT
Set an intention to be of service. Sometimes we’ve become so focused on what’s going wrong in our lives or in the world around us that we’ve forgotten that we can be of service. As soon as we remember that we are here for a purpose, we can see a Light in the darkness. It may be as simple as calling a friend in need or sweeping your neighbors front walkway. I love the way the Course in Miracles has us ask:
What would You have me do?
Where would You have me go?
What would You have me say, and to whom?
May you find light and be light wherever you go,