Start your morning by getting up 30-60 minutes earlier as you normally would get up. Start the day with a positive outlook on what you want to be and become. Be present.
You can adjust the timing (10 minutes each, or 20/5/5/10/10/5, even 1 min. each works) and you can skip a few practises – but start to work with yourself on a positive focus as the first thing in the morning before doing anything else.
See it as an experiment and stick with it for one week to see the outcome!
Background & Effect:
Our outer world is a reflection of our inner world. To change the circumstances that we don’t like we need to change our internal focus and beliefs first. The morning exercise gives you an excellent turnaround opportunity – because changing the outer world takes time, but changing the inner world just a minute!
If you hit the snooze button on your clock every morning because you don’t want to get up – how do you think you will get the energy to do all the things you really want?
Taking time for the miracle morning is like going consciously in the captain’s position of our lifeship and taking the steering wheel, instead of stumbling on deck and loosing ourselves in the things that come towards us. It is moving back into deciding who we really really want to be: physically, financially, mentally, emotionally. If we can start the day in a positive, energetic and clear way, the message we’re sending to the universe is: Yes, I want an extraordinary life.
Hal Elrod developed this exercise when he was broke literally at all levels of his life, after having an insight on the quote of Jim Rohn, “Success is something you attract by the person you become”. He started to inquire on the behavior of successful people and experimented in combining them into one morning exercise. Today, he is one of the shooting stars of the motivational scene, teaching this method to thousands of people.
- Do I really need it?
- What for do I need it?
- Could I wait a little bit longer before buying it?
With these questions you can become aware if you really want and need something, or you would buy it out of a reaction or pattern, i.e.: “I need to buy something to feel good”, “I should buy another CD”, “this object will make me feel better”, etc.
Do at least once a year a trip to a foreign country that you’ve never seen before: only with a plane / bus ticket, backpack and sleeping bag. Try to meet locals on the road and in a café to get to know them, talk to them, eat and try to stay with them. You can also organize the stay on the travel-rings eg SERVAS, Coachsurfers.com, etc.
Background & Impact:
Foreign countries and cultures broaden our horizons enormously, because we are faced with entirely new ways of thinking and ways of life. This reinforces our general tolerance of other people – we do not move as quickly into the judging.
Select a symbolic object for a weakness or an old, unusable pattern that you want to put down and change. Then you light a fire with a clear mind and working order. Tell it that it is used to transform an old pattern, and thank is for its cleansing power. Sing a song of the fire, or talk further with it. Pass the object on to the fire and think of the purification and transformation. Finally thank the fire for its power.
Background & Impact
The fire ritual is probably one of the oldest in the world. The purifying and transforming power of fire we can use to put down old beliefs and focus on the new.
Do something good for yourself!
Listen to your heart and ask it what it wants the most to feel pampered . Buy yourself an ice cream or drink a bottle of good red wine. Go to the movies or the circus, the zoo or a good museum. Stroll through a beautiful park or go hiking, sailing or do sports, if you feel like it. Buy yourself flowers. Go into a cozy restaurant. Enroll to the course that you always wanted to take. Buy your favorite tea. Take a ride. Sit on a park bench. Read that book you were planning to read a long time. Learn a new language, go on a trip. Drive to the sea and play in the sand. Sit down in the wind and let the sun shine on your skin. Paint, write, or compose something. Sit down and listen to good music. Invite your best friend to a fondue. Go play billiards and darts, or play something that gives you great joy.
Background and Effect:
If you make yourself important, stand up for yourself and show that your love yourself, you bring a lot of energy towards you and releases tension. At the same time you will be more and more able to give the same love that you give to yourself to others. Forget the pure labor and duty-ethic that you have been toughed since your earliest time. Without creative breaks and visionary direction, it is worthless to the world. A person who ignores his own needs and can not love himself, cannot love God and or his fellowmen either. Every love always comes back to ourselves.
Invent your own ritual for breaks at work. This can be brief physical exercises that you do every hour. Or the slow, deliberate preparation of tea, or the pleasurable eating of a banana. Allow yourself a break and read something good, or just meditate. No matter what you invent, love it, do it slowly, and be aware of the fact that you are taking a break. Thank your creator for the day, for the work and for what you have accomplished so far. Recharging yourself with something that you like. At the same time think about the things that were important today.
Background and Effect:
We always believe that we have to work for something first to then be allowed to enjoy the success and free time we achieved with it. But this moment when we can sit back and start enjoying will never come- not even when we’re retired because we begin to tackle things around house and the garden. The point is: “When not now, then never.” We all tend to get carried away in our work. Especially, if the activity absorbs all our attention, as in computer work, it happens that we sit down in the morning and lift our head at night to say: “Wow, that late already?” Whenever you carry out a mentally strong demanding office activity or a monotonous and mechanical assembly-line work, it is recommended to “leave” from time to time to build up your strength and think about what is important.
Make yourself a personal wish lace of any length, in which you craft 12 knots (or beads, glass beads, etc.). Each node stands for your new energies, ideas and desires that you want to feel in the future. Let the wish lace with slip trough your fingers every morning and internalize again your innermost desires present in the nodes.
Background & Impact
It has long been proven that the wish lace works on the principle of the conditioned reflex: when two different stimuli occur always together over a long time, they do the same later, if only one of the two stimuli (wish lace) is still present. The second stimulus (desires, strong energy) will be added automatically at touch. Who connected the contact with the wish lace with ntense positive suggestions over a long time, has to only touch the lace one day and the subconscious will immediately add the positive thoughts. The repetition of the rhythm of 12 is particularly helpful to enter our subconscious mind.
Reserve one day the week to yourself – Don’t work on that day, but do something you enjoy doing and lets you relax. Think about your goals in life and your heart desires, let your desire lead you. Be grateful for what you have achieved – and be greatful in you mind for your friends, your family and your calling. Use this day to relax, for self-knowledge, for joy, realignment and to say thank you.
Background & Impact
This ritual corresponds to the Christian commandment “Holy Sunday” and the call for the Jewish Sabbath. Here we can recognize that our forces, our capacity for production is not unlimited, but needs to be renewed every now and then – and not through hectic Sunday excursions, but by producing inner peace and balance. This inner retreat is also particularly useful to check out our goals once again – are our heart’s desires still valid for our lives or do I want to realign myself for quite some time now?
You think the days between 25.12. and 6.1. free as a time of personal growth. They spend most confident and cheerful, celebratory, and in positive contact with other people. Look at your dreams, keep inner experience and recognizing the best in writing.
Spend the day in nature, with friends, celebrate, be clear and focused, things go to the bottom and bring everything you do, to a good end.
Background & Impact
Rough nights (including eight Raunacht or smoke) are some nights at the turn, which was the custom of the South German areas special importance is attached. The twelve nights are those between the Holy Eve (24 December) and the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6) – but sometimes other periods, for example, between the St. Thomas Day and New Year.
The main raw nights are:
– 21-22. December (Thomas Night / Winter Solstice) (longest night of the year)
– 23./24./25. December (Christmas eve / night before)
– 31 December / 1 January (New Year’s Eve)
– 5/6 January (Epiphaniasnacht)
Already from 4.12. energy all goes to the inside – people, animals, plants and all the nature run to the inside back. On 23./24.12. the earth is an inhaled for the first time, the energy spread of a sudden to mind, emotion, feeling and body. (Visible on Barbara branch of the one at 4.12. Puts into the water, and on 23./24.12. Flourish).
The name comes from the Middle High German word for smell (haired) back, and is in the skinning as a rough goods for animal fur still in use. The nights are closely connected with rituals around the livestock, but also transformations between animals and humans or mythical hairy creature.
Have their origin in the Raunächte probably the era after a lunar year. A year of twelve lunar months contains only 354 days. Like all simple, non-intercalating lunisolar (meaning all lunar calendar, insert the no leap months to keep up with the solar year in line), the missing of the 365 days of the solar year, eleven days – and twelve nights – as dead days (which are days outside the time inserted). Of such days is generally believed that the normal laws of nature are suspended, and are therefore the usual limits on certain other worlds. In many cultures that use such a calendar system, in this period mythical and magical rituals are common, and those going back to Germanic or vorgermanische roots traditions have been preserved in tradition to the present – where the customs is how old, can not in general more exactly determined.
In those on the lunar calendar “missing” days “outside time” reflects the entire year: at each of the 12 days a month of next year will be visible. Everything we do during the day, is seen as an issue in the corresponding month of the next year. In this particular time, it is therefore important to be very clear and focused, go to the heart of the problem, and to bring everything to a satisfactory conclusion.
Sometimes it is important to admit that we made mistakes. The best is to retreat at new moon, when the forces of cleansing and letting go are the strongest, to a quiet place, and confess our faults. Sometimes these insights come spontaneously or in a dream – in which case we should investigate them immediately. We talk loudly or quietly, “I confess that … (we say anything we have recognized as an error). I realize that … (we say everything that we have learned as the deeper meaning and the positive experience from it). I ask forgiveness from all those involved and in front of my highest divine self. May it guide me and lead to truth and goodness. ”
Background and Effect:
We cannot avoid mistakes, because we live in duality and unconsciousness in this world. We even came here because we want to make mistakes! But not for the error itself but for the sake of understanding, which is very important for our growth.