Following last weeks (very timely) blog post about how routines and schedules create space for intuition and peace to flow through life, I am now calling on them more in life again!
It couldn't have been more relevant in the timing as here in Melbourne we are back in a 7 day lockdown. And with the week ahead home schooling 2 kids and playing with and entertaining my youngest (he's 2.5), with some work sprinkled in there too, it is ALL about the rituals and schedules this week.
There is one practice that I plan on inviting back into my morning routine this week that I know will support me through my days.
And that is INTENTION.
Setting an intention at the beginning of the day can have the most profound effect on how the rest of the day goes.
It can create a grounding space to come back between all of the 'doing' tasks and a gentle reminder to come back to a space where our heart and soul lead the way. Making all of the 'doing' tasks also feel more meaningful too.
It may sound like such a simple practice, even 'too simple' as our ego's would have us believe. But I often find it is the most simple practices that are the most profound.
I see these daily intentions as creating a purpose for the day that is usually linked into my life goals and bigger soul purpose this life time.
A daily intention is like a stepping stone towards our bigger 'why' in life that anchors us into the moments of life we may just be rushing through to get somewhere else.
It helps us allow the 'ordinary and mundane' moments to become a mindful experience, creating space for more intuition and presence to flow through.
My process for setting my morning intention is to:
- Either meditate or put my hand on my heart and take a few long slow breaths bringing myself out of my head and into my body and deeply into the present moment,
- I thank the universe and my soul for a guiding intention for the day and then let it drop in,
- During times I am really stuck in my head and can't seem to make space for my intuition to drop in, I pull an oracle card. I shuffle the deck until I fell my body pulling me forward. I stop shuffling and pull a card.
- I write the intention down in my diary or screen shot the oracle card so I can refer back to it throughout the day as a reminder of my days intention.
Feel free to share your experience with me. I'd love to hear how you go:)
Take care and I'll see you soon:)
Big love and hugs,