My morning routine is critical. Period. I need it for balance. And I realized 2 Things:
1. If I miss one part of it, the whole line of dominos comes crashing down. (Overused, isn’t it? What else could I use besides dominos? Hmm. . .) My first wake up stuff doesn’t count. I take the dogs out. I make sure the dogs and cats have food. I do the litterbox. But then I walk. This is the critical piece. Yesterday it rained, so I decided not to go, but I’m thinking about deciding to go, no matter what. I was really off yesterday. Was I off because I didn’t walk? No. But could I have helped myself stabilize by walking? Yes. I walk, then I journal/blog and do my Chalene challenge for the day. Then, I do yoga and shower, do face and teeth, and dress for the day.
2. I must avoid ALL news and communication during my morning routine time. (Anything potentially rabbit-holey.) Last night I was in bed and received some text messages AND this morning I was in bed and received text messages (This is not normal, by the way). AND I still have not responded. I know I would have been super resentful if I had done so. (I’m waiting until after my routine!) I’ve responded immediately in the past and completely lost my morning time. And YET even in this very moment I am still off from my routine! Rabbit-hole ahead. . . —>
I felt the need to check into Doreen Virtue on youtube and to see what her angel cards had said for the week to see if she said anything about the moon cycle/astrology/world energy, whatever, that might help me understand the emotional dips I’d had this week (and that others have experienced as well). A 5-10-minute visit to youtube turned into 45-minutes of research and phone conversation because Doreen is no longer doing the angel card readings and is going through her own transformation. (That threw me into a bit of a tizzy.) HOWEVER, I think I got the answer I was looking for in searching for her in the first place: This is yet ANOTHER sign that I need to turn back in toward myself for my own answers, which I talk about in next workshop “Soul Fascination” with Beth Majerszky on October 28th. Everything continues to point me in this direction! If I don’t think the answers are available, the angels are gently hitting me over the head to remind me!
Much love and many blessings.