It’s a lot easier to have a great day if you choose to make your morning great. What you do immediately upon waking sets the tone for the rest of the day.
It’s easy to fall into bad habits like checking email and social media before you even get out of bed. But that lets the outside world dictate your mood, which sucks!
Take the time to set your mood first thing in the morning. You wouldn’t leave the house without brushing your teeth, so why not clean up your vibration before encountering outside reality? The world can only reflect what you’re projecting.
My current plan (which I’ve been practicing for precisely one day) is this:
As soon as I get out of bed, I start writing my daily 1000 words. I use the prompts “I’m so grateful,” “Wouldn’t it be nice…?” “I love it when,” and “Dear Jessica…,” a letter from my higher self.
Choosing thoughts of gratitude first thing in the morning boosts my mood and gets me excited about life!
Next, I do my daily ritual. Then I list 60 things I love about my life while doing a little hoop dance.
Spending the first hour of my day peacefully selecting the thoughts I want to think changes the trajectory of my whole day. I’m so excited to be establishing new patterns!
This morning the brilliant Novaa Veo commented on one of my “thought direction” posts. She mentioned that my posts were inspiration for the spells she uses while doing energy work at her altar.
How magickal and amazing is that?! I realized -I- should be using my posts as spells while doing energy work at my altar! But first: to make the altar!
I’ve always loved ritual and it’s always worked for me. Why I haven’t been doing a daily ritual with magickal objects at an altar is completely beyond me! But there’s no time like today to start.
I gathered my most useful tools: a kaleidoscope, a deck of tarot cards, a tea light and a cozy wooden box. I began to fill the box with objects that called to me, knowing they would guide my ritual. I dusted the bottom with gold glitter and admired my new treasure box!
To begin, I light the candle. I take a peek into the kaleidoscope and pull myself into the Now (it helps to whisper “Now. Now. Now.”).
Next, I visualize activating my chakras, pulling love and life force into my body like this:
I breathe in and bring light into my crown chakra.
I breathe out and activate my crown chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my third eye chakra.
I breathe out and activate my third eye chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my throat chakra.
I breathe out and activate my throat chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my heart chakra.
I breathe out and activate my heart chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my solar plexus chakra.
I breathe out and activate my solar plexus chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my navel chakra.
I breathe out and activate my navel chakra.
I breathe in and bring light into my spine chakra.
I breathe out and activate my spine chakra.
I shuffle the tarot cards and pull one out. This card sets the tone for the ritual, helping me remember the big picture of what I’m doing. Today’s card, the 5 of swords, reminds me that I need to take care of myself, but also serve the greater good. An excellent omen for my new practice!
After the tarot reading, I open the box and read the card taped to the lid. “Enjoy the contrast. You are the creator. Have fun, play, be mad! Be a joy to watch. It’s for your eyes only. I totally and completely love and accept myself. I am my reason for feeling good.” I begin pulling items out of the box, repeating an affirmation for each object.
- A. Feather: I am light.
- B. Claw pendant: I let go of my resistance.
- C. Clear gemstone: I am magickal.
- D. Heart crystal: I love myself. I am my reason for feeling good. I project love and serve the greater good.
- E. Fish hook pendant: I honor my body.
- F. Pentagram: I am abundant in every way.
- G. Bottle filled with carbon: (Open bottle) I transmute my fears into excitement. (Close bottle)
- H. Cross: I am evolving into Christ consciousness.
- I. Silver canister: (Open) I wish for _______. (Close)
- J. Gratitude stone: I am grateful for _______.
- K. Mirror shard: It can only reflect me.
- L. Hematite bead: I am grounded.
- M. Hemp seed: I am becoming.
- N. Pink stone: I thank all those who have helped me come this far.
- O. Wisdom tooth: I remember my mortality and resolve to live this day to the fullest.
After my affirmations, I do a few rounds of EFT about any resistant thoughts I may have. “Even though I ________, I still totally and completely love and accept myself.”
I spend a few moments in a meditative state, feeling for my inner body. And with that, I’m done! I do a quick grounding spell to release the energy I have gathered: “I now ground this energy that hasn’t been used and return it to the earth. Thank you for helping me.”
What kind of rituals do you use? What are your magickal implements? I’d love to hear your own process!
While meditating on June 14, I asked for a good idea. During the session I heard “$5 Ultimate Positive Thinking Tool”. When I pictured it I saw a ring with many sides that all meant something different—a wearable reminder to be in the present.
I chilled on the idea because I had no idea to execute it. On June 26, I did a “best case scenarios” exercise where I listed my visions for tomorrow, next week, next month, 6 months from now, 1 year from now, and 5 years from now. I stated that by August 2013 I wanted to have the $5 Ultimate Positive Thinking Tool created.
Recently, Kelly and I have been filling out our worksheets and posting them to the School of Life Design blog. Doing my own worksheets months and sometimes years after I’ve created them helps me see how I can improve them, and which prompts really work the best.
I realized that I desperately needed to make a new worksheet—one that included all the best prompts from previous worksheets. Being the designer of my life means deliberately choosing the emotions I feel and the thoughts I think, and it’s something I have to do every single day. I love coming up with ways to “create my reality” and I ADORE daily-planner-esque tools that give me a structure to play with every day.
Hence, the Make My Day worksheet was born. Intended to be filled out on the daily to help me consciously create each day, this worksheet really is the most “ultimate” positive thinking tool I can imagine.
It’s not exactly a ring on your finger, but fill it out each day and you’ll be more present no matter what you’re wearing. (Also, I liked it so I put a ring on it–the flower of life rings! Ah. Ha. Ha.)
How the Magick Works
First of all, Kelly designed this beauty to be the most colorful and fun worksheet to date. She is a typography genius! Second, each section is designed to help you focus on the most important aspects of conscious creation.
- How do you want to feel about your body, finances, relationships, health, work, life and thoughts?
- Who do you want to be? What do you want to have?
- What do you want to touch, see, taste, hear, smell, think, and know?
- Can you count to 100 without thinking? Stop your thoughts and you’ll return to your natural state of feeling good instantly.
- What are you grateful for? What do you love about yourself?
- What act of kindness have you imagined, witnessed or performed today?
- What’s making you laugh?
- You love it when…
- What are a couple favors you could do for yourself?
- What was the best part of your day?
- What’s the best case scenario for today, tomorrow, next year?
Each of these prompts have been specifically chosen to generate feelings of love, abundance, generosity, joy, excitement and peace. Each section will help you clarify what you want and what you already have that you’d like more of.
Make My Day is a 1-page, 8.5×11″ PDF worksheet designed by Kelly Cree and Jessica Mullen. When you purchase this digital download, you will receive two e-mails from Paypal. The first is your confirmation email; the second will arrive shortly after and contains your product download link. Happy conscious creating!