Upon waking up each morning I have found myself beginning my day in this virtual so-called reality of Facebook, Yahoo, and Bank of America. Each day I am being sucked further and further into the cyber-rut. I’m not liking this morning ritual. This must stop.
Thankfully, last night before bed as I was scrolling through my IIN modules I came across a slide for Julie Cameron’s Morning Pages. This was truly a direct message from the Universe urging me to reconnect with past rituals and begin my morning pages again. According to Cameron, “All the angry, ugly stuff that you write in the morning would otherwise stand in the way of you being your best you. By doing early morning pages, you get all those repressed thoughts out of your system so you can live your life and realize that you are not your mind and you are not your thoughts.”
Writing morning pages is one of the most natural and therapeutic gifts we can give to ourselves. Rather than instantly grabbing for our laptop or iphone I suggest switching rituals and immediately reaching for our journals.
The beauty and clarity that arise from these simple morning pages will forever change your way life, by leading you to extraordinary self-realizations about what it is you want and do not want in your life. Telling our stories can be transformative for both ourselves and the reader (if we ever do decide to share or possibly publish our writings).
But, for now these morning pages are strictly for you. Your personal and private haven to explore your thoughts and feelings. To let go what no longer serves you and to discover the new things that do.
No matter how silly or how embarrassing your words might seem, don’t worry just write it. That is the point. To purge those thoughts physically out onto your paper so you can stop carrying them around with you every place you go.
This daily process is meant to cleanse your mind and allow a greater sense of freedom to emerge from your mind.
And to end my message I will leave with a quote for when your feeling the resistance to beginning this morning ritual...
“Resistance, according to writer Steven Pressfield, is “that destructive force inside human nature that rises whenever we consider a tough, long-term course of action that might do for us or others something that’s actually good. Writing is good for you and for others. Don’t let fear, insecurity, your inner critic or self-sabotage stop you."