I look to the horizon, eyes narrowing against the growing light. Ancient oak and sycamore stand proudly, lining the creek, shading the grotto and Mother Hawk fluttering down on her young one, attempting to catch a glimpse of his new world. My attention expanding to my sensations. The morning is time to feel into everything before activity begins. We nurture our connection and then move into the roles of our life, we settle into the flow with grace and ease, calm emotion, and peaceful hearts.
We are more prone to listen. This is the problem with chaos as a ruler. There's never any calm. It's up to us to set that energy in motion, every morning, creating to create a beautiful day. Because when we set ourselves up in a beauty, it's beauty we find. Life happens, what can we depend on? The calm of the sunrise on our nervous system, the turning of the wheel, our ability to continue. We have the ability to choose, we decide, start in panic, negating ourselves in every moment of the day, or feeling into life gently and deliberately, and being received that way throughout this day.
"kee-yewr," calls Kalei the Hawk, "Life is good when we drink it in, and tells us we are valuable in this day."
"Kelei, I believe life has been good to us," I return. "We thank Grandfather Sun for another good day in our lives. We're coming up on the Changing Wolf Dragon Moon soon. So we have come full circle."
I smile, head up to the medicine wheel, and Kelei shifts to the oak tree above the wheel.
A few minutes from now, chores begin and our interactions with the outside world commence. We go to work… for now, I give thanks.
I have important preparations to complete.
We have three events coming up this month and I plan ahead and track the energies to utilize.
It is a slow, quick flowing time which, my sunrise ritual has prepared me for, an impeccable ride of universal forces. Mine is to hold the sacredness, as a container, a calm that extends out. All in all, sunrise ritual, is the perfect way, the peace-filled way to begin the day.
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