Morning Rituals. How many?

Morning Rituals at Daybreak

Morning Rituals

Morning rituals are, literally, an everyday occurrence. Many would think that a ritual is spiritual and a routine is just a repeated behavior. Like a routine, a ritual is repeated. And we can give our routines plenty of spiritual energy.

Do you have spiritual rituals? Are they attached to your morning? A University of Connecticut research study found that people are “most spiritual” in the morning. A total of 2,439 people in the US took two surveys each day for two weeks between November 2013 and May 2015. The results pointed out that respondents feel more spiritually alert and connected immediately after arising. (Note: the survey also found that individuals felt greater spirituality while listening to music, reading or exercising, as well as while praying or meditating.)

I’ve always been a (very) early riser, even written about daybreak before. In the last year, as I have increased my morning rituals in number, I’ve begun to get out of bed earlier…and earlier.

I find the hours pre-dawn through and beyond the sun’s rise nothing but good. I find them soothing and exciting, calming and motivating, mystical and earthbound. My rituals involve many, maybe most!, of the usual practices. Actually, there can be as many morning rituals as we want there to be. We can create whatever rituals satisfy our spiritual yearnings.

However, there are a very common several. Enter “spiritual morning ritual” in Google and you a long listing of websites with numbers. 6 Morning Rituals…7 …The Morning Rituals of 10 ….11 …5 Morning Rituals.

And the majority of them mention at least one of these specific rituals:

I’ve perused a number of the listed sites. I offer you these:

It is your morning. It’s the start of your every day and can be as fulfilling as you want it to be. For me, a few rituals help insure that fulfillment.

I’d love to hear of your morning rituals.

Prayer to the Morning Rituals

Good Morning, God, and thank you that it is!
Thank you for allowing me to know that every day
turns a new page in this glorious life.
I am eager to learn from you any ways,
any songs or dances or rituals of any sort
that add to my day’s good start.
You bless us with day break and its flow
into the day filled with activity and energy.
You fill us with the joy of waking up fresh and ready
for each day.
Thank you, God, for giving us tiny ways to celebrate,
to recognize, to accept the blessings each morning signs.
Blessed by the Christ Spirit within us, we say thank you!
And so it is. Amen.

Love and blessings,

14 September 2017

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 5:08 am by Tim · Permalink
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