Take a couple minutes this weekend to tighten up on your rituals and regimens. If you don’t have any, create some.
Since we are all on the course of elevating our minds, evolving, allowing our minds and souls to lead us, trusting the process, and believing that the Universe has our backs — remember that without work, those are only words.
It takes work and time to create a connection with the Universe, and begin to manifest the life that you want, and deserve to have. As with any relationship, trust has to be established, and each person involved must take time to get to know each other. The connection that we build with the Universe, is just that — a relationship. The harder you work on it, the stronger it will become.
In the beginning stages of opening, and elevating my mind, I found it difficult to create new habits — particularly, meditating. It wasn’t easy for me to sit still for several minutes at a time, and concentrate on breathing. I mean, seriously, what could be more boring than that? Because meditation was not especially exciting for me, I had trouble being consistent. I’d often stop, but I’d always start again.
When I first started meditating, I’d do it for five minutes each morning. I’d stick with that regimen for several weeks. From there, I moved to 10 minutes, and then 15 minutes per day. I didn’t want to ever dread doing it, or, for it to become something else that I “had to do“. Eventually, I became comfortable with it. Now, I meditate each morning and each night for twenty minutes each. I don’t dread it, and no matter what I have to do, I always make the time to connect with the Universe, in that way.
During meditation, I’m able to slow down, visualize what I want, where I want to be, and the steps needed to bring these visualizations to fruition. It’s also during this time that I receive answers and clarity. Meditation is probably the most important part of my regimen. Other details of my regimen includes: soaking, journaling, and reading. I do each of these things everyday (except for soaking. I do that 3 or 4 times per week), but it took time, trial, and error to become disciplined enough to be consistent. Now that I’ve adopted these rituals, and have become acclimated to this way of life, I can’t imagine not following this regimen.
If You Don’t Have One, Make One
Here’s how I did it.
1. Ask yourself what you would like to achieve. What are you seeking? What kind of relationship do you want to have with your higher power? After you’ve answered those questions…
2. Make time to connect with your higher power, daily. As I said earlier, DO NOT RUSH THIS PROCESS! If you do, you’ll run out of gas, surely. Choose a time of day, and a place where you are comfortable, and free of interruptions.
3. Don’t cheat on yourself! You are building a universal connection and manifesting the changes that you want to see happen in your life — don’t half ass it! If you want it, act like you want it. Do the work, follow your regimen, and make the necessary changes. There is no other way to do it.
4. You don’t have to get into lotus position to meditate! In fact, you don’t have to sit at all. You could stand up, lay down, you can even walk or run. Choose a position or activity that makes you comfortable enough to concentrate. For the most part, that’s what meditation is — concentration.
5. Be true to yourself. Self honesty will determine your level of discipline. Time will tell if you are not ready. This is why I will again suggest taking baby steps into the process. If you try to take it all in one setting, it’ll become overwhelming and easy to quit. Take your time.
You make time for every other event in your life, and in some cases, your schedule is made for you — and you still follow it. Certainly, you can take a few minutes out of your day, here and there (if you cannot commit to a schedule for your connection exercises), to breathe, concentrate, connect, and feed your mind. It will only make you a better person.
“Give yourself the gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.”