May I just start this morning by saying that at 1:18, I woke up to the sound of my dog puking? In my bed.
I feel like I should just let that marinate for a moment. The picture I just painted. Not the puke in the bed.
I feel like if I could get my nights together, these mornings wouldn't feel so rough!
My husband is also currently searching for a missing earring stud. Let's hope that these two incidents are not related.
Regardless, we woke up. I didn't get out of bed as enthusiastically as I did on Monday, or as quickly as I did on Tuesday; however, out of bed I am. I worked my way through S.A.V.E.R.S. and here are my reflections on Day 4.
Silence again came to me easily today. If y'all have not checked out the Abide app, I highly recommend it if you are just starting out in your meditation journey. The end of today's meditation stated, "Rest in God's unchanging grace, the only solid ground." If you are like me, you need these words right now. What do you do when you feel insecure? What would you like to do instead?
Affirmations were said and they led to easier visualizations this morning. I feel stronger about the roles I am playing this week than I did yesterday, when I woke up with a pretty weary, tired soul. Today, I feel the energy from my crown chakra flowing through my exercise routine where I remained fully present in the yoga sequence I choose to perform. That pretty, violet energy was flowing freely, indicating that I am in a place to connect to a higher power and to name and express my emotions freely. Spiritually, this morning was food for my soul.
As I laid in bed a bit longer than normal this morning, I didn't do my daily devotional/scripture reading before I got up as I usually do. Thus, I chose to use my reading time this morning to do just that. I am so glad I did! Today I was reading through 2 Chronicles 29-31 and at last there is some joy in my reading plan! Reading about the joy-filled initial reign of Hezekiah and the way the people responded to the work of the Lord was so uplifting after reading about the sins of Israel and the doom falling upon them from the beginning of Isaiah the past few days. You guys, God meets us where he needs to meet us and how he needs to meet us if we only take the time to be quiet enough to accept him.
And, finally, I scribe. But I do want to know. How are you feeling on this particular morning on your journey towards a better you?