Tuesday, January 01, 2013
You know from time to time, when I have found my day is not going well, it is tempting to focus on tomorrow as a blank slate with all the possibilities that newness provides. It is true that tomorrow will be a brand-new day, but guess what. We do not have to wait until tomorrow to start fresh. and as the saying goes "Tomorrow never comes" Instead we can start fresh at any moment. During those days when we find ourselves facing the struggle of remaining consistent, clear your energy field of any negativity that has accumulated, and call that very moment the beginning of a brand-new day.
I know there is something about a sunrise and the first few hours of the morning that make us feel cleansed and rejuvenated, ready to move forward enthusiastically. However, as the day wears on, we ace the possibility of losing some of that dynamic energy and the inspiration it provides. This may be why we look forward to tomorrow as providing the possibility of renewal. Many traditions consider the light of the rising sun to be particularly divine in its origins; this is why so many people in the world face east when performing ritual. We too can cultivate that rising sun energy inside ourselves, carrying it with us to light our way through any time of day or night, drawing on its power to awaken and renew our spirits.
If it helps, one simple way to do this is to carry an image or a photograph of the rising sun with us in our wallet or purse. We can also post this image on our wall at work or at home, or have it as our screensaver on our computer. When we feel the need to start fresh, we can take a moment to gaze at the image, allowing its light to enter into our hearts. As we do this, we might say out loud or quietly to ourselves, I am ready to let go of the past and start anew. We might visualize anything we want to release leaving us as we exhale, and as we inhale, we can take in the fresh energy of the eastern sun, allowing it to light the way to a brand-new day.