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Morning Ritual Recipe

Ingredients:

- Meditation - 1 minute to 1 hour, typically around 10-20 minutes, occasionally 30-40.

- *Affirmations - On (1) wise intention, (2) impermanence, and (3) abundance.

- Manifestations - Be as specific but succinct as possible!

- Neti pot and tongue scrape.

- 8 oz glass of warm water with apple cider vinegar and lemon.

- Movement - i.e., yoga, stretching, running, or something way more intense.

- Smoothie - 8 oz almond milk, 1 banana, handful of blueberries, handful of strawberries, 1 scoop of green protein powder.


*Affirmations


(1) Wise Intention (thanks to Sylvia Boorstein via Lion's Roar)


For all beings:

I undertake the precept to abstain from harming living beings.

I undertake the precept to abstain from taking that which is not freely given.

I undertake the precept to speak without being abusive or exploitive.

I undertake the precept to abstain from sexuality that is exploitive or abusive.

I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating my mind into heedless behavior.


For loved ones:

Because I love you, I promise never to harm you.

Because I love you, I promise to never take anything you don’t want to give me.

Because I love you, I’ll speak only truthfully and kindly to you.

Because I love you, I’ll treat your body with love.

Because I love you, I will keep my mind free from confusion so that I act only out of wisdom.


For self:

On behalf of myself and all beings,

I intend to refrain from consciously hurting anyone.

I intend to refrain from overtly or covertly taking what is not mine.

I intend to be sure that my speech is kind as well as true.

I intend to refrain from addictive behaviors that confuse my mind and lead to heedlessness.


(2) The Unchangeability of Impermanence. Repeat 3x:


I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old.

I am of the nature to have ill health. There is no way to escape having ill health.

I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death.

All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them.

My deeds are my closest companions. I am the beneficiary of my deeds. My deeds are the ground on which I stand.


(3) Financial Abundance


I have everything I need to create anything I want.

I believe in myself completely.

I am highly motivated and productive.

I am certain that I will achieve financial abundance.

I am naturally motivated and persistent when going for my goals.

I work hard and push through negativity and criticism.

I have enough money to buy anything I need or want.

I am comfortable asking for what I want and need

I attract wealth to me from all directions.

I am an unlimited being of creative ideas and thoughts.

There is more than enough for everyone; abundance is everywhere.

I deserve to be wealthy.

Money is good because I use it for good things.

Being rich gives me the power to help countless people in the world.

I am excellent money manager. I am in control of my financial life.

The more I give, the wealthier I become.

I am grateful for all the wealth in my life right now.

I release all negative associations to money, wealth, and prosperity.

I overcome all obstacles in my way of wealth and independence.



References:

(1) Sylvia Boorstein

(2) Thich Nhat Hahn

(3) smartplanner.co