Morning Ritual Recipe
- 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.
(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.
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.
(1) Sylvia Boorstein
(2) Thich Nhat Hahn