Good Morning Lovely,
Have you ever woken up in the morning and Wham! A scary thought pops right up?
Sometimes this may happen even before your eyes have fully opened. But what remains is you, awake, and in a state of fear. This is a scenario typical of those who are high-stressed or anxious. For others, you may wake up and your mind begins to race, jumping from thought to thought. “What to wear? What to eat? Can’t believe so and so said that last night! Oh, and I have that appointment after work today. Good Morning Puppy! Yes, here is your breakfast… seriously, what am I going to wear today?”
What has happened so that your once calm, relaxed sleepy mind is now in hyper drive, and you are now super amped up or afraid?
The ego happened, that’s what.
When we wake up in the morning, our brains have shifted out of the unconscious and subconscious levels to a conscious waking state. A Course in Miracles says, “Consciousness is correctly identified as the domain of the ego.” (T.3.IV.2:2) So, when we’re awake, the ego is also awake, and ready to play…
The associated brain wave level with the conscious mind is Beta brain wave. When we are in Beta brain wave we are analyzing and judging our physical world and physical experience. This means that whether we are figuring out what to make for dinner or which activity to sign the kiddos up for, or even how someone could drive so poorly and still have their license, we are overthinking.
Unless we take genuine, purposeful action to shift out of our judgment of everything, we will quickly find ourselves in a negative mindset (bad mood central) and become reactionary to the simplest of things.
This is not how anyone would like to think before even setting foot out the door in the morning!
So, back to that morning head space, what can you do about it considering you wake up with a lively ego every day?
You can take a moment to realign, I call it the Morning Realignment!
Upon recognition that you are awake (doesn’t matter if your eyes are open or closed yet), take a purposeful deep breath. It is at this point that you want to begin reminding yourself of what you really are (love) thus undoing the ego’s noise of telling you the opposite. Essentially what you are doing is taking your mind from wrong-mindedness to right-mindedness.
I personally remind myself that I am grateful for my true reality. I say, “Thank you Father for my reality of being One with You, where I am wholly innocent and safe for all eternity.” Deeply breathing I continue to stay in this peaceful place, meaning every word I say and breathing in the love, which extinguishes the ego’s small voice.
You can choose to say whatever works for you. If you are an Atheist, you may choose to remind yourself that your mind is devoted to peace and happiness, and breathe in those peaceful tones.
Other options may be being grateful for your warm and safe bed, then expanding that gratitude to include the love of yourself, the beautiful people in your life, the adoring animals in your home, the safe city that you live in, and so on.
What we are all doing by actively choosing to remind ourselves of the beauty in our lives is we are undoing the ego’s biting voice. This recognition of the love that we are and the love that we are surrounded by will soon become a habit, a very good habit!! You will be releasing your investment in the ego thought by thought, morning by morning. A very worthy cause.
Remember that it takes work and investment to undo the ego in the depths of the unconscious mind, so every time that you focus on love, you are helping to dissolve the ego and its grip on your mind. Even if it feels like nothing is being accomplished, trust that focusing on love is better than ruminating in, and therefore reinforcing the ego. It requires commitment to think better, but you will see the amazing effects of your loving state of mind quite quickly.
You have had enough of the ego, and quite honestly, you cannot afford to think with the ego anymore. None of us can. You cannot afford a negative thought. The effects are hurtful, your mind is further damaged. No one wins, no one.
Now, when we focus on love, our brains will now not only be in Beta brain wave mode, but all the goodness that we are focused on will help the beautiful Gamma brain wave to kick in.
Gamma brain wave is the dominant brain wave of meditating monks and yogis. It is the brain wave that is activated by love in every form. Whether we laughing with our friends, snuggling our pet, or feeling good in any manner, the Gamma brain wave is jiving. Gamma is able to flow simultaneously with all other brain waves so that means that whether we are meditating (Alpha Brain Wave), asleep and dreaming (Theta Brain Wave) or full on zonked out in the deepest of sleeps (Delta Brain Wave), as long as we are thinking positively, Gamma will flow along the side of any of these other brain waves.
For those of you are students of, A Course in Miracles, or open to its wisdom I will now share three sayings that are helpful to begin the day with. These affirmations put your mind in Spirit-mode and each helps to undo the ego.
*Note that you can change the words and names to suit your preference, but the meaning should remain the same. Follow your heart and be your beautiful self!
Affirmation One – The True Our Father (Note the meaning behind the words as this is the original version before man reinterpreted it a few hundred times in the wrong way)
Forgive us our illusions, Father, and help us to accept our true relationship with You, in which there are no illusions, and where none can ever enter. Our Holiness is Yours. What can there be in us that needs forgiveness when Yours is perfect? The sleep of forgetfulness is only the unwillingness to remember Your forgiveness and Your Love. Let us not wander into temptation, for the temptation of the Son of God is not Your Will. And let us receive only what You have given, and accept but this into the minds which You created and which You love. Amen. T-16.VII.12:1-7
For clarification purposes I will redefine a few terms. Open your mind!
– Illusions includes anything that is fear-based but also that which is physical.
– Holiness means Whole (or Oneness).
– Son of God is all of us, no exclusions. We are all One, we are all equal.
– This affirmation rekindles our relationship with Love.
Affirmation Two – This places your Mind in the care of the Holy Spirit (Holy meaning Whole, Spirit being what we are.)
I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Him Who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do, because He who sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.
Affirmation Three – Release
Holy Spirit, you please be in charge of all of my thoughts and all of my actions today. Thank you, I love you.
There you have it! Three spiritual affirmations which get your mind out of ego-town and into a place of love.
Remember that your path is yours, and your mind is also yours. So follow your bliss, focus more on good feeling thoughts and enjoy every moment and every day, they are yours! Lose the guilt, feel the love.
Love and Gamma Flowing,