I have written about this before and since access to higher mind is on my mind a lot these days …here it is again!
There is a poem by David Whyte, What to Remember When Waking, that is quite full of guidance for us to set our soul’s sails by. (see below for the poem)
In the first paragraph he speaks about allowing yourself to be present to that first moment in the morning when you awake. It is in this fleeting moment that we can access the quiet presence, the pure awareness that is ours, more easily than at other times during our busy and sometimes hectic days.
Allowing yourself to notice this moment and just be with it helps you to open up to a greater experience of your higher awareness and spiritual connection. As we have said many times in our other writings: it is not enough to know about these things, we must put into practice the concepts and theories in order to grow our spiritual muscles and influence what we create.
So just allowing yourself the gift of this early morning moment can help acquaint you with a larger sense of yourself that can grow over time and nurture you in the deepest sort of way.
Another way that you can benefit from this time when the doorway to higher consciousness is more accessible is to consciously place yourself in the feeling of flow. Once you have it moving quite smoothly and strongly within, with your mind focus it outward into your day. Insert your intentions for the day—this can be specific or broad depending on where you are in your life. An intention that I (Karen) often use is to stay mindful and touch each moment and person that I encounter throughout the day with kindness, healing and love. At other times I may focus on something I am currently working in my own development or a situation I am hoping to create.
Whatever way you choose to use this precious time, it is true that you will gradually become more aware of that part of you that “can live wholeheartedly”.
What to Remember When Waking by David Whyte
In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake, coming back to this life from the other more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world where everything began, there is a small opening into the new day which closes the moment you begin your plans. What you can plan is too small for you to live. What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough for the vitality hidden in your sleep.
To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others. To remember the other world in this world is to live in your true inheritance.
You are not a troubled guest on this earth, you are not an accident amidst other accidents you were invited from another and greater night than the one from which you have just emerged.
Now, looking through the slanting light of the morning window toward the mountain presence of everything that can be what urgency calls you to your one love? What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?
Is it waiting in the fertile sea? In the trees beyond the house? In the life you can imagine for yourself? In the open and lovely white page on the waiting desk?