Do you ever find yourself waking up earlier in the morning than you need to? Does it feel like a fear or some kind of anxiety about the day ahead? This happened to me the other day and instead of trying to encourage and coax myself back to sleep and even though it was freezing, I felt drawn by an inclination whisper me up and out of bed. I fumbled my way down the stairs as quietly as I could and made my way to the wood burner to start a fire. Soon I was watching the flames from the kindling lick at the unburnt logs of wood, tempting them to turn to light. Beautiful. Mesmerizing. I noticed myself anticipating that moment where the heat suddenly commits and by some kind of miracle ignites the logs as they catch fire. The room brightens and immediately I felt the warmth tangibly radiating on my face. I smiled and felt grateful.
I wondered, what if this waking was not anxiety about the day ahead at all? What if it was inspiration that was bubbling inside me that I had misinterpreted into anxiety? What if it was nature’s way of giving me more time to prepare myself for the challenges that lay ahead and to open myself up to receiving the miracles and wonder that lay before me. It reminded me of a beautiful quote by Rumi.
“THE MORNING BREEZE HAS SECRETS TO TELL YOU…