Good morning! I write, once again, after waking well before I planned. I have been waking between 4 and 4:30 am for the last week. I have listened when I woke for new noises or changes that perhaps could be waking me at this time to no avail. The gentle, comforting sounds of night are all I hear. For me, the number four represents family and the connection to others. While there is some stress going on with family members lately, it is nothing that directly influences me. But perhaps that is a clue, as I have been spending a lot of time volunteering in the community lately. According to the Chinese "Body Clock", waking between three and five consistently is an indication of an imbalance in the lungs. This is quite possible as I have noticed my breathing has been a little shallower from allergy congestion the last couple weeks. It also represents emotions such as sadness or feelings of being taken advantage. For my intention last night, I wanted to explore my boundaries. I dreamed I was driving out of state just to supervise and play with some children at an entertainment/ play place for a couple hours and then driving all the way home. In the dream I felt the need to look busy and two of my friends were doing it so I wanted to be sure I was being as generous as them, even though the two friends are both retired. Obviously that is an exaggeration but it is a good mirror of what I sometimes feel after spending a day in my car running all over the metro area to volunteer when I still have work to do. Now armed with this knowledge I can begin addressing these aspects of my life. This morning I am so grateful for knowledge and resources to help me find answers. I'm grateful to see the correlation between the Chinese "Body Clock" and my situation. I'm grateful to have clear ideas on how to make adjustments to help this and how to set boundaries so I can give more efficiently. I'm grateful for my sunlamp that gives me a boost of energy without caffeine on mornings I wake early. I'm grateful to commit to being present with my breathe. I'm grateful to practice deeper, slower breaths. I'm grateful for my grace in waking early and my ability to stay positive. I'm grateful to be open to other cultures and explanations. I'm grateful to be open to the signs. And I'm grateful for the start of a new day and new insights. What signs and messages are you finding? Do you know what they mean? Are you open to exploring them and making necessary changes based on their meaning? If you would like a partner in exploring your own messages or dreams feel free to email me at ReyofGratitude@gmail.com. May your day be blessed with loving messages and may you find the courage to embrace any changes needed. Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.