Relatively speaking, I am a very happy person, and this is not just because I am married to a most beautiful woman, living in a most majestic and spiritually powerful place, get to do my passion and make plenty of money at it so I can also have time to play and travel. No, these are just symptoms of my happiness, not the cause. My happiness results from how I am managing my own energy moment by moment, hour by hour, and day by day. The most important time to get my happiness momentum started is morning time.
If you want to be happy, and this includes being able to manifest all the outer signs of happiness, I feel it is paramount you have a morning practice. Robert Holden says “Happiness doesn’t leave you. You leave your happiness.” If you anchor your inner bliss strong enough in the morning, during the day you might not even allow anything in the world to throw you off, at least not for long. Morning time is generally the easiest time to connect with your happiness because you have been recently refreshed from having a spiritual vacation in the heavenly realms. Thus you can use this time to feel yourself and your creativity as a bridge between heaven and earth. Starting your day in this way, you will feel yourself and be appreciated by others as a blessing as you touch them with your joy, because you gave yourself the time to touch your own divinity.
I recommend you start your day with an hour with only yourself, even if you have to wake up an hour earlier than everyone else. Make this hour very special, as though it is the start of the best day of your life. I call this your golden hour.
One option during this sacred hour is to talk to yourself to affirm the kind of day you are choosing. The following affirming words have come forth for me to recite to myself in the mornings. May these words be an example of the amazing creativity that can spring forth from you when you can allow your inspiration to come through.
Today, I am awakening to all that I AM.
I remember I am precious and powerful beyond measure.
I choose to believe in my Self.
I am a Sun of God that warms up every environment with my smile.
I am the victorious loving that conquers all challenging appearances.
I am that I AM –
The divine source that makes all things new.
I am the one I have been waiting for.
Now that I am fully here –
My Magic can happen beyond my mind’s knowing.
Today I am in-touch with all my feelings –
And my precious and magical inner child.
Instead of forcing anything –
I trust the flow of my life.
If I feel tired, I stop and rest.
If I feel energized, I act.
If I feel inspired, I create.
Like water –
I follow the path of least resistance.
Instead of worrying about what is not working
I find what can work for now.
Today I remember I am my own authority of my life. I am the author, director, and star of my life movie, where I get to express my magic on earth.
Today I allow my life to be elegantly simple. Instead of complicating things with my mind and identifying with problems, I remember I am the solution to everything by remaining dropped into my heart, without having to figure it out. My loving always finds a way that works out for the highest good of everyone.
Today I have the courage to love myself first! No one is responsible for my fulfillment and happiness but me. By taking care of myself first, I have more to offer others that has real substance. Today I treat myself to my own happiness, my only real gift. Thus, I follow my bliss first.
Today I remember, Life is FOR me, not against me. Allow all energies to serve me. I realize I can be of greater service if I allow myself to be served as well.
Today I relinquish all guilt. I forgive myself for all my mistakes and self judgments and find acceptance for my past and present life.
Today I will be true to myself in every moment. I refused to compromise my values and erode my self trust.
Instead of forgetting that I have a choice, today I choose everything I desire. I make deliberate and conscious choices, high-level choices that upgrade my life.
Today, I remember I am whole, complete, sovereign, and self-contained. I need no particle of energy from anywhere else. What seems to be missing is only my forgetting of my infinite supply. I remember my abundance and feel deeply grateful all my needs are being profoundly fulfilled.
Thank you God I am –
for being happy and abundant today and always!
And I now rest in this knowing of my true nature.