personal growth

Give thanks on Awakening

Let’s now return to these two important moments of the day: morning and evening. When we wake up, the first thing we should do is to thank the Lord, nothing else. The first words that we should have on our lips when we wake up are: ‘I thank you, Lord, for giving me health. You have allowed me to see, to speak, to sing, to hear, and so much more!’

You can also thank God for being able to smoke and drink beer or coffee, or whatever! The Lord blesses all these things. What is important is to give thanks, which we very seldom do.

Mind you, I have never seen a drunkard thank heaven for being able to drink copiously. ‘That would be out of the question!’ you might think. No, because it is already a blessing to be a drunkard. One who drinks could have been a murderer. But wine paralyses their bad instincts instead of awakening them. If they had not been a drunkard, perhaps they would have used their intelligence to commit crimes. But the wine has dulled their intelligence and also distorted their nose, which is connected with intelligence.

So, in the morning, when you wake up, you should thank heaven and not forget that you have a plan for each day. Say, ‘My God, I thank you with all my heart for all you give me today. Fill my heart with warmth and kindness. Strengthen my will so that I may fulfil yours, and let all my deeds be for your glory, in your name.’ After that, you can get up.

And you should get out of bed, facing forward, and not like some people do, getting out backwards, facing the bed. Getting up like this is very bad and explains why things get worse during the day. In our Brotherhood in Bulgaria, a sister told me one day that she got out of bed like this. I asked her why and she did not know.

However, everything has a reason which we should examine. And we should put the right foot on the floor first. Every movement we make as we wake up must be conscious and executed correctly. Establishing such a morning routine can be difficult and requires attention.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Paris, 6 June, 1939

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