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It’s amazing what happens when you get up really early in the morning.
I'd heard of the lifestyle of a few spiritual teachers I've come to know and love over the years, and almost all of them were really early risers: getting up at 4 or 5 in the morning, and meditating for a while before their day started.
“No way!” I’d say to myself whenever I heard about it. “I’d never do that!”
And yet here I am now, experiencing a radical shift in my life, and it just so happens that getting up at 5 am is now becoming the norm. Never in my life would I have believed it!
“I’m not a morning person." Have you ever heard, or said that?
I've always refrained from making any statements about myself that state who I am, because I never want to stick myself into a "category". What if things changed? What if I change? And I recommend you look at how many times or what are the ways that you say things like, "I'm such a ___________ person." Are you really? Making those kind of statements can inhibit any kind of personal growth and expansion!
In this case - the way I'd been conducting my lifestyle - my ‘mornings’ started at noon. By 2 pm I was ready to talk to people, have meetings, see/speak to private clients, etc. And then, there would be a lot of social media activity and content creation into the wee hours of the morning.
Why? So many of my friends and colleagues on the US West Coast and in Hawaii start their day when it's late afternoon here! And when you attend live events from someone in Costa Rica, it’s 1 am here in Germany!
So ever since moving to Europe in 2018, I'd grown accustomed to getting up at noon, and staying up until 3 or 4 am. And I was perfectly happy with that arrangement. (And I think if you know any artists, they'll tell you how they love living that way too.)
But now, Life/Universe/God decided to switch up the plans for me. Change everything up. There has been a much stronger directive for me to stop listening to other teachers, and start listening to the Higher Voice that wants me to take down Its words and share them.
And when is this voice most present? And the windows to Heaven wide open? Well, as I've discovered, it's somewhere around 5 am. Just before dawn. Yep.
And this Voice is calling for me to slow down, manifest more easily, and teach.
It’s also calling for me to enjoy my life more, by sinking into a more permanent projection of my life here in Germany. To see this country as my home now, and to set deep roots here, to stay.
I am all too happy to do that. And the more and more I think about it, I’m not sure that living in the US will be on the horizon again. But who knows? I'll always keep myself open to a part-time arrangement on Maui - but we shall see. I am so thrilled with all of my options now that I am in Europe, there are so many places to visit just around the corner.
Another practical factor that literally forced this sudden schedule adjustment was getting accepted into the German Integration Course. This program is only available to those who qualify, and I had to negotiate my qualification a few times with some back and forth written letters to the Federal Immigration Office. It includes language classes and cultural and political orientation. I really wanted this course.
At first, my application was rejected. I was told it was up to the Foreigner’s Office in Munich. Then, the Foreigners Office Munich told me I didn’t qualify because I had a Bachelor’s degree from the US. (What does that have to do with anything?) And based on that answer, I could accept or appeal the decision to the Federal Offices in charge.
So, appeal that decision, I did. A written, printed letter, and off it went in the post.
About a week later, I got a letter telling me they had accepted my appeal and made a new decision! I was accepted into the German Integration Course! OMG, you don’t know what a thrill this is!
It's not only 600 hours of German Language classes - that I can take over the course of 3 years, but also 100 hours of cultural and political orientation. The big kicker is that when I do complete all of this, I take a big exam, and once I pass the exam I then qualify for a permanent residence permit! Without passing this exam, there is no way I would be given a permanent residence permit. Do you see how important this is? 😯
So now I am in school, really, really early. But it wasn't working for me to miss out on my meditation and journaling and writing before I start my day. I had to somehow make it all work!
So here's how the drastic changes happened, all to make Spirit's highest intentions for me to unfold:
Degree Change #1
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Degree Change #3
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Degree Change #5
In my early morning routine now, I am receiving this incredible guidance and words, and energies. I get my to-do list done early. I am learning German, and am almost able to speak to people at the market now!
Wow. What a powerful and vast transformation. And this really was all designed by Spirit. I just had to move along with all my things, and somehow miracles unfold. I truly believe that with all my heart, and I'd love to support you in living life with this approach as well. It takes practice and many leaps of faith, but it's available to anyone!
Clarity, competence, achievement.
So the next time you desire to look at the bigger picture of your life and design a future you want to have, remember a couple of things:
Your inner guidance will lead you.
That quiet little Voice is always there.
All the noise outside of you just creates stress and anxiety.
Leave it alone, it has nothing to do with you, and you'll be fine.
Wishing you all my love, peace and blessings,
I'm setting up a new plan for availability from now on, so as to not become overwhelmed with too many clients. So at the beginning of each month, I'll let you know what's available.
It all starts with a conversation.