I used to see the sunrise on an almost daily basis. Having an 1+ commute to work, I was guaranteed a spectacular light show almost every morning and I reveled in it’s beauty. While there are many benefits to working from home, there are a few downfalls and missing the sunrise was definitely one for me. Lately the universe has been sending me signs that Mama Nature was tired of being stood up. I constantly kept seeing articles and pictures about “When was the last time you saw a sunrise?” and it really got me thinking hard, because honestly I didn’t remember.
For the past month I have been letting myself naturally wake up without an alarm. At first I was afraid that I was going to completely sleep in, but in fact I have been getting up with time to spare, but never before sunrise. This week I had my chance! My husband was bringing close friends to the airport and picking them up at 6:30am. Being a trooper (and seeing this as an opportunity to finally catch the sunrise, I decided to get up too.
Not wanting to miss my opportunity I *broke my rule* and set my alarm. This was more of a backup plan than anything else. Before I went to sleep I also asked my Angels and Goddess to gently wake me in the morning when it was time and off to dreamland I went. I don’t mean to brag or anything, but not only did I wake up on time, I woke up BEFORE the alarm! Granted it was only 5 minutes, but I’ll take it!!
The above pictures are the result of my determination to wake with the rising sun. Early or not, it was worth every single moment. I put on John Denver’s “Sunshine on my Shoulders” (which I might add is the perfect soundtrack) and I just sat and watched the sun rise until it broke over the last cloud. When I couldn’t look at it anymore (for fear of becoming blind – from it’s beauty *cymbal crash) I burned incense, meditated with a few of my healing stones and drew a Tarot card for the day. This has been something that I imagined doing for such a long time and it felt so good to finally have that moment in the morning.
There is something so magical about the start of a brand new day. Of watching the night turn into day. New beginnings and fresh starts. When was the last time you saw the sunrise? I know that I do not want to wait this long again.
If you have any sunrise pictures that you would like to share, please feel free to post them to Create Your Sunshine’s Facebook page. I am going to put together an album of (credited) photos, so that when we don’t quite make it or the sun is feeling shy, we will always have a beautiful reminder of what our wonderful Mother Earth is capable of.