My Daily OM actually made me laugh this morning.

Not laugh AT the OM, but rather, at myself I guess.

I will explain:

For the past four mornings, I have been awakened by the soulful bellowing of a Quail.


that echoes in the stillness as
the sun is barely introducing itself to the sleepy, little hollow
I call

(Streets named Gleneagle, Glenpoint, Glenbrook, get the picture)

Time glaring at me from the digital cable box = 5:20 a.m.

25 minutes before my alarm will go off.

My reactive mood = Annoyed.

The whirring of the little fan by the window,
combined with the shooshing noise of the white machine next to my bed do little to mask the mournful sound....

and for 25 minutes I try to go back to sleep
fighting not only the sound of this new neighbor,
but the agitation that is growing.

Throwing off the covers ("DARN BIRD!!") I give up

and head to the coffee that automatically begins to brew at 5:30.

A wonderful Christmas present from Mr. J.

who took seriously a comment I made
that I wished I could train the cat to push the button for me at 5:30
since she was up wandering the house at that time anyhow.

Knowing that was impossible
as she only does what SHE wants to,
he went in search of a fabulous machine with a timer.



and now reading my OM I am hoping one mood canceled out the other.......... I would prefer to enter into the day
with gratitude
and leave agitation behind.

April 17, 2008
Conscious Creation
The First Moments Of The Day

The moment during the day when we very first open our eyes and come into consciousness is a precious opportunity. It sets the tone for all that comes after it, like the opening scene in a film or novel. At this moment, our ability to create the day is at its most powerful, and we can offer ourselves fully to the creative process by filling this moment with whatever inspires us most. It may be that we want to be more generous, or it may be that we want to be more open to beauty in our daily lives. Whatever the case, if we bring this vision into our minds at this very fertile moment, we empower it to be the guiding principle of our day.

Sometimes we wake up with a mood already seemingly in place, and it�s important to give this feeling its due. It can inform us and deepen our awareness to what�s going on inside us, as well as around us. As long as we are conscious, we can honor this feeling and also introduce our new affirmation or vision, our conscious offering to the day. We may want to decide before we go to sleep what we want to bring to the next day of our lives. It could be that we simply want to be more open to whatever comes our way. Or we may want to summon a particular quality such as confidence. Then again, we may simply call up a feeling that perfectly captures the texture we want our day to have.

We can reaffirm our vision or affirmation as we shower and eat breakfast, as well as recalling it at various times throughout the day. We can write it down and carry it with us on a little slip of paper if this helps. Simply by being aware of those first moments, we set the stage for a more conscious, enlivened experience, and we become active participants in the creation of our lives.

Side Note:
Tonight before I drift off to sleep I am going to send a message out to the universe
"Bring peace to that bellowing Quail"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it it Quail mating season. Perhaps he/she is calling for her/his young or mate............Maybe you could put out some seeds or something to distract it???????? I don't know much about dessert birds.
Here in the East, and in full Spring all the songbirds have returned. I find their calls and songs most lovely. But they don't really wake me...........I am just happily aware of them.
Good luck tonight!
Audra Mae