Morning Routine

Every morning,

  • preferably for eating
  • rise at a fixed time
  • meditate for a half-hour period.

(optional) Begin with relaxing your body.

Inner Stillness
Strive for complete inner stillness, all attention is withdrawn from impressions coming from outside and from all memories of everyday life. Free the soul from all cares and anxieties, which are apt to oppress it particularly at this time. In order to facilitate this inner stillness,
  • Direct your consciousness first of all to a single idea. (For instance, the idea of ‘rest; to rest’.)
  • Allow this idea to disappear from consciousness so that no image whatsoever remains in the soul.
Four Breathes
I am

As you breathe in and out,

  • Empty your mind of thought.
  • Direct your whole consciousness to the breathing.

While you abstain from breathing,

  • Concentrate on the point lying between and a little behind the eyebrows, at the root of the nose, inside the forepart of the brain.
  • Fill your consciousness exclusively with the words:

    I am

Four Breathes
It thinks

As you breathe in and out,

  • Empty the mind of thought.
  • Direct your whole consciousness to the breathing.

While you abstain from breathing,

  • Concentrate on a point inside the larynx.
  • Fill your consciousness exclusively with the image

    It thinks

In ‘It thinks’, the ‘It’ signifies the Universal Cosmic Thinking which should live as impersonal power in our words.

Four Breathes
She feels

As you breathe in and out,

  • Empty the mind of thought.
  • Direct your whole consciousness to the breathing.

While you abstain from breathing,

  • Concentrate on both arms and hands.
  • Fill your consciousness exclusively with the image:

    She feels

In ‘She feels’, the ‘She’ signifies the Cosmic Soul – it means that you should feel, not personally but impersonally, in the sense that the Cosmic Soul is impersonal.

During concentration upon the arms and hands, if you feel as if a force is driving your hands apart; let them go apart, following the line of the force. However, do not suggest this to yourself. The feeling must come quite of itself.

Four Breathes
He wills

As you breathe in and out,

  • Empty the mind of thought.
  • Direct your whole consciousness to the breathing.

While you abstain from breathing,

  • Concentrate on the whole surface of your body; that is, picture your bodily self with the utmost possible clarity.
  • Fill your consciousness with the image:

    He wills

In ‘He wills’, the ‘He’ signifies God, within whose Will we instate our whole being.

My Power / I in me / I will

Fill your consciousness for a while with one single image in which you are entirely absorbed, so that during this time nothing else whatever is present in the soul.
Choose an image:

My Power
I in me
I will
Divine Ideal

Continue with a complete absorption in your own Divine Ideal.
(For about five minutes)

Enter the Earthly World

Finish the Morning Routine saying,

“Now I am entering the earthly world.”