At first it was not easy for me to get up so early in the
morning and it took me quite some time to realize how
beneficial it really is. Today I feel so blessed to initiate
each day with this nourishment for my heart and soul.
On the way to the meditation hall I breathe in the fresh
morning air, I enjoy the moon, the stars and the
mystical darkness around me. The sacred and tranquil
ceremony helps me a lot to be more conscious of
myself. The warm ginger lemon tea naturally awakes all
my senses. It reminds me to use all the senses I am
gifted with to live in the present. I also love to sing our
songs joyfully with everyone. Sometimes I sing full of
tears because I am so touched by it. Happiness may
come, gratitude may come, sorrow may come,
commitment may come, peace may come, all kinds of
emotions can happen in that magical 30 minutes. I just
allow myself to be. Let the songs and the teachings to
penetrate my heart and resonate with my soul.
Every small detail in Divinya has its function and purpose to support the process of
self-transformation and realizing the cosmic human in us. This is also true for our daily
time schedule and the way we greet every new day.
In Divinya we start the day early in the morning at 4:30am. This gives us the chance to
align ourselves with the cosmic rhythm of nature and to shift our body clock and our
physical and emotional calendar, so that we can experience a totally new perspective
on life. We come together for the Morning Ceremony, which is a very beautiful, sacred
time when we sing together, listen to an inspiring quote of Guruji Sri Vast to bring
along with us for the day, and enjoy a cup of hot ginger lemon tea with all our senses.
By consciously feeling the warmth of the tea, smelling its fragrance and tasting its
flavor, we become aware how gifted we are to be able to experience this life with all
It is a very precious time for me to reflect and contemplate, to be grateful for
everything around me without taking it for granted, to remind me again and again of
the vision of my life and the reason why I am here. In a way, attending the Morning
Ceremony is a daily pilgrimage for my soul.
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how we greet each new day
as a new beginning in Divinya