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Why You Should Consider Meditating Before Sunrise

There’s a common thread among spiritual traditions which is that they get up and meditate before the sun comes up. This early morning twilight zone, the ambrosial hours, has been found to have very powerful effects on the mind when utilized.

The reason that many cultures have adopted this time for their meditation is because if we are asleep, we are usually having nightmares at this time. Instead, we are awake and scrubbing the subconscious mind so it sparkles.

Most people don’t realize the effect that bad dreams have on their waking life. First of all it affects their health negatively and secondly they wake up in an emotionally bad state which can affect their day.

These quiet hours are calm and peaceful so we can focus on improving our health and positive mindset.There are no distractions because other people are still snoozing.

If you’re raising your eyebrows and groaning at the thought of it, hear me out on this. It may be the missing link to your prosperity, your love life and your happiness. By meditation, I don’t mean just sit there.

This is your time to get work done on the place that matters the most, your mind, the most powerful part of your life. In the lineage that I practice, it’s called a Sadhana.

A Sadhana includes a light yoga set to prepare the body for meditation and reciting the Aquarian Sadhana mantras. Some people choose their own yoga and meditation to work on but the goal is that this is a time to connect to your higher consciousness so you start your day with your true identity and not the mask of the ego. It creates discipline over the mind so you can live in a relaxed intuitive state of flow.

How It Can Affect Love

Our subconscious mind has a powerful effect on how we choose partners and on how we communicate with them in relationships. If our subconscious mind is free to roam around in our lives unchecked, we will choose people out of insecurities that are whispering to us beneath the surface. If we haven’t cleared the subconscious mind, our residual negativity will lash out at our partner, overreact or clam up instead of being clear and loving.

I’ve personally witness many couples who have long-term successful and happy marriages who get up early and meditate. They are taking responsibility for their own mind and making sure they don’t bring baggage to the other person. This means you deal with yourself before you meet others and interact with them and you’re already vibrating at a high frequency by stimulating your energy in your upper chakras with mantras and breathwork.

To be totally real, we often obsess over people when we are discontent in our soul. Meditation can help you see through the illusions and help you get clear with your purpose which is the proper outlet for most of your love and energy. Obsessing over the wrong people can be overcome by training the mind in a morning meditation.

Blame, taking things personal and being hurtful to others will also lessen as you scrub the subconscious mind free of negative thoughtforms.

How It Can Affect Work

You will be sharp, be able to order tasks and have energy to take action. You will be well liked because your aura will be pristine instead of all murky and funky. That means people will feel your brightness and see your enthusiasm for life. You will feel confident and ready to take on more.

Your mind will come up with creative solutions and find ways to reach a middle ground in disagreements because meditation helps you overcome duality by raising your consciousness to see beyond black and white thinking.

You can also use this time to recite mantras and do meditations that are specific for manifesting what you want to shift in your life which are extremely potent and powerful! I’ve used them and taught them for a long time.

When you are focused first thing in the morning on your goal, you will have relentless dedication to your passion and your goals throughout the day. Your life will move instead of stagnate. You will get clear with yourself about your natural gifts and be able to see where you’re blocking yourself in your own success.

There are meditations which can help you overcome insecurities as well as develop your own inner guidance on which path is best.

The morning meditation will help you find the most fulfilling path in your career as well. Your inner guidance will come to you in the quietness, as you open your heart in a relaxed state of mind. You will drop the layers of false identities that have been placed on you about what will actually make you happy in your life.

What value can we place on that? It’s the most empowering truth you can find that will open you do days of happiness instead of days of dread.

How It Can Affect Happiness and Health

When you don’t have nightmares, you don’t have the stress hormones secreted into your system that cause painful inflammation and put strain on your filter organs, cause fatigue and emotional disturbances when you’re awake.

Chronic inflammation can lead to both a dependency on prescription drugs, depression, less activity and opens us up to long-term health complications. Then there’s the obvious that if we do some yoga to prep for meditation, our digestion will improve, our nervous system will strengthen, our immune system, our muscles and our circulation will all function better.

If you’re still not convinced that it’s important to do this BEFORE the sun comes up, go ahead and try it and see how you feel. Your happiness, the thing that makes you fly across the country to see someone, the thing that makes you spend money on clothes you like, the thing that we are always seeking, it’s all inside of you, waiting to be found.

It’s not outside of you, it never was and only temporary satisfaction which is insatiable and corrosive to our bank account and self esteem is outside of us. The love we have within us to give will provide us unending happiness. The soul that exists in a higher plane of consciousness, that is connected to our body, will give us true fulfilling wisdom.


If you think intuition is cool. You should definitely give this morning meditation practice a go. You will develop your sixth sense which allows you to read people, to have dreams about the future, to know things that other people can’t know and to experience other realms of consciousness that will allow you to see why so many people act the way they do.

There’s more going on than meets the eye in this world and meditation allows us to surpass the pain and suffering that we attach to when we are not connected to the truth of our soul.

I remember the first Valentine’s day when it didn’t hurt that I was single. I was so deeply involved in helping the community and had my steady meditation practice. It was the first Valentine’s day that I felt ok, and yes happy. I was focussed on my purpose which is to help people in whatever way I can and that was enough to fill my heart.

That type of sustained happiness, where the environment doesn’t dictate your feelings, is what this morning meditation can offer you.

Don’t knock it until you try it right? Try it for 40 days. See what happens for you. See what new perspectives arise. See how your happiness shifts and see how your health improves. There is a lot of information available about what to do in these twilight hours. Check out this article for simple instructions.

Shannon Yrizarry

Shannon Yrizarry

Trusting her intuition has brought Shannon a wealth of gifts and she brings this wisdom to Daily Life … daily! Instead of following the "norms" of career development, Shannon followed her gut. It's led her to some extraordinary places and experiences as a healer, clairvoyant, metaphysical teacher and Kundalini yoga instructor.... Read More

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