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I adore a long, leisurely, luxurious breakfast. I love it so much that I will get up an hour early if necessary, just to enjoy this sacred morning ritual. For me breakfast is more than a prelude to the day, it is an occasion of great importance that when met with reverence and ceremony can change your life. Here are five simple ways to make breakfast more than a meal:
#1 Prepare the Table
I set my morning breakfast table the evening before so that when I walk into my kitchen shortly after rising it is as if I am the honored guest at a fancy hotel or lovely bed and breakfast.
#2 Add Ceremonial Accents
Given that we are elevating breakfast to an experience of ceremony, it is only fitting that you incorporate elements associated with ceremony like fresh flowers, a proper tea cup and saucer, and music. Baroque chamber music from the likes of Purcell, Vivaldi, Corelli is lovely first thing in the morning.
#3 Bring in Baked Goods
I’ve been gluten free for nearly a decade but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying delicious baked goods. Baked goods are the essence of a full breakfast and reminiscent of a bygone era when one woke to the enticing aroma of homemade breads, muffins, or scones.
#4 Keep it to Culinary Delights and Conversation
Aside from culinary delights and ceremonial accents the only other element allowed at our breakfast table is conversation. No phones, no computers, no television, no newspapers. There was a time when I ate breakfast with all of those things. No more. Conversation invites you to be present, and when you are present your food tastes delectable and time seems to soften.
#5 Eat in a High Vibration
Which brings me to the final essential element of a lovely breakfast which is to eat in a high vibration. Allow your words to be focused on your aims or goals for the day, not your challenges or troubles. Allow yourself to enjoy the crumble of the scone and the sweetness of the fresh grapefruit juice in a slow, intentional manner. Allow yourself to sit, here and now, on this beautiful morning and be so grateful for your long, luxurious, leisurely breakfast. ☕️