In the morning, I usually do a coffee ritual. I developed this ritual when I was in college, so 20-some odd years ago, and I keep coming back to it because it calms and centers me. It is also very simple and can be done anywhere you have coffee, or tea, or other hot earthy* beverage.
It is also pagan in nature, as it calls on the five elements (air, water, fire, earth, spirit), the Goddess, the God, and/or one or more personal deities. If you want more information on these, please post in the comments section, and I will explain. I don’t want to clutter this post with an explanation, because I think the ritual itself can be done without formal understanding.
So, first, you have your cup of hot earthy beverage. Sit for a moment and just be. Then bring the cup to your nose. Breathe in the aroma, and say or think: “Air, inspire me.”
Let yourself feel inspired by air.
Then drink some of the liquid. Feel the liquid on your tongue, in your mouth, sliding down your throat. Say or think: “Water, cleanse me.”
Let yourself feel cleansed by water.
Now, cup your hands around the mug or cup. Feel the heat of the liquid. Allow it to move from your hands into your body. Say or think: “Fire, purify me.”
Let yourself feel purified by fire.
Take another drink of the liquid. This time, wait until you have swallowed, and then touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Taste the earthiness of the beverage. Say or think: “Earth, ground me.”
Feel your feet connect to the Earth. Feel your solid connection, the support it provides you. Feel grounded.
Draw or imagine a pentacle over the beverage. Say or think: “Spirit, surround me.” Imagine the liquid being infused with spirit, then take another drink.
Let yourself feel surrounded by spirit.
Finally ask for the blessings of the Goddess and God, as well as any personal deities you might have. I usually ask for a blessing to help me live up to the ideals of my highest self.
*earthy here means anything that you personally think of as embodying the element earth: groundedness, tradition, solidity, etc.