Meditation on Waking

Born on a Thursday #10

I love to sleep. I love coming out of sleep slowly, and I love to write the minute I wake up.

For years, I had the practice of writing my dreams in the morning as soon as I awoke. I fell out of the habit over the last few years. I decided to begin practicing again this week.

This week I feel more alive, relaxed, and present than I have in a long time.

Yesterday, with the New Moon in Aries, I dreamed these words upon waking: I can wake however I wish. 

imperceptible pulse of evolution

Some of the ways in which I wish to wake:

I wish to wake peacefully, gently.
I wish to wake smiling.
I wish to wake softly.
I wish to wake when I am ready to wake.
I wish to wake taking my time.
I wish to wake laughing.
I wish to wake wisely.
I wish to wake refreshed.
I wish to wake without pain.
I wish to wake knowing that my unconsciousness was not a waste of time.
I wish to wake without feeling ashamed, angry, or frustrated.
I wish to wake looking forward to the day.
I wish to wake in a different cliche: near an open window with white linen curtain—outside soft blue sky meets turquoise ocean.
I wish to wake to the smell of clean moisture.
I wish to wake outside on my balcony after spending the night moon bathing. (I wish I had a balcony to wake on).
I wish to wake before dawn while the stars are still out.
I wish to wake lazily at noon after a long journey.
I wish to wake (if I ever wake there again) in the Amazon jungle with my mosquito netting intact.
I wish to wake to the bell for satsung.
I wish to wake full of ideas and the will and resources to execute them.
I wish to wake feeling unconditional love.
I wish to wake calm and prepared.
I wish to wake with enthusiasm.
I wish to wake remembering my dreams.
I wish to wake with gratitude.
I wish to wake.
I wish to wake.
I wish to wake.

How do you wish to wake?

Thanks for reading.



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I'm a rock-n-roller poet who left the Big Apple for the Big Sky Desert where I've been letting it be and grooving with universal love, singing to the gods, dancing with the muses and bicycling with dreamtime messengers. I like altering my reality through imagination, movement, breath, and makin' stuff.

4 thoughts on “Meditation on Waking

  1. This is a perfect reminder for me to keep focussed… everything on the list speaks so clearly. (are you sure it’s your list and not mine?) 🙂 Thank you.


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