The thing I like most about waking up in the middle of the night is choosing then to spend time consciously creating my next day. Last night laying there, I thought about my day and how I would like to feel during the day. I began to breathe consciously and then silently say: I breathe life into ease, for instance. And then I’d stop and feel the body sense of what ease would feel like and stay there long enough to feel how good it feels. And then I went on to silently repeat: I breathe life into contentment. And again I’d pause and feel what contentment feels like in the body, I’d practice in my mind’s eye walking around wearing contentment. One thing led to the next and it began a whole series of “I breathe life into….” It was the most delicious experience.
Today, what I am experiencing is exactly what I breathed life into. I think I’ll try this whenever I wake up during the night, it will give me something to look forward to. Oh goodie, I’m awake, time to play with my new process :). And before you know it, I’m back asleep and the me who wakes up is the one I befriended during the night. Just another way I make my inner world a friendly place to be. The world cannot help but reflect that back.