So Let’s Begin…
POWERING DOWN FOR THE NIGHT SLEEP MEDITATION SCRIPT
Hear the evening calling you,
Listen as it beckons.
It’s time to let your body rest,
And tend to your weary mind.
You’ve done a lot of work today,
Both mental and physical.
You’ve earned some relaxation time,
A chance to unplug and recharge.
Use this time to slow everything down,
Your thoughts, your pulse, your cares.
There’s nothing more important right now,
Than finding the respite you need.
So often, our days spool out of control,
Tossing dozens of problems our way.
The night is meant to reverse all of that,
To give us some space to breathe.
Our breath is an effective place to begin,
For it affects all the rest.
With eyes closed, inhale gently and with purpose,
Let the moment grow and stretch.
When you’re ready to let that breath go,
Slowly exhale and feel the release.
Notice how your muscles follow that lead,
Softening and settling in for the night.
You nestled in the safest possible place,
One that belongs to you alone.
Full of familiar scents and downy fabrics,
Comfort is the only goal.
Take a moment to enjoy the calm you’ve created, remind yourself how much you deserve it.
Revel in the weightless feel of your body, in the serene openness of your mind.
Now that you’ve cleared out troubling thoughts,
Do your best to keep it that way.
Imagine an impenetrable boundary,
A wall to separate you from the day.
It’s so important to your wellbeing
That you regularly disengage.
Each day is so full and chaotic,
Leaving little time to focus on you.
But if you create a ritual,
A predictable, enriching routine.
Your days will feel less frantic as well,
And you’ll look forward to powering down.
Focus your attention on your quiet mind,
Enjoy the tranquility you find there.
Let the stillness lift you up,
Let it take you to a higher place.
In this place, anything is possible.
In this place, all of your plans make sense.
In this place, you become your very best self,
As you work to plant the seeds of change.
Instead of thinking, feel your way through,
Determine whatever you wish for yourself.
Detach from whatever your brain might say,
And be mindful of your heart instead.
Like your soul, your heart won’t fail you,
As long as you pay attention.
It wants what it wants, and it’s rarely wrong,
So tune in and listen to its wisdom.
These evening hours are the very best time
To practice speaking your heart’s language.
The messages appear in different ways,
Sharing feelings instead of words.
Breathe into the powerful silence of self, feel the awe that comes with tuning in.
Exhale and realize how connected you are, remind yourself you’re never alone.
In this warm, relaxing environment,
You have the chance to transform.
Once you learn to tune out the daily noise,
Your truth will make itself known.
Whatever you’ve been wondering about,
Whatever questions plague you in the day,
Can be redefined and answered here,
As long as you maintain the space.
Waking logic is usually ineffective.
Your inner retreat has a mind of its own.
But once you learn the rules of the road,
There are no limits to what you can see.
As you fall deeper into dreamland,
Let your imagination do what it will.
Let it show you the life you truly want,
Let it chart a course to reality.
Throughout the night, these images can dance,
Filling your heart with hope.
Promise yourself that when you wake,
You’ll give your instincts a chance.
Your gut is your guide out in the world.
It remembers what you can’t.
And when you’re in the habit of tuning in,
Your truth doesn’t have a chance to hide.
When the deepest parts of you work together,
It’s so much harder to veer off track.
That’s why this time of twilight sleep
Means so much to you and your life.
Breathe deeply and take it all in,
The feelings, the messages, the peace.
Acknowledge how very good it feels,
To see to yourself for once.
Your higher self is full of magic,
Full of more purpose than you can imagine.
Seek out this magnificent version of you,
And you’ll never once regret it.
Drift away to your deepest sleep,
Afloat in a river of possibility.
Know that you can literally do anything,
When you open the door and believe.
Rest well and look forward to tomorrow.
You’re one step closer to your dreams.
Explore them in the night, and live them in the day,
And joy will be yours to claim.