So Let’s Begin…
WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN AND START FRESH TOMORROW SLEEP MEDITATION SCRIPT
When sleep won’t come
And thoughts won’t stop.
When the heart won’t settle,
And the limbs won’t still.
It’s time to close your eyes and release the day.
Every day we live is a day we struggle,
Every choice we make is one we can regret.
Every voice we hear can sound like a critic,
Every message to ourselves can break us into bits.
But sleep is the perfect door closer.
Sleep is the way we clean the slate.
Sleep is the way we release yesterday.
Sleep is the way we prepare to start again.
So, if you’re ready to find forgiveness.
If you’re ready to cut yourself some slack.
Let your head melt into your pillow,
Breathe, and let it all fade to black.
See that clean slate, breathe it in.
Blow out the negative voices, nothing ugly gets in.
Begin with a list of loving words,
Ideas you want in your life.
Watch your mind jot them down,
Snap a picture so you don’t forget.
Go through the words one by one,
Absorbing what each means to you.
Add pictures, colors, stars, and lights,
Until each wish glows and shines.
Think about how you get there,
How you manifest each desire.
Think about which needs matter most,
And which ones just make life fun.
Imagine what your smile looks like,
On the day these wishes come true.
Visualize yourself in your very best place,
And know you can get there soon.
Forgive yourself as you inhale, acknowledge you make mistakes.
Accept yourself as you exhale, remembering that mistakes allow us to grow.
Who is tomorrow’s person?
Who do you want her to be?
Does she speak her mind, or start the trend,
Or simply smile at everyone she sees?
Does she take a big career risk?
Does she speak her love out loud?
Does she draw a line to protect herself?
Does she listen to the voice of her muse?
Do others start to take notice?
Or does she keep her transformation to herself?
Does she hold her head up higher,
Or slip on her new confidence like a sweater?
The ‘she’ is you, remember.
The ‘she’ is who you long to be.
And now that you’ve made your wish list concrete,
It’s time to set that ‘she’ free.
Take a steady, knowing breath, feel the deeper you within.
Release that breath into the world, giving life to your new plan.
A day is such fleeting thing,
Like a sliver of a life.
A mistake is even tinier than that,
One leaf on a towering oak.
Though a tree relies on leaves to survive,
There’s a time to let them go as well.
Think of day’s end as your personal autumn,
And let the leaves that don’t serve you fall.
Sweep away what you do not need,
Lean into what you’ve learned.
Whether you smell burning leaves or sneeze chalkboard dust,
Progress fills the air.
It’s exciting to think about who waits for you,
On the other side of dawn.
It’s exhilarating to imagine setting her free,
To walk the path that’s been hers all along.
Inhale fully, inviting the change.
Exhale wholly, understanding what’s possible.
Bring your attention back to rest,
To the sleep that makes everything new.
Wrap yourself in calm forgiveness,
As you drift into a loving space.
Let go of the need for perfection.
Remind yourself of your worth.
Remember your value is constant and real,
No matter what the world might suggest.
For you hold the power of forgiveness,
And not just for everyone else.
You can decide to go easy on you,
To choose understanding and move on.
Go back to that inner chalkboard,
To the hopeful plan within.
Choose the word you’ll put on in the morning,
The accessory that will set you apart.
See yourself shine as you inhale, feel your beauty in your soul.
Imagine your success as you exhale, let the vision envelop you in peace.
Tomorrow will be a wonderful day,
Because you’ll let it be so.
Your time won’t be without troubles,
But their impact will shrink as you go.
Trust yourself, lovely dreamer.
Know that you know best.
Bet on yourself, and give yourself space,
To be openly and imperfectly great.
Intentions are what matter most,
And yours are newly refined.
In the alliance of your heart and soul,
Waits the exquisite magic of you.