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Wake Up Sleepy Head!

Wake Up, Sleepy Head!
By Jean Harper

The eye of your mind— your intelligence; the eye of your heart— your conscience; and the eye of your soul— your instinct.” ― Melissa McPhail

I have spent a lot of my life, asleep!  I don’t mean that because I slept 8 hours/ day x 365 days/ year which amounts to 2,944 hours ÷ 24 hours/day =122.67 days sleeping per 365 days per year x 50(+/-) years = 6133.50 days asleep of my 18,250 days per 50 years of life!! That’s 16.8 years sleeping! That is, of course, considering I am 50 years old! Reality is even more interesting! I was not only sleeping at night, I was also sleeping during the day (figuratively speaking).  I also believed I had full control of my life!  Ha!  It took me six decades to really wake up and now this “sleepy head” is wide awake!  I have often asked myself, “What is really going on while I am asleep?” I will discuss my beliefs about that another time.

When I was in high school, I was “elected” to become Homecoming Queen.  My boyfriend, at the time, sang me the, then popular song by the Monkees, “Daydream Believer” on the evening of my surprise “crowning” to take place during the football game.  The song had some very appropriate lyrics for me which go like this:

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
oh, what can it mean
to a daydream believer
and a homecoming queen.
Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
oh, what can it mean
to a daydream believer
and a homecoming queen.

You once thought of me
as a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be.
Oh, and our good times starts and end
without dollar one to spend,
but how much, baby, do we really need.


I went on from high school to become a very successful person, by my standards, but I had this little voice inside my head that kept telling me, “You’re just lucky”, and I seemed to be ok with that thought.  Everything seemed to be working, lucky or not!  Later, that voice would turn and say to me, “Your luck has run out!” I was not ok with that voice and have spent the last few years stuffing it out.

I could go on and on with the details of what I have learned, how I learned it, what I am going to do with what I have learned, and what the voice is saying to me now.  Instead I will start with today; I am awake!

As a young child I taught myself that the only person I could really trust was me.  I thought that if I needed something or for that matter, if anyone needed something, it was up to me to get it.  I went about my life wanting and trying to control every aspect of it as if there was something inside of me that wanted and needed to feel powerful.  I lost the idea, somehow, that I was organically powerful.  I lived in the future and in doing so, I was “asleep” in the now. 

Now I know I am extremely powerful and a part of something much bigger than little ole me, alone!  I am a part of all that exists, along with you, and you, and all of you.  We live in very exciting times and of course there are many more lifetimes ahead to reach that next plateau of perhaps master souls.  Enjoy this lifetime and the next. You must be getting lots of sleep yourself, your energy is looking great! You can wake up now…

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