My grandfather had this trick to getting up in the morning. He believed you don't need an alarm clock. It was my mother who told me about it. She explained he used the power of his will alone to wake up every morning by repeating : "I'm going to get up at 7 o'clock, I'm going to get up at 7 o'clock...." multiple times before he went to bed. Then, he would go to sleep. No back up method, nothing. Apparently his method was fail safe and he never slept in when he didn't want to.
When my mother told me this, I was intrigued. Being a really deep sleeper, I have always had a fear about sleeping in. I cannot count how many nights I suffered, restlessly tossing and turning before important exams, job interviews, etc, worried about really falling asleep and missing my alarm.
Fed up with feeling a slave to my alarm clock, one night I decided to try my Grandfather's trick. To my astonishment it worked! It worked really well. I have used it many times over the years and it has proven extremely valuable. The trick is to repeat your intention, focus and trust in it.
But how did it work? Especially when I usually need 3 different alarms and to hit the snooze a minimum of 10 times. The answer eluded me until I started to learn more about the power of intention.
Your intention is like a sculptor, collaborating with the universe in molding your future. How defined your desired outcome is formed in future potential depends on how much you believe in your personal power when you form your intention. I came to know this profound truth over time by studying the power of intention in individual as well as in our lives as a collective.
Although this is a complex idea, I wanted to share my Grandfather's tick because its an easy way to illustrate the power of your intention, especially if you are somewhat skeptical. So try it out!
I suggest you try it on a night you don't have to wake up for
anything important. For instance, don't rely on it for the first time after studying all
night for an exam you have to take the next morning. This is because you will likely sleep more naturally, deeply and without worrying, which I believe will help you gain trust in the method.
You are powerful, believe it and the universe will show you it's true :)
Labels: intention, personal power, sleep, will power