I close my eyes and open the inner door,
To a place of calm and contented dark.
I release my breath to free and easy,
Letting go of control and thoughts of more.
I surrender to the mists of soma,
To the floating cessation of senses no more.
Sleep, sleep, sleep and sleep some more.
Unwind my ticking clock and reverse thought to stop.
Tock, tick, tock, tick, tock.
Submerge conscious self and swoon to the beating of my pulse.
Tock, tick, tock, tick, tock
Embrace this night’s ever hidden face, and sleep.
Sleep, schlaf, sleep, sonno, sleep,
S’endormir, sleep, nemasu, sleep.
I sleep, and am unafraid of dreams,
Trusting my deep centre in all things.
I allow the pattern to unfold, secure in my sense of self.
Watching the breath of existence breathe through me.
Down, down gliding further down.
Deeper to the sleeping sound
Relaxed slippering sleep found.
Snoring snuffling sleeping now
Contented calm upon theta waves
Drift and rejuvenate in soma’s lap
A kaleidoscope of nothing to do
Cradled in love and comfort too
A return to the source
A return to you.
© Sudha Hamilton