"Wake Up! Wake Up!"

The Weekly Word #24 ~ May, 2008

I am feeling a simple openness and quiet purpose as I write this, in the light of the passing of Mother Sarita (the mother don Miguel Ruiz). I know that she made her transition the same way she lived ~ in the pure love of her faith and her God. We have all learned about different Gods and different relationships with the Divine. Some of you, perhaps, have even been scarred by abuse in those teachings, have turned away from any belief in any God by any name.

That is why I prefer to call that one force that is in and throughout this universe, simply "Life." It seems to be all there is here, both that which creates matter and that which animates it. The Life in the tree outside is the same Life animating your body, the stars, whales, and the smallest unseen critters all around us.

From this feeling of quiet today, coupled with the planning and anticipation of a wonderful Celebration of Life in August, I thought I would share a simple poem that I wrote several years ago. It is my way of expressing the Divinity that is all around us, inviting us to Wake Up! and recognize that we are IT!

God is Sitting at the Side of Your Bed

God is sitting at the side of your bed
waiting for you to open your eyes
and Wake Up.

God is patient.
There is no time.
Wake Up! Wake Up!

There is no time to waste.
Your time is Now.

When you stir, God smiles.
When you open your eyes,
and see Yourself,
You smile.

Wake Up! Wake Up!

God is sitting at the side of your bed,
Waiting for you to open your eyes and see Yourself.

Wake Up! Wake Up!

Read more poems, articles, Not-So-Daily Thought for the Day, and Weekly Words by Allan Hardman in the Joydancer.com Notebook.

To receive Allan’s free e-newsletter, The Weekly Word and News, subscribe on most pages of Joydancer.com. Make these inspirational messages part of your life.


Thank you for sharing Allan’s message with others

We are delighted to have you share the articles and all the information on Joydancer.com, with friends, family, strangers, print media, and web sites.

We ask you to include the following biographical source notes, including a link back to Joydancer.com. We enjoy hearing where Allan’s love and wisdom has found a place in the world, so drop us a note and let us know: allan@joydancer.com


Allan Hardman is an author and expert on personal and spiritual transformation, relationships, emotional healing-- and a Toltec Master in the lineage of don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.™ Allan teaches in Sonoma County, CA, and from “The House of the Eagles,” his winter home in Chacala, Nayarít, Mexico. He guides Journeys of the Spirit to sacred sites in Mexico, and hosts wellness vacations in Chacala. He is the author of The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book, and co-author of two books with Deepak Chopra, Caroline Myss, Dr. Andrew Weil, Prince Charles, and others. Visit Allan’s extensive website at www.joydancer.com, and TACO, his online spiritual membership community.