Question: Can you throw away your alarm clock and set your own internal one to do the job instead?
My Internal Alarm Clock Story
I am not a morning person. I'm a sleepaholic. I love to sleep, and to sleep in, very much so.
The idea of waking up naturally, at a particular time, would be an utterly absurd concept to me. I'm definitely an alarm clock person, or so I
The problem for me with the whole alarm clock situation, was the being jolted awake to the blaring of my alarm clock - wah wah wah wah wah wah wah
wah! Oh it made me so mad! Not a good way to wake up in the morning.
My solution? - the snooze button.
But the problem with the snooze button, is that it defeats the whole purpose of the alarm clock itself, because if you're a sleepaholic and a
sleepinaholic like I am, then you can, while sleeping, integrate the alarm and the snooze together and get to go back to sleep over and over again
once every 9 minutes or whatever, sometimes, if the opportunity allows it, for hours! A type of rebelliousness kicks in, so you fight it and every
time you press snooze and go back to sleep, you do it with a little smirk of self-satisfaction, as if you're getting away with something when all the
while it was you yourself who set it to begin with, at a particular time, when you intended to get up (but isn't even the road to hell paved with good
Working the snooze button like I could, both sleeping and, at some level not sleeping (how did I know precisely where to find the snooze button each
and every time if I was fast asleep?), can make a person into a real rebel, against one's self.
This total breakdown in integrity will of course, spill right over and into your day, to the shower and usual prep, hauling ass to work and generally
not living up to one's promise and true potential, all because you started your day in total self-delusion and rebellion against waking up to that
Oh you can set it to classical radio, or get one with a "softer" alarm sound, but it's still the same damn thing trying to wake you up and only making
you want to go back to sleep, in response.
Mine might as well say - "wake up! go back to sleep, wake up! go back to sleep - loser" it's bad. We only have one day. Today.
So if the whole alarm clock ordeal is getting you down and if you can relate to what I'm talking about here, then I have a solution, and even an
experiment that I'd like to propose to my fellow ATS'rs.
Here's what I did, and please, keep an open mind because at first you probably won't believe me, and certainly not when I take it to it's furthest
reaching conclusion about the nature of consciousness and unconsciousness in this matter of awakening first thing in the morning.
I refused to participate in that alarm clock bs game, any more!
So I just didn't set it, while at the same time intending a certain time to wake up.
Now I'm sure we've all had the experience of waking up one minute or less just before the alarm clock goes off, and that's precisely what I'm really
talking about here in terms of the precision of your own internal alarm clock. Those weren't coincidences. That's how precise it is.
But where it get's freaky is it's discipline, and get this, I can even do "snooze" every ten minutes if I like, but since there's nothing to rebel
against any more, what's the point of that? I'm waking up. Might as well get up.
You can even go to bed LATE, like hours later than normal, and once you've learned to trust it, it will even actively WAKE you up, as needed.
Your own dreams will wake you up
Last night, because I was messing around here at ATS, I didn't get to sleep until 2:00am, so to wake me up, not an easy task as a sleepaholic, I had a
dream of being on board a plane, right at the end of something else that was going on, and it was unable to pull up at a mountain, and as the trees
came to meet me, I went with it, and tried to experience my impending death, with courage, and that was the signal, there was nothing there to do but
to wake up, so my internal alarm clock made the dream extra dramatic to get the job done, and it's kind of nice waking up to an NDE where what you're
waking up into wasn't death, but life, yeah and the other stuff was all about new possibility in some form or another. My dreamlife was encouraging my
integrity, which is generally doing what you say you're going to do when you say you're going to do it, including waking up in the morning, as a
Of course some of you will be alarm clock huggers here at this point, and you'll think it impossible to just have faith that you'll wake up at the
right time, but I'm here to tell you that it works, and, you get wonderful dreams nudging you into the new day, and although crashing into a mountain
might not be as enjoyable as a hot cup of joe in the morning, so long as it gets the job done, so be it, provided there's a hot cup of coffee still
waiting in the resurrected life.
My point here, and where I wanted to go with this, is that even in sleep, we are not completely unconscious.
This makes sense in terms of our evolution. If you trusted an alarm clock when you were a Neanderthal, you could very easily be eaten. You had to be
both awake and asleep at the same time, and that's the way it is, but it get's even better, where an even higher level of consciousness than every day
waking consciousness plays an active part at very edge between sleep and waking life, so the unconscious becomes more conscious, provided the
conscious can trust the unconscious to be sufficiently conscious not to let you sleep in and lose your job.
I think it gets even trippier relative to the early morning REM sleep, whereby your highest consciousness, where it meets the lowest consciousness can
almost play the role of a friendly Godlike alarm clock, which even seems to have a certain playful sense of irony, mirth and charm in the WAY that it
wakes you up via that REM activity, to the internal alarm clock's "spring" or whatever you want to call it, but it's not JARRING and an absolute
destroyer of personal integrity that is the traditional alarm clock. Damn that monstrosity!
Throw it out and trust in God or your higher self or whatever to very simply wake you up at the appropriate and relevant time, unless you work really
weird hours or something I guess.
That it works is a wonder and a marvel, and a bit of a mystery.
Personally I think it's the first step in learning to trust in God who at some level plays a role in our dreamlife and also our own higher self, and
that becomes more distinct when this new friend figures out a way to wake you up every morning based on nothing but faith as the very first cause in
your new day.
There's something to it, along those lines I am absolutely convinced.
I also recommend melatonin and or any other all natural sleep aids to increase REM. That way, even when you go to bed a little late, your who system
figures out a way to get the required rest and regeneration in the allotted time, as if in ANTICIPATON.
Therefore I encourage those who will, to consider it as a means to get into relationship with God and with your deeper self.
But oh to have integrity restored to the very origin of each new day!
And if you can remember those early morning dreams, tell me it isn't playful and funny and out of this world..
edit on 23-9-2016 by AnkhMorpork because: (no reason given)