Sleep is one of the most important parts of our daily routine. When you sleep, it allows your physical body to renew itself, strengthening your immune system. By going into the dream state, your conscious mind is able to step aside as your subconscious explores other dimensions and helps to uncover and heal any issues that you are facing within. This restoration is essential to our health and well-being, both physically and spiritually.
Many people in our culture struggle with an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. We may be so mired down in stress and worry that it is almost impossible to let go and relax into this restful state. What is the first step in getting through insomnia and finding your ability to sleep again? Deciding that you will succeed at sleeping again. As long as you are attached to the drama of something being wrong, you cannot resolve it. The ego loves to hold on to these things. When we constantly tell ourselves “I can’t sleep.” then it becomes more and more true for us. Thoughts are things, and they absolutely have an effect on our experience. Let go of that thought, and begin to focus on a positive affirmation in it’s place, such as “I sleep soundly every night.” This is step one. Every time you catch yourself thinking the old thought, gently let it melt away and replace it with the new thought.
The next step is to quiet your mind and release your fear/worry/anxiety. Relaxing into meditation every single day is a wonderful way to begin to learn how to quiet your mind. Or you can find a yoga class that includes meditation and breath work. At night, begin to focus your intention on releasing the thoughts in your mind before bedtime. Imagine each thought as it arises just fading out to black. Be gentle with yourself as this may take some time to become a habit. Just keep with it. With very thought that comes into your head, exhale it out and let it go.
Ask for your Guides to help you with resolving your fears and worries. Request their help as often as you need to. Embrace the concept of releasing anything that you cannot control. Many of us worry about finances, for example. Do you get paid to worry? If not, then it isn’t doing anything to help your situation. It is only harming you, so it is time to let it go. Ask your Guides to help you and trust that your needs will always be met.
Mantra of the day: I sleep soundly every night- healing my entire being- by releasing all thoughts, worries, and fears.