I just finished a weekend course with my mentor Dr Sue and learned so many fascinating things about spirituality, the body, the breath, the mind and how to bring them all into unity.
When reflecting on what stood out, there was a conversation about sleep that I thought you might find valuable.
What I love about Dr Sue and her work is that she always offers a new perspective. Here’s a one on waking up in the night.
It’s not a problem. (That’s right; not a typo - it’s not a problem!)
When you wake up during the sacred hours (any time it’s dark and not time to get up), it’s not that you did something wrong. It’s actually a great sign. What’s happening is that your soul is waking you up because there’s an opportunity for conscious integration.
At a certain point during the night, the body is finished all of its digestion and detoxification tasks. When that happens, it has energy ready and available for integration (of emotions, old patterns and habits and other things that are no longer serving you).
Sometimes you sleep right through that time and do the work subconsciously. Other times, your incredibly intelligent and brilliant system determines that it would be more beneficial for you to be conscious for the integration. So it wakes you up.
Dr Sue said it’s like a sacred being has woken you up and offered to spend time with you. It’s an honour. (Which your mind not be on board with yet; more on that in a moment.)
Here are some do’s and don’ts to get the most out of the sacred hours.
Now, probably your mind has some disagreements and judgments about what’s been shared here. After all, it’s been told very different things throughout the years. When I heard this information from Dr Sue, I decided to experiment with it and have found it to be extremely helpful and on point.
The goal is to stay detached from whatever is happening during the night, especially from the stories the mind likes to repeat over and over.
Oh - and one more thing - if you go around saying you’re tired all the time… guess what? You’ll end up that way.
If I’ve had a wakeful night and my family asks how I’ve slept, I’ll say something like, “Well, there was some awake time and I have plenty of energy for today.”
Because that’s what I choose for my truth.
I hope that’s helpful for you. Or at least some food for thought.
May you have a week of divine connection (at any time of the day or night).
With sacred love and mindful courage,
>Creator of Courageous Self-Care
>Keen on the weirdest solutions (because they tend to be the most effective)
>Enthusiastic lifelong student
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I love listening to this meditation music during the sacred hours. It’s very soothing and helps my mind calm down.
It’s designed to take the mind into various brainwaves that have healing properties.
It’s called iAwake and is very easy to use.
When you go to the link you can get 6 free tracks. I use them often (and not just at night). Some help you focus during the day, some are great for a quick time out and some do really deep healing work.
I think you'll find these tracks a tremendous aid on your transformative journey of becoming your best and most creative self. This technology is a life changer. I hope you enjoy!
I love many kinds of music and so for this week, let’s head into the world of opera. Because… The Flower Duet.
This song is probably what heaven sounds like.
Plus I feel so cultured and enlivened when I listen to it.