Do you have problems sleeping?

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Do you have difficulty sleeping at night, whether getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you lay awake obsessing and can’t shut your mind off? It’s a vicious cycle, for sure. I’m also having problems sleeping and know the frustration of not being able to sleep. I wake up every couple of hours to pee. Sometimes I get right back to sleep and other times I lay awake for hours. I’m concerned that I won’t have energy and be able to function the next day when I can’t sleep. I’m learning to ask for and trust that DIVINE ENERGY will get me through the day.

Several of my friends are also experiencing not being able to sleep at night and are exhausted. There is so much powerful light and energy coming into the planet at this time and our bodies feel it. It’s almost like our bodies are being rebooted or recalibrated and it can be very uncomfortable. In this unprecedented time in history that none of us have experienced before and with the uncertainty of the future, we are all experiencing different symptoms.

Here are a few things that I’m focusing on to help me stay peaceful and may help you for whatever you are going through in your life. I don’t do any of this perfectly, but it is PROGRESS and not PERFECTION.

  • Instead of seeing things as a problem, I’m changing my perspective to seeing it as an opportunity
  • I’m taking the word TRY out of the equation
  • I’m not complaining
  • I’m going with the FLOW
  • I’m practicing Radical Self-love and Self-care

I don’t see not sleeping as a “problem” but as an opportunity.  Just that little shift in consciousness helps me accept “what is,” even though I may not like it. I may be able to do this for 10 minutes during the night or all night. 

When I’m able to see not sleeping as an opportunity, I open myself to possibilities. For example: I am using the time to CHOOSE LOVE and send love to the world and family members, especially to those I am struggling with or who trigger me.  My relationship to Spirit is growing deeper.

When I say I’m going to TRY to do something, there is no commitment and I may or may not do it. For example: I will try not to complain, I will try not to eat chocolate, I will try to eat healthy, I will try to exercise, I will try not to judge, I will try not to take things personally. The list goes on and on.

There is so much more power when I say I WILL do something than when I say I will TRY to do something.  See how it feels for yourself.

I believe Spirit is inviting us to Radical self-love and self- care and it will look different for all of us. My focus is on both internal and physical healing.  I am spending a lot of time going within. It’s important to preserve my energy and to not do things that drain me. Instead of pushing to do more (which I did all my life) I’m doing LESS and not beating up on myself and feeling guilty. How do you practice self-love and self-care?

For example: If I don’t have the energy to call someone back and need to rest, I rest and give my body what it needs. I will call them later or the next day. If I make plans with someone to do something and I don’t have the energy to do it, I cancel. For much of my life I did things to please others, rather than what was good for me.

I’m practicing going with the FLOW and living in the moment and in the day. I like routine because it makes me feel safe and in control. Before I broke my shoulder, I walked early in the morning for 5 miles on the beach. I like to pray and meditate at the same time every day. Everything has changed and I am learning to go with the flow and be more spontaneous. If I don’t pray in the morning, I will pray at night or not. I’m seeing everything as prayer.

We are on this journey of life together to love, help and support one another. The world needs us to shine our lights into the darkness even more than ever. There are so many unconscious people who don’t know what we know and where to turn for help. I know that Spirit is the answer and I can trust the plan for my life. 

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