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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SLEEP AIDS

September 10, 2013

Received an inquiry recently from someone who has been having trouble sleeping for a while now who asked for some affirmations that would help with sleep. My response to that person is included in the following.

Breathing in such a way as to relax your body can be very beneficial. Actually, the practice of deep abdominal breathing—with rhythm--is essential in my opinion.  Relaxation Breath: Take a deep breath, slowing pulling the air down into the lower portion of your diaphragm. You should notice your abdomen expanding.  Then slowly release the air out through the mouth.  In through the nose, out through the mouth.  It will be helpful to silently repeat the word relax in your mind, dividing it into syllables--one syllable on the inhale and one syllable when you exhale.  Do this several times.  Then you might say silently to yourself as you continue to deep breathe:  “With every breath I take, I am becoming more and more relaxed, more and more relaxed." Also helpful might be this Calming & Grounding Breath:  Exhale to the count of 6. Hold to the count of 6. Inhale to the count of 4.  Do not hold, but begin exhaling to the count of 6 immediately.
 

Talking to yourself using your name and the pronoun "you" is most beneficial. The following is spoken to yourself silently.  It doesn't have to be exact. You'll get better over time if you practice this. Relaxation Technique:  Begin to wind down now, to let go, and release all tensions from your body and mind.  Quiet mind, quiet mind.   Just let your muscles relax, unwind, and let go. Letting go now.  Re-lax, at ease. The tensions are beginning to drain from your body and your mind.  Soon a gradual heaviness will begin to weigh down your thighs, your arms, your hands, your feet, your legs, your body.  Your muscles unwind and let go.  All your muscles are relaxing, unwinding and relaxing.  Very soon now, you will feel the unwinding, the letting go.   Breathing easily and deeply now, easily and deeply.  Unwinding and  letting go.  Re-lax. At ease. Unwinding, letting go.  Peace calm, calm peace.  Unwinding, letting go.  Letting go now.  Unwinding and letting go.  The tensions drain from your muscles, and they will soon become loose.  Letting go now.  Relaxing and unwinding.  Any noises are drifting into the background.  You are feeling the relaxing, the letting go, the unwinding.  At ease. Breathing easily and deeply now, easily and deeply.  Unwinding and letting go.  Drifting into the peace and serenity of deep relaxation.  Peace. And as your body and mind unwind and relax, you enter the peace and quiet.  Peace and quiet. Letting go, unwinding, letting go, unwinding.  Relax, relax, relax.  Let go, let go, let go.  Relax, relax, relax.  Let go, let go, let go.  Now.”   Some people make a recording to play once or over and over. Depending on the circumstances, it can relax one deeply or even put one to sleep. 

 
I would suggest prayers rather than decrees/affirmations--or at least prayers as the priority. I'll provide some examples here.  The intro we suggest for you is:  "I Am [your name]. I Am That I Am. Attention Divine Support Team!  [Next phrase is optional.] In the name of Christ and under the law of grace (optional],  I [your name] Decree I Am calling forth, asking for, commanding, and giving thanks for_________--throughout space-time--throughout time-space—Now.” The blank can be filled in with “the removal of any and all barriers to my body experiencing quality and quantity sleep time” and/or “my protection from negative experiences and hostile powers and forces while my body sleeps” and/or “the terminating and eliminating of any and all interferences with my body's sleep cycle that are negative in nature.”  [Note: I add "on a full and permanent basis before now” almost always, but we're dealing with a sleep issue here, which is a little different.]  It is good to remember that there may be positive reasons for less sleep that are causing some temporary disruptions and discomforts.

Now for affirmations/decrees (which are also a form of prayer)--spoken loudly and powerfully (not with anger or when upset)--with strong intent--not from the solar plexus--but the higher feeling body--higher chakras: "I Am [your name]. I Am That I Am. I [your name] Decree I Am sleeping deeply and resting well this night, awakening about [insert time]--throughout space-time--throughout time-space--Now!  [Note: I add "on a full and permanent basis before now almost always, but we're dealing with a sleep issue here, which is a little different

Intent is very important.  You can state your intent before going to sleep, such as, “I intend to easily and effortlessly move into deep sleep and awaken refreshed and renewed at about [insert time].”  Have you ever gone to sleep after stating your intent to awaken at a specific time? If not, try it. Try it several times over time.  As with everything, any practice works better some times rather than other times.

You can instruct your body to sleep, of course, referring it as "my body" and using the pronoun "you." Sometimes it is about one’s subpersonalities (which 99% of us living as human have).  You can speak softly and gently to them and explain why sleep is important. You can ask them if they know of any reason the body isn't sleeping as much as preferred and then be quiet and listen.

Also, remember the usual--no caffeine two or three hours before you intend to go to sleep. I  was awakening often during the night over several weeks until I started making myself stay awake until 10 p.m. most nights. Now I sleep deeper and awaken less often. 

Remember these three words when using the methods described: consistently and persistently and habitually. If you have any questions, we the Angel-Light Team are available for supporters of our ministry.

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