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[success] Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. ~ Anais Nin[/success]
Every single morning we get a chance to begin again. It’s a new day, it’s a new start we can begin to change the course we’ve been on, we can start over, should we choose to.
Some mornings you choose to stay the same as yesterday and other mornings not so much. Some mornings you know deep in your heart it’s time to start anew and to trust in the magic of your intuition, to trust in your new beginning.
What makes the difference?
Sleep: a powerful way to help you start over
Okay, so you might be saying, but I sleep every night.
True, but how do you fall asleep. What are you falling asleep in?
If I asked my Darling One that, I know exactly what he’d say…I fall asleep in my bed.
He’s such a comedian, and keeps me smiling throughout my day, reminding me that life doesn’t have to be so flipping serious.
But in this instance, I’m talking more about the mood you fall asleep in, the feeling, the thoughts you hold in mind just before falling asleep.
We spend one-third of our life asleep and in the waking two thirds we’re acting out the concepts and ideas and feelings we habitually fall asleep in, because sleep is a gateway to our subconscious mind, a time when our conscious and subconscious minds merge together and become one.
And this is the place where magic occurs. This is where we get the most help to allow us to start over.
The subconscious mind is the receiver of all the impressions we’ve experienced during our day, during our life, and once received, these impressions automatically become a part of our waking life and guide our future actions.
Not necessarily good news, but that’s the job of our subconscious. It can’t choose what to put into our world, it simply takes our orders and says okay.
It’s never going to say, hey wait a minute do you think this is a good idea? Is this going to be something you’ll be happy with, or proud of?
Nope. Not it’s job. It’s got a pretty major job anyway, it’s our creative power and finds the ways and means to bring our desires to fruition.
And yes, if you’re a persistent negative Nellie, it takes that as a request. If you’re a happy Hazel, same thing…that’s your request for more things to be happy about.
And if we fall asleep in thoughts of doubts and obstacles and frustrations, we’re giving pretty direct orders to that subconscious powerhouse to keep giving us more of the same. Better to fall asleep with a feeling of contentment.
Sleep isn’t the only gateway to the subconscious of course, but since as we head into dreamland we’re going to be spending one third of our life there, it might be wise for us to pay conscious attention to what we want to take with us, as we enter this place of power.
[success] When the Soul wants to experience something she throws out an image in front of her and then steps into it. ~ Meister Eckhart[/success]
And this is what we need to get into the habit of, putting out images of all that we want to experience in our waking life. We then step into it as we take these images and the feelings they generate into our our nightly slumber.
Had a pretty lousy day? Do yourself a favour and don’t fall asleep in that state of mind.
Your subconscious will only take it as your request and set in motion all that’s necessary for you to have another one.
Rather, take the time to feel relaxed and calm…that’s a great thing to affirm…I am calm, I am relaxed…until you feel you are.
Then imagine how you’d feel if your wish, your desire were already here and take that feeling into the deep of sleep.
Here’s a little story from a Neville lecture that explains this really well:
For two years, a woman had kept herself estranged from the three people she loved most.
She had had a quarrel with her daughter-in-law, who ordered her from her home. For those two years, she had not seen or heard from her son, her daughter-in-law or her grandson, though she had sent her grandson numerous gifts in the meantime.
Every time she thought of her family, which was daily, she carried on a mental conversation with her daughter-in-law, blaming her for the quarrel and accusing her of being selfish.
Upon hearing a lecture of mine one night – it was this very lecture on the game of life and how to play it – she suddenly realized she was the cause of the prolonged silence and that she, and she alone, must do something about it.
Recognizing that her goal was to have the former loving relationship, she set herself the task of completely changing her inner talking.
That very night, in her imagination, she constructed two loving, tender letters written to her, one from her daughter-in-law and the other from her grandson. In her imagination, she read them over and over again until she fell asleep in the joyful mood of having received the letters.
She repeated this imaginary act each night for eight nights.
On the morning of the ninth day, she received one envelope containing two letters, one from her daughter-in-law, one from her grandson. They were loving, tender letters inviting her to visit them, almost replicas of those she had constructed mentally.
By using her imagination consciously and lovingly, she had turned the tracks to which she was tied, in the direction she wanted to go, towards a happy family reunion.
So there we have it, we need to consciously and purposefully determine what we’ll be falling asleep in tonight so that we don’t fall asleep in the reactions of the day, filling our subconscious with ideas that we most definitely don’t want to see tomorrow.
Give up those thoughts of all that’s wrong or every disappointment or unhappy experience. Time to start over, after all tomorrow is a new day.
As Thomas Paine said: “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
I’d love to hear from you in the comments what you’ve been falling asleep in lately. Your perspective will benefit us all.
Encourage one another.