Your bedroom is the temple where one of the most interesting and magical processes of the human condition takes place: sleep. Our modern day bedrooms are multipurpose and not just for sleeping and incubating dreams. At night it is the room where we sleep, watch t.v., read, make love, study, and various other activities. Our bedrooms welcome us to get cozy and comfortable at the end of long day. It calls to us to come, relax, unwind and wraps us in a blanket of a security as we say goodnight and drift off to sleep. In the morning, our bedrooms look different as the sunlight brightens the rooms and it seems to say to us “Good Morning this is a new day full of promise and hope.”
Sleep and dreams are two areas where science has yet to fully understand or explain their mysteries. For centuries sleep and dreams have held their place in folklore, magick and wives tales, old fears and beliefs that continue today. For example: don’t sleep in strange places, don’t sleep with your head pointing south, don’t eat spicey foods before sleep…etc. As for dreams and the mystery they hold much is revealed to a wise interpreter. Today, many still use techniques derived from ancient religions and or magic to encourage restful sleep and to reveal messages from dreams.
The best bedroom is a room that is spacious enough to move about freely, a great bed, soft lighting and decorated with colors that promote peace, rest and tranquility. Great bedroom colors are soft or pastel blues, greys, greens, creams, earth tones and white. Furniture that is comfortable. Of all the rooms in your home, the bedroom is the one place that when you walk into it all you can say is “ahhhh!” I’m home, I’m safe, I’m relaxed and at peace. As my grandmother always says when she goes to bed, it’s time to shut the world out.
There are so many wonderful beds to choose today. This is not about telling you what mattress to buy although I recommend you try several and be sure to get the best one for you and your body to ensure restful and blissful sleep. A few fun bed/mattress facts for you are: In the past, 100 plus years ago mattresses were made of feathers and were thought to be effective protection against lightning strikes, so people would lay on their beds during thunderstorms. Also, different types of feathers were used; partridge feathers were thought to prevent disease, pigeon feathers caused sleepless nights and dove feathers were considered unlucky. Prior to feathers, grass and plants were used in bedding. I am so grateful to be born in modern times!
There are traditional sleeping positions that many cultures and spiritual practices believe are better than others for the energy of your life. Sleeping with your head pointing:
North: Promotes stability, calmness, prosperity and healing. The North is considered the source of magical power.
South: Not good! Promotes insomnia, illness, weariness.
East: Promotes intelligence, sharp mental powers, freedom of the mind. The East is associated also with religion and spirituality. Because the sun and moon rise in the east and set in the west it is considered the most natural way to sleep as well – head in the east feet toward the west.
West: Promotes love, psychic abilities, spirituality and is the ideal position for those practicing dream magic.
If moving your bed is not practical then using a mirror facing the opposite direction to counter the negative energy. For example, a small mirror hung on the headboard of a bed facing South.
All doors open now for happy surprises and the Divine Plan of my life is speeded up under grace.
I love this affirmation and wanted to share it with you all. To me this affirmation just makes you smile when you say it.
Say or write this affirmation 40 times every morning before you start your day and 40 times every night before going to sleep. You can say it as a mantra as you meditate or as you are going about your day. Affirmations work wonders in our lives and really help us focus on the good in a general way which opens up all channels for our good to come to us in Divine ways.
Try it or any affirmation that “connects” with you or one that gives you a positive charge for one month every day as perscribed above and watch the good that comes flowing into your life.
This particular affirmation is from Florence Scovel Shinn, who was a pioneer of motivational thinking and an inspirational writer of her time.
Quite a few lottery winners have said that their winning numbers came to them in a dream; that when they awoke from the dream they jotted down the numbers that were dancing in their heads, played them, and then won. Some say that their numbers paid off right away while others said they had to play for years before the pay off.
In September 2006 a woman named Mary Wollens purchased a quick pick ticket then she had a dream regarding those numbers on her quick pick. In her dream also with those numbers was a check for a large sum. When she awoke she felt that she needed to play those numbers again and went on and purchased a second ticket for the same game with the same numbers.
Lo and behold a few days later she won the lottery but someone else had the correct numbers picked. Normally, the winners would have split the winnings but because of her dream and leading her to buy the second ticket she got to claim two thirds of the winnings. She to $16 million dollars of a $ 24 million dollar jackpot. The other winner got $8.0 million.
Some of you may have read this story at some time or another or perhaps received it by email. I checked out the validity of the story on Snopes and it is true.
Just goes to show that having a pen/pencil and dream journal handy at your bedside to record your dreams sure can payoff! In this case, the pay off was AMAZING!