When we are sleeping nothing else is … your body and all its organs are all functioning, including your mind. Luckily we don’t have to tell ourselves to breathe and our heart to beat while we are sleeping!
Our subconscious mind never rests or sleep, it keeps on going to keep us going, it controls our vital forces. Sleep helps us heal faster when we are sick or injured. Clearing your mind and forgiving yourself and everyone else before sleeping helps healing take place more rapidly. Lack of the appropriate amount of sleep can cause us to be irritated, depressed and can cause mental disorders.
For me, I think dreaming is the best part of sleeping because many years ago I started interpreting my own dreams. My dreams have given me messages of hope, wonderful ideas, confirmations to questions I have had, solved problems for me that I couldn’t solve while awake “thinking and thinking about them! my dreams have also warned me of danger and inspired me to do good things. Interpreting my dreams has increased my self awareness and intuition and it fun and interesting to help others see how their dreams can do the same for them.
Here is one of the ways I use my dreams to help me.
Prayer and Sleep Bring Counsel:
Take a situation where you need help with making a decision and before sleeping say a prayer or affirmation over and over in your mind while falling asleep. You will awaken with an answer – it may be from a dream or it may come from an intuitive knowing/gut feeling you have upon waking. Here is an example:
A woman living in Dallas has a job offer in New York City at twice her salary she is making now in Dallas. After considering everything and doing the pro and con list etc. she was still wondering if she should take the move. So that evening before going to bed she said an affirmation/prayer regarding this matter. The next morning she awoke and had a persistent feeling to not accept the position. She phoned the company and following her gut feeling/intuition, she declined the offer. In the end, about 2 months later her inner knowing (not a good idea to move and take the position) was verified as she learned that the company went bankrupt.
Try it for yourself and discover the counsel your sleep brings you. As you are about to go to sleep, claim that the infinite intelligence of your subconscious mind is guiding and directing you. Then expect an answer perhaps in a dream or on awakening.
Here is a poweful prosperity affirmation:
Thy Will Be Done Today. This is a day of completion. I give thanks for this perfect day. Miracle shall follow miracle and wonders never cease.
A big part of the “magick” in affirmations is your belief in what you are saying. Some affirmations will do just the opposite because what you are saying isn’t believable to you. Each time you say it you are also saying “oh right, I am rich…really?I have no job, bills keep coming in and no money” therefore it is negating the affirmation and bringing more of what you are really believing. It’s important to find an affirmation that says something that you can believe in. When you are really down or just starting out with saying affirmations, it is good to use what I call a ‘neutral’ or all encompassing affirmation. Like the affirmation above it is not specific in a particular outcome but all encompassing.
Also, another way to affirm your affirmations is to write them down. There is power in writing and putting the written word down on paper. The “magickal” number is 15. So write your affirmation down 15 times in the morning before you start your day. It works. Just give it a try and see for yourself. Choose an affirmation or use the one I listed above and for the entire week each day write it down 15 times and see what happens.
Using affirmations can also help in our dream time lessons. In our dreams we will be shown how well we are accepting an affirmation. Also, if you have a dream that you see points to a “problem” area, finding or creating an affirmation to help correct this “problem” is very helpful.
More on affirmations and manifesting to come!