A Falling Asleep Technique

Dear readers,

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep? If you don’t, you are among the lucky ones… Unfortunately, sleep issues plague many people, so even if you are blessed with lucky sleep stars, chances are pretty good that you know at least a few people whose sleeping stars aren’t as lucky as yours!

Take me, for example. I have dealt with a very complicated sleep disorder for about twenty years. Naturally I have tried many things… and sometimes something will work for a few nights, but then the disorder loudly sings that song, “Can’t touch this!”

Last Summer I watched many Q&A videos with Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and in one video he sweetly explained how to fall asleep easily. First, he said, you just stop thinking (hahahahaha!), and then, after you stop thinking, you just focus on breathing and relaxing your body…

Well, even though I laughed at the “just stop thinking” part, recently I have been using his words as a technique and it often helps me to fall asleep more easily…

After lying in bed thinking for a bit, I tell myself, “Thich Nhat Hanh says you can fall asleep easily if you just stop thinking, breathe in and out, and relax your body… All you have to do right now is relax your body.”

So then I focus on relaxing my body, either by the tool PMR (Progressive Muscle Relaxation), relaxing each body part one at a time, or by simply thinking, “Relaxation is flowing from my head, down to my toes.”

If, or rather when, I get distracted and start thinking random thoughts again, I just repeat the whole process again, with the primary thought, “All you have to do right now is relax your body.”

This technique really is helping me, and I’m sharing it with you in case it might be helpful to you or to someone you love.

During this strange time on planet Earth, sleeping is more important than ever… We need good, restorative sleep to help our immune systems stay strong and to be able to think clearly…

Stay strong, stay healthy, stay safe, Everyone!

With love and humor,
StarFire Teja

 

Photo of starry night at the high vibe Bell Rock vortex in Sedona by Darrly Brian on Unsplash.

 

StarFire Teja’s StarFire Friday Prayer: Keep Feeling Fascination

 

May you feel in alignment with your Highest Self.

May your Deeper Mind guide you to positive thoughts.

May your weekend be blessed with Elevated moments of Pure Joy.

May you Keep Feeling Fascination!

 

Do you ever wake up feeling really good and completely rested and happy? Seriously, do you regularly wake up feeling refreshed and gleefully jump out of bed into your day? If you answered yes to those questions, you are very blessed and you may want to forward this blog article on to your many friends who do not wake up feeling so great.

Unfortunately in our busy frenetic modern world, many people are not getting high quality sleep on a regular basis. If you do not get restorative sleep, you’ve likely already read many articles with tips for getting better sleep, and if you are like me, those tips do work on occasion. For me, sleep is an ongoing issue and soon I will post some of my own sleep tips, but today I want to share a fascinating experience I had that might help you.

One recent morning I woke up feeling especially awful. It was one of those mornings when I just wanted to stay in bed all day, but I sat up, and, remembering some self-coaching I had done the night before, I said this prayer out loud, “Dear God, Please keep me in alignment with my Highest Self this whole day, and please keep me elevated to the Highest Love Vibrations this whole day, no matter how bad the body feels. Please keep my mind in a positive elevated state.”

What do you think happened that day? Well, to my delight IT WORKED, proving to me once again the great power of prayer and intention, and also the profound potency of the spoken word. I am incredibly fascinated by the power of our minds. Try this yourself, the next morning that you feel like you just want to stay in bed all day. Sit up on the edge of the bed and speak out loud your intention to have a fabulously elevated day regardless of how your body feels, and then see what happens. Please share your experiences here in the comments below, as they might be helpful to someone.

Here’s a fun upbeat blast-from-the-past song by The Human League to elevate and energize your weekend:
“(Keep Feeling) Fascination” (Lyrics)

I love the high vibe lyrics in that tune: “Keep feeling fascination… Passion burning, Love so strong…”

May All Beings Be Elevated to the Highest Love Vibrations!
(When you feel like you love Everyone & Everything, that’s when you are in the Highest Love Vibrations.)

May All Beings Be Happy!

 

image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech