Sleep, rest and restoration play a key part in all health and well being - everybody knows that.
Yet, when you are feeling under the weather it is often difficult to get to sleep at all; at other times, you worry yourself into exhaustion and this not a good approach to set what goes on in your dreaming mind, in your physical AND your energy body in the night.
Here is a seemingly simple technique that combines lessons from advanced hypnotherapy, the quantum energy spaces and the new energy healing approaches to make bed time a time of true R&R for all parts of your mind and your body.
Natural Environments, Natural Healing
Stressed out city folk will go outside their concrete walls every so often to "soak up nature" - just to stand outside in a landscape with rocks and trees, the sky above and the wind in your hair is absolutely healing and restoring, soothing and gentling to both body and mind.
There are special places in nature which are so healing in their energy and in their vibrations, people have build temples there since the dawn of humanity and the sick and suffering would go there, just simple be there, and become eased and well.
As human beings, we all have the unique ability to "raise these energies" simply by thinking about them.
Stop for a moment and consider a landscape that would be just right for you, right now - what might it be?
Would you sigh with bliss if you were by a slow ocean at dusk, soft sand still warm from the day beneath your feet, the evening wind gentle and cooling on your skin?
Would your cares simply drift away if you were to sit on some dry, soft leaves in a grove of ancient trees, sun flecked sparkles dancing in the breeze?
Would your body soak up with delight a morning in a dry place, perhaps by an oasis, the sun golden and strong above and the water crisp and turquoise green?
Just thinking about such things and allowing yourself to really experience being there makes you calmer, easier - this is the original nature cure, healing by the clean and innocent vibrations of natural environments in many, many different states of being.
This night, before you go to sleep, turn your mind to a landscape and a time of day that is just right for you, for which you might well hunger in ways that cannot be fulfilled in any ordinary sense.
Simply be there for a while, wonder what you would see, what you would hear and what you would feel. Let yourself be drawn to a comfortable place and here, you will first sit down, then lie down in comfort and begin to rest.
As you are resting there, you might think about beginning to dream. You can dream anything you like, but if your mind is overactive and still way too alert, you might dream a dream of a beautiful, soothing and supporting landscape and a time of day that feels just right. You can be there for a while, wander about and find the perfect place to sit a while and just relax in those energies of nature. Should you get drowsy, you can snuggle up in comfort there and simply, let yourself drift off to sleep.
This process is both soothing and healing; with very little practise you will be able to step into "that kind of energy" you would need to re-charge yourself and balance your body and your mind at any time of the day, not just before going to sleep.
So I bid you farewell and hope you will have wonderful dreams of healing and of restoration - at any time you need them.