Sleep Issues & Spirituality: 4 Reflections From My Journey

What is the correlation between sleep issues and spirituality? How can you heal your body & mind to sleep better, in your spiritual journey?

It never occurred to me write about sleep issues and their correlation with spirituality until a kind reader, Blake, prompted me with his questions. This post is a dedication to him, and everyone else who is curious to understand how the two subjects overlap.

Of course, there are many reasons why you could be experiencing sleep issues, which science, and in particular psychology, explain with great depth and complexity. However, I wanted to explore the idea that your sleep patterns may have a common denominator for where you are in your spiritual journey.

Sleep Issues & Spirituality

Take the following observations as an opportunity to investigate the starting point to a much deeper subject.

#1 – Sleep is directly associated with the gross AND subtle body.

Let’s start by talking about metaphysics, because that’s what I do best. 🙂

We have two kinds of energy designated to us on Earth – mental and physical. That is, energy that works through both our gross body and the subtler bodies.

Related: read about the different layers and sheaths of your body to understand the metaphysical construct of your soul.

These energy types are dependent on the type of role we choose to play as a part of our soul contract. So, the distribution will vary from individual to individual.

Someone fulfilling the role of a labor-intensive human, like a farmer or construction worker, might naturally come with a bigger stock of physical energy.

On the other hand, you and I, who have been raised in the computer era, are more likely equipped with more mental energy.

And when we don’t exhaust our daily ‘quotient’, being restless is very common.

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I have seen this happen personally too, where even years after my awakening, and working towards my purpose, I still had energy buzzing inside of me at the end of every day.

My mind would be exhausted, but I would toss and turn in bed.

It only became better when I learned about these two distinct energy types that we are required to spend, and I made it a regular practice to maximize the use of my physical energy every single day.

So, if you are having sleep issues yourself, see what you aren’t balancing, and then consciously try exhausting both energy types before bedtime.

#2 – Sleeping a lot, or a little, might have a spiritual cause.

Sometimes, the opposite happens to people where they sleep a LOT. There are two causes that I am aware of.

The first is when we aren’t doing much in Earth life, so the soul may work in other realms while we sleep, to ascend faster.

In contrast to this, you might be undergoing an awakening and experiencing a lot of fatigue and exhaustion from all the healing you are undergoing.

Either way, know that it isn’t pure coincidence and that you are still healing in your sleep. I’ll talk about how in the next point. But let’s talk about the scenario where people struggle to get a good night’s sleep during their spiritual journey.

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In other cases where people feel themselves constantly waking up through the night, or getting little to no sleep – our soul may have been trying to get us to work here, in this lifetime with more involvement.

As a result, it could be declining sleep.

As you awaken and focus on your higher calling, your sleep should get better. Even if you don’t sleep more, you should sleep more peacefully.

#3 – You are still healing in your sleep.

In transitional years, where we’re moving from autopilot to conscious living, the soul can use the sleep state to send us guidance through our dreams. This is because we have not yet learned to receive the different types of divine guidance from a conscious mind.

Related: 5 Ways Your Conscious Mind Can Sabotage Your Spiritual Growth

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Sometimes, you might even see past lives, or heal old karmic debts with your past relationships.

But in general, we might not always understand how we are healing. This is because the information that is not relevant to this lifetime is omitted from us. Just like the amnesia we have for our past lives.

So don’t look at your sleep as an interruption in your spiritual journey – awake or not, you are still healing.

And if you would like to learn how to use your dreams for deeper healing, explore the subject of dream interpretation. I’ve also talked about the different ways you heal in your sleep, here.

#4 – Meditation helps with sleep.

I briefly told you how butchered my sleep was, but what worked for me right off the bat was meditation. I used to doze off at night, while meditating to one of the binaural beats or Celtic songs. And I would wake up better rested, less overwhelmed by my dreams.

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There are innumerable benefits of meditation already spoken of across the internet! But speaking first hand – meditation definitely does support your sleep, by helping you process old thoughts and creating space for clarity in the conscious state.

So when you do finally sleep, your mind has less to deal with. If you haven’t already found out how to create a meditation practice that works for you, you can enroll for this power-packed workshop with me.

Concluding Thoughts

I hope looking at all those pictures of sleep helped induce some for you! And at the same time, that this article ‘awakened’ you with new insights. 🙂

While I am by no means a sleep specialist, I do notice that sleep issues and spirituality are closely linked. And that for many people, simply being more aligned to their true nature has taken these issues away.

I also highly recommend reading the book Why We Sleep, as another gateway into exploring how your mind and body receive sleep, and how you can resolve some of the struggles you have with resting your eyes.

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3 Ways To Read Someone’s Energy Without Being A Psychic

How can you tune into someone’s consciousness and read their energy? Here are solid tips to help strengthen your telepathic skills.

It’s important to be conscious enough to read someone’s energy, because you not only elevate the quality of your relationships, you learn how to dis-identify with what is not yours in that interaction. And yes, you don’t have to become a psychic to do this.

The fact is, we are all very sensitive to each other’s energy. Some of us are so sensitive, we act like an emotional sponge, soaking each other’s moods and emotions up in daily interactions.

But in general, we might not even realize that we have the ability to tune into someone’s energy field, and that it can affect us so deeply.

I wanted to share these tips to help you understand your own energy, as well as that of the other person.

How to Read Someone’s Energy & Heal From The Experience

First things first. Energy is in continuum, even though our physical bodies may be distinctively separate from each other. So, there’s no point where you stop, and I start, metaphysically speaking.

But it helps to see another person’s energy as separate from yours. Otherwise unconsciously, we might find ourselves getting stirred by another person’s baggage, if we don’t recognize the distinction. Which brings me to my first point.

#1 – Realize that energy is neutral, but your past experience is what brings charge to it.

Have you ever spoken to a loved one that’s undergoing a life challenge, and you’ve felt deeply sorry for them? But when you talk to them, it feels like in their mind, their situation might not even be that sorrowful?

This is because the first mistake we make around other people is projecting our own fears onto them.

Let’s say someone was sharing their relationship problems with you. And you have fears around a failed marriage, or the fear of ‘dying alone’. So, you get nervous and start convincing this person to hold on to their partner through thick and thin.

At that point, you might become so winded up in your own thoughts about how to save their relationship, that you forget to hear what the person is really trying to say.

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Of course, it’s completely normal to get emotionally charged up when we’re interacting with people, and then to subconsciously project our fears onto them. However, here’s what you can do when you catch yourself projecting into someone else’s energy field.

Get present in the moment with them. Take a deep breath, acknowledging your own fear as it comes up, and affirm to yourself that you’ll come back to it later. And then, allow yourself to be with this person in the now, minus your own idea of how good or bad the situation is.

You can do that by asking lots of questions to help you reconnect with them, and then tuning into their answers as you listen to them speak. This is where you can tap into their consciousness – from a place of curiosity.

As you become neutral, you will be able to approach this person with more openness. And it will become easier to read someone’s energy when you’re not already charged up by your own past. Here’s another example of what it can look like to move out of emotional charge, into a place of alignment.

Later on, when you do finally sit down and work on your fears, perhaps journaling about them or meditating on the blocks, it becomes such a great healing opportunity for you!

#2 – Observe their projections in your energy field.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we might become so involved in troubleshooting a problem with somebody, so tapped into their psyche, that we literally ‘share the load’ and carry their burdens for them.

When we wake up from this experience of getting so shaken by some people, we can find ourselves labelling them as ‘toxic’.

It isn’t so much as the other person being toxic, as their energy penetrating yours and creating overwhelm. This is an invitation to you, to set up healthier relationship boundaries and read someone’s energy from a distance.

Here’s an example of handling projection from other people that I’ve recently been working on. Being aware of other people’s disappointment and not trying to fix it.

If we’re in our unconscious patterns, it becomes easy for us to step into people-pleasing behaviors as a way to avoid disappointing another person.

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However, this notion that we need to make someone feel better if they get triggered by something we do or say, isn’t healthy. When we take on the responsibility to make another person happy, we rob them of the opportunity to sit with themselves and reason with their own inner turbulence.

Infact, this is a bad example of telepathy, when you can almost sense their reaction, and you try to manage it before it even unfolds.

So the next time a conversation brings emotional charge to you, evaluate how much of it was actually a reaction to the other person’s emotional charge. And as you do that, you heal simply from understanding how much effect someone’s reaction has on you.

#3 – Speak to their fears.

Now that you understand how easy it is for everyone to get charged up, let’s address the very thing that creates this charge for us. Fear.

Fear is the primal part of us that steps into action, the moment we need to deal with a problem. Depending on how much grip your fear has over you, you begin to operate in your survival mode.

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The survival may not be a physical threat, but to our mind, a physiological threat is just as scary. So, people are not only losing their logic and reasoning when they get emotionally charged, they become primal in their ways.

This is because we aren’t familiar with using our right hemisphere. The emotional, feminine energy becomes dormant within us when we are acting out of fear.

This leads to tightness and contraction in the mind, and the body.

So, to read someone’s energy, start by noticing how their body responds in any given discussion.

The more open and fluid they are in movement, the lighter their thought pattern will be. The more rigid and closed they appear, the denser their conditioning will be in that moment.

As you become aware of their energy, and you are neither adding fuels to the flame, nor getting triggered by them, you step into your true power. And then, through your own playful and nurturing nature, you can bring them back into the flow too.

Concluding Thoughts

Reading someone’s energy isn’t about predicting the future for them, or reading their mind. It is more about picking up on the language beyond words that you read from their energy field.

And then translating it to them in a way that not just heals them, it heals you too. Of course, this is a rich topic that we’ve just touched the tip of! So if you feel called to, let’s take it deeper. Set up a complimentary 30-min session with me, and let’s find ways to elevate your consciousness!

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Spiritually Disconnected : Why The Universe ISN’T Talking To You Anymore

Why do we feel spiritually disconnected? What can we do to get back in alignment with our spiritual journey and experience true healing?

You’re NOT alone if suddenly, one day you realize you’re not experiencing synchronicities as often anymore. Or that you don’t feel as strongly towards the Universe. And that you’ve become spiritually disconnected.

When you first learn about the spiritual realm and open your mind to a completely different way of looking at life, it’s like falling head-over-heels in love with the Universe! You’re like a mystic, living in wonder of the magic that is unfolding around you.

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It’s not unnatural for this honeymoon phase to fizzle out.

Think of this journey like a pendulum, swinging between your ego-mind and your soul.

On some days, you are all about spirituality. You meditate for hours, and are able to keep your calm through it all.

At other times, you’re obsessive, aggressive and a tad too in touch with your primal, human side.

As you swing to each extreme, you either feel fully absorbed in the path, or very distant from it. Along with this swinging motion, I want to address three other reasons why you might feel spiritually disconnected.

#1 – You’re resisting something important that needs to unfold for your growth.

Back in 2018, I was open to the idea of getting married but I had a lot of hesitations. As my parents labored through the prospects and I kept rejecting them, I noticed my disconnect increasing with the Universe. I felt as though I had stopped seeing the “signs” I used to.

After a few months, it felt like I was experiencing another dark night of the soul.

Life was moving against me, coming at me from every direction. I was working 12 hours a day at my job, sometimes made to work on weekends. My physical and mental health were crashing and for some reason, I felt very lost and directionless.

Until, finally, I decided to meet the man I was eventually going to marry.

The very week I got engaged to my partner, everything that was “stuck” suddenly started moving.

I had 3 job interviews lined up after months of silence, my health felt a lot better and I started noticing the signs and synchronicities intensify around me again. It was all as if the Universe was reassuring me that getting married to this man was the right thing to do.

Fast forward two years. Indeed, this has been one of the BEST things to have happened to me. Among other things, my husband has been one of my biggest supports in this journey, and the go-to person for all my decisions as a life coach and solepreneur.

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My takeaway from this experience was that we have signed-up to be a part of the grand scheme of things. We are responsible for keeping our end of the deal, and putting in the steps required to keep evolution rolling.

While the Universe doesn’t want you to suffer or slow down, it definitely knows how to bring you back on track with your committed purpose.

So with this new sense of awareness, ask yourself what you’re resisting. Does something immediately come to mind? That might be it. And now, stop resisting and simply participate in the evolutionary process.

No matter how scary or uncomfortable the change may be, your destiny lies ahead of this change. The longer you refrain, the more spiritually disconnected you’ll feel.

#2 – You’ve been “too spiritual” for a while.

When you get too sucked into anything, be it a relationship, a job or this spiritual journey, you will notice yourself reaching a point of satiation and then boredom.

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This is because becoming too focused on just one face of existence can make life very one-dimensional.

For many people, this spiritual journey starts off very exciting. But a few months down the road, they find themselves craving the very human tendencies they had first tried so intensely to heal.

To be honest, an excess of anything, even spirituality, is detrimental to our growth. And being spiritually obsessed will eventually catch up with you in the form of you feeling spiritually disconnected from the path.

If this reason resonates with you, the best thing you can do is go be more human. Get over your spiritual fatigue by doing something less spiritual.

If you used to like parties, go attend one. You don’t have to drink, if your ‘new self’ doesn’t align with that. But now, try integrating your past self with your present self.

In the same way, have normal, non-spiritual conversations.

For some people, just watching a mainstream movie or talking to a friend outside their spiritual tribe can be enough to balance that overwhelm and bring normalcy into their life.

One of my favorite activities is to play boardgames with my family, bringing out our inner child again, as we fight over whose team cheated and make fun of the losers. 🙂

And most importantly, stop living in your head so much. We learn so much in the journey, which shifts our mental state. But until we focus on the physical body, we don’t fully utilize this knowledge.

Don’t know where to begin? Start with the tips shared in this article.

#3 – You’ve plateaued on your self-development.

A spiritual plateau can happen due to many reasons.

One, you might be focusing too hard on gathering the knowledge but not enough of this ‘theory’ is being internalized to bring an actual impact on your healing.

All the best teachers and books teach us the same fundamentals. Keep your heart open, detach from your thoughts and emotions, etcetera etcetera. How much of this are we really able to do? If not much, then we’re bound to hit a wall.

I’m guilty for this myself, because I read around 80 books in the first year of my awakening, until I came to a hard stop and decided to step back!

reading too many spiritual books can cause a spiritual plateau

For this, the solution is obvious. Stop reading/learning so much! And absorb your truth through these five, simple techniques.

Second, your spiritual plateau could be because your spiritual practices are no longer bringing you depth. You may be doing certain things on a kind of ‘autopilot’ or with a mundanity, which is holding you back from making real progress.

This is ironic, because we are trying to be more conscious through our rituals. But as they become easy and the challenge subsides, our conscious mind is trained to push activities into the involuntary part of the brain, while it continues think (and overthink) about other things.

In such cases, the simplest answer is practicing mindfulness. Do each task as if you were doing it for the first, and the last time. Add all the love and light you can in your actions.

Also, ask yourself why you’re doing something in the first place. See if you want to carry a spiritual practice into your future, or if you’d like to try something new. Even if that means you let go of meditating and pick up something else in its place!

The third reason I’ve seen with people is their unwillingness to get help. The fear around asking for help can hold you back in your journey.

From time to time, it is important to work with someone who is at least a few steps ahead of you in the journey, and let them show you the Light. This not only builds accountability, it helps us overcome the feeling of being spiritually disconnected. Because now, you have someone walking this path with you!

If we spend too much time in the dark, we end up falling back on our old patterns and belief systems, and feeling like we’ve lost our way. Before you let that happen to you, get help from someone you trust.

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Concluding Thoughts

Time and again, I come to the same conclusion.

It isn’t that the Universe stops talking to me. Rather, I stop listening.

There are countless signs and synchronicities unfolding around us in every moment, and the only thing preventing us from seeing them, is our ego-mind.

The more you work through your own limiting beliefs and acknowledge the higher power, the deeper your connection grows.

But whether you’re feeling connected in this moment or not, just know the Universe has your back. Always did, always will. 🙂

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