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Sleeping

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Type

Voluntary

Introduction and description

 

Sleeping has a number of functions. 

One is the defragging of memory, another is learning from the perceptions gathered during the waking period, but the third purpose of sleep is healing.

Healing takes place during very deep non REM sleep, when the mind and body are totally inactive.  This inactivity then gives the autonomic system and the healing processes a better chance to function.  In some senses we go into a light coma every night when we fall asleep in a deep state of non dreaming sleep, but because we are never monitored in our own bed, no one knows. 

 

In our own beds, we wake up when we are woken by an alarm, noise, our partners, our dog, but the healing process may actually not be complete if this awakening is artificial, as such it may take many nights before true healing takes place.  If we never get enough sleep we may never heal and as a consequence we deteriorate in health, slowly and inexorably.

Background

 

There are three templates held in the spiritual world of every form. In the case of a human being

  • the template of the human body that is the archetypal form
  • the template that the person himself or herself possesses which is the form he/she will have [the occurrence]
  • and the actual template at that point which expresses the state of the body all its illnesses, ravaged parts, broken links and so on. 

 This is shown on the right hand side of the diagram below.  

There are also three sorts of function. 

There are archetypal functions – the sum total of all human function, then the functions the person was allocated that made them, then finally all the functions the person has at any one time  – allocated, learnt, acquired, and so on.

All this remember is ‘software’ - spiritual.

When someone is 'healing', the process is functional as much as physical.  In effect, the body's autonomic system works to repair damaged processes and physical parts by using the template of what we have deteriorated into to get us back to  the form that we should be. 

 

What we call the immune system is a functional and physical system and helps us fight aliens - pathogens - but healing of the resultant damage needs workers too as well as plans by which to do the repair. 

So the immune system protects and fights, the 'repair' system repairs and puts back together.  Incidentally physically it needs cholesterol and all the important minerals, vitamins and amino acids to do this.  Think of these as like a vast lego set.  If we are nutritionally deprived the repair cannot be completed.

Eating for health is thus a key part of this process.

Method

 

You need far more sleep than you think.  We all do. 

How much depends on how stressed or ill you are. 

The more ill you are and the more stressed psychologically, or traumatised or befuddled, the more sleep you need. 

If you feel tired you must give in to this tiredness and sleep there and then.  My husband is a person capable of sleeping anywhere and it has helped him no end. 

A 'cat nap' helps repair memory, but you need very very deep sleep to repair bodies.

cat naps are important ......

Where you sleep is important.  It must be the equivalent of a 'safe house', a place that minimises threats, including noise and light. 

I have been the victim a few times of our current hospitals.  I say victim because nothing could be less conducive to healing than the environment the NHS in the UK has created. 

I was supposed to be in intensive care, but the TV was left on - with sound - until 11 at night, the lights were left on, I was in a room with patients who did nothing but talk ... or groan... a strange mixture of the truly ill and dying and the merely poorly.  We were all collected together for the benefit of the nurse - the one nurse - who was supposed to be monitoring us.  She fell asleep about 2 in the morning over her well lit desk - her head hit the desk and she was gone, too tired to monitor us.  People die in vast numbers in hospitals and everyone assumes it is because they were very sick.  I know that this is not the reason why.

I only started to get better after I got home.

 

If you don’t get enough sleep, your body won’t repair itself, your Memory won’t be defragged and managed and you will never get better.  The order in which tasks are undertaken depends on the need, thus if your head is spinning from all the Perceptions it has gathered during the day, the night will be spent managing Memory.  If you have a sick tired poorly body then the time will be spent repairing it.

 

It is only when the Memory is defragged and managed and the body is repaired that the Composer will start to give us access to the spiritual world, so you need a lot of sleep to get the other sorts of positive spiritual experience - wisdom, inspiration, bliss, peace, divine love.  

 

Although you may wake early on in the night, the chances are you will be watching Memory management tasks.  Most significant dreaming experiences occur right at the end of the sleep cycle [which is why it is often a good idea to practise Relaxation techniques in the morning rather than the evening].

The healing takes place, very roughly, in cycles, but during the early part of the night.

How it works

It may be helpful here to read the more generic description of How spiritual experience works.

If we look at the Model of the Mind, we see that when we are sleeping, Nervous sensations, and sensations from the 5 senses  are subjugated.  The 5 senses and Nervous system are never totally subdued because from a survival point of view they have to be ready to act on any sudden ‘Threat’, but on the whole they are not as active as in everyday life. 

The Objectives [desires and obligations]  have been squashed and forgotten and because there are very few Perceptions from the 5 senses there are no Threats or Opportunities to tend to.

The Autonomic system obviously still continues, the body never stops, but it rarely sends messages. the only messages it may send to the Will are those that require 'willful' action.   This is why we may wake up suddenly in the middle of the night desperate to go to the toilet.  The Will has had a message. 

The Perception process is active and still receiving messages from both the Autonomic system and messages from the Composer.  But when we are asleep very few external Perceptions get through to the Will except some extremely basic sensory Perceptions, which serve to ensure we are protected from danger.  If we smell smoke, for example, we should wake up.  If the alarm goes off and we hear it, then that Perception gets through and we wake up.  So in sleep the Will is not totally deprived of sensory data, but in general - as long as we have positioned ourself in a quiet 'safe house' - the data is minimised.

What may happen next is that we either

Both are composer directed and it is the composer that decides the order and priority needed.

The following table may be helpful in showing the effects. 

Level of dream

 Extent of perceptions

Trance [vision hallucination]

Light awareness of composer input

Full awareness of any external stimulus

Light and lucid dreams

 

Light awareness of composer input

Medium awareness of any external stimulus

Dream

 

Medium awareness of composer input

Medium awareness of any external stimulus

Deep dream

 

Medium awareness of composer input

Minor awareness of any external stimulus

Light 'coma'/healing

 

Greater awareness of composer input

Practically no awareness of any external stimulus

Deep 'coma'/extensive healing

 

Full awareness of composer input

No awareness of any external stimulus

 

The Personality or ego is entirely squashed as sleep deepens.  As consciousness resides with the Personality, if it goes, we lose consciousness and the Composer takes over completely.  In healing 'we' often become our Higher spirit.

References and further reading

Jeff Iliff - TED talk One more reason to get a good night's sleep -  A wonderful talk explaining how the brain is cleansed of toxins during sleep.  "The brain uses a quarter of the body's entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body's mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of toxins? New research suggests it has to do with sleep"

 

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