Posts Tagged ‘help with insomnia’
Getting to sleep at night should be as easy as laying our head on a soft pillow, speaking our gratitudes for the day and turning out the light. But for many of us that is only the beginning of the endless loops of doubts, worries and fearful thoughts that threaten to cycle through our brains right on into the sunrise. Over-active minds, especially those caught up in fear are a major cause of insomnia, now more than ever before. Learning to deal with the fear, therefore is an essential part of achieving a healthy sleep pattern.
Today I want to share a blog post by a friend of mine in Washington. Lari Ward is an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner, consultant and coach. She is also an outstanding, authentic human being… Here she offers us a simple technique for backing out of “fear mode”. Try this during the day when bombarded by the news and at bedtime when assailed by your own ideas of catastrophe. It may just help you drift off to a more peaceful sleep.
I am sitting in a coffee shop in Kalispell Montana and it is snowing. I find that fitting as I have been in a news white-out for the past 3 days. There is no news on Japan or the nuclear crisis. When I left the West Coast of Washington state that was the topic of conversation. When I asked my son his thoughts on the nuclear reactor crisis he said “nothing we can do about it.” hmmmm. No issue, head in the sand, no fear. Parts of that are good. The no fear part.
Yet fear often pops in and disrupts our thinking, our ability to take action and our emotions. A state of fear or fearfulness is different for everyone. Fear of radiation poisoning ; inability to pay the bills; fear of snakes, spiders, fear of life, death, success, or even whether the casserole for dinner won’t past the taste test. It doesn’t matter what the fear our physical reaction is the same. Fear is uncomfortable, it limits our ability to move forward, take healthy risks, and maintain balance and flow in our lives. When fear strikes here is a quick easy energy technique that will bring you out of the reactive fear mode.
Place your right hand over your heart. Tap on the top of your hand between the knuckle of the ring and little finger. Use 3 fingers to tap, which will cover a greater area. Continue to tap until you feel the fear subside.
Take care, enjoy life, send someone love today by just breathing out through your heart.
To learn more about Lari and her work visit her website: http://lariwardenergymatters.com/
Best Wishes for Peaceful Sleep,