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A great percentage of your life is spent sleeping. This feels like a waste of precious time to some people. To others it is a escape from an otherwise unbearable existence.
We try to find ways to avoid sleep, in order to get things done that we deem more important. Or we self medicate ourselves by sleeping, and think of it as an escape from being in reality. But sleep is a reality all its own, that it intertwined with our waking reality.
The sleep states are a natural part of our existence. There are different stages of sleep that each serve important functions.
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The subconscious awakens and exists in a different way during sleep, than it does when you are awake. The processes that the subconscious parts of the brain need to do, are an important part of your maintaining your emotional, mental, and spiritual balance.
Sleep deprivation will cause deterioration in your mental state, your emotional state, memory, and cognitive functions. It effects your ability to have a clear continuity from one day to the next. Over time, sleep deprivation can cause a breakdown of your mental state, resulting in mental illness.
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Sleep can be affected by various things. If you are unable to sleep straight through for 8 or 9 hours, then it is critical to your mental health that you make up the missing sleep hours at another time of the day.
This is not laziness. You are not being unproductive when you are sleeping. Lack of proper sleep will cause decreased productivity and poor efficiency. You will have memory problems, especially related to spatial and time memory.
The sleep states are a part of our reality. Your subconscious brain exists just as much as your conscious brain does.
Your core beliefs, your memories, your perceptions of reality, and your emotions are all functions of your subconscious brain.
Your conscious awake state cannot exist separately from your subconscious reality.
Sleep is critical to make sure all these realities, and the different parts of your brain are working both together…and independently… in a way that best supports you.
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Spirituality… higher consciousness …and your perceptions about the nature of your reality…are all intertwined with what happens in the brain while you sleep.
Your mental and emotional health are dependent upon your getting proper sleep. This is also true about your immune system and your physical health.
Your spiritual health has to do with believing in, and perceiving something beyond the reality of the five senses.
Spirituality gives you a greater perspective about your existence.
Being able to perceive your higher consciousness… and spiritual realities… is also intertwined with your brain being able to experience the sleep states. Your spiritual health is dependent upon letting your conscious brain rest, so the other senses can awaken.
You are not wasting time by sleeping. You are allowing an important part of your reality to exist. You are increasing your brain’s ability to function well during your waking hours.
We are more than drones or robots. We need more to our existence than just survival. …something more to living than just paying the bills.
Treat your body’s need to sleep with thoughtfulness. The sleep states are the interconnecting path between realities and levels of consciousness.
What happens when you are awake affects your dreams, and what happens in your dreams affects your consciousness.
Sleep well tonight,