Ok, God is speaking to me again. No, I’m not crazy and hearing voices in my head. I’m just being shown the same information from several different sources in a short time, which I have learned is a sure sign that He is speaking to me.
The subject is sleep. I don’t know about you, but this is one of my favorite topics and activities, so it was easy to get my attention with this. To clarify, what I have been reading about is what I am quickly learning is the most important part of your day.
This most important part of the day is the few minutes immediately before falling asleep. Why? I have written many articles on the significance and power of the subconscious mind. I won’t explain too much about it here, but in a nutshell, it is this part of your mind that controls not only your life functions such as breathing, heartbeat, etc., but it’s also where your core beliefs are stored. It is these beliefs that determine your actions (or lack of them) which ultimately determines your level of success and quality of life.
I have also studied and written a great deal about how we can control the quality of thoughts that are in our subconscious mind. Again, I won’t get into detail, but we can use methods like positive affirmations, hypnosis, and visualization to impress the subconscious. For more information on those, I recommend you explore my other posts in those categories.
I apologize because I realize I’m leaving you hanging and I haven’t answered the question yet. Why is this time before sleep so important? It’s because this is the time when your subconscious mind is most receptive to the thoughts and ideas you feed into it. You want your positive thoughts and empowering beliefs engrained into your subconscious, and this is the time where it is most likely to happen. It is because you are in a very relaxed state. However, most importantly, when you impress positive thoughts and ideas into your subconscious at this time, you are letting them establish themselves and as Wayne Dyer says, “marinate” in your mind as you sleep.
So what’s the result? When you wake up you are starting your day with these empowering thoughts. I am sure you have experienced this without even trying. For example, when you go to bed angry or with worrisome negative thoughts isn’t that the automatic theme as you start the next day? It’s the same when you think positive and peaceful thoughts before falling asleep. You wake up strong and positive. What’s even better, is that these empowering thoughts become an automatic part of your mind. As a result, the action you take throughout the day matches the thoughts, and your chances of success dramatically increase. So does your faith in the ability to make it happen regardless of any obstacles you may encounter.
For whatever difficulties you are experiencing in your life, I believe this is an easy fix. Take full advantage of this wonderful, even magical time immediately before falling asleep. Pray and invite divine assistance to the situation. Then affirm success, visualize the successful outcome, and feel the wonderful feelings as you drift peacefully into sleep. When you do this, you are allowing the subconscious to take over and make it as automatic as breathing or riding a bike.
I am taking full advantage of this time and I have already seen great results. I invite you to do the same. All it takes is five minutes before sleep to positively affect your entire day, and ultimately your entire life. Even if you fall asleep in the middle of it, so what? You will still experience a peaceful, positive sleep that will empower you immensely. It’s a power you will never grow tired of. Enjoy the blessings 🙂