natural sleep

"My day is done
 The portals of Thy night encircle me.
 The peace of Thy Rest encompasseth me.
 I feel thee coming, ever coming, to sever Spirit of me from its sensed clay
 to take back to Source of me for reborning with its sensed clay image at the dawn.
 Meld thou Thy Light and mine.
 Reborn Thou me in Thy Consciousness
 that I may again sing the glad song of the more cosmic day in Light of new knowing.
   - Walter Russel (shortened quote)

introduction

"The Sleeping Gypsy" painting "The Sleeping Gypsy" by Henri Rousseau One can become sleepy because the body must rest, but one who gets tired does so simply because he does not like what he is doing. Love what you are doing and you will never know fatigue.” - Walter Russel

“I do not think I have ever prayed in words. I pray in conscious desire. I pray in concepts—concepts of whole ideas, not parts. I never go to sleep at night without consciously thinking that kind of prayer in which I express desire in whole ideas of what my day for the morrow must be. I do not weaken my prayer by trying to find words for it. I keep my desire strong by not thus dividing it into words or in parts. My prayers are communions, not conversations. The night is the most important part of life. We waste our precious nights through not knowing what sleep means, and what it is that sleeps. Certainly it is not Consciousness which sleeps. It is also certain that there is no such state as unconsciousness. We must know that in order that we may make use of our nights to hasten our journey to our mountain top and not be limited to the day alone. The day is for thinking and acting; the night is for gaining new knowledge and inspiration for manifesting God in a masterly way. If our thinking is an extension of Light within us, our creations are masterpieces—and they must be because God does not fail us when He inspires us with His mighty rhythms.” - Walter Russel

“What happens in sleep? Where are we? Consciousness or the Soul in the body, gives the body energy to act, move and express mind impulses during the day. At night it must necessarily give the same energy toward repair and rebuilding of the used and worn out structures and cells of the body. The material is all there. It must now be properly distributed, and wastes removed, all of which cannot be done under tension of action. At night the soul energy or consciousness is withdrawn from the brain and descends the spinal column into the sympathetic plexuses where this energy is needed to absorb and distribute food and nourishment taken in during the day, to repair the tissues. There is unconsciousness in the brain, and we call this state sleep and rest for the brain.” - Randolph Stone

“There is no such thing as a state of unconsciousness. People who go to sleep think they are unconscious because they stop thinking. Their electrical awareness of their body ceases, but their conscious or cosmic awareness is thoroughly alive. Very few of us have cosmic awareness in the night even though we often experience cosmic illumination, which we fail to recall upon awakening. Desire what you will when you go to sleep, and you will have it. But also desire that you will retain it and remember it in the morning; and that desire will be answered, too. You will gradually develop the power of remembering your newly acquired knowledge. The inspiration you get in the night, you carry into effect during the day. You will do ten times as much that day as you did the day before. You will have gained for your day that which has been given to you in the night. This is one of the secrets of multiplying one’s power.” - Walter Russel

“If one decentrates, electric thought expand and thinking ceases. This is the condition needed for sleep. It is the condition where the brain refuses to form thought patterns. I find that I can decentrate better by imagining a black hole. If thought patterns still persist in forming, I thrust them down that formless black hole. Very soon I go to sleep. In preparing to acquire cosmic knowledge during the night, the important thing is to forget the body. It is easier to forget the body when it is in a comfortable position and not over by two much eating and drinking. (…) When thus in tune, write your desire in the pulse of the universe, which is your own pulse. You are then in the universe of knowing, and your desire for cosmic knowledge will be answered. The difficulty is to recollect it when you awaken. Even when you do recollect it, you often negate it by doubting or fearing to put it into effect.” - Walter Russel

“All big animals sleep, but some sleep by day instead of night. When humans do this, that is, work the night shift, they don't feel as well. Humans need about seven hours of sleep out of the twenty-four. Younger ones sleep more; newborns sleep much more.” - Hulda Clark

dreams

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“The dreaming mind enjoys its greatness. What it has seen, it sees again; what it has heard, it hears again; (…) it knows, it knows everything.” - Upanishads

“I want to offer an assessment about the general nature of dreams. My professional experience with dreams stems from listening to subjects in hypnosis explain how — as discarnates — they use the dream state to reach the living. Spirits are very selective in their use of our dream sequences. I have come to the conclusion that most dreams are not profound. In reviewing various texts about dreaming, I find even specialists in the field believe many dreams during the night are simply jumbled up absurdities caused by our circuits being on overload throughout the day. If the mind is venting during certain sleep cycles, then the nerve transmissions across our synaptic clefts are letting off steam to relax the brain.” - Michael Newton

“I classify dreams in three ways and one of them is the cleaning house state. (…) Spiritual dreams involve our guides, teaching souls and soulmates who come as messengers to assist us with solutions. We do not need to be grieving to receive help in this way. Into this spiritual dream mixture we also have memory recall of our experiences on other physical and mental worlds, including the spirit world.” - Michael Newton

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