Our bodies are prisons for our souls. Our skin and blood, the iron bars of confinement. But fear not. All flesh decays. Death turns all to ash. And thus, death frees every soul.
Grand Inquisitor Silecio, "The Fountain" 2006
NOTE: From the book, "Evolving your Brain" by Joe Dispenza D.C. He teaches about the mind and how it gets busy. He teaches how the brain processes about 400 billion bits of information every second. An average human can only process about 2000 bits of data. Out of those 2000 bits the brain is only able to process what we connect to through our awareness of the body, environment and time.
He hones in on the thought process we do throughout the day. The average thought is about how we feel, being concerned about our body. As we observe our surroundings and time, we monitor it through our body. How does this affect us physically? The example he uses is that we are doing a simple task such as bending over to pick up a child. We find our thoughts turning to complaints, like how our back hurts and how much we don’t like to bend over. We are working and carrying things and again the action is equated to a thought process of how our body feels. It sounds like our thoughts are "What about me?", " How long is this going to take?", and "It is cold in here". Based on Dispenza’s notes, it is us in survival mode. We are in survival mode most of the time. He locates it in the brain in the limbic system which focuses on the important cues of life and how it is chemically powering the neo-cortex.
As I read further, I am excited to find that the sensory system is included in how we create our daily life. The external stimuli that our senses receive from our environment causes us to get into the routine of spending our waking days in anticipation and responding based on the survival mode we are in. Let us look again. It is our sensory systems interactions and the survival mode that creates a chain reaction. As our brain focuses on those two things, it is trying to predict the next moment. Again, based on just those two things we literally are creating our future based on memories.
Do I give myself pep-talks to stay awake and I can do it? Nope, I turn to my worksheets and ask why can't I sleep and what I find is that my aura disappears to some degree. I move my arms in a circular motion to fluff my aura and now I feel awake and my body is not nagging at me to fall asleep. I did notice I hadn't drank any water yet and it is almost 9:47am on Thursday Jan 24th. I am noticing I am tired, especially since I found some clothes near by. I put on a cap, shawl, socks and lap blanket. I am still cold but warmer.
For the rest of the night, I forced myself to stay awake. To my surprise I really wasn't tired. I kept business. I did stuff I had put off. I didn't have to force myself. I just found myself doing them automatically. I did it because, hmm, it was there. Strange. I went to bed at 10:30pm and am wide awake at 3:31am. I forced myself to stay there in bed. Tidbit. Your body is in charge. The lung meridian hits its peak point at 3 am every night and lasts for two hours. They say do not take medicine between 3-5 am because it could become more deadlier. It is about Circadian rhythms.
We all have meridians. They are channels of electro-magnetic energy that flows throughout our body. That energy is our personal life force energy. It is labeled Chi. There are 14 main meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are many imbalances that can occur -- too much energy, too little energy, imbalances from the right to the left side of the body, etc.
One type of imbalance is influenced by the time of day.
Each of the twelve meridians is on a two hour time cycle within a 24 hour period. Each meridian is associated with an organ. Each organ and meridian have two hours where they are at their peek and two hours where they are at their downtime period.
If this energetic cycle becomes disrupted many things can be affected, a few of which include: waking up constantly, not being able to sleep -insomnia, jet lag which will lead to an overall feeling of being tired during our awake time.
If a baby is staying up at night and sleeping the day, determine what time it is, find the associated point, right and left, on the baby. Two hours later at the next meridian time cycle stimulate the next point as determined by the chart and continue every two hours through one complete 24-hour cycle. Example: if it is 9 am, the meridian for 9 am on the chart is SP. Find SP on the chart (inside of the foot) and stimulate it on both sides of the baby. The next cycle is 11 am and HT (palm of the hand). At 1 pm S1 is stimulated and so on through the entire cycle to 7 am and ST. This will reset baby's energetic clock and sleep cycle. One cycle of stimulation is all that is needed. That means you'll have to get up at night to do the therapy but it will pay off in the long run.
Traveling Over Seas -- Jet Lag
Start by finding out the current time of your destination. Find the appropriate point on the chart for that time and stimulate it, right and left. Two hours later stimulate the next point on the time chart and continue every two hours through an entire 24-hour cycle. Example: It is 2 pm in Utah and you are going to England, 8 hours ahead of you. Stimulate the points for 10 pm (TH). At 3 pm, the beginning of the next cycle on the chart, stimulate the point for 22 pm (GB) and at 5 pm stimulate the 1 am point (L1V). At the end of the 24-hour cycle you have just reset your energetic clock to England time. Jet lag can be eliminated completely with this technique.
Waking Up At Night
If you wake up every night at 3 am and you cannot get back to sleep until 5 am, stimulate the Horary points for 3 am. NOTE: You many need additional support. Find someone in this field that can help. This indicates an imbalance in the energy transition patterns and you may need additional support. The same therapy can be used if baby is waking up the same time consistently after performing a 24-hour stimulation pattern described above.