by Julianne Kulosa
Julianne is a Spiritual Intuitive and Guide, empowering others to live a life of miracles and magic through trusting the power of love.
The clock reads 2:14 AM and my body says it’s time to get up. I whine, “But I don’t wanna, it’s so early! Can’t I just cozy up to my cuddly husband and sleep some more?” Still under the warm covers, I place my hands on my heart and say on this particular morning, “It’s ok, I love you. I love you. May I be more loving and compassionate than ever before. I am love.” Ok, yay, I feel some more enthusiasm now. And hey, I can write my first blog right now!
My housemate is still awake and my son is out skateboarding with his friends. My housemate follows me to the kitchen and wants to talk, and I wonder if the “muse” to write will go away if I don’t start now. I notice that fear, and breathe into my heart and notice that it feels so good to be with her right now. I then get to spend some no-distractions very sweet quality time with my good friend in the wee hours, and pet the neighbor’s cute cat who comes by for a visit. My son comes home and I get to see him with his friends having fun. I think about how awesome it is that he’s still friends with one of them he went to middle school with and now they’re both in college.
I used to try so hard to sleep like a “normal” person. Yes, I have Narcolepsy, a sleep disorder, but our society sure does have a lot going on sleep, right? Insomnia plagues some of us, and the daytime can be filled with using coffee or other tactics to keep awake. God forbid someone calls you lazy. Have you noticed how people love to show off, or complain, about not getting enough sleep? It’s the cool way to show that you know how to suffer and push through, and are damn proud of it. Hey, believe me, I get it! Poor me, Miss Narcolepsy.
Here’s the thing, all the research out there that tries to figure out how much sleep people need and what’s wrong with them that's causing all their sleep problems. Furthermore, word on the research street continuously reflects all the things that are bad about not getting enough sleep. Oh, BTW, if you’re reading this on your phone, those experts say it’s bad for your sleep, too.
Isn’t it time to tell a different story? Thinking about how you’re not getting enough sleep, right kind of sleep, or all the things you do that interfere with your sleep, could really keep you up at night!
In these crazy times of the shift in consciousness occurring on the planet, things are getting stranger. This includes sleep. Personally, the, “I should sleep more at night and not be sleepy or nap during the day,” monster has been instilling fear and doubt in me for a long time. I’m practicing listening to my heart and soul more, and learning to thank my head for trying to keep me safe and normal within the bounds of how we were taught life is supposed to be lived.
I’m getting my best work done in the wee hours of the morning. Besides, I’d be missing the amazing full moon right now if I woke into the daylight. It’s a crystal clear moon, glowing a sweet soft pink color, shooting out rays of light like a magical geometric star. I’ll wake up for that!
So what’s a new story we could tell about sleep?
Sleep is a time we actually get a lot of work done. Our minds are at rest and our resistance is down, so we can really get into the juicy stuff now. As we lift our vibration, we need our sleep to let our bodies integrate light into our physical form. Furthermore, we download lots of information in our sleep time, accessed more consciously, if we wish, through practicing dream work and putting those dreams into action in our waking life.
It’s important to honor your own cycles in each moment. Sometimes all you’ll want to do is sleep. Other times you’ll have bursts of creative energy. If you put yourself in a box of when and how much sleep to get, you aren’t honoring your unique process.
I know, I know, you’re on a schedule. It’s easy for me to say to sleep when you need to because I don’t have a 9 to 5 job. What if by following your inner guidance, honoring the nudging of your heart and intuition, time would shift such that you’d be able to sleep when you need to? Ok, maybe that’s too much to take on as a new possibility for you right now. But you could consider it.
Why is it that my life has been such that I can sleep when I need to, even as a single mom? Am I just lucky? Absolutely not. Can you cultivate being more lucky? Yep. Check out Richard Wiseman’s work on the psychology of luck if you want to find out more about that.
I’ve known since my teenage years that I create my own reality. That means not only can I have it how I want it, but I can interpret my experiences however I want to. Sleep is one of my personal areas that I am challenged to interpret in a positive and loving way. Let’s keep supporting each other in choosing to see our sleep patterns as right just the way they are, whether we slept a few hours, can’t sleep, nap, or sleep hours on end.
There’s good reason you’re sleeping the way you are. It’s time to look for those good reasons instead of all the bad reasons your patterns of sleep are hurting you!
It's not just you, my beloved. The world is transforming and we're all in this together. You are a master and expert in your unique experiences and contribution to the world. Together we'll navigate through these challenging yet oh so juicy and magical times.