The Spiritual & Health Reason for Correct Sleep
Good quality sleep is essential to maintain a healthy life. Your body needs good quality sleep to repair the damage created to it throughout daily function. General day-to-day living takes an enormous toll on the body’s systems. It needs regular maintenance to keep healthy and strong. It is a bit like a car; if you drive your car non-stop and don’t get it serviced regularly, it will break down. Your body gets automatically serviced every night whilst asleep – sleep being the important word here. The body only repairs itself when we are asleep – no sleep, no repair.
Another interesting and important thing happens when we sleep. Our Wei Chi (protective Chi) is recharged. Wei Chi provides energetic protection from negative bombardment. It works like an energetic barrier to the negativity that we become exposed to on a daily basis. This energy layer also needs regular maintenance to remain healthy and strong so it can be effective in protecting you.
Wei Chi is only nourished and recharged during the hours of 10 pm and 2 am, and only if we are asleep. Being in deep sleep during these hours is essential for Wei Chi health. If you are not asleep during these hours, Wei Chi cannot withdraw into the body to be nourished by nourishing Chi and eventually weakens. This exposes you to all sorts of undesirable energies that will affect you on many levels.
Wei Chi is an energetic layer that extends a little out from the skin. For people that see energy, it appears like a fine layer of white smoke around the body. As mentioned earlier, Wei Chi is a protective energy field that stops a lot of the negative energy that you come in contact with throughout your day from penetrating your body.
It is so important to keep this layer strong and healthy. People that have weak Wei Chi often feel lethargic, get colds and flus, and often feel a little down and grey. Weak Wei Chi can also increase the likelihood of picking up discarnates, entities and unauthorised energetic violations. Strong Wei Chi doesn’t guarantee you won’t experience any of these things, but it greatly decreases the likelihood.
So when was the last time you were in bed and asleep by 9.30 pm?
A healthy sleep pattern is to be in bed by 9 pm and up early around 5 am for meditation or exercise. Creating these sleep habits is being very loving to self. And remember, everything you desire in life comes from self-love. This is yet another way to achieve this.
When the body gets good sleep, it functions so much better. You feel fresh and invigorated, alive and full of energy. The mind is clearer, stress levels decrease and your daily productivity greatly increases. General lack of sleep can affect you in many other negative ways; for example, it has a dramatic effect on your immune system. A study at Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 proved lack of sleep increases vulnerability to infections.
Good sleep makes you think better, solve problems better, look more attractive, live longer and even have better sex. Your health and happiness is important; sleep helps you to achieve this. When you put the effort into going to bed early, you are honouring and valuing yourself. There is nothing more important than doing something that supports a healthy life. Whether you have work to do or your friends want you to go out and party, think about your health instead.
Okay, it is alright to make a few exceptions every now and then to not get your sleep – life is about fun too – but don’t make this the norm. My Golden Rule is always to be in bed by 9.30 pm during the week, and occasionally I will stay up later on weekends if the occasion arises. Regardless of the excuses my mind wants to use to validate why I should be up, like – “I need to get my work done” or “It won’t matter if I stay up and watch this movie till 1 am” – all of these things once again deprive you of good health and prevent you from loving yourself.
So if I don’t have good sleep practices the question here is “Why don’t I love myself?” “Why don’t I feel I deserve good health?” Because by not sleeping I am basically actively partaking in self-abuse. You are not honouring yourself, so GET TO SLEEP! If you are not in the practice of going to bed early, I understand it’s not easy. Old patterns are hard to break. But at some stage you really need to take a long look at yourself and say, “I need to do this for my health, happiness and love of self, Yes, I do deserve a good life regardless of feeling underserving because of my past non-truthful conditioning”.
Get good quality sleep and watch your life change miraculously before your eyes.