So, have you noted any change in your sleep patterns lately? When you look at the sky, does it appear far less blue than you remember as a child? Is the quality of that sleep, when you can get it, of lesser quality than you feel that you require? Have you found yourself awakened between 2 and 4AM, and utilized that time for creative purposes? Have you come across information that altered or expanded an existing paradigm(s) and found yourself inexplicably having past events – some from even childhood that you had all but forgotten – being replayed in your mind that have an attachment of anger, fear, confusion, powerlessness or even grief?
These questions may appear at odds with each other but the fact remains – based on my own experience and many others – that sleep patterns are being changed dramatically lately. I would suggest, based on several sources, that this oddity has a basis both in the physical and metaphysical. I would also add that they are very much interconnected. I will state that if you are experiencing difficulty in your sleeping patterns to first see a doctor, if you feel the need. If some sources are correct, this disruption is only temporary, although they regard a year or two as temporary, which it may well take for some to re-establish a consistently healthy and enriching period of sleep. There is a fair amount taking place, especially during this time period of very shifting energy. Consider the very noticeable confusion, anger and anxiety that is present globally with neverending wars, killing, enslaving and displacing millions, just in the last few months. As spiritually aware beings, we can’t help but be affected by the intense suffering.
I won’t be covering all aspects of sleep, obviously, so more information on the physical aspects of sleep can be found at The National Sleep Foundation.
According to The National Sleep Foundation, each of us does require a session of sleep over a given time period. Sleep is essential for many of our physical processes and lack of good quality sleep can lead to serious medical problems including diabetes and obesity. They suggest that teens often require 7-9 hours of sleep to be fully functional, as an example. But they also contend that their minds are quite active late into the evening, which can present very physical problems. Some schools begin classes early in the morning, making it difficult for a teen to balance turning off the active mind and trying to sleep. The consequence is a difficulty in concentration, memory problems and greatly reduced ability to consolidate or retain new information. All too often, there is accompanying depression and a follow-up prescription of antidepressants for the teen.
Each of us has experienced “insomnia” of some type, essentially an inability to fall asleep when we lay our head on the pillow and simply toss and turn. But The National Sleep Foundation suggests that there are actually four components to insomnia: waking up too early and not being able to get back to sleep, frequent awakenings and waking up feeling unrefreshed. Of course, a physical ailment like an oncoming flu bug might be occurring or there may be an element of pain or discomfort to account for these symptoms so, once again, if broken sleep patterns are happening to you over a considerable duration, seeing a doctor might be a serious consideration.
Another aspect to this topic is in the area of dreams and their purpose. Secular psychologists will tell you that this dreamtime period is when our mind tries to make sense of the world around us. This is aptly demonstrated by the often used phrase – “Sleep on it. Things will look differently in the morning.” The same principle is being utilized when we come to a stuck point in a project and set it aside for a time and concentrate on other things. What happens is our 3D analytical mind sends the problem or issue into a type of cycle, searching for a solution. What is being used is a combination of both the analytical and creative aspects in tandem. But here’s the catch – in order to access our “creative” or imaginative part of the brain, it must be able to “join in”. When we spend our time concentrating fully on a solution, it is very difficult for us to tap into our creative aspect, which is actually the key that we need for resolution – essentially solving a problem with a creative solution.
There are many who contend that, aside from a physical need for dreams, there is a distinctly metaphysical purpose as well. Dreams can be harbingers of future events, communication with entities that we’re only able to access in the REM state and even with ourselves, either in a parallel reality or our Higher Self aspect. There are also many who contend that the sleep period allows parts of our energy bodies to detach, and enter another reality of frequency to be recharged. Additionally, this detachment and return may also include energetic information bundles – somewhat like a ZIP file – that are opened over time, in response to specific stimuli.
SPIRIT TRAVEL OR ASTRAL PROJECTION
Some years ago, I attended a lecture by a prominent psychiatrist who claimed to specialize in Dream Interpretation. I asked him, “How many of our dreams are actually astral projection?” His response had been a cold, “There’s no such thing as astral projection.” before moving very quickly to another question. At the time, I had been heavily involved in learning about energy work, exploring and experimenting with astral projection and remote viewing. Sources like the well-known occult writers Denning and Phillips, whose book on astral projection I used as my first guide, contend there is a direct association between our solar plexus chakra and our astral body. In fact, the method they taught – consciousness transfer to a created “astral vehicle” – utilized this chakra exclusively. They also taught, as part of the exercises leading up to actual projection, formation of created entity called a servitor or thought form, that one could send to another point in space/time and return it. But a key part of this process was “downloading” the information it had acquired into the 3D physical brain. There must be a mechanism in place to facilitate that, it doesn’t happen automatically. As this pertains to dreams, this may account for us recalling only scattered pieces of a dream, often one that seemed and felt quite real. It seems ironic: Robert Bruce, a man who has taught 1,000’s of people to AP, including designing an exit method specifically for blind people called the Rope Technique, suggests that AP is a natural process that works when we’re sleeping but requires significant effort and concentration to actually do, while we’re “awake”. The limitation of this type of travel is said to only include our 3D physical and the astral levels of reality.
There are many ancient cultures that firmly believe that our “soul” and/or our “spirit” are also capable of taking flight, referred to by some as the “shamanic journey“. The largest benefit, in my estimation, to spirit travel is that one can access higher-vibrating levels of realities than just the astral. Shamans believed that the soul was free to leave the body during sleep but also had varied methods of “inducement” ranging from chemical means like ayahuasca or physical stimuli like repetitive drumming. It was claimed they could step into “otherworld” and converse with the archetypes of plants to concoct a cure, assist in finding and retrieving lost soul fragments and returning them, and even use it as a means of psychology. In this last, it was believed that some problems faced in a present incarnation have their origins in a past life. The shaman would put a person into a trance and guide them to the Lower Worlds to a place known by some as the Cave of Wounds. There, the individual would view that action – the “first wound” – that was now bleeding into their present incarnation and causing difficulty. By acknowledging it and accepting it, the healing could begin under the shaman’s guidance.
The point here is that first of all, soul or spirit travel is innate for us… at least it is for many. (Explaining this last addition is beyond the purview of this piece and would take considerable time to explore.) While we sleep, it is believed that soul travel is commonplace. Most have an image that these realms of higher vibrating energy are way “out there”, when in fact it can be accessed as if it was only inches away. I contend, based on my own experience and research, that we can open doorways and interact directly with other entities, without even leaving our bodies. To do this, my strong suggestion is to work with our chakras and kundalini energy, as well as develop specific “seeing” skills like remote viewing. There is an excellent site that I go to often to work my “psychic muscle” called The Ten Thousand Roads Project, which provides a huge number of targets, an active forum and an opportunity to discuss results/observations with other RVer’s. If you have never tried to remote view, you can test your ability at another site with a series of targets. On a personal note, it was incredibly exhilarating for me to take the test and discover that, on roughly 80% of the targets, I was somewhat accurate. I knew that I had seen something.
The point is that part of this broken sleep pattern might have to do with us accessing a higher level of awareness, courtesy of the spiritual work we’re doing. Whenever there is an alteration in either the physical, spiritual, emotional or mental aspect of us, it is reflected in the other areas. Consider a tooth ache and the effect it has on our ability to concentrate, which affects the emotional and may well affect the spiritual as well. Similarly, an emotional problem or issue looming over us, which we may try to put off, can have have a noticeable effect on other areas of our lives.
One other consideration here before moving on is worth noting. I have experienced this on occasion and you likely have as well. During periods of spiritual change, we may be haunted by hurtful, embarrassing or even shameful events from our past. It happens when it happens because only then do we possess the needed skills, time, appreciation, understanding or tools to deal with them effectively. Sometimes these “clearings” can take the form of nightmares, which we may not fully recall because this has taken place in the astral realm. Remember, there must be a mechanism or process in place to download those AP’s. While we may not recall them, a part of us does and reacts. I have found that, during periods of great learning, this can happen and it is a needed and desired action. As a result, we have an unconscious reason for not being able to sleep, namely that some part of us is aware of what is happening or happened in the dreamtime and is responding by keeping us awake, when we want to be asleep.
I will add one other suggestion to this that has assisted me greatly. Often, when we can only snatch an hour or two of sleep, like an afternoon nap, the dream recall is significantly higher. If the dream ended in a way that upset you in some way, go back and change the outcome. You’ll know when to do this when you can recall a general location and landmarks eg: trees, field, buildings, parking lots. The next time you lay down, try your best to bring up that fragmented image, rearrange the players, and alter the outcome. I will add that this has sometimes been a type of test for me before moving to another stage of spiritual awareness. I’ll give a quick personal experience to orient you.
In the dream, I was walking beside a building with a fence, apparently aiming for the entry to the soccer field below. A group of 6 men confronted me, took my ticket and began to rough me up for no apparent reason. It was here that I returned to wakefulness, not at all pleased. I got up, had some water and a cigarette, troubled that I had allowed myself to be bullied. When I laid back down, I did some rhythmic breathing and then brought up the location on my inner screen. I entered this other reality, confronted by the same group. This time, I took back my power and I began to lay the boots to them! And then I stopped short. A thought process was taking place I didn’t identify at that time but I sensed I needed to change how I reacted to their violence. Instead of kicking and punching, I simply used thought to wrap each of them in a web they could not escape. That, for me, was the test aspect. Would I respond in kind, as if I was still in 3D, or use my powers as a spiritual being to resolve the conflict without violence?
It has been my experience that we are under scrutiny almost always. Simply being on a spiritual path does not automatically mean we will progress in our development towards our actual role or purpose. We have to do the work, and it can be both painful yet very uplifting. Some suggest this applies even to perspective guides or specialist guides. It is often said that with great wisdom comes great responsibility. Essentially, some guides want to know for certain, beforehand, if the candidate has achieved a required level of proficiency in some area. These tests can be quite unorthodox, may be implanted into our awareness during the REM state, and result in an action – or inaction – on our part, in the 3D waking world, in a type of subliminal programming. It would be similar in nature to the tapes available for learning a new language or improving memory, designed to be used while we sleep. When we wake up, we obviously can’t remember the subliminals. On a personal note, I picked up one for improving my memory, many years ago. I recall the fascination I felt when I really saw a noticeable difference in memory and recall, after less than a week, and it was quite significant. Explained in this way, you will likely see the ties here and why some guides might want to test us in this way… if only to see how connected we truly are to Spirit.
ENERGY AND EMPATHY
In exploring this aspect, as it possibly relates to our segmented sleep patterns, there is a certain amount of cause for concern. Most people take it for granted, but when we’re sleeping there are billions of other people wide awake, across the globe, and are experiencing dire levels of impoverishment, brutality and dislocation. The energy that created the present chaos we see engulfing the countries of the world’s leading powers, is amplified and reinforced by the resultant misery, terror, fear and pain of those who are on the receiving end. Some schools of thought, including the Gnostic mystery schools, believed that the true receivers of this created negative energy were entities that were unable to enter our reality, and instead used their mind control abilities to enslave an entire species so they could siphon off the energy for themselves. As inorganic beings, they were unable to materialize in an organic environment, and were not able to truly create in an organic universe – they could only imitate. Others believe that a central hidden aspect of the 3 messianic religious mythologies involves the planet of Saturn, some going so far as to contend that Saturn is actually the central “mob boss” of those religions. Obviously, this planet stands out as quite unique, with an eye on its south pole, a swirling hexagon at its northern pole – which some claim is imitated by the Muslim ritual of walking slowly around the Kaaba Stone in Mecca – and its innumerable rings.
Belief in supernatural beings can be found in almost every religious belief system, often including the notion of dark fighting light, and often for the prize of human souls. The nature of Saturn itself is also very unique for our solar system. Essentially, it has no surface and is made entirely of numerous gases interacting with each other and yet we regard it as a planet. One other oddity to include here is that NASA, in 2016, will be crashing the Cassini space probe into Saturn, upon completion of its mission by then. Some have raised an alarm that this probe may carry nuclear or fissionable material that will explode in the atmosphere, and turn this ball of gas into a second sun. Is it possible that this “planet” is simply a created entry point into our reality or a type of portal?
I don’t have to articulate many of the insane actions taking place globally, as you’re well aware, if only on an energetic level. And this is an important point that I mentioned in my last post. As spiritually aware beings, we are touched to varying degrees when we become aware of suffering. A side effect of pursuing a progressive spiritual path is an increased capacity for empathy and compassion. This is the good news. The other side of the coin is that it is not a far stretch for energy to be altered or manipulated so our reaction is also changed. For instance, a horrifying aspect of the ISIS threat involves the many reports of a growing slave market, selling women into sexual slavery. Our reaction will be mixed; horror and even anger at the men, and great distress for the poor women. Consider also, that much of this is actually taking place when we are normally fast asleep. The bad news is that we are in a prime state to have that energy of pain, sorrow and despair impact on us directly, just like the subliminal tapes. Is it possible that this may play some role in waking us for no reason, as we experience an overload of emotional energy?
This is hardly comprehensive but I hope it does shed a bit of light on what can be a troubling phenomenon. Obviously, there are many factors to consider. On a personal note, I have seen an increase in “progression symptoms” in recent weeks, including significant research into another poem. Like when one is about to get a full blown cold, there are certain advance symptoms that, if recognized, allows a person to take the needed preventative actions. I’ve found progressing to another level of awareness or understanding has its own unique symptoms. Like building anything, a solid base is essential but it requires specialized knowledge and wisdom to see it to fruition or conclusion.
I’ve detailed a number of thoughts and suggestions above, from both a physical as well as a metaphysical perspective. I don’t believe that one can find a complete answer from a single source. One of the most painful experiences we can put ourselves through is when we hold strong to one side of an issue…. and then try to objectively examine an entirely counter view. Often, we will continue to be defensive as we try to understand an unreasonable argument – from our perspective – and tend to disregard much of it due to our own understanding. Part of this stems from our ego at work, and it can be a momentous obstacle to navigate. It does not suggest a deficiency in us but rather an area where we can progress. I worked in the hospitality and entertainment industry for many years and encountered a fair number of “disgruntled” clients. Responding in kind was obviously not in my best interest but I did develop, owner time, an ability to calmly talk to angry customers. I would suggest that our ability to not allow ourselves to be played with, by these created energies, can also be developed with patience and effort.
One thing that has aided me enormously is rearranging the context of a given event. In recent months, more and more reports are surfacing that indicate a collection of nations are sponsoring ISIS secretly, while overtly pretending to be fighting them as well. The whole war on terror was supposed to be against a mysterious group known as al-qaida, and we are now told that tax dollars are being sent directly to al-qaida because they are now somehow our ally. They are allegedly our enemy in Yemen and Afghanistan but not in Syria or Iraq. The consequence has not only been cognitive dissonance on a massive scale but a global awakening and awareness of the deceit taking place. Essentially, the more actions taken that make no sense to the average person, the more suspicions are raised. And that initial suspicion of deceit can often become a newly-opened door to awareness, understanding and awakening. A painful admission must be made here and I do not push this on anybody – some actions must take place, for this age to reach its crescendo and conclusion.
One aspect that I wanted to acknowledge was also the possibility of outside “influence” or interference from malevolent sources. Often, when a cycle like this takes place, I will change up my sleep periods entirely. If technology is being used to interfere with the public in general it is always on a specific timetable, ie: over an entire city or area simultaneously, essentially blanketing it for a set period of time to affect as many as possible. Some sources suggest that our REM state is the best for susceptibility to energetic programming but what is effective in the REM state has an extremely diminished effect in a non-REM state, such as being fully awake and conscious. Because of my work schedule, like many of you, I can’t always initiate this – sleeping in the day and staying awake all night. But I do when I can and have actually stayed in bed for up to twelve hours, and sometimes with even a few hours of sleep all strung together.
In conclusion, take what you want from this piece. There is a vast combination of energy at work, some we can detect and much that remains hidden to us. I asked, in the opening paragraph, if you recall the sky being bluer when you were a child than now. One often overlooked item that was hyped some time ago involves the star known as Alcyon and a massive Photon Belt, that some believe the earth is now on the outer fringes of, accounting for the shallow blue of our skies. If this is a factor, we are reacting to much more energy than we realize. I have experienced bouts of odd synchronicities and great intuition, followed by a seeming lack, only to have the cycle repeated. Small things you may recognize… having a phase or idea come into your mind, seemingly random, and then encountering that exact phrase or idea in the immediate future or a day later. What I understand is that this can be a type of communication. My suggestion is that when you recognize a synchronicity occur, like that random meeting with somebody you needed to see or uncovering information that you needed to understand an issue or event, quietly acknowledge that to Spirit. If you want, ask for more and go one step further, if you’re comfortable with the idea. If it has been an unexpected meeting, for example, you might offer to “pay it forward” so to speak. Arrangements were made to position that person specifically for us to meet them, so you might consider offering to be of service to Spirit to do the same for somebody else.
The last point I’ll touch on centers on those old movies of our life, we’ve hidden away, and even felt we came to terms with. At each level of our progression, we are granted proficiency in a limited measure based on our efforts to apply the knowledge we uncover. Sometimes, we are not ready or may lack the right clearing ritual or technique to ensure that that past painful or shameful event no longer can influence us or be used a a tool to influence us. It can be used, according to some, to keep us in a state of feeling helpless or confused. Essentially, it can be regarded as a type of attack. Instead of an outside stimuli, like world events, the energy that these energy parasites feed on can be harvested by one reliving the same event. One suggestion made to directly confront this is to change, like the dream I mentioned earlier, the outcome of the event. How often have you heard people say, “They actually believe their own lies!”? When a variation of a memory is induced and reinforced regularly, a new reality can overwrite the old memory. One other consideration I will make to you is Raziel’s Sphere Of Confluence tool, which I have used and continue to use for special issues. It is quite powerful and has been of enormous benefit personally to me, for a number of years.
Segmented and broken sleep patterns are taking place, this is a reality, if it has become noticeable in your life. As to the cause of this effect, there are numerous possibilities. I draw no conclusions for anybody but myself and try to take appropriate steps to keep balanced and grounded. While I have offered personal opinion and experiences involving this subject matter, I do not push those views on anybody. If this piece has been of interest or benefit, I am gratified. No matter, whatever transpires, try to recognize that it is a passing phase, and may well be a crucial one in order for us to achieve our potential.
You may derive some comfort and understanding from this article entitled “Have Your Sleep Patterns Changed Lately?” They have a fascinating piece on “shadow people” that, while I did not address it in this article, may well play a role in our broken and segmented sleep patterns over a given time period.
Another article on ascension, with numerous links found here, might also present some fascinating perspectives that may or may not have relevance – the Photon Belt, Solar Flares and Planet Nibiru.
I extend a very Happy New Year to all. Thank you for being a part of my life.
Namaste, Nick xx