“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Do not go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep.” – Rumi
Do you know why we have to wake up at a certain hour every night? It has to do with something that Rumi pointed out so beautifully. The reality of all the energies that exist inside your body and you are unaware of them.
Historical Chinese Medicine has put to use these energy meridians for healing. We all are aware of acupuncture and acupressure techniques that we use to relieve ourselves of pain. These techniques use energy flows within our bodies.
When you wake up during the night it is an indication your energies are blocked. This happens to most of us from 3 am to 5 am every night. The only way to get those energies back is to stay awake and focus. A lot of it has to do with how we start the night.
You probably go to bed during this time. It is the most common time for people to go to sleep. If you face difficulty falling from 9 pm to 11 pm, then you are taking a lot of stress during the day. You can relax through meditation and positive mantras. These measures will help you sleep.
Chinese Medicine claims that during this time the energy meridian of your gall bladder is active. It often relates to your emotional condition. You might be having a difficult time searching for unconditional self-acceptance. Experts suggest that forgiving others is the key to finding solace in your own self. By letting go of mistakes made by others we can accept that it is ok for us to be at fault.
Ancient Chinese believed that this time is very important for our body clock and the liver. It is common for people who have unresolved anger and excessive energy to wake up at this hour. The best thing to do when you wake up is to drink water. It stabilizes your body temperature and helps you become aware of the situation.
Energy meridians that run through your lungs are active during this time. At the emotional front, you are dealing with sadness. It is essential to overcome the growing feeling of sadness you are facing during this time. People who find it difficult to get back to sleep should try deep slow breathing to overcome this sadness.
Some people believe that a Higher power sends a message during this hour. Focusing on the higher purpose of life at this point helps you connect with the Higher power. It is the most important time of the day to be awake.
Our large intestines are most active during this time. You will feel emotionally blocked and stretching your muscles can help. Some people find using the restroom very helpful to get back to sleep.
The Scientific term for waking up during the night and being unable to sleep is Sleep Inertia. It was researched during the 1970s. We can identify it from any other sleep break because of the grogginess you feel. We are in a state right in between sleeping and being fully awake.
The inability to think clearly during sleep inertia is mainly because that our prefrontal cortex is not awake during this time. We can make clear decisions and lack self-control.
The link between your dreams and your emotional being is very strong. There are theories that draw in the Divine in this equation. It is during your sleep breaks that focusing on the larger questions of life helps us in identifying your higher purpose in life. Understand the signals sent to you by the Divine power and align your ways to get there. Do not go back to sleep.