And It’s Not What You Think
As you know I have fibromyalgia which means my sleep quality is not good enough for my body’s needs. I have to take medication which is supposed to help with that. I don’t have a problem getting to sleep but I do have a problem that if I wake during the night I find it hard getting back to sleep. So I am going to share with you some of the best ways for falling asleep for me and if it works for you that is fantastic.
Concentrate on your Big Toe
Yes, you read right to concentrate on your big toe. I know how ridiculous that sounds but it works. All you need to do is lie comfortably instead, take several deep breaths then start to think about your big toe.
Think about how it feels, is it hot? is it cold? What can you feel touching your big toe? Then feel your toe relax and feel heavy. Then you concentrate on your next toe; do this with each toe and then start on the other foot starting with the big toe again.
After the toes concentrate on the top of each foot and then move to the bottom of your feet. Move to your ankles, calves, thighs, hips, tummy, waist, chest, fingers, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, lower back, upper back, neck, face, eyes, head. I can assure you that if you do this slowly and properly you will not get to the end of this.
Meditations for well-being
Chakra Colour Meditation
Now if like me you have a good imagination this is a great one and there are some variations on it I will suggest too. This can be done at night time before you go to sleep or during the day as a way of meditation or emptying and soothe a busy mind.
Get yourself into a comfortable position. Imagine you are sat next to a big old oak tree. You are sitting at the base of the tree, your back against the tree, your legs cross and hands comfortably resting on your legs.
First of all, you are going to ground yourself and this is with the root chakra which is at the base of your spine, the bottom of your body. Imagine the red root chakra connecting you to the earth grounding you to mother earth. Imagine your chakra as a Catherine wheel of red light, use your imagination to spin the red Catherine wheel clockwise, get it spinning freely, sometimes it can take a while if you are new to this and also if there is a spiritual blockage. As soon as you get that red Catherine wheel spinning move to the next chakra the sacral chakra.
The Sacral chakra is a catherine wheel of Orange colour and orange sparks, using your imagination get the orange wheel spinning get it in time with the red previous wheel. Get them both spinning freely together.
Next move to the solar plexus chakra, a Catherine wheel of bright yellow light. Get this yellow wheel spinning clockwise in tune with the previous two.
When it is ready move to the heart chakra, this is predominately green but can have pink intermingled too. Get this Catherine wheel of green spinning imagine seeing some pink every now and then. Get it spinning alongside the others, get them all spinning together.
Now it is time to move to the throat chakra, this is a beautiful sky blue, the area of communication, get this wheel spinning as fast as the others, get them going in unison then move to the third eye chakra.
The third eye chakra is between your eyebrows, the area of intuition, psychic ability, spirituality, creativity, and inspiration. This chakra is a beautiful amethyst purple, get that wheel spinning, make sure it is spinning in tune with the others. Get them spinning all at the same speed.
Finally, the crown chakra is going to start spinning. At the very top is the crown chakra, get that spinning, imagine the golden white light spinning and in time with the others.
Stay like this and now concentrate on your breathing and the colours spinning together.
Now it is time to close the chakras otherwise your energy will deplete. Start with the root chakra, the red bottom Catherine wheel. Imagine it slowing down, slower and slower until it eventually disappears. This chakra has now been recharged and closed.
Move onto the sacral chakra and imagine slowing down that orange spinning wheel of light until it fades away. Do this with the remaining yellow light of the solar plexus, the green light of the heart, the blue light of the throat, the purple light of the third eye and finally finish with the crown chakra. Imagine it slowing down until it disappears. Your chakras are now safely closed and you are full of healing light.
You have now completed this meditation. Sometimes some wheels are more difficult to spin than others which is completely normal it just means you have a bit of a blockage going on. But just keep at it and imagine it starting slowly you will soon get it spinning the same as the others once cleared.
Rainbow Shower Meditation and Chakra Cleanse for the end of the day
If you are doing this to sleep then get comfortable in bed otherwise if it is a meditation get yourself into a comfortable position that is best for you.
First of all, I like to start by imagining I am standing in a shower, it’s a beautiful shower, the nicest one you have ever seen. Imagine now that your body from top to bottom is covered in a dark horrible dust which is the negative debris from the day. The water in this shower is the exact right temperature for you. How good is this going to feel? After a rubbish day, you have been craving this.
Now stand in the shower cubicle and turn the dial. Close your eyes and feel the warm waterfall on your head and every part of your body. Now imagine this lovely clean warm water is washing away all the dirt of the day. You can see it running off, you can see the dirty water running down the plug hole until it runs clear. As soon as every bit of negativity and debris has been washed away it is time for the beautiful rainbow coloured water.
The colour of the water is going to match and connect with your chakras within your body, cleaning and refreshing and recharging them. The water that comes out first is for the root chakra. The root chakra keeps you grounded and it is red, the most beautiful red you have ever seen, the colour of rubies.
It washes over you completely, when you feel it needs to change it will change automatically to orange, for the Sacral chakra, this represents taste and is your reproduction area, the orange water is warm, deep and bright you can see it wash over you completely.
Next is the time for the heart chakra, this is green with some pink every now and then, imagine this fresh green and soothing pink rush over you.
Run your hands through your hair feel this healing water over your face. Now it turns blue, for the throat chakra, the communication area. Feel the beautiful azure blue water flowing over you healing the area of communication. It’s getting rid of any blockages with regards to communication.
When you are ready the water will turn purple. This is clearing your third eye chakra which is the area of intuition, vision, psychic abilities, connection to wisdom. It motivates inspiration and creativity; it is situated between your eyebrows. Feel this purple water, the colour of amethyst pouring from your head and running all over you.
Finally, the water will turn golden, directing its healing to your crown chakra. Now feel this warm golden colour running all over you until it slowly starts to turn from water into a light.
You are now being showered by pure golden light, it is covering your body. This beautiful light is surrounding you. Breathe in the golden light and let it fill every part of your body. Again breathe in the golden light and let the outgoing breath take the internal debris of the day away from you. Once again breathe in again, breathe in the pure golden light and fill your body. Every single little bit. Breathe out any internal remaining debris of the day; keep doing this until the outgoing breath is the same colour as the gold you are breathing in. You are now fully cleansed spiritually and at peace both internally and externally.
Banishing Negative Thoughts
If you are too tired or feel like you have had a bad day get yourself into a comfortable position. Close your eye and imagine sitting crossed legs on a beach, in a meadow, somewhere special to you. Imagine the sights, smells, temperatures, use all your senses, breathe in and out several times. Imagine breathing in healing white light and breathing out any negative light.
When you feel ready imagine looking up to see a large white cloud. Now imagine transferring all the negative things from the day transferring to this white cloud. Get that cloud as dark as you can with anything you didn’t like about the day.
When you feel you have filled that cloud you can start to imagine it floating away. It is very slowly it’s moving away from you. As you watch this cloud move you can feel the negative feelings disappearing from your body. Keep watching the cloud get smaller and smaller. It gets that small you can’t even see it anymore. It’s gone. Completely gone.
Concentrate on your breathing once again. Fill your body with the golden light. When you are ready slowly open your eyes and have a glass of water.
I hope that you find these helpful. The power of the mind on you spiritually and physically is amazing. Practice these on a regular basis and hopefully, you will notice a difference. I hope these are some of the best ways for falling asleep and a peaceful mind.
Once again the weekend is upon us. I hope you are all going to be enjoying your weekend and doing something that makes you feel good.
I would like to add that no sheep were injured in the making of this post.
My love and thoughts to you all