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Time

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Have you ever noticed how time can drag on when you watch the clock or how fast it can speed by when you’re busy and not thinking about it?  I think time goes by slowly when we awaken in the middle of the night and can’t fall back to sleep.  Does this happen to you?  For me, there are nights when I wake up in the middle of the night and then I am kept up for hours by my busy mind.  I begin planning tomorrow’s to do list or I begin writing my blog in my head ~ but the worst one is if I hear a noise because then I lay awake debating whether I should go investigate!

Last night I heard the car door slam, and immediately looked at the clock.  5 minutes to midnight and I had just woken up a few minutes beforehand.  I was tossing and turning trying to get back to sleep.  Now my busy brain turned to wondering who was outside.  I said a quick prayer of safety because it could simply be a neighbor coming home and I began breathing slowly, in and out, trying to concentrate so that I could fall back to sleep.  It worked because the next time I looked at the clock, it was 6am! 

Does this ever happen to you? 

What do you do? 

Do you get up and go to the kitchen to make a cup of warm milk? 

Do you read in hopes of getting sleepy again? 

Or do you turn on the television to watch something boring? 

I’ve tried all of the above, but breathing in and out in a measured fashion and quieting my mind works best for me.  I’d love for you to share if this happens to you and what you do about it!  I figure the more solutions we share, the longer our night’s sleep is tonight! 

Because TIME Is On My Side ~ a la The Rolling Stones

Enjoy a little official version of their song ~ Happy Saturday!

Sweet dreams my friends! 

Shine On!

xo

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http://determined34.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/daily-prompt-the-clock-digital-awakenings/

http://edwardhotspur.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/slam-a-daily-prompt-post/

http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/tick-tock/

http://retiredruth.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/daily-prompt-the-clock/

http://dianarasmussen.com/2013/02/16/hope/

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Sleep in Peace…God is Awake.

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life,

and patience for the small ones.

And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task,

go to sleep in Peace. God is awake.” -Victor Hugo

I woke up this morning and this card popped into my head so here it is…I love when I feel that link and just know which card I am writing about for that day.  The sentiment I wanted to pass along today was the last line of the card ~ Go to sleep in Peace. God is awake…I like that line and it suits me well.  It brings me a sense of peace when I am agitated, upset or worried.

Sometimes I believe it is difficult for us to hand it over to God/Universe as we feel we need to have control over our lives and our situations.  It’s as if we are lacking the faith and trust in the Universe to support us in our trials and tribulations.  I am not saying that I am not this way as well sometimes, but I have learned that it is a mix of DOING for myself and TRUSTING in the Universe that brings the best results in my life.

But that act of letting go is many times more difficult ~ handing over worries can be a challenge for many.  I know that some of you worry about your health, your wealth (or lack thereof), your relationships, your overall life…and you are in charge of your own life, make no mistakes about that…as I always remind you ~ YOU HAVE THE POWER!  But isn’t it nice to know that you also have the Universe/God on your side?  Wouldn’t it be nice to stop carrying that load of worry for awhile ~ even get rid of it permanently?  You know you can…You Have The Power!

So tonight, when you lay your sleepy head upon the pillow, before you fall asleep,

think grateful thoughts, count your blessings and …

Go to Sleep in Peace ~ God is awake.

Sweet Dreams!

xo