Preparation for Dreams and Sleep

Some of the Yoga texts suggest that we should leave nothing unresolved or unsettled at the end of the day. In theory sleep represents an ending and as such is symbolic of death. (The death of the day in this case.) It is suggested that all conflict should be resolved with quarrels settled and wrongs righted or forgiven so that when we enter the dream state we are free to persue more meaningful threads which lead us eventually towards enlightened states of consciousness.
In fact many feel that sleepless nights can be directly attributed to unresolved issues or conflicts that are carried throughout the day just beneath the surface of our immediate consciousness.
In such cases we are unable to let go of the day and carry the burden of conlict into the night and possibly also into the new day if we are deprived of vital sleep. Instead of rebirth at the start of the day we arrive laden with emotional baggage and weighed down by inner conflict.
It is a good idea to look at the issues we carry around with us at the end of each day and if we are unable to resolve them immediately, then to write them down along with possible solutions which allow us to let them go, knowing that we have glimpsed a resolution to the conflict in question. This allows our dreams to be more creative and enriching experiences and lead us towards the more enlightened states.

Published by liz on Monday, 11 November 2013, last updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 at 6:11PM
Categories: Yoga of Dreams

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