While medical research continues to correlate sufficient sleep with health and well-being, insomnia remains a huge obstacle. The Wall Street Journal reports 30% of Americans suffer from insomnia, 10% experience it chronically, and we spend $2 billion dollars on sleep-related drugs each year.
Insomnia may result from other lifetimes. One middle-aged client of mine reported a lifetime of difficulty sleeping. His Akashic records revealed an American frontier experience as an eight or nine year old boy when his father asked him to take care of the family while he was out of town. One night when their fort was under threat of attack, the young boy vowed he would stay awake all night to protect his mother and sisters. He fought sleep valiantly but eventually he dozed so when the fort fell and his family taken hostage, he blamed himself. His present day insomnia eased once he realized one young boy could never have prevented the tragedy and that his current life didn’t require night-time vigilance.
In Jin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) acupressure, the self-helps associated with worry address insomnia. Those include holding your thumb and base of your thumb, Organ Function Energies Stomach and Spleen, and Safety Energy Locks (SELs) 1 through 4. Spleen helps when you feel too wired to sleep, SEL 3 addresses oversleeping as well as insomnia, and SEL 4 helps with trauma and difficult life challenges, both of which can interrupt sleep. In addition, SEL 14 helps with snoring, excessive dreaming, and sleep apnea.
Although I’ve enjoyed the gift of easy sleep most of my life, I myself now experience insomnia intermittently. In addition to my JSJ self-helps, I find mental tools helpful in returning to sleep. Focusing on a mantra, my take on counting sheep, sometimes helps but the most effective antidote to my own insomnia comes when I stop fighting it and remind myself every experience fits my current needs. My insomnia often drops away when I stop opposing it, just as my thoughts settle down when I don’t engage them in meditation.
Do you struggle with insomnia? What helps you sleep?
This year I found my word of the year in my Akashic Records. It amuses me I sometimes forget I have this vast soul resource I can access whenever I want. This reminds me to stay present.
Like most people, I only take an extended rest when forced.
Many of my readers and clients learned to prioritize others over themselves. Even when offered assistance they may decline it, feeling they must sacrifice for the “greater good.” Yet sacrifice and greater good oppose each other.
We open with a 45 minute or so Akashic Records consultation. The revealed themes, patterns, and disharmonies drive the table work in conjunction with your "pulses," body reading, and my intuitive insights. A follow-up e-mail documents what occurs during the energy work and includes customized self-helps.
In this work, you remain fully clothed. Just wear whatever will feel comfortable while lying on my massage table. If it's a remote session, I'll ask you to rest while I send energy.
Please consider the personal or interpersonal disharmony that led you to me and how you would like it to shift. During the session, we'll explore and address the origins and drivers of each "project."
No, the records aren’t a good resource for predictions. If there’s something you hope will happen, the records might reveal a series of necessary steps to reach your desired outcome but not the timing. For predictions, please consult a good psychic or astrologer!
Minors are under their parents' legal and energetic jurisdiction until they are 18, regardless of their maturity level.
The greatest benefit occurs when I incorporate all four modalities I practice. The option without the Akashic Records is appropriate for children under 18 who cannot receive readings. A stand-alone reading can bring insight and healing but does not involve my direct interaction with your energetic and physical bodies like my other practices.
No, but you are welcome to record sessions yourself.
Self-helps, both from Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Embodied Energy System, support your continued harmony, accelerate your evolution, and empower you. Plus they make you sparkly!