Drift Away into Deep Sleep: The Brain Detox Ritual
by Amanda Beisel
The majority of us spend our day interacting with co-workers, clients, and family. Then add in the endless emails, phone calls, and social media and by the time our day ends we are overloaded and drained.
When it is time to cozy up into our bed at night our brains have accumulated a high dose of stimuli. Unfortunately shutting our eyes and laying our heads on the pillow does not release all the stimulus of the day. We take all this noise of the day with us into our dreamtime preventing us from sleeping deeply and regenerating.
One simple ritual you can do at the end of the day before going to sleep is to sit in a space of silence scanning your body to identify any interactions or daily tasks that have a high charge leaving an unwanted imprint. Once identified visualize it fading away into the distance and turning into a cloud of smoke and then completely disappearing. Then silently or aloud make the following statement:
"I release this day and all that I have experienced preparing my body for deep rest. All I have is the present moment and I now peacefully drift away into a deep sleep to regenerate and rejuvenate my mind, body and soul."
Sit in this meditative space for another 10minutes before going to sleep.