“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep.” – Rumi
Previous articles have explained energy meridians that are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These energy meridians are important for the practices of acupuncture and acupressure.
The energy meridians of the body are also connected to a clock system that according to ancient Chinese medicine is energizing different parts of your body at different times of the day. Waking between 3 am and 5 am every night is a sign that energies in that corresponding part of your body are blocked or weak.
TROUBLE SLEEPING BETWEEN 9:00 P.M. AND 11:00 P.M.
This is the usual bedtime for many people, and if you have difficulty falling asleep during this time is a sign of excess stress and worries from the day. Positive mantras, meditation, or muscle relaxation techniques can help you resolve this problem.
WAKING BETWEEN 11:00 P.M. AND 1:00 A.M.
According to ancient Chinese medicine, this time frame is the time that the energy meridian of the gall bladder is active. Waking up at this time frame is associated with emotional disappointment. Practice unconditional self-acceptance and forgiveness of others in order to get back to sleep.
WAKING BETWEEN 1:00 A.M. AND 3:00 A.M.
This energy meridian is related to the liver. Waking up at this time of the night is connected to anger and excess yang energy in the body. In order to relieve it, drink some cool water and start working on the situation that caused the problem in the first place.
WAKING BETWEEN 3:00 A.M. AND 5:00 A.M.
Waking up at this time is related to the energy meridian connected to the lungs and the emotion of sadness. Try breathing slowly and deeply and express faith in the Higher Power in order to get back to sleeping.
This can also be a sign of the Higher Power forewarning you to pay more attention to the messages that are being sent to align you with your higher purpose. Read more below about this important time frame for wakefulness.
WAKING BETWEEN 5:00 A.M. AND 7:00 A.M.
This energy meridian is connected to the large intestine. Emotional blockages are also associated with this time of the early morning. In order to get yourself back to sleep, try stretching your muscles or use the bathroom.
IF YOU WAKE UP AT THE SAME TIME EVERY NIGHT, THIS MAY BE WHY:
BRAIN FUNCTION AND WAKING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
When you wake up in the middle of the night, your brain is still not fully awake. ‘One of the consequences of waking up suddenly, and too early, is a phenomenon called sleep inertia. First given a name in 1976, sleep inertia refers to that period between waking and being fully awake when you feel groggy. The more abruptly you are awakened, the more severe the sleep inertia.’
When you suddenly wake up in the middle of the night, the prefrontal cortex part of the brain that is involved in making decisions and self-control is not yet awake. At this time, we are not capable of intelligent thoughts so you should avoid making important decisions.
WAKING UP AND FULFILLING YOUR HIGHER PURPOSE
The sleeping cycle is a time when you dream, but also when you may receive messages from the Divine.
Dreams can be an indication about the spiritual journey you’re on. As a being on a spiritual journey, you need to pay special attention to the signs the Higher Power sends to you.
In the same way that emotional problems can manifest in the body as pain, your spirituality can also manifest in bodily form as well. The divine inner spark that we all possess is being called upon at the time that you are waking up. This signal from your Higher Power is something you should tune into.
Many people believe that we are here to learn and develop our being and to become the best versions of ourselves. Some people call this process of moving to a higher level of awareness or consciousness ascension. Being aware of your higher purpose is part of this process.
When you wake repeatedly between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., the pattern is something that is clearly not normal for you. Your Higher Power needs you to pay attention at this time so tune in to the messages that are being sent to you, and take action to align yourself with the Divine.