Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Spirit-Energized Sleep Technique  

Mark Virkler's Blog


A Spirit-Energized Sleep Technique

May I offer you a technique which helps me fall asleep at night, and at the same time aligns my spirit with the Holy Spirit so my heart ponders God's truths and God's grace all night as I sleep? I have used it for many years, and those I have shared it with and who have tried it, have said it helped them. So let's see if it could be of benefit to you, too.

Slow Down Your Breathing, Relax, Smile: Since falling asleep means you will be breathing slower, encourage sleep by choosing to breathe slowly and deeply, in for 5 or 6 seconds and out 5 or 6 seconds. Keep a light smile on your face.
Focus on Jesus and the Holy Spirit: Since "breath" and "spirit" are the same word in the Bible, when you breathe in, see the light of the Holy Spirit entering your heart and chest area and radiating out through your body. As you breathe out, see semi-light leaving you and going back to Jesus. Inwardly speak the name "Jesus." As you breathe in say “Je-” and as you breathe out say “-sus.” If you need peace or calm or joy or love, speak those words inwardly as you breathe in and out.
Results: This brings your heart, mind and emotions into alignment with the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit and relaxes you and prepares you to receive Spirit life and revelation from the Lord Jesus Christ as you sleep. In addition, you should fall asleep quickly as this technique gets your mind to stop thinking as you relax into the presence of Jesus. And if you need to add some sleep tea or valerian root, and ocean waves on your bedside CD, that is fine also. Though I fall asleep quickly, I find I do sometimes need to add all these things to help me stay asleep.
Check out this article from the Institute of HeartMath.

Try it, and comment below on the results you experience. Thanks!