Sleep On It

Poppy’s Magical Specialties: calm energy, communion with the Infinite, invisibility, overcoming addiction, making peace with death, perspective, relaxation, sleep, surrender, release

If your still, small voice seems to be silent at this particular moment or if you feel at a loss as to what to do, it could be because now is not the time to make a decision, give your answer, or move forward. If possible, instead of taking definitive action, place the entire burden of the situation on the Divine within – that true, non-ego-related aspect of you that dwells in eternity and has infinite wisdom at your disposal – and then bring your awareness back to it tomorrow or perhaps even later than that. When you do come back to it, remember to trust that the Divine – your infinite self – has your best interests in mind. This will provide spiritual refreshment and much-needed perspective. You might try keeping a dream journal or notebook and pen close to your bed, as he realm of dreams may provide deeper insight into what you are currently experiencing.

Receiving this card may also simply indicate that it’s time to release your death grip on any given state of affairs. Take a step back, mellow out, and trust that everything is perfectly unfolding. Interestingly, just such an inner release can often be the sole energetic mechanism that instantly shifts things for the better. So take a deep breath in, feel anywhere you’re clenching (physically, emotionally, or spiritually), consciously release your hold on this tension, and breathe it out. Repeat until you feel sufficiently relaxed.

Your, body, mind, and spirit may be crying out for more sleep or sleep of better quality. Certainly we can all benefit in countless ways from just such precious medicine. Make sure your bedroom is conducive to sleep, that you give yourself plenty of time for rest, and that you don’t excessively consume stimulants such as caffeine or nicotine. You might also try drinking a relaxing cup of herbal tea before bed.

The following ideas and messages may apply to your present situation; notice any that particularly call out to you as you read:

Now is not the time to decide or move forward.

Before taking any action, cast any burden on the Infinite within and get a good night’s sleep (or at least go out to eat, take a few moments to meditate, or take a walk if it’s not appropriate to wait that long).

Release your stranglehold on the situation and trust that everything is perfectly unfolding.

Take necessary steps to getting more and better quality sleep.

Record your dreams and look deeply at them to gain insight and answers.

Share your burden of responsibility with others and the Universe.

Stop trying to be everything and do everything.

Take a break.

Go on vacation.

Allow yourself to rest.

Don’t force it.

Release goals or obligations that no longer feel authentic to you.

Spend time with poppy, bring poppy into your home or garden, or take the homeopathic flower essence remedy.

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