SLEEP AND DEVELOPMENT
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© April 2019, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Development requires a lot of extra rest and sleep. Those who do not rest and sleep enough do not develop at all, or do so very slowly. This article expands upon the specific functions of sleep as they pertain to development.
As one develops, sleep patterns may change. At some point, one needs less continuous sleep. Some complain that they are up after three or four hours and cannot get back to sleep easily.
Biphasic sleep. This is because there is a need at some point in development for a biphasic sleep pattern. This means two short sleep phases every 24 hours. This is normal and not a problem. It works well, although it is somewhat unusual, at first.
Typically, one goes to bed early, between 8 and 9 PM. One gets up at about 12 to 2 PM for three or four hours and can work, read, clean house or whatever. Then one goes back to sleep around three or four AM for another four hours or a little less.
FUNCTIONS OF SLEEP AND REST THAT FACILITATE DEVELOPMENT AND ARE REQUIRED
1. The realignment of specific brain centers. This is a critical task, because in most people these brain centers are dormant, often non-functional or functioning poorly. This process can take weeks or even several years.
Each night, during sleep, as the body rests, these delicate brain centers undergo repair and an alignment process that allows them to function as they were designed to function. This has little to do with daily work, recreation or other daily activities. Instead, it has to do with opening the energy centers of the physical body and with the development of the human energy fields, sometimes called the subtle human bodies.
2. Resting and regenerating the nervous system, in general. The nervous system must be tuned up, so to speak, to handle a greater amount of etheric energy. This is a very subtle energy that is present more and more in each person as development proceeds.
However, it takes a number of years of plenty of rest and sleep periods to prepare the nerves, literally, to handle this higher amount of energy. It is not that the nerves grow larger or stronger. It is far more subtle.
The nerves must be reshaped, in some cases, or reconfigured in unusual ways to allow the energy to flow through them unimpeded. If this delicate work is not completed correctly, the nerves will overload and the person will not be able to continue the path of spiritual development.
3. Learning. This may sound odd but, in fact, a lot of teaching goes on during the sleep time. This is accomplished in many ways, from dreams that teach one various items, to the souls traveling out of the body at night to distant places where learning takes place.
A person then may wake up the next day with a vague sense of having learned something, though conscious memory of such sessions is rare. Later on, when the person encounters the information while reading on the internet or in a book, it rings true and the person avidly reads more, knowing that he or she is connecting with something that feels true. We receive many emails from people who say this about many articles on this website, for example.
4. Realigning the physical body. This involves the nervous system, but also the structure, for example. Misalignments of the spine, in particular, may be resolved during periods of rest and sleep. This is not a substitute for quality chiropractic care, although it can be.
It is often needed with chiropractic care. The alignment of the spine is critical for development. This is a very important process, though it is quite subtle.
5. The toning of the muscles in a new way. The muscles, in development, must be relaxed, but not weak at all. This relaxation process depends upon the proper nutrition of the body, but also upon certain changes that occur in the muscles as a person develops the subtle bodies, in particular.
Once again, the spine, the neck and the back are most important. If this relaxation does not occur and increase, the etheric energy cannot flow properly and development will stop.
6. Soul upgrades. This is a newer activity that goes on mainly while one rests or sleeps. The souls all need healing and instruction. This is often easiest while the body sleeps.
The reason for outlining these activities is to encourage the reader to rest and sleep more. Staying up late and not getting plenty of rest and sleep are critical for development.
Sleep is also important for many other reasons besides development. For details, read Sleep And Rest.