I finally succumbed to a two-hour nap yesterday afternoon, and boy did I need it. It was one of those rare days when I woke feeling tired in my bones. Have you ever felt that way?
And yet, rather than seeing this feeling as simply a call to rest, I resisted it. I drank an extra cup of coffee in hopes it would give me the energy to “get all this stuff done.” It didn’t help.
Then, I judged it. What had I done wrong? Did I drink too much the night before? No, I barely had a glass of wine all totaled.
Did I stay up too late? Not really, and I’d slept seven plus hours, which became yet another reason why if I was tired, I needed to “fix something”.
I bargained with it. “Maybe if I meditate an extra 15 minutes I’ll have the energy to get going.” Meditating was on my list of things to do – yay, an accomplishment! But, it didn’t give me the energy to tick off any other items. And frankly, slapping an agenda on it meant it wasn’t a very deep meditation.
Swell. Now what?
I opened my Akashic Records and asked for guidance. “Take a nap,” they said. “You’ll be glad you did.”
“Really? That’s it? That’s all you have to tell me?” It didn’t feel like guidance, can you tell? It felt like a cop-out. It felt like giving in.
“No,” my Records continued. “It’s not giving in to some weakness. It’s surrendering to what is true. You need rest, and there is nothing wrong with that.”
Then came the part that really did feel like guidance: “You’ve been processing more new energy and information than you realize, and so has the rest of humanity. Look at all that has been happening in the world. You need more rest now. And you will for a while. Plan on it. Factor it into your schedule. Give yourself some regular time to be unplugged from email, and other media. Plan a week off somewhere restful. We’d even suggest two.”
OK, I get it now. Thank you.
As I walked back to the bedroom, I heard myself tell client after client that it was time to surrender to the need for rest. In the last week, it had been the message for at least three or four people.
“No worries,” my Records continued. “Just nap. Yes, it’s true you didn’t hear our earlier attempts to deliver this message. That’s OK. Sleep well.”
And I did. I awoke feeling much better, enjoyed some Independence Day festivities, then I enjoyed a long night’s sleep as well.
I have more energy today than I have in a while – and just as importantly, I am clearer. I also know that with all that is happening right now, I will need to tend my energy level and quality much more consciously. More rest will be key for quite a while – and there’s no use fighting it.