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by Rebecca Hanson & Global
Law of Attraction Training Center
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past several weeks, I have not been sleeping well. I've been
waking up after 4 or 5 hours, tossing and turning for the
rest of the night. I have tried to think peaceful thoughts
and hoped that I would go back to sleep quickly, but instead
I found myself trying to solve numerous problems in my
Finally, I asked a friend for help. This friend has
practiced Deliberate Attraction a lot longer than I have. I
wondered if she had an insight as to why my sleep has been
so broken. And what I might do differently. Here is what she
shared with me (my paraphrase):
Waking up during the night gives me a chance to focus on
what I am most wanting while my soul has been in a state of
This truth resonated within me. I figured that if I could
keep my focus on what I am wanting instead of all the
barriers I see in the way, then maybe I would not feel like
I had been in a battle all night.
What I am wanting is to have the freedom to live near the
ocean. I have lived on the Canadian prairies for over 30
years and I am homesick for the beach and the ocean (I grew
up in Southern California). During my wakeful night hours, I
was rehearsing all the events that would have to take place
before I could have the freedom to make a major move and I
was trying to solve all those problems and figure out a way
through the barriers.
Now, I made a decision to focus on what I am wanting---to
live near the ocean. And to help me maintain my focus in
the middle of the night, I decided to take a seashell to bed
with me. Every time I wake up, I put my focus and my
hand on the seashell and promptly fall asleep again.
After the first good night of sleep, I distributed my
seashell collection throughout the whole house. I had lots
of fun making little scenes and arrangements. Now,
everywhere I turn, all day long and all night long, I have
constant physical and visual reminders of what I am
And now I am sleeping throughout the night!
The way I see it, my work is to keep my focus
unhindered. It's god's job to deliver what I am wanting
in the way and time that is perfect!