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Broken Sleep
by Rebecca Hanson & Global Law of Attraction Training Center
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For the 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 life.

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 'non-resistance' (asleep).

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 wanting.

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!