07 Jan 2017 Comments Off on Do you do your lesson in bed? Part 2: Evenings
A few weeks ago, you may have read my blogpost about doing your Course in Miracles workbook lesson in bed first thing in the morning. If you missed it, click here.
I promised I would follow up with the evening method for practicing your lesson. Here it is, simple and sweet:
If you’re beat at the end of the day, laying down in bed to do your lesson is not advised. You know the minute your head hits the pillow, you’ll be out like a light.
Practice the lesson sitting in a chair, or cross-legged on your yoga mat — whatever position suits you best. Then slip immediately into bed and drift into sleep with the lesson permeating your mind.
For those of you who feel anxious or fidgety when you get into bed, and have trouble falling asleep, your ACIM lesson can soothe you. Keep your book on your nightstand for convenience.
I prefer holding the actual book my hands, rather than reading from my tablet or phone. A Course in Miracles is a weighty book, literally! Holding it in your hands is grounding (which relieves anxiety and agitation) and comforting (stills obsessive thinking).
Plus, studies have shown that the light shining from an electronic device sends a signal to your brain that it’s daytime, which interferes with your “time to get sleepy” hormones.
Read the lesson, practice the exercise, allow a sense of well being to spread through you, and call it a day. If you’d like some icing on top, read the blessing distilled from the lesson in Sweet Dreams of Awakening. It’s like having the blankets tucked under your chin, and then being kissed on the forehead by God.