My book "The Path To Sleep, Exercises for an Ancient Skill," is now in print and available. Listen to a sample chapter: Rhythms in the Body.
I’m feeling the panic, I have a situation, I have a resolution, but I don’t have a conclusion, and I’ve run out of time. Here is what I do in my hypnopompic state: I begin by sitting with it and then I go beyond that.
"I have created a guided visualization to connect you with your liver. The purpose is to gain a perception of yourself and your environment viewed from a place where clarity and purity are paramount..."
"Spontaneous fainting, an unexplained phenomenon, is a clue to the nature of consciousness... I guess 30% of us will instantly "faint" with nothing more than a touch and a few quick words. It's called 'rapid induction'..."
"Over the years I’ve read much about lucid dreaming, but I’ve been frustrated that it’s mostly portrayed as an amusement park ride. Surely, there has to be more to it than spectacle and entertainment..."
Many of the consequences of insufficient sleep are highlighted in Matthew Walker's 2017 book is titled, Why We Sleep, Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. The extracts I'm quoting come from his penultimate chapter, "Sleep and Society."
"Living systems, like us, engage our environment. We interact, express, modulate, and are modulated by our environment... We are not just 'subject to' or 'creatively imagining'; we do both. Their combination is how we control our world..."