The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the door sill where two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep.- Mevlana Rumi
It can be normal to wake up in the middle of the night, but it should be a natural waking up. However, what does it mean if you wake up at the same time every night and don’t feel good?
Waking up without a reason in the middle of the night can be a sign of energy blockages in the body. Many articles have talked about energy meridians in the body often mentioned in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and they are particularly important for acupuncture and acupressure.
What are body meridians?
They are energy channels ‘transporting’ life energy (Chi/Qi) throughout the body. If there are blockages, leading to lack of energy supply to certain areas of the body, or a surplus of energy in other areas…
The Body Meridians can be used for Treatment of a condition and Diagnosis.
Energy blockages can be the result of stress, an injury or trauma, or bad living habits (diet, habits/addictions, lack of exercise) and can be traced to the root of all health (physical/mental/spiritual) problems.
According to the ancient Chinese Medicine Body Clock, energy runs through a different meridian of your body at different times of day.
These meridians are like channels which send energy to different organs in order to promote health and vitality.
When there is a blockage in these channels however, energy cannot pass through causing stagnation or a build up of energy. This can then disturb your sleep and wake you up.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine if you wake up consistently at the same time, it could indicate a sign of weakness in the corresponding meridian or organ.
Here is a list of the organs associated with different times:
This is the time when most of us try to fall asleep. If you have a hard time sleeping between this time it could be that your body is too stressed and is subconsciously in fight or flight mode.
You may also find that your fearful or anxious thoughts become louder and make you feel either threatened or unsafe in some way.
This is the time of day when energy is also sent to replenish your immune system, so if you are feeling ill you may experience stronger symptoms at this time.
If you find yourself having trouble sleeping at this time, try meditating on God’s word, his promises never fails. His Word will make you feel safe and secure.
The meridian that services your gall bladder is activated during these hours.
Blocked energy in this meridian could indicate that you are being too judgmental with yourself or with others.
If you have been disappointed by a loved one you may also feel triggered at this time.
On a physical level, the gall bladder helps the break down of fats so it could also be that you need to adjust your fat intake or eat healthier oils.
In order to relax yourself at this time, try practicing acceptance and forgiveness and being less judgemental towards your self and others.
Luke 6:37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgive.
This is one of the more common times to be woken up as this is when the meridian servicing the liver is strongest.
The liver is responsible for so many bodily functions including hormonal balance, digestion and the clearance of toxins and stress. So waking during this time could indicate that one of these areas is stressed or weak.
Blockages in the liver meridian can also indicate anger, anxiety, guilt and rage. In fact, feelings of unresolved anger and resentment could manifest at this time.
If you find this to be true, try to take ownership of the situation and reflect on the truth of how you really feel. It may also help to practice self-loving affirmations and positive self-talk.
Ephesians 5:29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church.
This is when the meridian that services the lungs is strongest. Of course, we are always breathing but during these hours the lungs are given a boost of energy and are replenished for the day ahead.
In order to breathe the body has to be relaxed, so waking up during this time could indicate a blockage or inability to go with the flow and relax into the direction that life is taking you.
The lungs also symbolise where we process grief and sadness, so if you have been feeling emotional you may also wake around this time.
In order to ease any emotional feelings at this time, try to release control over events and have more faith and trust in the flow of the Universe. You may also benefit from taking deep, conscious breaths.
Matthew 6:27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Proverbs 3:5 Trust the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.
This is when the meridian that flows into the large intestine is activated and symbolises a need to let go and release control.
The large intestine is responsible for clearing the body of toxic waste from our digestive system, so waking up during this time could indicate a weakness in this area.
You may also wake at this time if you are feeling emotionally blocked or restricted in your life in some way. It may also be a sign that you need to release and let go of guilt or burdening emotions.
Matthew 11:28–30 Jesus invites all who labor and are heavy laden to come unto him, take his yoke upon them, and learn of him.
The Chinese Medicine Body Clock offers a great insight into the messages of your body however, also use your intuition to determine if there may be another message that is trying to be delivered to you.
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