Soul Healing (24)
If you Google ‘benefits of sleep’ you will get thousands of articles on how much we need sleep, how it helps reduce stress, we will feel better, we feel more balanced, in better health and so on. There is enough information already provided that we need sleep. Yet, within the western society code of behaviour, sleeping too much is often perceived to be a bad thing. This is a societal paradigm, inherent in the way we organize our days: so many hours of work and then so many hours proscribed for sleep.
In this world of busy-ness, where we rush to meet deadlines, to keep up with paperwork, run to catch the bus, hurriedly shove a sandwich down at lunchtime while working on a report - where is the time for honouring our self - that deeper part of us, which gets pushed aside "until we have time", the part of us that yearns just to sit in a quiet room with a good book, or go for a long walk in nature without the mobile phone?
A special, powerful event is occurring on Valentine's Day, which has the potential to transform our consciousness about femininity and ultimately LOVE on a massive scale. One Billion Rising is a global strike being organised on Valentine's day, by V-Day: a global organisation to end Violence against Women. But this strike has a twist...
“It is odd how those who dismiss the peace movement as utopian don’t hesitate to proffer the most absurdly dreamy reasons for going to war: To stamp out terrorism, install democracy, eliminate fascism, and most delusionally to ‘rid the world of evil-doers’” Arundhati Roy.
Yes, it does seem like a dream, world peace. But maybe it is happening, even not withstanding our best efforts against it.