When I was a kid, I had some things figured out. I knew who I was and had an idea what I could do. Even the Bible says to come as a child. Then I forgot, and remembered, and forgot and am remembering again. I hope I don't forget again. I think that each time I remember or wake up, I understand more. I really hope this time I stay awake, remember who I am. Do we have spiritual sleep cycles, or is this just me?

asked 27 Sep '12, 13:43

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Fairy Princess

edited 29 Sep '12, 11:38

Hi Fairy Princess - It's at least you and me. I thought it was universal, but maybe I've got that wrong.

I studied and practiced so much of what I do now, ten years ago, then went right back to sleep. I feel like I've wasted so much time, and wonder how could I possibly have done this?

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What I really want to know is, how do I prevent it from happening again? I do try to steer clear of spinning-wheels and spindles...



answered 30 Sep '12, 11:04

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I am so glad it's not just me. I love the fairy tale spin. ;)

(30 Sep '12, 11:07) Fairy Princess

I just finnished the first season of Once Upon A Time. On Netflix. It really makes you think about alternate realities, falling asleep, waking up, etc...

(30 Sep '12, 11:10) Fairy Princess

Do you think that we forget or fall asleep when our focus goes outside ourselves? Is that how we get lost in the illusion of reality?

(30 Sep '12, 11:11) Fairy Princess

That is an excellent point. I have to say, as soon as I read that, I realized that is exactly when it happened to me - when I decided my whole world had to be about something other than me. Aha moment, there @Fairy Princess, I think you've got it. I'd still like to know what the mechanism is, though. It's interesting.

(30 Sep '12, 13:11) Grace

Not having a dirty mind gets me in trouble sometimes. Oops. I guess I better reword that.

(30 Sep '12, 13:38) Fairy Princess

It is true love's kiss that wakes the sleeping princess. Don't wait for someone else to rescue you. Give yourself unconditional love, acceptance, kindness. Wake yourself up.

(30 Sep '12, 13:41) Fairy Princess
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most likely at this stage of our spiritual development,
it has to let functioning in our world be at times our focus.
throwing off sparks when we have unselfish thoughts,
and when not it cools back down


answered 04 Oct '12, 20:04

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