I took 4 caps of the Recharge last night and I have to say that I felt absolutely amazing this morning! That was the best night of sleep I have had in a VERY, VERY long time! Wow! I am looking forward to another restful night and experiencing the benefits of this product!
First, we have to understand that the brief awakenings that normally happen every 90 minutes appear to be much more abrupt as a result of very efficient awakening- this “dolphin effect” is jarring to most people who associate being wide awake at 3AM as a kind of complication. Once you are used to it, you can actually ignore it and go back to sleep in seconds.
More important is the principle that you can’t run away from yourself. All we experience is a result of the feelings we generate. Emotions, mixed with cognitive schemas, generate feelings and structures which coalesce into anxiety about the future and regret about the past. Because our consciousness (and even our bodies to an extent) store memories, ideas, beliefs, and ghosts, taking an adaptogen results in thawing some of those memories. In a person who is blissful and has worked out much of their ‘baggage’ through meditation, right action, and correct belief, then sleep can be better.
If, on the other hand, you are riddled with much anxiety that is unresolved, the subconscious can generate some pretty scary “monsters from the ID” (to borrow the phrase from Forbidden Planet). The interesting thing is that this is usually like an intense dream therapy and it occurs mostly in the first two weeks; if you can tough it out, and it is emotionally exhausting for many, then you often are recast as a hero in your dreams rather than a victim.
Because many people active create and then hide from their “shadow side”, the experience of heightened dream efficiency can take the form of nightmares. If you are well integrated and have a stable and gracious relationship with your demons, then sleep will be pleasurable. Adaptogens force your cells and your entire being into the present, where all things are possible; but the angels and demons that we spend so much effort to keep at bay also are more evident when you are in a state of heightened awareness and integrated flow.
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Eckhart saw Hell too. He said: “The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won’t let go of life, your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they’re not punishing you”, he said. “They’re freeing your soul. So, if you’re frightened of dying and … you’re holding on, you’ll see devils tearing your life away. But if you’ve made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth.”