Meditation: Calm, Deep Sleep
Length: 5 minutes
Where: In bed, Cabo, Mexico
How It Felt: Relaxing but fast
Yesterday we set an alarm for 4:30 am and went out to the beach to spot the Super Flower Blood Moon. It was totally magical. I couldn’t sleep anyway, and woke up around 2:30 too excited to close my eyes.
I’ve always been a moon child- I’m a Cancer, after all- but I think I’m starting to notice a real, direct tie between full moons and my energy. I think that’s a statement half of people will think is silly and the other half will accept as totally normal. If the moon can affect the entire ocean, surely it affects us tiny humans?
The eclipse was stunning, the moon was indeed red and huge, and the beach was quiet and peaceful. We stayed out long enough to catch the beginning of the sunrise, too. On one side, the moon, on the other, the sun, and in between, the reassuring, repetitive crash of huge waves.
Even with the lights of the hotels and resorts lined up along the water, the stars were out in force. I felt energized beyond belief, and Steve kept agreeing to stay “just a liiiiiitle longer?” even as his energy started flagging.
He’s sweet like that.
When we got back to the room, I was wide awake another hour until I basically drugged myself into a long nap. Melatonin and Benadryl! Moon energy is serious!
I was in a happy, party mood all day! When it came time for bed again, a sleep meditation felt right.
I was too jazzed to want to stay still longer than five minutes, which was counterproductive, but I chose the shortest “Deep Sleep” session. Even though I was restless, I noticed it felt rushed as the guide led my buzzing brain through a body scan. I should have chosen a longer one, I know. But I did sleep! Eventually….
Today, I feel more peaceful. Two full days left of this beautiful vacation… hopefully I can relax into it!