Gurdjieff used falling asleep as an obvious metaphor for drifting into unconscious being while awake, but sleep is a vital nutrient for our well-being, let’s call it Vitamin “S.” I would like to share with you my ritual for falling asleep. I’ve evolved a method that uses the time before sleep to refresh my totality as a multi-dimensional being – some call it their Soul or their Spirit – the way deep sleep refreshes my body:
It’s quite simple: When you’re lying down and about to fall asleep, visualize the world covered with love and forgiveness and then make it personal – love everyone for the sweet innocent baby they once were (even those who’ve long since gone sour or worse) and forgive everyone for everything!
You can start off by seeing love and forgiveness as a thick rainbow-colored liquid being poured out onto the Earth from a jar like the symbol of the astrological sign Aquarius (my sign, by the way). Or if you don’t feel like visualizing that image or your own conception of the concept, then try saying the words in your mind as you direct your emotions to actually desire to forgive everyone for everything.