A woman is in her yard and a well-fed, well-cared-for dog — complete with tags — approaches her. She pats the dog’s head; the dog follows her inside, walks down the hall and finds a corner, where the dog promptly takes a nap. After an hour or so, the dog wakes up, stretches and goes to the door, waiting to be let out of the house.
This event repeats itself for a few days. Growing more and more curious about this dog, the woman of the house decides to write a note which she attaches to the dog’s collar. The note reads, “Your dog comes to my house every afternoon to take a nap.”
The next day, the dog returns with a note attached to his collar. This note says, “This dog comes from a house with six children, two of whom are under three years of age. He is trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?”
The moral of this story is that we all need to rest more. Life is very full and very busy. Sometimes, there is more than we can handle. We need to recharge and rejuvenate.
Good sleep makes for better, less stressful days and helps the mind and body heal. Further, dream time can offer us subconscious ways to sort the day, receive insights or, possibly, travel the realms. It’s a win-win however you traverse your particular Land of Nod.
The great truth of the universe is that it will all never get done. Or, conversely, there will always be more to do. Pace yourself, Lovies, these lifetimes are a marathon, not a sprint.