Video 22 –
Sleep: “Free Form”
In this segment...
Q:It was difficult to find the ‘I’ because I was already sleepy.
Response: If you find yourself frustrated or just having difficulty, then ask “Where is the ‘I’ who is trying hard?” “Where is the ‘I’ who is putting in effort?” “Where is the one who is frustrated?” This ‘I’ is often easier to find, because it is actually the “outer layer” in the moment.
When you’re drifting off to sleep, it would be awkward to try to follow any notes or steps. So how can you do the process in such a way that it fits with sleep rather than keeps you awake following steps? It may work best to use it in more “free form” way.
Check especially 4:10 where Connirae walks you through how she uses it if she awakens in the middle of the night.
If you’re already experiencing as the field of awareness, you don’t need to search for an ‘I’ to dissolve. You notice what emerges, and invite that to integrate.
After you’ve dissolved the outer layer, you are in a state of awareness. You don't need to be thinking about whether there were other layers earlier - you just notice if something remains now. The other layers may have dissolved. If it’s there in your experience, you work with it. If there’s nothing there, there’s nothing to work with.