Moon Affects Sleep – Science Validates Intuition

Moon Affects Sleep
Month after month the moon goes through it’s cycles.  We have watched it occur throughout all of time.  Humans have patterned growing seasons and fisherman their trips to sea after the moon.  Women have bled together and spiritual traditions celebrated and invoked blessings by the light or dark of the moon.  Now science is confirming what our innate knowing has always been able to perceive – the full moon can keep you up at night.   That’s right the full moon affects sleep and science now validates our intuition.

I have to chuckle a little while shaking my head at the same time.  Did we really need lab workers to come up with this brilliant piece of information?  The moon is full, pumping out it’s light, it’s energy, it’s magnetic pulse – and yes, it’s harder to sleep.  Perhaps it might be more helpful to understand why the moon keeps us up at night.

Isn’t it interesting that we have come to rely upon science so much for our answers that we use the excuse of something not being scientifically ‘proven’ to argue the rightness or wrongness of things?  Our intuition and innate knowing has become invalidated to the point of being termed ‘woo-woo’ and psychic senses are unreliable unless studied in a laboratory and utilized in a specific manner, such as in remote viewing for the military.  The funny thing is, more and more science is crossing into the realm of the ‘spiritual’ and stepping at the doorstep of intuitively perceived knowledge.  The lines are becoming blurry these days as to what is ‘scientific’ and what is mystic.  It seems the general public is less apt to grasp the ‘new science’ in favor of the more reliable, concrete, hard physics of yesterday as the science of today is losing boundaries and precision.

The full moon energy can be felt by every alive being.  Make no doubt about it.  You can package it in any language you want – art, love, science, vibration, spirituality, evolution, astronomy, whatever.  The feeling is there – the pulsing, alertness-triggering sensation of ‘something different than the other days of the month’ awareness.  We can put coats on and hook people up to machines in order to make sure we are all noticing it, write papers about it’s existence for documented ‘proof’ or we can simply begin to trust more, the voice inside each one of us that cues us into those insights.

In many ways, science has become the religion of today.  Where before, people looked to their priests and pastors to tell them the truth about life, now we do this to our scientists.  It is fine and amusing to see the ‘studies’ reveal things that seem obvious, to validate wonderment and to confirm long touted musings of ancient teachings, just so long as we do not lose our humanness.  By that I mean, we are empathic, intuitive beings capable of ‘knowing’ things without a logical reason why.  If we begin to doubt this ‘sixth sense’ and trust only ‘in the arm of flesh’, we will find ourselves no better than the machines taking in logged programs and digital instruction.  What sets us apart from machines and computers is our ability to feel, to sense and to act out of love, not just reason.

Yes, the ‘proof’ is in, the moon can affect your sleep patterns, but can we rely on science to validate all that we know intuitively?  Is it a waste of time and money to do so?  What are the real questions that need answering?  Why does the moon ‘disrupt’ our sleep?  Perhaps it is her duty to nudge us awake at least one night per month in order to contemplate the beauty of creation, our own inner workings and the silence that the deep of the night brings.  Just a thought.

(op-ed)

Written by: Stasia Bliss

Sources: LA Times; Science News; Science Time

 

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