Wednesday, March 26, 2008


So, I've been on my adrenal building regimen for about a month now. And I'm pleased to report that I'm sleeping again--usually between 7 and 9 hours every night! After I started taking Seriphos (a supplement that reduces cortisol levels), I noticed immediate results.

My body didn't want to sleep when I started taking the supplements--I felt like I was in a wrestling match most nights trying to fall--and then stay--asleep. But as the supplements did their job and I diligently removed stressors from my waking life, sleep returned to me like a long-lost friend.

Now, I feel like I can't get enough. And waking up from a good night's sleep still seems like a miracle to me!

I'm still tired, however, which is frustrating. I just assumed my strength and energy would return as soon as I started sleeping. That has not been the case. I get bursts of energy here and there--and I'm learning to be very productive during those times. But then I'll run out of gas and turn to pudding until I can recharge overnight once again.

I'm pretty tuckered out spiritually, too. Shouldn't be surprised, I guess, since I know how connected the body, soul and spirit are. I'm trying to build up my spirit much in the same way I'm trying to help my body heal: providing good food (the Word), removing stress (casting all my cares on Him--and not watching scary or intense movies), and cultivating rest (trying not to jump into ministry at our new fellowship before the Lord gives me the green light).

I was hoping to feel a bit more restored by now, but truth be told, I don't. In fact, I feel weak as a kitten, wanting nothing more than just to stay curled up in the safety of my own home. And the cool thing is that I don't feel the Father trying to boot me out the door--I feel Him carrying me close to His heart. He's giving me permission to be still and rest . . .

"In repentence and rest is your salvation . . . in quietness and trust is your strength, says the Lord." Isaiah 30:15


Jenne said...

Thank you for this vulnerable and honest post. It ministered to me as I sit up, a little before 1AM, unable to sleep.

Sovann Pen said...

Great blog.
I'm glad you are sleeping better. You described the connections between sleep and the other areas of life so well.

this is from Psalm 77. I call it the Insomnia Psalm.
I hope your energy and spirit will continue to lift.

Selah and Blessings.

"1 I cried out to God for help;
I cried out to God to hear me.

2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands
and my soul refused to be comforted.

3 I remembered you, O God, and I groaned; I mused, and my spirit grew faint. Selah

4 You kept my eyes from closing;
I was too troubled to speak."

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