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  • Writer's pictureSophie Frabotta

Why You Are Waking Up Between 2 AM and 4 AM

Have you been waking up in the middle of the night between 2:00am - 4:00am? Rolling over, wide awake and unable to go back to sleep, maybe wondering, why am I awake right now? During your spiritual awakening, it is common to wake up between 2am - 4am. 

This is when the veil is the thinnest and is sometimes referred to as a spiritually charged portal.  I want to shift your focus a bit and help you see that as inconvenient as this uninvited wakeup call is, there is information for you here. 

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I like to see this holy hour as a meeting with my highest self. Rather than dismissing these awakenings as mere disruptions to your sleep, I invite you to shift your mindset and begin to embrace them as divine appointments with our highest self. 

Many people think that turning on a light at this time will wake you up even more, but what I’ve found is that if I sit up and give my inner self a chance to speak (through journaling) I am able to discharge the energy. What actually happens is I will write for about twenty minutes straight, and then all of a sudden I will have nothing left to say. Next, a huge yawn comes out of my mouth and I am sleepier than ever. I can then turn off the light and go right back to sleep. 

This kind of inner activity during the wee hours in the morning can lead you to profound spiritual growth. Here are my favorite things to do when I find myself waking up in the middle of the night. Now as you read this list, please do not dismiss the simplicity of these ideas. As simplicity is often the key that unlocks transformation. Read these ideas with care, and I encourage you to jot them down in your notes on your phone, so you can have easy access next time you are awake in this spiritually changed portal.

3 Things to do When You Wake Up From 2:00 - 4:00am

1. Journal: Your mind may be overloaded with thoughts you need to process, just write all of them down. Allow your pen to release whatever is behind those eyes. Jot down whatever surfaces, allowing your thoughts to spill onto the page without judgment or resistance, just let it flow. In this act of surrender, you create space for clarity and insight to emerge.

2. Meditate:  Put on a guided meditation, close your eyes and get still. This is where you can connect with your highest self and see if there is a message for you. We have over 35 free meditations to assist you in this space that you can check out here.

3. Connect with your guides:  You can do this through automatic writing! Just write out the questions you have circling through your mind and put your pen to paper. Then allow your handwritten answers to come through. Trust in the process, allow the information to move through you and know that the wisdom you seek is always within reach.

If you can't go back to sleep after doing these things then just know that there is still more inside of you to discharge. 

While it may not be ideal to wake up, if you can see these openings as little meetings with your spiritual self, your whole world will expand. Remember that each awakening, each moment of stillness, even as inconvenient as it seems, is an opportunity for spiritual expansion and transformation.

Another great thing to do at this hour is meditate. If you need some support, check out our free library of 33 free spiritual meditations, these special meditation journeys are carefully curated to take you within and explore your inner world.

By Sophie Frabotta, M.A.

Founder, Healer + Spiritual Guide

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