‘Nature has a life all its own, a life which takes a multiplicity of forms. The weather is just one example: clear skies, rain, fog and snow are all manifestations of the life of Nature. The four seasons with all the visible transformations that accompany the passage from spring to summer, from summer to autumn and winter, are Nature’s language, and it is up to us to learn it.
Day and Night – activity, passivity and recuperation
Day follows night, activity alternates with repose, wakefulness with sleep: in every area of life we find this pattern of ebb and flow. Day represents activity, night is repose. Of course, at night while we are asleep there is work going on of a different kind, not on the conscious level but in the subconscious.
Day corresponds to consciousness and night to the subconscious. Day is wakefulness, night is sleep. Day is activity, night is passivity. Day is the time for output and expenditure (for all activity implies expenditure of some kind), whereas night is the time for refuelling and recuperation.
Cleansing takes place at night in the subconscious
No one can go on spending indefinitely without replenishing supplies and recharging their batteries. But before you can be recharged you have to be cleansed, and this is what takes place at night in the subconscious. The night-time activity of the subconscious is directly related to certain other functions and, primarily, to that of cleansing.
Harmful, toxic elements accumulated during the day are dissipated and the respiratory, circulatory and eliminative tracts are cleared to allow the free flow of all the body fluids.
Replenishing your energy
The need to be wide awake and active calls for a considerable expenditure of matter and energy. You cannot imagine how much energy the brain uses just to maintain a state of consciousness. Simply staying awake uses up a fantastic amount of energy!
And if the materials and energy your brain needs to stay awake are in short supply during the day, you will have to replenish them by sleeping, if only for a few minutes. Often, two or three minutes are enough to recharge one’s batteries and restore energy.’
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov,
Izvor Book 216, The Living Book of Nature
Chapter 2, Day and Night