Insomniac Souls and Spiritual remedies

Statesman art

Sleepless
Haunted by mistakes of the past
Grievances that gouge at your conscience
Frightened
Pursued by premonitions of karma
Stabbed by the loss of things you cannot regain
The love of your life, down an isle with another
An orphaned child you abandoned in war
And dearest friends repelled by endless promises
Those lies you must always maintain
And truths without identity

Each time you close your eyes
Your soul is drowned in pain
You can nolonger find relief
Not in the sexual pleasures now devoid of passion,
Nor in the indulgence of addiction!
The things that worked nolonger do,
Quick fixes that have fizzled out and soured.

Where does forgiveness come from?
Is it divine, or is it a choice?
Are there sins for which we cannot repent,
Secrets not meant to be revealed?
Do you believe in an afterlife,
And are we damned or doomed,
For things we could never undo!

Spirituality

When we lose belief in ourselves, it is belief in something else
Something bigger,
That renews our will and hope
And gives us the peace and rest we so desperately crave.

© judeitakali

Images @pinterest



I believe that religion and spirituality offer some, if not the best therapies in existence.

For few other remedies can set our souls free of the secret burdens we carry.


Have you struggled with the constant inability to find sleep? What remedies do you use??

42 responses to “Insomniac Souls and Spiritual remedies”

  1. Deep questions here Jude. I find consistent habits can beat insomnia. Good to bed at the same time every day and get up at the same time.

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    1. Thank you so much sadje. That can work wonders, but only if you have a scheduled life and fixed working hours.

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      1. That’s true. Not very practical for young people

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  2. I loved your question about forgiveness. And your rhetorical question of whether it’s divine or a choice. I contemplated about that for a bit. Haha I do agree spirituality offers a great therapy, the way that it has the power to change people’s minds to become better as a person. Lovely poem Jude. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Elle, I’m glad this engaged you as much as it did me.

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      1. You’re welcome! x

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  3. wow…. Jude.. again you impressed me with this piece… so thought-provoking and very well written,,, you are brilliant.

    P.S
    you do love being eerie… that picture says a lot..lol

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    1. You definitely get me on this Michelle. Lol. But I really had to represent the horrors that lead to insomnia at times. 😉
      I don’t need many excuses thought.
      Thank you so much ❤️

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  4. Such a deep and emotional post… Simply amazing choice of words.keep up the amazing work😊

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    1. Thank you so very much ❤️

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  5. Thought provoking post Jude. Words placed so well.
    I try to take deep breaths fighting insomnia. But thankfully these were very short negligible phases in my life 😊

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    1. Yeah it’s always important to combat it before it gets serious

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  6. A thought provoking topic. Beautifully articulated, Jude. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Kitty

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      1. You are welcome, Jude. 🙂

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  7. Hi Jude, What a thought-provoking poem. I suffer from insomnia both from the causes you mention, even though I believe Jesus Christ provided forgiveness for my sins, they are hard to forget. However there are other causes of insomnia as well. One of them are all the animals that currently sleep with us and cramp our space. The other is medication that causes insomnia. Between all of them I don’t know why I’m still walking around instead of being tired 24/7. I must be getting the rest I need. BTW, what’s happening with our interview? Email me. 🙂 Have a great week, my friend. 🙂

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    1. So true. Lemme check out the email

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      1. Great, I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂

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  8. Sleep is a mystery. Tea and reading fill in the time.
    And forgiveness, too, has many dimensions. Hard to find sometimes. But it is freeing. (K)

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    1. I do agree with you. It’s quite complex. Thank you so much K

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    1. Thanks alot Mikayla 😃🧡

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  9. A mind-stirring piece, Jude. Sleepless nights plague many and I agree with Sadje, consistency in one’s schedule helps. There are other things that help one sleep like listening to white noise or music. Eliminating caffeine and heavy exercise before bedtime. I think of forgiveness as closure. Holding a grudge is like an open wound – always festering. I am not one for organized religion but I believe religion (faith) and spirituality can offer peace. 🧡 💛

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    1. Yeah,those do seem like great remedies. Thank you so much Eugi🙏🏾🧡🌸

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    1. Thanks alot. Glad you appreciate it.🧡

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      1. You’re most welcome!

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  10. Constant Meditation will bring you peace of mind. All turmoil rests in the early commotion. Rises above the panorama – Maya – so that your soul can reconnect with oversoul.

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    1. Very true. Thank you so much.

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  11. My grandfather died last year. I went through a very deep darkness. Then… I started journaling. Journaling became blogging. Blogging became my daily meditation. Next Saturday is his first death anniversary. I am ready to say goodbye.

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    1. There are no right words to say, but thank you for sharing such a close deeply painful experience.
      I find hope in the fact that you are ready to say goodbye.🙏🏾🍁

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  13. Many great yogi hardly sleep , they meditate. A 20 -minute session of meditation is equivalent to a two-hour session of restful sleep.

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    1. I wish I knew the secret to that kind of meditation, or is it a scientific fact?

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      1. that is a scientific fact. Simply, dispassionately watch your thoughts…

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        1. I will run this experiment on nights I have a lot to do. I have been trying meditation on my own tho.
          Thank you for sharing 🙏🏾

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  14. I forgive and forget and if I make a mistake then I apologize and close the chapter soon.
    If something is bothering me while sleeping and I can’t sleep then I understand that this is the right time to talk to God. I feel good when I sit in front of the altar and talk to God in the middle of the night.
    Then I take my sleeping pose, turning to the right (taking the left leg to the abdomen) and after a while I fall asleep.😊

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