The room is pitch black as you stare up at the ceiling wondering if sleep will come back after waking up in a sweat from a monstrous nightmare. You turn over and over trying to get comfortable as you turn over in your mind the stressors that could have triggered the dream – flashbacks, finances, work, relationships – so many thoughts going through your head; maybe if you talked to someone – bounced your ideas and troubles off of another person. You struggle to look at your watch – it’s 0200. You sigh. No one is going to be up at this time of night, plus who wants to be bothered at that hour much less causing trouble with the spouse because you called and woke them up.
The two o’clock in the morning friend – we all need at least one, two is better. Early morning fears and anxieties seem to be the norm for many people who have suffered trauma of any sort or the loss of a significant other, job or home. When we are lying in bed the darkness presses down on us as the thoughts race through our heads confusing us more than we usually are. There is darkness within and darkness without.
Find a two o’clock in the morning friend. If you can’t find one and you feel yourself in trouble, call me (303) 807-9821. You may have to let it go to voice mail a couple times before I wake up enough to hear it. But don’t worry – there is no one else here to bother – just me and the dogs. Do not let the darkness get the best of you.