Guided Meditation for Great Sleep

Posted by katie on March 11, 2014 in All Posts, Empowerment and Success, Helpful Tips and Sleep Science

Listen at bedtime for a great way to begin your night’s sleep!

Listen every night for a week for best results.  You can repeat the words after me for better results.  This is a general meditation based on the completely customizable Magic Nights sleep programming technique.

Good Sleep Guided Meditation


Have a Great Nights’ Sleep!

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A Guided Meditation to the Ancient Egyptian Temple of Wealth

Posted by katie on February 14, 2014 in All Posts, Deep Thoughts, Empowerment and Success



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The Gift of True Love in a Season of Romance

Posted by katie on February 13, 2014 in All Posts, Deep Thoughts, Empowerment and Success

“‘There is only one happiness in life – to love and be loved.’

Erin and Michael, June 2009

George Sand penned these words…”

And it was these words that often opened the wedding ceremonies, on beaches, in banquet halls, and on hotel balconies.  I spoke them softly as the ceremony officiant, listening intently as they resonating across crowds of well-dressed guests. But I kept my eyes focused on the brides and grooms standing right in front of me – standing so close that the smell of their fresh sweat drifted right through their perfume. I continued the ceremony with romantic phrases carefully spoken, and they would stare nervously into each other’s eyes as the words washed over them in that timeless twenty minutes of love’s glory.

I treasure my memories of all those weddings.  I frequently think of my brides and grooms and am grateful that I could share in that moment of divine union.  As a bonus, it was a rare opportunity to shamelessly indulge in romanctic poetry, pictures and stories, and also vicariously swim in the ocean of love that surrounded those timeless events.

Somehow those couples had been touched by a divine blessing and it shone brightly from their eyes on that day. And each wedding day as I put on my robes and stole, I tried to set aside the thought that my own heart couldn’t even recall that precious emotion. As a single middle aged woman, this was about as much romance as I thought I was going to get without taking that seemingly dangerous plunge myself.

I was a bride once. Perhaps I did have fleeting moments of what I thought was real love. But I never really believed that anyone had loved me deeply, down to my soul – not even my parents.  I believed myself to be the third child, the ugly child, the child left over after the spots of first born son and pretty girl were filled. And through my life, I had always imagined that what I really needed was to somehow touch my inner child and show her that she was valuable, to somehow recognize and acknowldege her in a way that would allow her to, at last, step into the light.

And one morning, after a particularly Magic Night, I found that there was a gift, a blessing of just this kind of love waiting there for me.

For a number of nights previously, I had been diligent about putting on my Captain’s Uniform for my Magic Night’s journeys:  Before I fell asleep, I called forth my authentic self, my inner wisdom and my divine essence. Then I asked for all of these facets of my being to be harmonious and whole and supportive during my night’s journey. A few nights ago, I also invited the divine essences of the ascended masters – kind of like inviting an ascended master dream team. I wasn’t selective. Whoever decided to show up was fine with me. One morning I awoke and had the distinct impression that they had been doing powerful things with me during the night. Perhaps it was some kind of healing or initiation. I also understood somehow that I would know more in time. Was this what they were hinting at – this thing about feeling loved?

Then a wondrous, blissful and sactified love came to me, washed through me, and then dove deep into darkest recesses of my being. This love didn’t have a face attached, no romance, it was no hormonally driven fantasy. It was deeper and bigger. This was the spirit of the cosmos, along with countless beings in it, helping me to feel truly seen, deeply accepted and honored for all that I was – my past, my present, my future.  It loved all my deepest hurts and feelings, all my anger and shame, all my talents and gifts. In those few minutes, I floated in that feeling, doing my best to sink into its softness so that I would remember it.

It also occurred to me that I had flexed my ‘love’ muscles for others on a global scale with a number of Magic Nights journeys and meditations for world service.  I had given back. And now the two pieces were fitting together.

To love and be loved is a great thing. But to love because it’s who you are, and to be loved for all that you are from a source as large as the universe, was beyond what I could have imagined for myself.

And I am eternally grateful.


Dr Katie Hawn











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A New Prosperity Affirmation

Posted by katie on February 11, 2014 in All Posts, Empowerment and Success


Brian Cghur Meditation.041

      An Opulent Prosperity Affirmation


Opulent Prosperity Affirmation

audio tape: 7 minutes


by Dr. Katie Hawn

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How Sleep Helps Boost Creativity – Magic Nights can Help

Posted by Katie Hawn on December 6, 2013 in All Posts, Empowerment and Success, Helpful Tips and Sleep Science

5 December 2013 from BBC.com/Future

How sleep makes your mind more creative

How sleep makes your mind more creative(Thinkstock)

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative?

It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work immediately. This is unusual behaviour for me. However, it’s a tried and tested technique for enhancing creativity, long used by writers, poets and others, including the inventor Benjamin Franklin. And psychology research appears to back this up, providing an explanation for why we might be at our most creative when our minds are still emerging from the realm of sleep.

The best evidence we have of our mental state when we’re asleep is that strange phenomenon called dreaming. Much remains unknown about dreams, but one thing that is certain is that they are weird. Also listening to other people’s dreams can be deadly boring. They go on and on about how they were on a train, but it wasn’t a train, it was a dinner party, and their brother was there, as well as a girl they haven’t spoken to since they were nine, and… yawn. To the dreamer this all seems very important and somehow connected. To the rest of us it sounds like nonsense, and tedious nonsense at that.

Yet these bizarre monologues do highlight an interesting aspect of the dream world: the creation of connections between things that didn’t seem connected before. When you think about it, this isn’t too unlike a description of what creative people do in their work – connecting ideas and concepts that nobody thought to connect before in a way that appears to make sense.

No wonder some people value the immediate, post-sleep, dreamlike mental state – known as sleep inertia or the hypnopompic state – so highly. It allows them to infuse their waking, directed thoughts with a dusting of dreamworld magic. Later in the day, waking consciousness assumes complete control, which is a good thing as it allows us to go about our day evaluating situations, making plans, pursuing goals and dealing rationally with the world. Life would be challenging indeed if we were constantly hallucinating, believing the impossible or losing sense of what we were doing like we do when we’re dreaming. But perhaps the rational grip of daytime consciousness can at times be too strong, especially if your work could benefit from the feckless, distractible, inconsistent, manic, but sometimes inspired nature of its rebellious sleepy twin.

Scientific methods – by necessity methodical and precise – might not seem the best of tools for investigating sleep consciousness. Yet in 2007 Matthew Walker, now of the University of California at Berkeley, and colleagues carried out a study that helps illustrate the power of sleep to foster unusual connections, or “remote associates” as psychologists call them.


Under the inference

Subjects were presented with pairs of six abstract patterns A, B, C, D, E and F. Through trial and error they were taught the basics of a hierarchy, which dictated they should select A over B, B over C, C over D, D over E, and E over F. The researchers called these the “premise pairs”. While participants learnt these during their training period, they were not explicitly taught that because A was better than B, and B better than C, that they should infer A to be better than C, for example. This hidden order implied relationships, described by Walker as “inference pairs”, were designed to mimic the remote associates that drive creativity.

Participants who were tested 20 minutes after training got 90% of premise pairs but only around 50% of inference pairs right – the same fraction you or I would get if we went into the task without any training and just guessed.

Those tested 12 hours after training again got 90% for the premise pairs, but 75% of inference pairs, showing the extra time had allowed the nature of the connections and hidden order to become clearer in their minds.

But the real success of the experiment was a contrast in the performances of one group trained in the morning and then re-tested 12 hours later in the evening, and another group trained in the evening and brought back for testing the following morning after having slept. Both did equally well in tests of the premise pairs. The researchers defined inferences that required understanding of two premise relationships as easy, and those that required three or more as hard. So, for example, A being better than C, was labelled as easy because it required participants to remember that A was better than B and B was better than C. However understanding that A was better than D meant recalling A was better than B, B better than C, and C better than D, and so was defined as hard.

When it came to the harder inferences, people who had a night’s sleep between training and testing got a startling 93% correct, whereas those who’d been busy all day only got 70%.


The experiment illustrates that combining what we know to generate new insights requires time, something that many might have guessed. Perhaps more revealingly it also shows the power of sleep in building remote associations. Making the links between pieces of information that our daytime rational minds see as separate seems to be easiest when we’re offline, drifting through the dreamworld.

It is this function of sleep that might also explain why those first moments upon waking can be among our most creative. Dreams may seem weird, but just because they don’t make sense to your rational waking consciousness doesn’t make them purposeless. I was at my keyboard two minutes after waking up in an effort to harness some dreamworld creativity and help me write this column – memories of dreams involving trying to rob a bank with my old chemistry teacher, and playing tennis with a racket made of spaghetti, still tinging the edges of my consciousness.

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