Have you been reading along with us on our journey through Crystal Muse? If so, you know that we’re setting our sights on dreamland this week for our discussion chapter 10, “Sweet Dreams.”
Not getting enough sleep at night can wreak havoc on your life. Being exhausted is a bit like being hungry, it turns you into someone you’re not—irritable and unable to focus. But being hungry is a quick fix, whereas being unable to sleep can be a frustrating and difficult problem to solve. It’s easy to overlook what a blessing a restful night’s sleep is, until you can’t seem to get one.
Even if you’re sleeping, an important question to ask yourself is, “Do I feel emotionally and physically refreshed in the morning?” If the answer is no, why not? Where is that block stemming from? These are the questions (and answers) that we find in chapter 10.
Now, a question for you: Do you have electronics or mirrors in your bedroom? What Feng Shui sleep faux pas do have in your room? Share with us and comment below!
For those who don’t chronically suffer from insomnia, and have only hit a recent stint of it, you may need to get realigned within your space. When Heather was hit with a series of sleepless night, seemingly out of nowhere, she realized that she needed to get out of her thought cycle, and ground her spirit back into her body. So, she cooked up a crystal recipe for calm alignment that included a lot of heavy hitting stones.
Stones for Grounding the Body:
- Nuummite for protection
- Shungite for stability and neutralizing your energy
- Lemurian Seed Crystal for expansion
- Peacock Ore for color and happiness
- Clear Quartz to program the mind to sleep
Another question for you: When your mind gets flighty before sleep, what do you do to settle it down? Share with us and comment below!
If it’s emotional or physical pain that’s keeping you awake, then you need to dig into the root of that problem. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Some roots aren’t that hard to find. Stress at work, physical ailments, arguments with your loved ones—these are issues near to the surface. It takes more work to get to the roots that you’ve buried deep. These are the ones anchored in your childhood, hurt from toxic relationships, lack of confidence, and so on. All of these roots can be destructive if you don’t deal with them. Lack of sleep is just one way they can manifest into a problem in your life.
To help you cope with physical pain, Heather recommends a shungite mat on the area because the antioxidants within this stone have anti-inflammatory qualities.
For releasing the emotional pain, Heather suggests working with apophyllite crystal for stress + anxiety relief, fluorite to assist with emotional healing, and an amethyst eye pillow to soothe and relax the body and mind. (Note: this is to shift you into a sleep state, but to fully release that pain, you’ll to need to engage in the kyanite cord cutting described in the next chapter.)
Another question for you: What is an issue that has been stressing you out? What do you do to relieve that stress before bed? Share with us and comment below!
If you’ve been going in and out of sleep, there may be answers hidden within your tumultuous dreams. Heather suggests that journaling after sleeping with specific crystals can help you to remember what is bothering you in your sleep. The crystals for sleep she uses in her Drift Off to Dreamland Crystal Grid are:
- Labradorite—to induce a dream state
- Celestite—for calming the mind and uplifting the spirit
- Lithium Quartz—for releasing anxiety
- Lepidolite—for tranquility and peace
- Blue Lace Agate—to release stress
- Selenite—for energy cleansing
- Clear Quartz—to activate your other stones and program your intention
Last question for you: Have you ever experienced an odd recurring dream, or nightmares that popped up during a stressful time in your life? Did you try journaling your dreams? Share with us and comment below!
Next up: We’ll be diving into chapter 11 to learn how to cut energy cords.