Your Bedroom: How to Use Crystals + Take Spiritual Inventory
To me, your bedroom is the most important room in your home. Especially today, with the constant flow of information available on your phone, TV or computer, it’s more crucial than ever to have a place where you can go to disconnect. Your bedroom is a space of restoration for the mind, body and spirit. If it doesn’t hold a cleansed and peaceful energy, then you’re not truly able to refresh the mind. Carrying anxious thoughts or worries into the bedroom puts a strain on your mind’s ability to sleep, and your body’s ability to heal. To transform your bedroom back into a space of tranquility, you have to put in a little work. But when a good night’s sleep and waking up recharged and ready to take on the world are at stake, a little work is very worth it. So if you’re willing to work with me, follow these steps for taking spiritual inventory and how to use crystals for the bedroom.
Lately, I’ve been taking the time to take spiritual inventory of my own bedroom. I have this course that I’ve been working on, and trying to finish. It’s a lot of work crammed into not enough time. So even though I never (and I mean, never) bring my laptop into my bedroom, last night I did. I worked on my course for awhile, set the laptop by the side of my bed so that I could pick up where I left off first thing in the morning, and tried to get to sleep.
Except, I couldn’t sleep. Not a wink. I kept checking the alarm to see if it was time to get up and watch my next course video. Even though I thought I was helping my work efficiency by bringing it into the bedroom with me, I actually ended up negatively impacting my work and my entire next day. Now, I was exhausted and not able to produce the work I could have if I’d have just allowed myself that time to recharge! Moral of the story: when it comes to the bedroom, the priority should always be rest, not work.
If you have your work in the bedroom, you need to find another place for it. How can you expect your mind to know when to turn that work switch on and off if your work is always near you?
Following are four major spiritual inventory tips I’ve compiled to help your mind, body and spirit recognize that it’s time for bed as soon they enter your bedroom space.
4 Tips for Taking Spiritual Inventory of Your Bedroom
1. Did you make your bed?
This is a symbolic act in the morning that lets your subconscious mind know that the time for rest is past, you’re ready for the day ahead. And when you walk into your bedroom ready to sleep at night, the act of peeling the sheets back is another trigger to your subconcsious mind that it’s time to sleep.
2. Are your curtains open?
In the morning, while getting ready, open your curtains, blinds or shades. This lets the sunlight in and helps you to bring in that fresh, revitalizing energy. Then at night, while preparing for bed, close the curtains or blinds. After you do this enough times, this action will signify that it’s time for rest. To get into it on a deeper, energetic level, bringing in the light stimulates yang energy. When you never open your curtains to let light in, there’s too much yin energy, and your space becomes unbalanced.
3. What’s happening on your nightstand? Your dresser?
Is your nightstand cluttered? How about your dresser? Wherever your chosen spot to pile all your stuff is, get that clean. De-junk that junk drawer. Put away those clothes piled on top of your chair. This will help to inspire clarity of mind, so you can transition to sleep easier without overactive thoughts and unfinished tasks bombarding your rest.
4. Do you have electronics in your bedroom?
If so, get them out. No electronics (cellphones, laptops, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) in the bedroom – TRY IT, TRUST ME.
An Important Tip When Using Crystals for the Bedroom
Once you address these areas, you can bring in crystals for the bedroom. One really, really important thing I want to get out on the streets is when it comes to using crystals for the bedroom, more often than not, less is more. Remember, crystals are amplifiers, so for some people, the “chatter” they create can keep them up at night. (I’ve found that some crystals are chattier than others, but that’s a topic for another time). Experiment with where you place them, and take note of your sleep patterns while you’re trying new ones out. More on crystals to help you sleep.
My 3 Favorite Crystals for the Bedroom
If you’re going to bring one crystal ally into the bedroom, make it Selenite. It’s not always physical clutter that’s disrupting your sleep; sometimes it’s the emotional clutter. Use selenite to clear unwanted or overactive emotions, thoughts and mindsets away before bed. Place a selenite crystal on the nightstand, and before you go to bed, place it over your chest and allow yourself to feel it’s soothing, light energy sink into your body and spirit.
Rose Quartz + Amethyst
In my opinion, Rose Quartz and Amethyst make the ultimate crystal couple for the bedroom. They marry your intuitive love with the love that’s in your heart. They merge the concepts of love in the human consciousness. Amethyst is a spiritually expansive stone that helps you to burst through mental blocks. Rose Quartz reminds you, this is what love feels like. Let this dynamic duo help you make the shift from intellectualizing love to just feeling it. Their energy works on you energetically even when you’re not actively interacting with them. Place them on your nightstand, and let the duality of these two crystals for the bedroom work wonders on both your love life and self love journey.
*Extra Crystal Tip* If you can, I highly recommend that the duo be of crystal spheres. When you place an Amethyst sphere and Rose Quartz sphere together, the spherical shape allows for a more expansive energy in all directions, filling your entire bedroom.
Are you ready to transform the energy of your bedroom? Some of you may feel ready to immediately implement all of these tips. But if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, just try this one thing, and believe me, it will bring about a big energy shift in your room: Move 27 things items within your bedroom. It can be folding and putting away clothes, shifting around things on your nightstand, moving a chair…anything! The reason I suggest this, is that over time, our things become stagnant. Have you ever gone to lift something in your room, and found a dust outline from where it had been sitting? We get too used to having our things in the exact same spot, and that translates to our mindset getting stuck too. So if your mind has been stuck in the same restless spot, it’s time to break out of it.
Rose Quartz Photo by Ashley Streff with Danyelle D’Andrea of Spatial Solutions and Hannah von Meister.
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Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.