How to Use Crystals, Part 3: During Sleep
Did you know that crystals can initiate healing and personal development even while we sleep?
During sleep, our bodies are motionless, but our minds are still flowing with the external and internal worlds we engage with.
Learning to use your crystals during sleep can give you all the benefits of crystal energy while your body and mind are at rest.
True Beauty Sleep
Using minerals during sleep is a powerful and effective way for beginner to advanced students. As a practice, it can be very simple or rather complex depending on your intent and energetic goals.
One of the main reasons to use crystal during rest is to help you sleep. If you experience insomnia or have trouble staying asleep, specific stones provide excellent support for a rejuvenating, positive rest cycle.
People who have nightmares or repeated stress dreams can also benefit from crystals during sleep. However, do your research before choosing the proper mineral – some stones, like Citrine, can be over-stimulating and not suitable for sleep.
Where to Place Your Crystals During Sleep
There are many placements for your stones while you sleep. Your personal preference might be to keep them on a nightstand near your bed, where they are in proximity to affect you but not interfere with your sleep.
If you’d like the energy to be consistent, you can place crystals underneath or around your bed. With this method, it’s essential to have a rug or carpet under the bed if they fall at night. Many stones can and will break if they hit hardwood floors or tile.
Another effective method, especially if you are prone to nightmares, is to put them inside your pillowcase. Use a specimen that’s not too delicate or fragile. Tumbled stones and harder minerals like quartz are the sturdiest. Of course, it’s more comfortable to choose a piece with rounded edges and no sharp ends. No one wants to be jabbed in the face in the middle of the night!
Holding your crystals in hand during sleep is another wonderful method. I’ve had a “sleeping crystal” for years, which I hold all night and sometimes find elsewhere in the bed come morning. Personally, I keep several crystals in my bed or around the bedroom.
Lastly, remember to clean your bedroom stones daily. Crystals work best when they are regularly cleared as they absorb negative energy. If you want to know how to properly clean your stones, you can read about it here.