There is nothing worse than tossing and turning in bed when you just want a little shut eye. It can be frustrating and down right maddening when your mind just won’t seem to shut off. I have had these nights before, and I tell you, it’s enough to make a grown man cry, sleep deprivation is no joke. It reeks havoc on our bodies and on our minds! There have been numerous studies on the effects of sleep or lack there of. One study shares that lack of sleep can cause hallucinations, poor judgment, and a quickness to anger. Not only that, sleep deprivation causes our immune systems to weaken, our bodies to show rapid signs of aging, even our hair can fall out. Clearly this is just not a good thing.
We have lots of resources available to us to assist in catching more zzz’s including essential oils, herbal teas and supplements. Even cutting down on our screen time in the evenings can greatly reduce problematic sleeping patterns. Meditation is a wonderful practice to incorporate into your routine. The allowing of thoughts to float by, like the clouds drift in the sky. This has been quite a helpful practice for myself personally and one that has minimized my sleep issues almost completely. But occasionally I still have those nights where I just can’t count enough sheep, or chant enough sanskrit, and I turn to my crystals. In fact, incorporating crystals has deepened my meditation practice, sharpened my manifesting, and overall improved my health! I’m sure you have learned by now that this is one of my favorite alternatives to health, assistance with sleep, relaxation, head aches, fears, mental blockages and just about any other human limitation or challenge. Working with the crystals, I find that I get exactly what I need and its easy. The first thing I did was create a crystal grid in my bedroom. If you are not sure what a crystal grid is, let me share the definition with you:
‘A crystal grid is an arrangement of crystals on a specific geometric shape that focuses the Universal Life Force in a particular way for a particular purpose. The longer answer is: A crystal grid is a predefined set of multiple crystals arranged in a harmonic sacred geometric relationship.’
I will go into more details about crystal grids later this week, but for now I hope this gives you an idea. The crystals I use for sound sleeping in my bedroom are as follows:
Lithium Quartz works wonders on stress, anxiety, or an overactive nervous system. It calming energies, soothes the body and mind allowing you to breathe deeper, release tension, and calm the minds chatter. It brings a sense of inner peace, releases negative attachments, harmonizes relationships, liberates from stress, and clears the aura. This stone can also create an awakening to your higher self, which is wonderful while meditating and during our dream time. It carries the element of water, soothing your energy like gentle waves of the ocean and works with all chakras. Lithium Quartz is a silicon dioxide mineral with a hardness of 7, occurring as a prismatic quartz crystal with inclusions of lavender or pinkish grey material. The included material is lithium bearing, which explains the name.
Upon the first touch, Lithium Quartz can have the effects of a heart opening, a gentle yet powerful energy running through the body causing a wave of pleasant euphoria, literally melting away any fiery anxious energy. In the next moment you may feel the third eye opening, stimulating a rhythmic pulsation of positivity flowing into the mindset. It can and will enhance the depth of your meditation practice, as well as activate any chakra you place it on and in a safe manner, powerfully yet gently. Lithium Quartz can benefit those seeking to create harmony in their relationships, from friends to family and more intimate partnership. Placed under both partners pillows, it will enhance both intimacy and passion. Overall this stone is an excellent choice to place in the bedroom for a many perks, including a good nights sleep.
Selenite is a great addition to your sleeping quarters. Not only is it a protective stone, I keep mine in the window sill, but it also is a stone that attracts angelic peacefulness. Having a softening energy, it can be quite beneficial with physical and emotional body pain. Particularly, it can help with bone and joint pain, I highly recommend anyone with arthritis or back pain to slip one of these babies under their bed. Selenite also stimulated to third eye and crown chakra, clears away any negative thoughts or feelings in this area, and protects the aura. It can be used in spiritual activation, or communion with the higher self. It works with the element of Air, creating a calmness like a gentle breeze.
Selenite is a hydrous calcium with a hardness of 2, it is very flaky and soft, so be mindfulness when handling it. It is from the gypsum family and is called Selenite if it is relatively clear and well formed. It is typically tabular, with striations running along the length, and it is quite lovely. You can place a Selenite wand onto your back, following the length of the spine, to achieve energetic alignment of the vertebrae and the chakras as well. Selenite aids one in clearing or bridging blockages and densities in the energetic body, stimulating physical healing. It can blend and amplify other stones it is put to use with in a grid formation. Placing along each wall in your room, in the window and under the bed is wonderful sound sleep grid.
And last but definitely not least, I share with you
Much like Lithium Quartz, Lepidolite has a similar effect on the body and mind. It is a potassium lithium aluminum silicate with a hardness of 2.5/3. It is from the monoclinic crystal system, flaky like mica, or fools gold. Most often found in a purple, lavender and sometimes pinkish gray, sometimes even white. It is the most effective in calming frayed nerves, helping one to release stress and worry and setting one on the path of willing acceptance. It does its finest work in our lives when we are facing deep challenging experiences, may it be angry or rude people, financial woes, loss of job or relationship, or the need to make major changes in ones life. Lepidolite brings calm to the storm, providing an energy of enlightenment to keep one steady on their path and purpose. It encourages one to respond to hostility without becoming defensive or putting up guards. It can enhance physical grace as well, for those who may feel clumsy in life challenging moments.
Lepidolite creates balance in the emotional and mental body, it activates the heart chakra and works with all chakras including the third eye. Sharing the element of water much like Lithium Quartz, it soothes and cools the system and brings a warmth to the soul. It can lend a hand in slowing the mind down enough to be able to ‘stop and smell the roses’ so to speak. Adding this to your sleep regimen will highly increase your chances of a solid nights sleep and even improve your ability to find peace through out your day.
So there you have it. Lithium Quartz, Selenite, and Lepidolite. Yummy, restful sleep, and calmer nerves through out the day! Who doesn’t want that?! There are, of course, many other crystal options for sleep and rest support including Rose Quartz, Sodalite, Green Calcite and Amethyst, to name a few. Find what works for you, and go with that! I have tinctures available to you as well. Taking a tincture helps you to entrain with the medicine the stone has to offer: on a CELLULAR LEVEL! This acts as an assistant to the process of deprogramming and reprogramming the conscious and/or unconscious mind/body, lending a huge helping hand in improving our actions and/or reactions to life. If you’re not sure where to start, these three above are a few of my personal go to’s. I hope you enjoyed this and find it helpful. May you catch up on your zzz’s with the greatest of crystal ease. And as always, I’m here if you have any questions. Thank you!
With lots of Love & Light,
Katie Wise ACM