Dream Healing: A Crystal Healing Approach
by Certified Crystal Healer Ashley Dalke
One powerful method of utilizing crystals for guidance is through dream healing. When one is dreaming, he or she is able to receive intuitive guidance from the higher self. He or she may also experience connections with higher beings or guides. When one becomes able to remember one's dreams and interpret them, astounding messages can be discovered and can allow for the process of healing the inner self to begin.
To begin the dream healing process, obtain a piece of Red Jasper and a piece of Amethyst, each to be used only for dream work. These crystals should be cleansed and purified, charged, and programmed before use.
There are a variety of ways one can clear a crystal. One way to cleanse a crystal is by soaking it in a solution of sea salt and distilled water (lavender oil is also often added to the solution due to its purification properties). Another method involves holding the stone under running water or in a stream to be purified. Yet another method to cleanse a stone is by smudging it. To smudge a stone, one must pass the stone through the smoke of an herb or incense (white sage, juniper, palo santo, sweetgrass, cedar, and sandalwood are all commonly used smudging herbs). Also, one may choose to bury a stone in the soil of the earth for a length of time in order to cleanse it. The clearing process should be carried out until one intuitively feels that the stone has been cleansed, or by feeling the stone's energy. One should then charge the crystal in sunlight or moonlight (preferably that of a full or a new moon) for at least one full day or night.
To dedicate or program a crystal, one must first clearly determine the purpose or intention of his or her program or dedication with love and light for the good of all beings. Then, one should place the crystal at the 6th chakra/3rd eye chakra/Brow chakra or hold it in one's hands. Next, he or she should vividly imagine the positive and successful outcome of the intention/program/dedication (using sensory cues & vivid imagery). One should visualize the result of the program in as much detail as possible. This information should be transmitted into the crystalline structure via thought intention to be stored and recorded there for the good of all beings. The program should be repeated whenever one intuitively feels that it is again necessary (and as often as he or she likes).
Once the crystals have been cleansed and programmed, one should place the Red Jasper beneath his or her pillow. Red Jasper is known to stimulate the dream consciousness in order to bring forth dreams of deep meaning. It also keeps the dreamer's astral body connected to the earth during intense astral travel. Amethyst is often used to stimulate intuitive guidance and will help in the interpretation of one's dreams. It will be used later in the process.
The dreamer should place a notebook and a pen or pencil next to the bed (within easy grasp) before lying down to go to sleep. He or she should then focus his or her attention on intending to dream and to remember the dream. The dreamer should also focus his or her attention on intending to properly interpret dream symbols and messages for the highest good of his or her being.
Upon awakening, one should lie still and attempt to remember as many of the details as possible from his or her dream. When comfortable with moving, he or she should hold the Amethyst crystal in his or her receiving hand and write down the dream experience as precisely as can be. One may even wish to draw sketches as some things from dreams can be difficult to convey with words alone. Then, at a later time, he or she should review the journal entry and attempt to decipher any symbols, people, places, or experiences that occurred while in the dream consciousness.
It is important to keep very good records in the dream journal as these are some of the greatest clues one has to determining what is best for the higher self. We can often gain insights to healing through these clues so one should be meticulous in his or her record keeping. Also, although one will sometimes immediately understand how a dream symbol should be interpreted, many dream symbols are just pieces of a greater puzzle. One may need to link together several entries to fully understand the messages behind one's dream(s).
Other crystals that are useful in dream healing include Herkimer Diamonds, Moonstones, Celestite, and Moldavite. These stones can be used under the pillow, or in grid formations within the dreamer's bed or bedroom.
Herkimer Diamonds help one to fully tap into his or her astral body and to have control over it while in one's dream consciousness. They facilitate the journey and are invaluable for this type of work.
Moonstones are beneficial for those attempting lucid dreaming, or a state in which our conscious awareness is present during astral travel. This state of dreaming can be beneficial because it allows one to direct a dream in order to receive guidance according to his or her desired agenda.
Celestite facilitates communication between one's consciousness and higher spiritual beings. Using this stone for dream healing can help one in receiving insights and guidance from those in the astral plane.
Finally, Moldavite can assist one in dream journeying. This stone will take one where few others can. With this crystal, the ride may be fast and bumpy (always with good reason), so hold on tight! When using this stone for dream work, it is imperative to also utilize a grounding stone such as Hematite or Red Jasper so that it is not difficult for the dream consciousness to return to the body and resume being one's waking conscious awareness.
If using these stones in grid formations, one should be creative. Stones can be placed in the corners of the room, in each of the four directions, one each to represent the twelve houses of the zodiac, in a circle around one's bed, or in any other formation one so chooses. Following is a crystal array to facilitate the dream state and to help one to remember one's dreams, as well as to facilitate intuitive interpretation of the dream symbols. The stones utilized in this grid include:
RED JASPER: Use under the pillow and beneath Third Eye Chakra
MOLDAVITE: Use under the sheet and beneath the Heart Chakra
CELESTITE: Use one at each corner of the bed
HERKIMER DIAMOND: Use one under the polliw at the Crown Chakra and one under the sheet at the Solar Plexus Chakra
Certified Crystal Healer Ashley Dalke
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